Posts Tagged ‘form an intention’

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?…”

Robert Schuller




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We’ve talked about pursuing our dreams and letting our life missions give power to our goals…

We’ve talked about the Dragons of Resistance and how Kaizen can be our friend

We’ve talked about dreaming Big and about feeling like we’re too small to accomplish anything…

We’re on our way!

Now, has anyone besides me noticed that I talk about writing your goals down a lot…?

Well, there’s a reason for that.

There’s been quite a lot of studies on how people succeed or fail, how they achieve their goals or no, on how they accomplish brilliant, impossible amazing things.

People no different than you and me.

And you know one thing they found? They found that writing down what you want to achieve makes a difference in quite a number of ways.

  • They found that high school students who wrote down goals were more likely to complete school, end up with high paying jobs, and achieve their dreams.
  • They found that people who wrote down affirmations and posted them around where they saw them frequently (by the bathroom mirror, over the dressing table, on the car dashboard) were more likely to be able to break out of destructive beliefs and changed to more positive beliefs more easily;
  • They found that people who wrote an affirmation a thousand times were able to more easily clear out a destructive habit and reprogram a better one (ever wonder why your teacher made you write on the board?…)
  • They found that people who wrote down a list of things that they wanted to do were more likely to accomplish them even if they put the list away and don’t look at it…


And all it took was a few moments and a little ink.

Have you thought about writing down what you want to achieve next?…

More on the way…






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Many New Years’ resolutions are based on good intentions or trying to live up to what other people tell us we should want to do. We’re more than half way through January, and this is the point in time when many of such resolutions start to unravel.

Why is that?

For most of us, change (such as what we’re trying to accomplish with resolutions) is hard. It’s even harder when the change is something that (deep down) is not as motivating to us as not changing.

So, for many folks, there are two things that motivate us to true, long range change –



Following your Life Mission.

Want to build resolutions or goals with staying power?

Then you might want to be looking to your Life Mission for ideas….

As you may have heard me say before, I believe that everybody has a Life Mission. Something that he or she brings to the party of Life that no one else can bring.

And you know your Life Mission when you find it, because it’s about what sings in your soul.

This doesn’t mean that goals and changes connected with our Life Mission are always easy.

It does mean that goals based on the expectations of others tend to fall apart. And that goals that move us towards our own personal Life Missions have power and strength and energy and are more likely to come to fruition.

So, knowing that, if you want real change, you need to give ourself a good motivation to make things happen.

And if the choice is between pain and my true calling, I know which I’ll chose…

Want to learn more about finding your Life Mission?

Check out these articles  from our blog

Your Life Mission – a Star to Steer By

Your Life Mission – What Are You Here For?

Your Life Mission – Looking For Clues

Your Life Mission- Kid’s Stuff!

Your Life Mission- From Cradle to Grave

Your Life Mission -Pulling It Together

Your Life Mission -Sorting It Out

Your Life Mission -The Name of the Game

Your Life Mission -Now That I’ve Got It, What Do I Do With It?

And give yourself the tools to make your life better






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Another way of setting resolutions that work for you is working backwards.

So, send the family to the movies, take the phone off the hook, put on some soothing background music, set yourself in a comfortable chair with your arms and legs uncrossed and comfortably positioned, close your eyes and reach out….

Who do you want to be in a year?

What do you want to learn or achieve?

What parts of your life could use some improvement?

If you could not fail, what would you do?

Just let your spirit relax,and dream…..

And when you’ve dreamed awhile, open your eyes and take some notes.

When  doing this, it’s important not to fall into the trap of chosing things that you’re “supposed to want”;

Those may not be your things.

It’s also important to let yourself be free to dream, as opposed to “being sensible about things”:

While you may have sensible dreams, many times “being realistic” is how we kill our ability to do great things;

So write down the what – you can look at “how” you’re ging to get there later on; but you need the brainstorming/ connecting with your dreams part to be unlimiting.

Many of the most amazing things in the world started because people explored amazing dreams rather than “being reasonable”.

So who would you like to be?….






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Well, look there!..

Today is 1/11/11.

How symmetrical. The numbers won’t line up again like this for another hundred years.

Consulting my numerology references, I’m told that 1 is good for leadership, goal achievement, willpower, unconventionality, creativity, individuality and great potential for success.

Seems like we could be tapping into the power of one today.

Got a goal you want to achieve?

A habit you want to break?

Something you want to succeed?

A dream you want to make real?

You could do worse than to take action on it on 1/11/11. Especially if you started at 1:11 in the afternoon….

And set your intention that the power of all of those ones will help you to make things happen.

You’re number one!






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Daniel Boone was asked by a reporter if he had ever been lost in the wilderness.  

Boone thought for a moment and replied, “No, but I was once bewildered for about three days.”

It’s the New Year and a lot of us have set New Years resolutions. Many of us have chosen the classic ones that we’re told we should want – to lose weight, to exercise more, to complete a degree or get a better job.

And many of those resolutions will fall away before the month of January is over.

How come? One possible reason is not knowing where we want to go in life. Not knowing where we want to be by the end of the year.

Being “bewildered”….

And chosing “default” goals that don’t really have anything to do with who we are or what our path is in life….

You may already have goals.

They may have perfectly good goals….

But, it still might be a good idea to see if you’re planning to move forwards on your own personal journey…

Take a moment…

Close your eyes and take a deep breath…

And visualize for a moment who you’d like to be at the end of the year….


Then open your eyes and write down what popped up.

Do any of your goals send you in that direction?

Then you may need more or different goals.

Chose the goals that speak to your life mission

And work your dreams….

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Happy Kwanzaa, to those who celebrate it!

For the rest of us, we’ve passed beyond the excitement and excesses of the holiday season, and have only New Years before we pass into a shiny New Year, full of possibilities.

For me, this week tends to be full of finding homes for presents I have received, clearing up after Christmas crafting, and beginning to catch up on commitments that went on hold during the last down hill dash to Christmas.

As I restore some order to my little corner of the world, however, I also find it a great time to start thinking about the year to come.

What do I want to do in the coming year?

What do I want to learn?

What do I want to accomplish?

Who do I want to be and where do I want to go by this time next year?

After all, we’re about to receive the biggest, best holiday gift of all – the gift of a shiny new year, fraught with possibilities, where we can do amazing things if we so chose…..

It’s exciting….

Studies find that

  • if you want to get someplace, it’s important to know where you’re going;
  • when you write down your goals, you appreciably increase the chance of achieving them;
  • if you have a Life Mission, it helps you to choose goals that are fun, reinforcing, and meaningful to you:
  • if you give some time to thinking about what you want to give your energy/love/time/resources to, you’re far more likely to do something that you’ll feel good about afterwards;

We’ve all got a potentially wonderful year coming up, if we chose to make it astounding. So I’m inviting you, as we pick up the last scraps of wrapping paper and enjoy the final twinkle of holiday lights about the neighborhood, to join me in giving some thought about what kind of a year you want to have.

What do you want to do this year?….

(Let’s dream big!…)






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