Over the years, I’ve continued making goal boards. I’ve become much more strategic with what goes on them. For example, I focus much more on how I want to feel versus items I want. At the end of 2013 when I was setting goals for the following year, I focused on two words: never settle. I found an image with that statement and placed it smack dab in the middle of my board. Never Settle became my daily mantra. I was shedding the old me who settled for mediocre relationships in my professional and personal life. I made a choice that year: anything that wasn’t moving me closer to my truth had to go. Adios. Arrivederci. Ciao. New standards emerged and I truly believe seeing the words “never settle” each day gave me strength to cut ties with people I should’ve cut ties with years prior. In short, 2014 was a detox year for me. I can stand taller, walk lighter and speak with more integrity today because I honored myself more than I had in the past.