Radically Re-defining New Years Goals

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2019 is officially here! Right about now you are either patting yourself on the back for successfully achieving the first two weeks of new year’s resolutions or more likely shrugging your shoulders and laughing at yourself for already falling off the wagon. 

What group do I fall into? Neither. For me, I feel like making new years resolutions sets me up for failure. I love this time of year and really look forward to hitting the reset button, but the thing about annual goals is that they can be a real buzz kill if you don’t nail them from the get-go. Resolutions are so broad, and it’s such a long time away to follow through on some things. I find it excruciatingly painful to emotionally anticipate the moment in which “future me” will have to beat myself up 12 months from now when little beneficial change happens. 

So, I made up my mind that I’m not going to be one of those people. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about setting intentions. But, I find that I’m much more productive when I stick to cultivating happiness, strong health and a positive wellbeing. In fact, this trick truly helps my mindset to shift the criteria. My approach is to create a meaningful vision and really lean into this. I ask myself what I want my life to look and how I want to feel growing into this new role? Rather than focusing on only accomplishing a goal, I am asking myself how this goal aligns to my life purpose. This also invites me to get more curious about the strategies, tools and milestones I can employ to hustle empower my behavior. Together, these actions will support enriching life in so many ways.

 

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Here’s another key though to achieve the desired outcome. I believe it’s not enough to think only about the outcome. You have to claim the right vision. The real difference happens when you write down your future vision for yourself and do this frequently ie: a set time daily and/or weekly and see what your heart want to tell you. I like to call this achievement journaling, but you can call it whatever name inspires you most. The point is that when you sit down and prompt yourself to write about the experience of already achieving the desired outcome; you are further engaging your imagination, emotions and problem-solving abilities. Think about what it’s really going to take to make you happy and light you up from within instead of just thinking about what you want to achieve. Get curious and be as descriptive as possible. In essence, you are creating an open roadmap of steps with scalable time that focuses on the process rather than only on the outcome itself. 

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Are you ready to do this? Ok, then one last tip. I remember that journaling felt very overwhelming at first because I wasn’t sure where to start. If you’re feeling the angst too, then these prompts are for you. Cultivate your desire and then build a roadmap that takes your initiative from vision to reality!!!

Declaring Your Desire

What season is it outside?

Where am I?

What am I doing?

What am I wearing?

Who’s present?

What do I see?

What do I smell?

What do I feel?

My favorite moment is?

How am I most empowered?

What makes me blessed is?

I want to thank?

 

Now it's your turn. What changes would you like to make in your life? Was this insight helpful for you? Please let me know what other tools you would love for me to share with you. We all have desires and stuff to figure out, but somehow it's much easier when you know that you have a support system.

Cheers to 2019 lovelies!!!

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