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Become the Best Version of Yourself

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By Elaine Guerrazzi | December 16, 2019

This is the time of the year when contemplation about the past and anticipation about the future is in the minds of many.  The year 2019 is about to end and 2020 is on the horizon. Consideration of how to be a better version of you is a common notion.  Resolutions for the upcoming year are planned and promised.  The first of a new year is a good reflection and planning milestone. I am not a person to make New Year’s resolutions, but I often take time to think about how I can be a better me.  Every action I take and every thought I have combine to define who I am.  

I believe taking care of and understanding integration of body, mind, emotions, spirit, and relationships is the path toward “being the greatest version of you that you can be.”  

In the mid-1990s I bought a pair of running shoes and received a calendar for the upcoming year.  The images and narrative in this calendar has been inspirational and motivational ever since.  I kept most of the images, framed the group, and have hung it in my office or home ever since.  Twenty-five years later I still have this compilation of pictures hung in our workout room.  

I share the individual pictures and quotes below and encourage you to refer to a wellness checklist I posted in Blooms to Blossoms resources. You might use these as aids for your thoughts and planning for the upcoming year.

Integration of body, mind, emotions, spirit, and relationships
is the path toward “being the greatest version of you that you can be.”  

You must do the thing
you think you cannot do. 
Eleanor Roosevelt
So many moments, all so simple.
God, do I love it here on earth. 
Fannie Gaynes

One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar. 
Helen Keller
It isn’t the big pleasures that count the most, it’s making a big deal out of the little ones. 
Jean Webster

The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time trusted. 
Martha Graham

Athlete is a fine, strong word…there’s nothing female or male about it.  Mariah Burton Nelson
Grace fills empty spaces. 
Simone Weil

Energy creates energy. 
Sarah Bernhardt
It is never too late to be
what you might have been. 
George Eliot

There are multiple meanings to each picture. Think beyond the physical presented. Probe your thoughts about how the picture, the quote, and your personal appraisal of each wellness component can help you design how can you be your best?

Embrace self-improvement.
Become the best version of yourself.
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