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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Last January I was inspired by my SF MRSPRINCIPAL to think of a word to inspire me for the year. My word for 2013 was "Integrity", which for me meant keeping promises I make to myself.

My word for 2014 is CONFIDENCE.

I found an old job evaluation tucked away in my filing cabinet the other day. It was written by an astute boss and personal mentor during my first year at a major advertising firm. Under the section entitled, "Areas for Improvement", he wrote that I had "but one significant Achilles heel...lack of self-confidence." Yep, he hit the nail on the head there! Thirty years later, and I still have the same problem.

Lack of self-confidence has kept me from pursuing my dreams for too many years. This is the year I promise to tell myself "I CAN". This is the year to remind myself of my strengths, to take risks, and to visualize myself as a success. And I hereby give all my spark friends the authority to remind me of that fact when I start to question myself.

2014 -- a great year to be a STRONG, INDEPENDENT WOMAN!
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QUEENIEDMI 2/24/2014 4:55PM


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JACKIE15108 1/31/2014 6:10AM

    Good for you!!!!!
I already see confidence in you from your writings.....maybe you just need to show it a little more! Good luck What a great goal for the year!!

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KAILYNSTAR 1/6/2014 11:42AM

    Looks like you're already getting there.


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    Great that you identified something that can inspire you, move you forward, and meet your deepest needs! Here's to a great 2014! emoticon

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PAM_COOPER 12/30/2013 12:38AM

    Very good 'food' for thought!

I have wavering confidence you might say. The better I feel about myself the more confident I am. Note to self (and everyone else)--be the best I can be and that includes my health and well-being . . . a good word to focus on!

I might just have to follow your idea and come up with a word
or phrase for the coming year.

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ALIALI2013 12/29/2013 11:10PM

    What a great word..I like that...perfect for a lady like you. Congrats on that choice. :)

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TAMMYAND 12/29/2013 10:39PM

    Confidence is a great word to focus on. You have done so much...and you do it well. I hope it helps you to know that others believe in you. I sure do believe in you. As you know, you impressed me right from the start. You go girl!
emoticon for you Laura!

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    Yay---you can do it!! emoticon emoticon

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QUEENIEBELLE 12/29/2013 5:01PM

    Oh that is awesome!!!! emoticon emoticon What a great 'word' to work on all year. I love it! It's always good to challenge ourselves and inspire ourselves. I'm working on that as well. (been in a comfort zone way too long) So, BE the strong, independent woman that you know you are!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 12/29/2013 3:48PM


cheers! To a strong, independent woman. Love that idea!!

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