2012 is coming round the corner lightening fast. I love the Holiday’s and the ramp down/ramp up of the New Year. For the heavily time-based - It’s a great milestone marker and opportunity to look ahead.
I decided recently that I wouldn’t spend my time obsessing about the end of the Mayan calendar or climate change for that matter. Instead I’m going to put my energy into being proactive and planning for the best outcomes possible. Yes, I believe in miracles.
We all came here with some ideas about what we would like to do with ourselves, what role we would like to play out on life’s great stage. I’m glad not everyone wants what I want. There is enough to go around. There is enough for everyone to realize the dreams they came to the planet with and create their own happiness.
The New Year seems like a good time to assess if you’re on target with your vision for yourself. It’s also a good time to get your plan together so you can actually get more of what you want in the next 365 days.
Here are 5 tips to getting started:
I. Ask Yourself – “Self, who am I?” – Assuming you have a fair understand of who you are and what you like and or love. This test might be useful if you have only scratched the very tip of your iceberg. There are lots of test like this too. Sometimes it also helps to know what inspires you. This 2 hour video was pretty inspiring to me. Especially the part about tithing. I put that on my goal list for 2012.
This is pretty obvious but there are a few other things I find helpful to the process of figuring out what you want. They include: Meditating, exercising and deliberate breathing - when you’re done getting yourself pumped up get some paper, pencils or crayons and do a good brainstorming session.
|An old vision board I made - Still relevant for me.|
III. Make a plan: There are plenty of tools out there once you set those awesome goals. I started using SuperViva some years ago. I made a list and check it at least twice a year. My good friend and inspiring human being Susie started the project. She also wrote an interesting piece on making a goal lists. There’s also this new site another great friend and artist Mary Mihelic is involved with called moteevateeme. I haven’t used it yet but it looks like it will definitely help anyone move a mountain. I am considering using it to help me with an interactive book I want to make.
IV. Make a determination to overcome ANY and EVERY obstacle. Because…there will be obstacles. You know that right???
V. Nuff said - Go get em tiger: Nike said it best yall. “Just do it” .
Happy New Year!