Start Where You Are
In the last week, I’ve heard a lot of talk about resolutions. Do you believe in them? Do they work? Personally, I don’t do well with resolutions, as there is an expectation that they fail.
I do make it a practice to regularly set intentions—and I don’t just do this at the New Year. I try to approach each day intentionally and set aside time at other occasions, like when I moved into a new office last month.
As this year winds to an end, I’m choosing not to go out on the town, and instead am having a quiet evening at home reflecting and planning.
It’s easy to get swept up in excitement for all that a new start offers us and quickly brush the past year from our minds. 2008 has been a monumental year for me. Stopping to think about what has transpired has given me new energy in terms of what I would like to manifest in the coming year.
How have you been moved? What successes would you like to celebrate? Who has been central to your journey?
Reflecting on the past year often gets us thinking about how we would like to change. Maybe we want to have more adventure in our lives, or be healthier, or believe we would be happier in a relationship—or happier in another relationship if the one we are in feels difficult.
I’d like to challenge you to think about your goals in a slightly different way. It’s ironic to say the least, but one of the key things about moving closer to your goals is to appreciate where you are.
- Want to work on your weight? What do you love about your body now? Do you have a great smile, or love the way you feel in a certain pair of jeans?
- Want to have more intimacy in your relationship? Instead of waiting for your partner to change, try to express the qualities you value. Want to be treated with more kindness? How can you inhabit that quality? How can you Be Kindness?
- Want to experience more abundance in your business? Make a list of all the things you are grateful for.
Happy intention setting.