Towards the end of 2018, I started to introduce you more and more to my fascination with Wonder Woman. Now, although I am sure you are familiar with who she is of course, her messages, meanings and actions have intrigued me tremendously. We know, that Wonder Woman is a powerful character in the DC Comics so why can’t we adopt her power in our own lives? And, what is the Wonder Walk?
And so, 2019 is the year of Wonder Woman.
You might describe her as symbolic – of multiple things. She embodies the spirit of womanhood in all senses of the words. She carries all its ancient, mythological traits, being desirable and strong-willed, having a heart for the innocent, to being a ‘leader of men.’
She pushes others to make a commitment, to find their honor, to put aside ambition and take to a battlefield, to pursue higher ambitions.
This shouldn’t surprise you but girls have always had ambition.
Have always wanted more.
So, with a new year upon us resolutions and intentions have been in overdrive, for some. Instead, I challenged my audience to take the position of what would Wonder Woman do? When faced with goals and/or milestones they want to achieve — put themselves in her state.
Because you see, millions of people make resolutions years that are lost before the first of the twelve months. Instead of pushing their greatness, potential and ability the pressure of this resolution takes over. Resolutions in the words of Robin Sharma have that ‘society is selling us on the virtues of each thinking and gratification in our lives‘. And, what we know about this is that there is minimal achieved in this thinking.
A New Year is presenting you with new, exciting, intriguing and powerful opportunities. But will you take them? Will you use this year to say yes and figure it out along the way? Will you face the unimaginable fear? Perhaps you will stare those goals straight in the eye and meet them or exceed them at all costs?
What would Wonder Woman do?
I want this year to be a magical one for you. Magic in terms of achieving things you never thought possible and pushing yourself to limits that may have broken you in past.
It is likely you have read, seen or experienced a number of ways to help keep you focused and on track for this year. There are thousands of techniques and guidelines available however, are they truly a one-size-fits-all? Of course we want to take note of goals, removed tabled items from the previous year and follow the ambition rooted so deep inside of us, so do that.
There are no right or wrong ways to explicitly state your goals or desired success — wherever they may fall in your life. I find myself asking more and more, what would Wonder Woman do? And, with this clear question I have begun to exceed my own beliefs and expectations.
I find myself looking at scenarios, obstacles or situations in a much different and powerful way.
One thing I plan to adopt in this year and those following is something called …
‘The Wonder Walk’
The wonder walk, and pun intended, is one that I encourage you to adopt in your new year too. Among the most creative, inventive and productive people in history have attributed much of this to their walks in nature. They provide an opportunity to connect with the world in its truest sense and allow for uninterrupted reflection and meditation.
The wonder walk provides the landscape to let go of the things that are ailing us and things that no longer serve a purpose in our lives.
Nature has this incredible way of bringing about the wonderful inside of us. It can renew our inner peace and help us stay grounded, especially when we need it the most.
I encourage you, even if just for the next 90 days to commit to spending time outdoors on your own Wonder Walk. Ask yourself the tough questions and dig deep in nature’s beauty to uncover their answers. You are strong and you are powerful — you can and will make this your best year yet.