Last year may have been your best year yet or perhaps it was a struggle. Either way, it’s the start of a new year and it’s time to make it unbelievably successful!
The best way to start off the new year is to get intentional. That means deciding on what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel this year.
Begin by thinking about your accomplishments last year and what you’re most proud of. Choose one of those accomplishments to bring with you into the new year. Don’t think too hard because you definitely have something to be proud of. No matter how big or small it might be, you have accomplished something amazing last year.
Now that you have your accomplishment, here are four areas help you get intentional in the new year.
Think about the energy around the accomplishment you chose. It should be flowing with positivity and energize you. This accomplishment is evidence that you...
As the end of the year approaches, take a moment to reflect. Reflect over the past year and what you have learned. Here are five lessons over this past year.
You Have All The Power
You have all the power within you. You don’t need to learn more, become more, get permission, or be perfect. You are so much more powerful than you realize. Self doubt often creeps in making you believe that you’re not capable of achieving your goals. But you have all the power within you to achieve success. Everything you could possibly ever want is at your fingertips if you just simply believed in yourself.
Have Unwavering Belief
Have unwavering belief that you’re destined for success. If you had no fear or worries about the outcome, because you knew without a doubt that your success was inevitable, think of everything you would do and achieve. You would do things that once scared you because you knew that there was no...
Preparing for the new year means taking a moment to look back in time and reflect on the past year. It also means looking forward into the future and allowing yourself to dream about what you want to achieve in the new year. Make the new year your best yet! Here are six steps to prepare for the new year.
Start by taking inventory of the things that have worked well for you over the past year. List your biggest successes, your achievements, and what you’re most proud of. Think about what things you did in order to create success this past year. You may want to continue these things in the new year. Take time now to celebrate your wins!
Review the past year of what didn’t work so well. Be open and honest with yourself. Dig deep as to why things didn’t go as you had hoped. Honestly, hardly anything goes exactly as planned. Make these lessons that...
A mantra is a statement or phrase that is repeated frequently to aid in concentration. A mantra gives you focus and clarity on a certain belief you want to have. This is especially helpful in the new year when you’re trying to make things happen and achieve your goals.
Creating a mantra for the new year is a statement that you will live by. You are setting an intention for the new year as to who you want to be and what you want to accomplish.
Here are the four steps on how to create a mantra for the new year.
Think about what you may be struggling with that’s currently holding you back from going after your dreams.
You may be simply procrastinating on doing things that will move you closer to your goals. Often you find yourself working on all the easy things like laundry, errands, and binging on Netflix. Instead you should be tackling the more difficult tasks that will help...
The end of the year is approaching and it’s a good time to stop and pause to reflect on the year that is coming to a close. You may be thinking you’re not where you want to be or perhaps you’ve blown your expectations out of the water and far exceeded what you expected to achieve this year. Either way, it’s important to review what’s worked and what didn’t work in order to set you up for success in the new year.
Here are five things to review before the new year.
Think about the past year and what has gone well for you. Write down your achievements and successes. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are. Think about the things that you’re most proud of and that bring a smile to your face. Now that you have your achievements, you may be considering setting higher benchmarks to achieve in the new year. Take some time right now and set goals for the new year.
Your comfort zone is the place where you feel safest. Your brain knows what to expect when you’re in your comfort zone. When you step outside your comfort zone unpredictable things can happen. Fear takes over from the unknown and self doubt kicks in. You think you should run and hide back in your comfort zone where you feel safe.
The size of your comfort zone may be smaller or larger than someone else. Each person has their own defined comfort zone. Your experiences define the lines you’ve created for your personal comfort zone. Visually you’ve put yourself in a box that’s called your comfort zone. Your box expands when you try something new and step outside your comfort zone. You’ve learned this is safe and acceptable to include in your box so the lines grow longer.
Imagine what would happen if you didn’t have a comfort zone. If there were no boundary lines the world...
Going after you dreams can be hard in and of itself. Add on top of that the negative criticism from others only increases the pressure you’re already feeling. When you decide to take a stand and go after your dreams, you’re putting yourself out there to where you become very vulnerable. During this time you may come across people who don’t quite understand what it is you’re going after. These are the people who find it easy to criticize you and be negative about what you’re trying to achieve.
You may be fed negative thoughts that you’re crazy, it’s a stupid idea, or who are you to be doing this. In reality, the people who are telling you these negative thoughts are simply voicing their own fears and beliefs about themselves.
When you dare to go after your dreams you may be surprised to find that the people you thought would support you actually say negative comments. All because they feel...
In science class you may have learned about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Growing up you may have even seen the cocoons caterpillars make to transform their body, eventually emerging a beautiful butterfly.
Life is about becoming the butterfly.
You start out as the caterpillar. Your cocoon is your comfort zone. You have a choice to make. You can remain a caterpillar or become the butterfly.
Often, it’s easier to remain in your comfort zone. It’s warm, cozy, and safe. Nothing can hurt you there. On the other hand, becoming the butterfly is scary. Spreading your wings and flying into the unknown is no easy feat. Who knows what you will experience out there.
Many people remain stuck in their cocoons because of fear. It’s easier to stay within the comfort zone where there are no surprises and everything is predictable. But this is a boring life. You are not meant...
Take responsibility for the three areas in life you have control over. Stop concerning yourself with the thoughts, feelings, and actions of other people.
Often times you try to control the thoughts, feelings, and actions of other people. It could be to get other people to like you or just to be polite. In any case, you are not responsible for other people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. You are only responsible for your OWN.
Let’s take a deeper dive into these three areas.
You are often led to take responsibility for other people’s actions. For example, someone got upset and yelled at you for doing a job incorrectly. You immediately take responsibility by thinking that you’re incompetent and incapable of doing a good job. You believe that because you didn’t do a good job, the other person took their anger out on you.
In this example you are taking ownership of the...
The most common answer is fear. The fear of judgement of what other people will think of you if you fail. Often times you decide it’s easier to be in inaction waiting for everything to be perfectly aligned before you start. That way you’ll be less likely to make a mistake and fail. Or perhaps you let self doubt keep you from going after your dreams.
The question becomes how to get over your fear. Here are five tips to help you get over your fears and confidently start taking action on achieving your goals.
The truth is, failure is inevitable. You didn’t learn to walk on your first try. Yet, you think achieving your goal should be so simple. Through failure comes success. The more times you fail the closer you are to getting it right. Failures are lessons learned. It’s going to happen so just accept...