I will not slay 2017.
I will not crush it.
I will not destroy this year.
This is not my language of success.
I’ve been noticing this trend for some time now on Facebook and within business: the use of the language of the military and violence to describe our endeavors and to motivate and empower. We “launch” products and podcasts and websites. We “deploy” resources. We talk about demolishing our goals and slaying meetings. We say that “we’re gonna kill it today”.
Last August, I suddenly felt the weight of this language, how misaligned it was from what I truly wanted to feel and reflect, from the world I want to live in. Why do we use language of violence when we want love?
So I’m trying something new: this year, I’m going to use language of love and magic. I will seduce my goals into being. I will nurture my business as it grows and conjure new opportunities. I will invoke my power. And every day, rather than killing it, I’m going to embrace it.
2017 will be adored.