As we enter a brand new decade, I feel like everyone is buzzing around talking about resolutions, vision boards and setting positive intensions for what the future may hold.
It’s quite alarming how easily we can get in our own way. Buying into old truths we believe about ourselves and looking at past failures can truly hold you back from reaching your fullest potential. As I sat down to make a list of goals and resolutions, just as I do every year, I thought that I’d have a different approach this year. I wanted to really dive deep into the fundamental elements that we need in order to work on in order to reach out fullest potential.
I’ve also been reading a parenting book called “Never Say No” and it has provided a few valuable exercises that can not only be applied toward parenting, but toward other areas in life that I thought I would share.
Start to get in the habit of asking yourself: “Does this support the life I am trying to create?”
1. Remove & Improve
Make a list with 2 columns. One side for “Thing that do not serve me” and the other for “Things that Serve.” Intentionally remove what no longer makes sense in your life or things that truly do not feed a larger picture goal or state of mind that you are aiming to reach. It is vital to believe that your past does not define your future.
2. Give Up the “Someday”
Forget about saving things for another time or thinking about what will happen “someday.” The time is now. Don’t put off visiting your friends, calling your grandmother, working on a redesign of your website – life is happening right in this moment.
3. What Do You Want?
At the beginning of this year it is important to dig deep and really ask yourself “What do I want?” Only you are responsible for choosing the direction of your life and if you don’t know what you want, that is okay. Just start small with what you want from the next month, and month after that, etc…
4. Always Develop
In order to diversify and grow, you absolutely must stay curious and keep an interest in developing your personal brand and outlook on life. Take up a new hobby to make new friends, learn a new skill or manner. You will be shocked by the results this brings in – both positive or negative.
5. There is no Balance
I think the word “balance” is a bit taboo. Balance is not a static thing and it isn’t about giving everything the same weight. You have to life in the flow of life and live in the movement and moment of life.
What types of resolutions or beliefs are you participating in this 2020?