I got a little jump start on the one I am choosing for 2012. When I saw it on Pinterest a couple of months ago I immediately printed it out, framed it and set it next to my sink. My mantra for this year is
"Live Your Life on Purpose".
I have the time now to have my house cleaner than it ever has been, I have the time now to scrapbook and craft a little more, I have the time now to give service, I have the time now to study more, I have the time now to cook better meals, I have the time to workout more intensely. But often I find my self floundering a little bit. What do I do and when (and HOW for heaven's sake -- it's true, if you don't use it you lose it). Sometimes procrastination takes over, sometimes it's boredom, sometimes it's lack of focus and often I think I can fit more in than I actually can. But in the end I know there a people out there who are busier than me, that get more done -- and I'm not talking just "stuff", I'm talking meaningful endeavors.
So, I commit to myself (and to you) that this year of 2012 I'm going to live my life on purpose. I am going to live my life, I am not going to let my life live me. I want to make a difference to my family, to my church calling, to my friends, to God. I think I've worked out a good little system, albeit low-tech (Brad would probably have an app for me). I bought a calendar/planner that is in a "daily list" format. I hang it on my fridge and I make my lists on each day with a little box next to each item. As I do them I check them off (I like that it is a calendar and all spiral bound together). And the stuff that doesn't get done, gets put on another day (the goal: to not have stuff that doesn't get done). With the shadows of my last two year's mottos still echoing around in my head, I try to put meaningful items on my list (along with the mundane) and I try to do them, not just look at them or think about them.
If you'd like to print a copy of this motto for yourself go here.
All that being said I'd like to introduce you to the "other" man in my life. His name is Tony Horton.
Some of you may have been introduced to him before. Many of you may not like him. Many of you may associate him with pain and suffering. While this is true, I think he may have offered a lot of you visions of something you want. Tony is the mastermind behind P90-X. He makes interval training possible in your own home. It's a huge commitment, but I'm glad for it. My MAIN man, Brad, is doing the program with me. We are on day 2... wish us luck.