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5 Reasons Why LEAP is My Word for the Year

Hey Cuties,

I shared my 2017 Goals with you. I’ve set up my planner and I’m living up to my word for the year three days in. I am someone who is easily inspired but I also fail to execute my vision 100%. Last year my word was action and I did that, but I need to take that action to the next level.

This year I am pushing myself beyond my comfort zone. Instead of asking and getting an unfavorable response and doing nothing I’m going to the next level.  I have to do what I’m afraid to do to get to where I want to go. This isn’t anything crazy or shady, this is accepting that no isn’t final but simply a jumping off point for negotiations.

Vision boards are really popular and I made one last year. I think they are helpful reminders. However they don’t just manifest in your life unless you facilitate the process. We have to do the things to get the things.

Thanks to Moms ‘N Charge and Bold and Fearless recent TV appearance I also learned that you have to write your vision down. Because they are amazing I listened and I wrote down my leap strategy. When you write your vision they suggest you write it as if it has happened already. I love that idea, so mine would say “I had the most amazing time on the red carpet of the award show. I interviewed some of my favorite celebrities and it was a dream come true.”

Every desired outcome must be paired with an action. In order for me to leap into this amazing body I want to have I must leap my tail off the sofa and exercise. I can’t just want it and not do anything. Actually I can, that is the story of my life HOWEVER I’m going to change that. I think there is a bad connection with my ESP and that is why it hasn’t just happened for me or you.

Reading these motivate me…

After all of that they also suggest that we do a monthly evaluation. *dramatic music* This is a great way to see how we are doing. Do we need to change up our leaping technique? Have we leaped farther then we thought we would by this time? Do we need to increase our leaping in order to achieve our goal?

#1 I grow when I push myself beyond my comfort zone.

#2 I have to do what I’m afraid to do to get to where I want to go.

#3 No is not a final answer.

#4 My desired outcomes are paired with an action

#5 Because you can do it.

What techniques do you use to leap to your desired outcome? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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MimiCuteLips® started in 2010, it’s a place to come and share life experiences. Mimi is a lifestyle blogger, a mother of two, an Operations Manager by day, the business owner of From Mi To You and a naturalista. She blogs about life as she sees it, lives it, and loves it (or not)! The purpose of this blog is to share her voice. Like many others, she lives a life that requires her to wear multiple hats. From DIY projects, parenting, business adventures, love, travel recaps and more.

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  1. Tiffani G

    When I saw “leap,” I immediately thought of Leapfrog. #mombrain Loved your book selections on Instagram, and loving tip #2, especially because my word for 2017 is fearless. We have to be willing to step out of our comfort zones (and off of our couches) and do scary things (like Zumba) in order to grow!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Tiffani, that is hilarious but it totally works. LeapFrog helps our children learn and get to the next level. They are leaping too girl.

      I love Zumba that was my fitness choice last year.

  2. Shelly

    I think it’s super important to set goals but better than that, the action plan. I do agree that the monthly evaluation is something we should do just to make sure we are hitting the marks that we intended on. Looking forward to see what you do!

  3. Kayvona

    I am all for it! I need this to be my theme for my year also!!

  4. Paula Schuck

    I think Leap is an excellent word for the new year. Nothing in my life that was really worth anything was ever done without leaping. You have to! Otherwise, you’ll never really do anything.

  5. Alli Smith

    What a great word for 2017! It reminds me of that quote, “Do something every day that scares you.” Pushing myself beyond my comfort zone is something I’m working on as well. I know you’ll crush it in 2017!

  6. Jeanette

    I love that word! I am leaping this year too! I put myself out there and it looks like I might have something awesome coming in the recent future!

  7. Amanda

    Leap is such a great word. It signals that you are being active and ready to try things in the new year. My word is Groove, because this mama needs to get her groove back!

  8. Kimberly

    Loving your word of the year! My word this year is fearless and I think letting go of fear will help me to leap into my blessings this year.

  9. Kiwi

    I love the word LEAP. It sounds strong like you are going to surprise you last goals. Lets leap together and thank you!

  10. Michelle

    I like your new word for 2017. I definitely have always believed that magic happens outside of our comfort zone. Happy new year!

  11. Nancy @ whispered inspirations

    Love the motivation you have to succeed even better for 2017! Stepping outside the box and also staying positive is key!

  12. Tiffany H.

    Great word of the year! People often say the first step to solving a problem is knowing you have a problem, in my opinion the first step is doing something about the problem. Look forward to reading about your leaps in 2017

    • MimiCuteLips

      Yes Tiffany, it is so easy for us to complain while taking no action. I do it all the time and it doesn’t get me to my desire result.

  13. LaShon Renee

    My word of the year is greatness. I felt off the wagon with my word of the year last year but I’m determined to do better this year.

  14. Rebecca Swenor

    Leap is a great word for the new year. I love the idea of writing your visions down but writing them like you have done them already. Doing this way opens up a bigger picture to yourself I believe. Thanks for sharing the ideas and your leaping techniques.

  15. Jocelyn Cañasa Brown

    That is a really great word for the year! Mine is happy. We just had so much sadness last year, I want to be happy.

  16. Maureen @Scoops of Joy

    Sounds like you are well prepared to Leap into reaching your goals this year! I agree with you that vision board doesn’t make things magically manifested. I love the idea to write your visions too. I need to practice more of that.

  17. Marsha

    This is great and I truly hope you leap into and beyond all the goals you set for yourself this year! I do the same where I write my intentions as they’ve already happened. It works much better that way. Also, 2017 is a year of 1 in numerology which means it’s a good year for new beginnings and pursuing your interests without worry!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Marsha, I love that. I’m looking forward to seeing a difference in my year by doing that. I didn’t know the numerology part but thanks for sharing.

  18. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love the word leap. It reminds me of jumping forward into new heights and new adventures. That is a great word to define the NEw Year!

  19. Lauren

    I’m loving the books your posted. I love what you said about desired outcomes requiring action. It sounds so logical but I know I’m guilty of not following through. Great post.

  20. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    This is a great word for 2017 and makes me think of taking action and getting ahead.Best wishes for a great and productive year!

  21. Heather

    I’ve never done a vision board before, but I’ve heard people really like doing them. I’m a notebook person so I don’t think a vision board is that different from writing your thoughts and goals down in a notebook. Thanks for the idea. I love your word. Its a good one. My word last year was simplify…I’m not sure what my word will be this year.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Heather a notebook can totally work for sure. I’m a writing type of person. Simplify is a good one too Heather, I like that.

  22. Bonnie @wemake7

    I love this. I normally do resolutions but never have chosen a word. Leap is a really great one.

  23. Dawn McAlexander

    Leap is a good word. It shows energy and ambition. That’s a good choice for your word for 2017.

  24. Chubskulit Rose

    I am always inspired with your posts especially the DIY projects and also this! I love that you assigned one word each time for you.

  25. Holly

    That is a great word. Makes me think sometimes you just have to be uncomfortable to get something better.

  26. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I love that your word this year is LEAP. I am sure that you will meet and accomplish all of the goals you’ve listed. Cheers to an amazing 2017.

  27. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I think this is such a great word for 2017! I hope you have amazing LEAPS and acccomplish what you want to.

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