Thursday, 1 January 2015

one little word | brave

I realised last week that this is the 8th word that I've chosen to guide my year.
Some words have been really good for me, and some words have been lost over the course of the year. But I keep seeking the guidance of that quiet voice inside, and listening for the word that becomes important each year.

BRAVE started singing out to me about the middle of last year. When a friend said to me "hey, lets work with businesses, teaching them how to do SEO and blogging and get google to notice their business" and I said yes, then doubted myself for weeks and wondered what the hell I was doing.

Then October saw me blogging every day about blogging, and knowing inside myself that I really could do this! So I've spent big chunks of the year learning about SEO and blogging and reading all those posts I pin on pinterest, but I don't do anything with the knowledge. 

BRAVE wants me to learn to share my knowledge with others in a way that benefits me, not just them. BRAVE wants me to try new foods, learn new things, wear different clothes, randomly decide to get on a plane for a day trip.

BRAVE wants me to make plans and.follow.through. BRAVE wants me to put one foot in front of another.every.day.

But there's a little voice, nagging in my head tonight, that says that I can't do any of these things that I want to do. That I'm not good enough, don't know enough, can't share enough. BRAVE can see past that, and guide me to the end.

Have you chosen a word for 2015?

14 comments:

  1. Brave sounds perfect - it doesn't allow negativity or critical voices from the past to dog our footsteps. Wishing you every success!

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  2. Oh Cate, you are definitely BRAVE enough - one step at a time! Looking forward to following your journey this year as I find & act on INSPIRATION!

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  3. Cate, As Christopher Robin told Pooh "You are braver than you believe,stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." If you put your heart towards this I have no doubt you will step out and let that bravery overcome those voices. Remember there are those of us that pin those articles and never read them, we need you to share that knowledge ;)

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  4. Cate your blog has been a great influence in recently setting up my own, so I consider you brave and inspirational. Please keep up the wonderful work.

    My word for 2015 is POSITIVITY. :-)

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  5. I think Brave is a really good word. I have the little voice too, but we're both going to ignore it on the plane.

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  6. be brave and ignore that negative voice - just give it a go. Cheers for 2015.

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  8. It's not 'brave' if you're not scared. When you're it scared, it's just doing it. I hope embracing brave gives you the strength you need to push through the fears and conquer your world. You can do it, Cate! x

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  9. Being brave sounds like it could benefit a lot of people, go for it!!

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  10. I found your post via Maxabella Loves - Brave is my word for 2015 too. I have that nagging little voice too, but I'm going to be brave and ignore it. Or distract it while I get on with what I'd love to do!

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  11. Brave is a great word Cate!! There were so many words I could choose from for me this year!! Brave is such a brave choice, well done on all you have accomplished during 2014! I know I love reading all the stuff you pin too!!!

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  12. I love your word and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing. By reading some of your posts I can see you are enough, so just believe in yourself!

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  13. Brave is a good'un. I always think of the cowardly lion in 'The Wizard of Oz.' He had the bravery there inside him all the time and did many brave things, all he had to do was recognise it :)

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  14. Oh, it's so interesting to read another persons journey to the same word!! That follow through it the challenge for me to. Look forward to hearing your progress!

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