“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Alright, it’s New Year’s resolution time again.
Whether you’re someone who makes resolutions or not, we all have things we want to create, and the new year always feels like a fresh page. Yet even when we’re committed and start off strong, resolutions often fall to the wayside. And it’s not because we don’t mean them.
The truth is, resolutions tend to be outside of us. They involve taking action to make something happen. And they’re usually focused on something we consider to be challenging, or feel we have to change about ourselves.
What if instead of stating a list of resolutions that focus on what we need to do, we start with a the premise that where we are is perfect? In other words, treating our resolutions as a continuum, knowing we can create new and wonderful things in our lives. In this way, the focus is on possibility rather than the limitations we impose on ourselves when we think about “what we need to do to get what we want.”
Today, let’s look at tips for successfully creating what you want in the New Year—whether you’re into resolutions, or not.