Happy New Year! Before you make that New Year’s resolution, stop!
Read this first.
Many people will start out 2013 with hope, making a list of New Year’s resolutions that they’ll feel obligated to do…but often abandon within a few months or less. And then feel badly about it, feeling like they’ve failed.
I gave all that up many years ago.
Here’s what I encourage you to do instead: [Read more...]
It is hard to believe we are saying goodbye to another year. I hope this year has been one of learning and growth, patience and understanding, and celebration and memorable experiences for you.
It is not easy being alive at this time on the earth. We are being asked to expand and open, to let go of what is no longer serving us.
I am sure you had some struggles this year. The good news is you got through it! You are a better person because of it. You have learned many lessons and will bring them in to the new year. Hurray for you! [Read more...]
The tradition for the new year is to write-out goals for ourselves. Typically these goals are written as something that will be happening in our future.
This year choose to write your goals as “I am” statements. You can even include your feelings of gratitude by stating your goals as “I am grateful for …”
Using the affirmation technique allows you to tap into the power of your being, the power of God that lies within you. This power can change your life faster than any other resource you have.
Several years ago when I first started to use this technique I had a goal of running my first marathon. I chose this goal because for most of my life I have had the limiting belief that I am not a runner and I could never run much more than a few miles.
Living in Utah also added to my limiting beliefs because I live at a high altitude where it is even harder to run. The longest distance I had ever run before I made this goal was 5 miles when I was in college.
I know that we are designed to overcome challenges. So I now choose my challenges rather than to experience the struggles of life choosing me. The first few words of my book, Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century, are
“Challenges feed us, Struggles deplete us.”