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#oneword2018

I have the POWER to . . .

For the last week or so, I’ve been following the #oneword2018 hashtag, mulling over what exactly my word is. I’d come up with many ideas, but had no firm inspiration until the morning of New Year’s Eve.

9:05 a.m. and I’m standing in the warm-up circle getting ready to tackle what will inevitably be a grueling (yet incredibly fun) CrossFit Endurance workout. Our coach (and all around awesome guy) asks us all to take a step out of our comfort zones and try a breathing exercise aimed at generating energy.  Lights off and eyes closed, we work our way through 20 breaths while focusing on the one word that encapsulates our vision for the upcoming year.

CrossFit is all about community. For those who are part of it you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those who aren’t, picture being part of a group made up of the kindest, most generous and driven people you can think of and you’ll have a good idea of what I mean. Standing within this circle of postive energy, I finally hit on my word for this year. POWER.

Not POWER in a negative, “Do as I say because I’m in charge,” kind of way. But POWER in the sense that I have the POWER to bring about change.

As we move into a new year, I am reflecting on the fact that . . .

I have the POWER to lift others (and myself) up.

I have the POWER to continually strive to be ‘better than yesterday’ in all that I do.

I have the POWER to inspire others to find what inspires them.

I have the POWER to set the scene that will encourage others to try something new.

I have the POWER to seek out others that will inspire me to reach outside of my comfort zone.

I have the POWER to provide others with support and feedback that will help them to set and reflect on their goals.

I have the POWER and to seek out support and feedback that will help me to set and reflect on my goals.

I have the POWER to help others to manage their energy levels and to be aware and supportive of the energy levels of those around them.

I have the POWER to ensure that I manage my own energy levels and to be aware and supportive of the energy levels of those around me.

Here’s to a Powerful 2018,

Claire

By Claire Snider

Passionate learner, leader, Self-Regger, athlete, friend, and wife. Mum to 4 amazing kids. Lightening the load of those around me so that we can walk each other home.

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