2014 proves to be off to a wonderful start. So, in order to keep a good thing going, here are three great ways to have a productive year.
1. Establish a clear vision. Creating an unmistakable direction for your year will better prepare you for your journey. When we are clear about where we want to be, we better equip ourselves for success. Let’s face it, making positive changes can require lots of hard work. However, if we are sure about what we want and why it is important to have it, then we freely make a conscious commitment to ourselves to not only do better, but to be better.
2. Strategic planning. Making smart and realistic changes are essential keys to successful long-lasting change. For example, if you try to lose weight by means of starvation, then it is highly probable that your plan is neither smart or realistic. As a successful Life Transition Specialist, my secret weapon to helping clients reach their goals, is to get them to have a greater understanding of themselves as a whole. I teach clients to understand and embrace all of their strengths and weaknesses. Knowing this provides the client with critical knowledge to help prevent failure. Together, we devise a smart plan that undoubtedly leads you to the desired result.
3. No excuses. Now that you have a clear vision and strategic plan, it is time to give yourself a 100% commitment to your goal. You are now willing to give any and everything to make sure that being the best you is a top priority. There is such an intense desire to move in a positive direction that it feels as if very little could stop your progress. You are keenly aware of past failures and successes and will use that to your advantage. Success is your only option and your 100% commitment empowers you to be successful.
Even though change has the potential to be difficult, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right changes, you can turn that mountain to a molehill, to a success story. As always, live life FUTURE FOCUSED!
What change(s) will you make in 2014? Future Focused
Envision having an unlimited open invitation to the happiest place on earth. Imagine very few obstacles that would keep you from your magic kingdom. Here is the secret: The happiest place on earth must first begin in your heart.
Try to visualize, that no matter where you go throughout your day, your steps are ordered in happiness and love. How is this possible you ask? I teach people that no matter what season of life you may find yourself, you are in that place for a divine reason. Just like there is value in the valley, we also need to remember that there must be gratitude in the good times.
Until we learn to accept ourselves as a whole, we will remain powerless victims to random moments of happiness.
If you are struggling getting to your happy place, then step outside of yourself and do something nice for another person. Be a blessing to others will be your golden ticket to the happiest place on earth.
What are some ways you are willing to extend kindness to others?
Sometimes it gets really difficult to see the good within ourselves. Lord knows I have been there more times than I care to count. When life changing circumstances, negative influences, or personal insecurities begin to speak loudest in your heart, make the effort to change the conversation.
In a perfect world, fear or insecurities would have no place in our lives. However, what makes us brave is when we make a conscious decision to fight through our battles despite what our feelings or circumstances tell us.
Begin to tell yourself those things that make you a valuable person, ask your family/friends what they most appreciate about you, and do something kind for another person. I guarantee your heart will begin to heal and you will be placed on a path that leads to your awesome destiny.
Recently, I was reminded of one woman’s journey of accomplishing her life’s dream. It took her 30 plus years to see the fulfillment of that dream. Often, I have wondered what did she do to remain dedicated, to stay on course, or encouraged. So, I began looking inside myself for answers. And after giving good consideration to this question, I have come to believe that if your dream is meant to be, YOU will find a way. There will be a small but powerful voice that partners with an undeniable feeling that says, “this is what you are supposed to do.”
There is one thing I remind myself in these moments, and that is, a delay is not a denial. Remain encouraged and soak in each lesson that life teaches. Soon you will begin to see obstacles as opportunities vital to your success.
Do you have a dream worth fighting for? Future Focused
“When you hold onto your history, you do so at the expense of your destiny.” TD Jakes
We all have places we want to be in life. Often we are just unsure of either how to get there or what is really holding us back. Taking time to work with a professional life coach can help to put things into perspective quicker. Even though you could possibly do this on your own, why spend precious time and energy pursuing needless rabbit holes. As always live life FUTURE FOCUSED!
What part of your history do you need to let go? Future Focused
When the sun shines, it doesn’t ask, “How did I do today?” or “Do you appreciate me yet?” No. It simply shines. Doing what it was created to do. Bringing light out of the darkness. Like the sun, when we are doing what we are created to do, then we are living an authentic life that will bring light into the world. As always, live life FUTURE FOCUSED!
What does your authentic life look like? Future Focused
Some days it feels as if time is moving very fast. You wake up one day and realize the year is more than half completed. Today is a great day to read that book on your nightstand, take a cooking class, or go on a well deserved vacation. Either way, small positive changes will reap huge beautiful results.
What activities have you been putting off? Future Focused