On January 1, 2022, I didn’t make any resolutions, nor did I choose a Word Of The Year or WOTY. Last year, I chose the year of ME and accomplished some personal goals. I began 2022 with an intense advanced screenwriting class and immersed myself in screenplays, movies, a textbook, and homework on top of novel writing. I didn’t blog the entire month of January. When I had a beastly day a few weeks ago, everything changed.
That was it!
2022 will be THE YEAR OF THE BEAST.
I’ve always been goal-oriented and can self-motivate, but what if I took it to the next level? Added a little extra energy to everything I accomplish? Become BEASTLY?
You may ask:
“How does a WOTY work? Will thinking about being a beast transform you into a hyper-focused warrior with the ability to thrash all opposition? Will the word give you the unrelenting power to crush your goals?”
Well yeah, sort of.
In my case, I hope THE BEAST will nudge me into action on my lazy days.
“What is it exactly?”
The Beast is that extra push, determination, the swat that shuts up my inner Resistant Rachel.
Remember Resistant Rachel? She whines whenever I don’t want to make an effort. “I don’t want to,” she says and covers her head with the comforter. The Beast rips it from her grip and pulls her off the couch — tosses her into action.
The Beast is that magical energy that ignites the kinetic spark that goes POW!
The Beast lives in all of us.
It’s the urge to do something before we talk ourselves out of it with all kinds of lame excuses. The excitement in trying something new. With The Beast comes discovery, awe, and accomplishment.
“So why don’t you summon The Beast every day?” you ask.
So many questions.
Most people have lofty goals but don’t reach them. As humans, we take the easy route from Point A to Point B. Our brains are hardwired like that.
Summoning The Beast and riding it through mind traps requires extra energy, perseverance, strength, and the ability to struggle against the status quo in our lives. Some days will be rough, and we’ll fail, but it will be worth the effort.
Any other questions?
You — in the back row with the Chuck Shadow t-shirt.
“I didn’t raise my hand.”
Okay then, are you ready for a wild year of beastly adventures? Want to join me in the Year Of The Beast? Let’s harness The Beast’s energy and see where it takes us!
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you choose a Word Of The Year? Do you have a beast lurking inside you? So many questions…
Click for the Beastly misadventure that instigated all of this.