Happy New Year!
I just love ringing in the New Year! It offers me a time to reflect…
So much has happened over this past year.
A lot of lows that turned into highs.
A lot of synchronicities that I’m glad I followed. Even if they were heartbreaking at first.
I was Forced to Pivot and Head into the Unknown…
But I’m grateful for them all! Every single experience…
Because they led me to where I am now.
And boy, am I ever happy to be here. Right here.
With Each New Year that Rolls Around,
We Reflect and then Redirect.
We redirect our paths. We set new goals for ourselves – To help along in this beautiful journey we’re all on.
Yes, I goal set too. But, I don’t typically wait for the start of a new year to set goals.
I set them all the time!
I Love Setting Goals. Crushing Goals. Changing Goals.
It’s all part of the process of life.
What I LOVE to do at the start of the year, though, is set my intentions.
My intentions, not just for the year ahead, but for my future self.
I align myself with where my spirit wants to take me. I breathe in my intentions fully.
In an attempt to live my intentions wholeheartedly.
And yes, while you could say goals and intentions are one in the same – I consider them slightly different.
Goals are SPECIFIC – They have a beginning and an end.
Whereas my intentions are in alignment with my purpose, my mission (and are slightly more general).
I Read a Book at the End of 2022 that Helped me Set My Intentions Moving Forward
The book is titled: The Dan Sullivan Question, by (you guessed it!) Dan Sullivan.
It asks one simple question…
(Turns out, it’s not simple at all, but it sure is thought provoking!)
The question goes like this:
“If we were having this discussion three years from today, and you were looking back over those three years, what has to have happened in your life, both personally and professionally, for you to feel happy with your progress?”
It sure makes you think!
I spent some time sitting with this question… I reflected on it. I journaled it.
After doing so, I now know the obstacles that are in my way. And I know what strengths I’ll need to harness to overcome them.
I feel like I have a direction. I know my path.
This question provided a whole lot of clarity for me.
Which is why I’m sharing it with you!
I hope you can find some clarity with this question too! And take that clarity with you into 2023.
Feel free to meditate on it. Journal it. Contemplate it.
Most importantly, realign with it often!
(I’ve already stuck a sticky note on my desk to remind me each time I need to come back to it! To refocus on the bigger mission ahead…)
And if you’re up for it…. Share your contemplations with me!
I’d love to hear YOUR intentions for yourself this new year!