A Trophy Life is achieved by pushing your potential, upping your standards, getting out of your comfort zone and reaching for the stars. You must strive for more than average and go beyond ordinary.
You won’t find your Trophy Life by taking the easy road.
If you want to turn your life into a life that makes you ridiculously proud, you’re going to have to be extraordinary.
You need to dream big, dig deep, set goals, and overcome challenges.
Each month I’ll propose a challenge, each challenge is an opportunity to practice being successful. Success in these challenges will translate to more success in other areas of your life…..not to mention more confidence, a sexier body, and a totally trophy worthy life.
Week 2 of this month’s challenge…Project Me.
Continue to journal everyday, even if it’s just a few lines. Think of it as your written record for the day’s events. You don’t always have to write about what you’re feeling. You can simply journal about what you did, who you saw, even what you ate. It may not seem memorable at the time, but in reality it’s the little stuff that makes up the story of your life. Be grateful.
Assignment: I want
The “I want” assignment is all about becoming ridiculously clear about what you want to create in your life.
It’s too easy to get caught up thinking about what you don’t want to happen. “I don’t want this dead end job.” “I don’t want this fat belly.”
The problem with this kind of thinking is that you’re actually giving energy to the very things you don’t want. You are unknowingly attracting these things into your life. WTH?
It takes a bit of practice and mindfulness to change these thoughts into “I Want” statements. I want statements are like affirmations – always positive and never stating what you don’t want. They are also very specific.
Here are my I want statements for my career:
I want a career in wellness that allows me to work part-time from my home office or laptop while making full-time income and having control and flexibility with my hours and clients. I want a career based around nutrition, fitness, healthy lifestyle choices, humor, writing, videos, Pinterest, social media, speaking to groups, working with women and children. I want a career that enables me to positively impact the lives of hundreds of people. I want a career that inspires me, motivates me, and challenges me. I want a career that allows me to earn $120,000 annually.
Complete the I WANT assignment for all aspects of your life. Include health, fitness, body, career, relationships, home, vacations, family, and anything else you want.
Questions Part 1
Now, it’s time for some fun. These questions are an opportunity to really get to know yourself. This week we’ll focus on personal development questions.
Answer the following questions with honesty and with as much description as you need.
- What are your 5 strengths?
- What are your values?
- What gifts do you love to share with others?
- What motivates you to be a better person?
- What do people always ask you to help them with?
- If money were no object, what would you do with your life?
- How do you spend your free time?
- Name 3 people that you admire.
- What are the characteristics that you admire?
- Describe 3 personal accomplishments.
- What skills and talents do you have? Which ones give you the most pride?
- What 3 activities do you love to do? How often do you enjoy them? Why don’t you do them more?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- When was the last time you did something new? Something that scared you?
- What and who makes you smile?
- What about yourself makes you proud?
- What or who do you need to forgive?
- Is there something about your past that you keep secret or that makes you feel ashamed? How would your life be different if you could let this go or forgive?
- Which of these do you know you need to do more of: exercise, get outside, spend time with friends, spend time alone, spend time with family, planning for your future, traveling, meditating, practicing yoga, cleaning, volunteering.
- What scares you? Getting old, losing a loved one, not reaching your full potential, being poor, or something else. Why does this scare you? Is your fear real? If it’s real, what can you do to avoid it?
Trophy life in progress. Join in!
In the comments below, tell me your most treasured personal strength.