As we stand on the cusp of the new season, the possibilities of the new beginnings of the New Year may seem to have slipped away. The possibilities that once seemed endless, may now seem daunting ~ "how will I ever change the direction of my life/health/family/etc when so much needs to change?"
Deciding and focusing on the possibilities will carry us through the rest of the year meeting our goals one at a time. But deciding and focusing on the lack and on our challenges will pull us farther away from the goals we want. Without focus and action, those goals can easily slip away from us.
How can we meet our goals?
First, we need CLARITY. Clarity on exactly what it is you want. Clarity on where you want to be tomorrow. Clarity on where you want to be at the end of the year. Clarity on what is working and what is not. Clarity on how you see yourself getting there.
Second, we need to be CONSCIOUS. We need to step into reality and look at our situation as it really is ~ where we are at, how we got here and where we had wanted to be at this point. We must stop sleepwalking through life and start living it. As the season changes and the light slowly returns, the days gradually become longer. Things may seem clearer. Use the change of seasons and revisiting your resolutions of the New Year to push you forward with your goals and your life.
Third, we need COMMITMENT. You have to be committed to going where you want to go in life:
a healthier you
greater financial security
happier family relationships
a sense of purpose in all you do
following your heart's desire
Commit to where you need to go and just do it. Be realistic. Make goals that you can attain. Break down the steps to your ideal and make a goal for the next day, the next week, the next month, the next year and so on. CHOP your ultimate goal up into bite sized pieces that you can digest as you go along.
Next, be CREATIVE. Look at your obstacles and get creative on how to overcome them. If you make a change and it is not effective, what is it that is preventing you from achieving your desired outcome? Look at the problem, your actions, your results and why it didn't work and get creative on how to overcome that.
Last ~ be CONSISTENT. Do something each and every day to attain your goal. Something small. Something you can manage that day. CHANGE it if you have to. Some days we can conquer the world and other days we can barely conquer getting through the day. If you have a bad day, change your goal. If you're having a great day/week/month, change those goals and accomplish more. But make it realistic.
One way is to choose a word for the year. Have you picked one? A word can be very helpful and guide you throughout the year, or they can be elusive as you continue to float aimlessly through the year. Do you have a word? If so, what is yours?
Three years ago, I choose a word that came very easily. It just appeared. Popped into my head immediately. Restoration. My word for 2016. And indeed, it was a year that started a restoration process. A process that is continuing today.
This year, it has been harder. The word I picked is BELIEVE. My faith has been the rock and foundation of my life, but lately, I've only given lip service to my belief in myself and the power of my God. My faith and my belief has been on cruise control. I'm just moving along, but not making headway. Not driving my mission and purpose in this life.
I'm getting back into the driver's seat.
Therefore, as I move forward with my new online coaching program, I am going to share my story of changing my mindset. Changing my heart. BELIEVING in the power of my dreams again and the power of the God who put those dreams there. I'll share about the challenges and setbacks I've had with my health that I've unconsciously allowed to affect my mindset.
This Lenten season, I am moving forward with deepening my faith. Believing again in the power of my dreams. Helping the people that I was called to help. I'll share how my heart is opening back up.
Let me know if you have a word for the year or not. If you do and are so inclined, please share it with us. And whatever you do, take those steps I listed above ~ Clarity, Consciousness, Commitment, Creativity and Consistency ~ to make the changes you need to make in your life and the life of your family so you can live the happiest, healthiest, most joyful and most vibrant life possible!
To Your Vibrant Health!
My passion is to help others to live their lives to the fullest. Taking OWNERSHIP of your health and your life by knowing what creates health and wellness will allow you to make truly informed choices that will add to your wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of your family, your community, society and ultimately the world...