What’s Your Theme?By
It’s the end of the year which for many of us is a time of reflection–especially this last week between Christmas and the New Year.
The idea behind an annual theme is to provide yourself a unifying idea or motif that you can return to and interpret over the course of time and to help you connect any specific goals you might create with your highest desires for yourself.
And you can’t break your theme either, so there’s no failure factor which is a nice change of pace from the inevitable breaking that seems to happen within a few weeks or months for most of us with New Year’s resolutions.
This year I’m inviting you to choose a theme specifically for your creativity–your goals, dreams, secret wishes–however humble or lofty they might be.
It’s useful to keep it to a few words. Take your time thinking about what you want for your creative self, and how that might be captured as a theme. Your theme might come to you instantly, or it might take a few weeks to evolve.
To give you some ideas about what your theme might look like, here are some suggestions to spark your imagination:
- Dig Deeper
- Loving Patience (with yourself of course)
- Be Consistent
- One Foot in Front of the Other
- Show Up
- Look and Listen
- Be Joyful
- Be Present
- Be Committed
- Take Risks
As you consider what theme will most benefit you in 2011, you might also want to develop a tagline. Last year, for instance, my theme for my business was Break Through and my tagline was Have Faith.
I felt like this combination was the perfect expression of what I was hoping for myself–to push past some self-imposed barriers while also not forcing things or fretting–having faith that things would unfold the way they should.
So you could resonate with one of the suggestions from the list above and use it for your theme–and then use another word from the list as your perfect tagline.
For instance, your theme could be Take Risks with the tagline Acceptance–this tagline can help you remember to be on your own side as you take your risks, which is important if you commit to sticking your neck out on a regular basis.
Or perhaps you’d like your theme to be Be Present (with your creativity), with the tagline Allow.
It can be easier to stop judging yourself and let yourself Be Present with where you are in your creative process when you Allow yourself to make mistakes, make bad stuff, or be a beginner.
See how it works? I love it.
What’s Your Theme?
So, what do you think? Are you ready to create yourself a theme for your creativity this 2011? Do you know what that is already, or are you just putting on your thinking cap?
Please share your thoughts in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!