“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe
Happy New Year!
Here’s a fun little game to play at this time of year.
What’s something wonderful in your life now that a year ago (or longer, you make the rules) was just a dream?
For many of you, that might be that baby you’re snuggling with. For some of my clients, it’s a completed first draft of their long-dreamed-of book.
It could be a big goal you’ve worked hard on and finally achieved. Or maybe it’s something small, but important, that you’ve consistently done with little or no fanfare.
It could even be a way of being that’s different – maybe you’re less quick to criticize or you’re more compassionate to your partner…or yourself.
Now, take a moment to celebrate and appreciate!
Remember, what we appreciate appreciates. When we recognize our accomplishments with pride and gratitude we cultivate more of that good, motivating energy. Yahoo!!!
A couple of biggies that stand out for me were running a 5K without stopping or walking, something at the start of the year I couldn’t even imagine was possible; and getting my professional coaching certification and welcoming new clients, a career dream I’ve had for a while that I finally took action on and accomplished.
Most people use the start of the year as a marker for reflecting and dreaming, and so do I.
For me, it’s not about resolutions, those habits to start or stop, that we often drop after a few weeks and then feel bad about for the rest of the year.
Instead, it’s about setting intentions for how I’d like to show up to my life and what goals I’d like to work toward. What’s important to me? What do I want to make a reality in my life? How will I grow as I open myself up to what’s possible?
I’m not sure this is for you, but if you also like to use the start of the year to get clear on what you’d like to create for yourself please join me for my upcoming Create a Year You Love! Workshop where I’ll share the New Year goal-setting practice I’ve used for the past five years.
Create a Year You Love! Workshop + Coaching
Wednesday, January 15th or Saturday, January 18th
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Registration and Workshop Details
What’s cool about this process is it goes deeper than just goal setting. In this 3-hour workshop, I’ll guide you through reflecting on lessons of the last year, connecting with what’s important right now and envisioning where you’re headed.
You’ll leave with clarity on what you’d like to do and, maybe even more importantly, who you’d like to be in 2020. When you put those intentions out there (and down on paper) then the magic happens!
In addition to the in-person workshop, your registration includes a private, 60-minute coaching session so you can get personalized support on what most resonated in the workshop.
That may be tapping into what’s most important to you, you’re “why”; or it might be loosening up those limiting beliefs holding you back so they get out of your way; or maybe it’s developing a really clear plan of action to achieve those big goals.
(We’ll schedule the coaching session for at a later date, after the workshop.)
Just imagine how different your year could be if you started it with aligned intentions, clear focus and positive energy.
Join me and Create a Year You Love!
I’m curious, a year from now what wonderful thing will be a reality in your life that is just a dream now? Share with me in the comments.
With Light and Love,