In less than one month, we’ll reset the calendars to January 1st. If you haven’t already, you’ll soon begin to make plans for next year.
So many times in the past, I’ve sat down and planned out my year. I’ve written down the things I think I want and maybe even how I think I’m going to get there. Often times, the things I am planning on doing are the same things I’ve planned on doing in past years, but this year, I tell myself, it’ll be different. Have you ever found yourself in this same situation?
Then January comes. We’re excited about our new plans and what our life will be like when we’ve reached our goals, and we start working towards them. Then, life starts to happen. Not that life is a bad thing, but the unexpected things that come up can throw a wrench into the best laid plans.
For most people, by sometime around the middle of January, the goals they were so excited about just a few weeks prior have been forgotten. Swallowed up by their old habits and forgotten.
Some people might say that this is inevitable. It’s hard to change old deeply rooted habits, and that achieving new things is always going to be a challenge. I don’t think that this is the case at all.
Change is everywhere. Just look around you. Look at something close to you right now and think about how that has changed in the last few years. There is a picture in a frame of my stepdaughter next to me right now, taken about six years ago. I’m sure it was taken with a camera that took film. Heck, five years ago, the iPhone didn’t even exist. The Blackberry was the smartest phone we had. My, how we’ve changed.
Change is demanded of us every day. There is new technology, new societal norms, and new processes and procedures to which we adapt every day. Billions of dollars are spent on advertising and marketing of products that companies want us to buy. Most of them require us to change our habits.
A goal is just a change that we desire inside our own life. We know that we change every day, so why do we continue to struggle with achieving goals?
I think it is because we take too narrow a focus when it comes to goal setting. We get so overwhelmed with the task that we need to complete that we forget to think about what it all means to us, why we’re doing it in the first place, and what our life will be like when we finally do complete it.
This is why I am writing this series of posts. We are going to take a “whole life” approach to setting your goals for 2013. This year, you won’t be setting new year’s resolutions. I’m going to wrap up, with a pretty little bow, everything you need to know to supercharge your goal setting this year.
Instead of starting with setting resolutions, we’re going to put the law of attraction to work in your life, combined with your own life purpose, to bring you to a new level of success. We’ll cover a lot of ground together this month, to get you ready to make 2013 the best year of your life.
These posts will build on each other, with the information and action steps from each of them carrying you into the following one. So it is important to take the actions I’ll outline in each one before moving on to the next.
I’m giving this to all of you for free, as a thank you for your support and encouragement this year. After the end of December, the information in these posts will be taken down from my website, re-formatted, and published as an e-book that will be available for purchase. I’m excited to get started, and I hope you are too!
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Have a joyful day!
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