It is January 2, 2018 as I sit and write this post. I literally cannot believe another year has passed. I feel like as we get older, time speeds up. Each year passes a little quicker. Precious moments become even more precious than ever before. It is just amazing to me how little time we have in this form, in this life, when we actually think about it.
Some people may find this attitude negative, but I see it as the opposite. I see it as embracing every single moment of life. I see it as honoring how precious and beautiful all life is. I see it as the motivation for cutting out all the bullshit. I see it as an opportunity to take the necessary steps for creating the life that you really want for yourself. It is an opportunity to live a truly authentic, purpose-driven, passionate life.
So…what exactly do I mean by this?
Quite simply, it means stop focusing on shit that doesn’t matter.
Stop the gossip.
Stop the “keeping up with the Jones’s.”
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Stop trying to fit into a role that you think you should be.
Stop fighting your intuition.
Stop being fake.
It is time to create the life that you desire.
It is time to be the person you know you can be.
I know that a lot of people like to do New Year’s resolutions as a way to try and move towards a new way of being.
Personally, I don’t do them anymore. I think they are too surface-level.
One of the biggest lessons I learned in 2017 is that living in the flow is so much more meaningful and powerful than anything else.
Learning to trust your intuition. Learning to co-create with the universe. Letting go of preconceived notions of what you “should” be doing or who you “should” be, and instead designing that for yourself. Trusting in yourself. Knowing that deep inside, you have all of the answers, and you need to create your life based on your intuition of what you know in your heart is right for you.
(For a more detailed explanation of living in the flow, check out this article.) http://positivepsychology.org.uk/living-in-flow/
All of my processes are rooted in inspired action – really getting clear on who you are as a person and how that drives your behavior. Only once you are clear on that, you can then set goals and define your desired outcomes.
So instead of New Year’s resolutions, I have designed my own personal goal-setting and inspired action method that helps me go much deeper, that is designed to help me live in the flow. And it all starts with my annual review process that I do on New Years Day.
Because I believe that living in the flow means being clear and open about what you are creating for yourself, it means declaring it to the universe. But in order to manifest what you want for yourself, you have to be clear about what it is you want in the first place. You have to honor where you have been, the lessons you have learned, and your story that got you to the present moment. Then based upon this review of the past, you embrace the path for the future.
Once you have done an Annual Review, you can start defining goals and setting deadlines; you get super specific about what you want and how you are going to create it in our lives.
This concept has totally changed my life. I continue to include the concept of flow in my daily life as well as in all of my coaching programs.
I invite you to replace your New Year’s resolutions with a different process – my Annual Review. Go ahead and check out some of my resources on how you can do this – I guarantee you that shifting your perspective on goals and resolutions will help you move towards the life that you want to create for yourself.
I would love to hear from you: how is this process different from how you normally operate?
Comment below and share your thoughts!