May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. ~Joey Adams
Happy New Year. I’ve been waiting for some downtime to get back to my writing. It seems I’m often waiting for some event to get myself back on track. But then life happens…this time it was out of town guests. We’ve had guests in our house since December 4th—first my mother-in-law, then my brother and his family, and now friends of my older son. I expect the house to empty out on January 20th. I could make that my target date to get on track, start those New Years Resolutions…but actually I don’t make resolutions.
Historically, I can keep my New Year’s resolution through most of January. A really good year will find me sticking to my resolutions through the first week of February. Maybe I should call them January resolutions, at least then I could feel successful.
So now, instead of New Year’s resolutions, I take some time to dream. What do I want my life to look like? What do I want to accomplish? Once I have a clear vision of my dream, I develop my action goals. I frame my goals so they are achievable in the moment. Instead of a resolution to write daily (that never works for me), I commit to engaging in activities that support my writing life. Instead of a resolution to meditate more, I commit to spending time deepening my connection with spirit. These are goals I can accomplish. With these goals, I can feel successful. Every moment focused on a goal, builds momentum. Momentum creates action and action brings results. Each moment that I put action towards one of my goals, feeds my belief that I can achieve my dreams. Only through believing in your dreams will you achieve them. Our lives are filled with detours and delays, but in any moment you can choose to embrace a dream and take a small action towards your life’s vision.
This Week: Dream…Envision the life you want! Then, a moment at a time, take action towards your dream.
Peace and Blessings,