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So, it’s  a New Year and we’re looking at our resolutions for it. What we want to do/learn/become in 2011.

Now, some resolutions drop by the way side because we set goals that are way too sweeping and overwhelming.

Like

  • lose 100 lbs;
  • find amazing love and be married in the year;
  • write the Great American Novel;

Now, any of those goals are possible within the space of a year, but for many of us, they’re good intentions but so overwhelming that we take a tiny stab at them and then give up;

For folks like this, we need to set smaller goals, and move towards them in baby steps, in a technique called Kaizen, which I will talk about in the future. Once we achieve a small goal, rinse and repeat .

You acknowledge/celebrate  that you’ve achieved a goal

  • check it off on your list;
  • reinforce yourself with chocolate;
  • tell someone so you can jump up and down together;
  • do the happy “I did it!” dance;
  • or whatever floats your boat.

And then do it again.

The important thing is to acknowledge that you’re moving forwards – because that is what gives you the motivation to keep on moving towards your dreams.

More on goal setting to come

Catherine

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1/4/11

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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….

Want more information on this? Try here

Catherine

Foresight

1/2/11

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Hi folks!

Welcome to a bright shiny new year- all for you! Now, what are you going to do with it?…

Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions…

As you may know from reading previous posts, I believe that each and every one of us has something we’re here to do, a gift special and unique to us, something we bring to the party of life that no one else can bring.

A calling, if you will…

Unfortunately, many of us don’t discover what our gift is. Many more find that gift but doubt themselves so much that they kill their dreams (“who am I to think I’m so special?..”). Still others love their gifts but somehow can never find the time to make their dreams reality.

Here’s where resolutions ( New Year, birthday or second Tuesday in March) can help….

The classic take on New Year’s resolutions is that of theoretical goals that you mean to follow-through on but will actually never complete.

For instance:

  • You resolve to lose weight.
  • You buy a gym membership.
  • You go 4 days the first week.
  • You go 3 days the second week.
  • One time the third…
  • And never again.

What I’ve found more useful is to choose projects I want to complete or areas I want to improve in the coming year.

For instance:

  • Self-publish a book on palmistry.
  • Improve my personal health and stamina.
  • Develop more classes to teach.
  • Become a better writer.
  • Strengthen my relationships with family and friends.

You get the idea.

Once I have my targets, I make a list of things that I can do to move forwards  in each area. These can be big things, like taking a series  of classes, but a lot of times, I find breaking things into baby steps, like making a phone call or painting for 10 minutes actually makes it more likely that I’ll actually complete them (this is a technique called Kaizen, that I’ll get into in more detail in the future.)

The final starting step is to figure how much time I’m prepared to commit on a regular basis to make my dreams come true:

  • One hour a day?
  • Two hours a week?
  • 15 minutes a day?

Most people believe that it takes a major time commitment and sacrifice in all other areas of their lives to make their dreams a reality. Putting a majority of your time into your dreams does move them along faster, but the interesting thing is that a regular commitment of even small amounts of time can change your life in a major way.

So, giving a half an hour twice a week to your gift instead of  t.v., extra naps, or surfing the net can make your dreams reality far sooner than you might realize.

 (Don’t get me wrong- I love t.v., naps and surfing. It’s just that the secret to happiness is often about prioritizing my dreams 🙂 )

Resolutions are only the beginning. I’m going to be doing a series of posts on psychological, metaphysical, and personal development ways to make your dreams real..

But, if you’re starting on a journey of transformation, the first thing you need to know is where you want to go.

So,what would you like to do this year?

More soon…

Catherine

Foresight

1/5/10

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