As I was skimming around on Facebook, I ran across an image of a jar filled with little pieces of paper posted by Jenny Pincher (see image above). The caption read:
This January, why not start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then on New Year’s Eve, open it and see what awesome stuff happened that year.
Note: I’m going to need a HUGE jar because I know my year is going to be WAY AWESOME!
Why the Jar of Awesome is Awesome!
Wow, what a wonderful thing for us all to do! I mean, seriously, people often remember a lot of the ‘bad’ stuff or what went wrong. How about all the awesomeness that occured?
Let’s do a quick exercise right now. Think back over the past year about things that happened. How many of those things you quickly remembered were pure awesome? Did you have to think real hard about the good happenings?
This exercise of using a jar to simply note the good things that occur over the course of a year ignites the brain so that you be more vigilant and intentional about the things you do and trains you to think ‘awesomeness’ more often than not. I’m sure that not only will you be amazed at all that you’ve accomplished over the course of a year, but you will also be encouraged and motivated to do even greater things! And don’t forget to get the family involved!
Over to you…
So are you up for the challenge? Will you start your jar of awesome? Unlock your inner awesome and join me. Pledge your commitment in the comments below!