Last year at this time I asked you, “Is your resolution a revolving door?”
This year I am wondering if you have bothered to make one at all.
Personally, I don’t make New Years Resolutions for a number of reasons:
1. Trying to make changes is more daunting after being out of routine.
2. It is too acceptable to give up on a New Years Resolution.
3. Resolutions usually involve change on the level of DOING and my “to do list” is already endless.
Last year, instead of making a resolution focused on the level of DOING, I decided to shift my mindset and work on the level of BEING. To do this, I followed the advice of a trusted mentor and chose ONE WORD to guide my efforts for a year. Choosing one word helped me to reveal what I really wanted to accomplish, not just the behavior I wanted to do. In other words, it helped me to uncover the why of my goals, not just the how
. Knowing the why deepened my intention. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t take action or I just sat around and waited for the law of attraction or universe to provide the outcome I was hoping for. By using this one word, I reminded myself of my intention and then acted.
The result? I made a lot more progress toward my goals by focusing on that one word than I ever did from making a resolution. Needless to say, I am in the process of choosing my new word for 2013. Are you ready to choose yours?
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