My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey. As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort. Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself. I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset. Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer. Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.