I am fresh off the slopes from a three-day snowboarding adventure in Wintergreen, Virginia. It’s a treat to get 28 inches of snow in March… in the great state of Virginia, no less. Getting away for three days was refreshing to my spirit, which is exactly what I have been needing. My supervisor at work treated me to this mini vacation as an award for 2012 performance, and man did it feel good to be appreciated. Whether you own your own company, work for someone else, or maybe don’t “officially” work, there are certainly people in your life to whom you can show your appreciate in new ways this week. Reach out and do so! Something even as small as a hand-written card or a phone call out of the blue can mean the world to someone. Be the kind of person that goes above and beyond to love those who have been put into their lives, and often, it’s in the little expressions of appreciation that this is most strongly and effectively conveyed.
I’ll be sharing more revelatory insight that I experienced from my trip with you in Monday’s email, but in the meantime, here are your challenges of the weekend.
Reflection of the Weekend:
What do you stand for?
I spent a few hours working on my personal mission statement. I want it to be consistent and true to who I am in everything that I do. I am currently (re)-writing this statement as I prepare for marriage (wow, only 90 days away!), as we plan to have family mission statement as well. I’ll have three mission statements in total: my business mission statement, my personal mission statement, and mine and Brandon’s family mission statement. What about you? What do you stand for?
My Personal Mission Statement:
I am committed to living with authenticity, integrity, courage, love and joie de vivre, so that my life might be light of hope and a reflection of God’s great love, to others.
Stand for something, and certainly, stand for yourself. If you don’t take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally, then you will never be able to give to the world in the way that you were made to do. Write your own mission statements. If you already have a business one, then write a personal one. If you already have a personal statement, I challenge you to write a family mission statement. There is great value in living life with a map, and that is exactly what a mission statement is.
Workout of the Weekend:
We are all often guilty of over-extending ourselves and over-training. My little get-away into the mountains brought some peace to my pace of living and reminded me of the great value found in slowing down. Thus, your workout challenge of this weekend is to do 25x Sun Salutations. To see an example of what a Sun Salutation is, click here for a quick three minute YouTube video.
I would recommend that you do 10x Sun Salutations before going to be tonight, then 10x more in the morning right after you get out of bed, and then your last 5x before bedtime on Sunday night.
Know yourself, know your core values, know what you will stand for so that when the going gets tough, you stay on course. Pursue whatever it is that you need to this weekend that will “move the needle” towards your current dream and goal.
Stand strong this weekend!