- Design It- Now is a good time to put your imagination to work. Are there new things that you would like to try? Do you have a goal that you would like to accomplish? Many people enter the New Year with lofty ideas of what they would like to do. Remember, that having fun while making productive changes is essential. Many people become frustrated because they do not see results quickly. This makes it tempting to fall back into old habits. One helpful way to avoid this, is to incorporate weekly assessments of your progress. Become diligent in paying attention to the things that worked well for you or any obstacles you may have faced. Then, make any necessary adjustments to ensure success.
- Support It- I share with clients all the time the importance of having a solid support system. Healthy support systems are important to the success of reaching your goals. It is critical that when making changes, you have people that are there to encourage you along the way. Many people try to make changes with only themselves to rely on. I do not recommend this. Keep in mind, you are doing something that either doesn’t come easily or naturally. It would feel empowering to have people around you that can understand you and help hold you accountable to your goals.
- Protect It- Positivity, positivity, positivity! Surround yourself with positive people, thoughts, and ideas. Not everyone is going to understand or approve of your goals, but if they are important to you, then defend them at all cost. Envision success and what it will feel like reaching your goal. Refuse to allow any negativity to get into your spirit no matter how small. Remember why your goals are important to you and what you have to lose if you are not successful.
Happy 2015 everyone! Make it the best year ever!
Since the beginning of December, we’ve taken a journey of setting our intentions for the new year. We began by looking at the people and things that worked well for us this year. Then we made a conscious decision to set our intention(s) for the coming year. After that, we made a strong commitment to the changes we are willing to make to turn our intentions into reality. And lastly, we will take one final check to make sure that our intentions are in line with our destiny.
Goals, change, and intentions are wonderful to have. However, if they are not in direct alignment with our overall vision for our lives, it may take longer than necessary to get to us where we want to be. So, how do you know that you are aligning with your destiny? Simply put, the changes you wish to make will feel like a welcomed relief instead of a forced change. Deep in your spirit, you have longed for this change and find it difficult to dismiss. But for whatever reason, you felt unable to make the changes. Also, once we get serious about making a change, life is pretty good about giving us what we need when we need it. We begin to experience people and things that are suddenly available to help us through the transition. This is why setting intentions are powerful. Because once we have determined what it is that we want, then made the commitment to bring them into fruition, we unknowingly give ourselves permission to see and accept all the resources available to us for success.
“Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead” (James 2:17 NIV). Have faith that you are a success. Actively put your plan into motion, and live as if you have already won the prize. Because no matter what is going on in your life right now, at this very moment, you are everything you need to become the person you want to be.
What positive changes are you making for 2015?
It feels incredible! It’s an emotional high that puts joy in my heart and peaceful in my sleep. I’m sure by now you are wondering, “What is so incredible?” Well, I’m glad you asked. I crossed off an important item on my bucket list. This was special because I had to face many fears, do a lot of changing, and grow through what felt like unending criticism.
Today, I’m standing taller because my desire for change was stronger than any negative energy the world had to offer. Not only do I want better for my life, I believe I deserve better.
When was the last time you felt on top of the world?