December 29, 2014

(day 2)

As this year comes to an end, we’re often asked to make plans for the New Year with questions like what do you want to accomplish in 2015?  And we give thought to things we want to do and or achieve without much attention to how these goals relate to who we are at our deepest level or allow us to contribute our unique gifts or contributions.  So before you start making plans for the upcoming year, give yourself the gift of gratitude and reflection.

Start with asking yourself,  “What do I appreciate about my life today?”  and “For what I am grateful?  Asking yourself these questions allows you to ground yourself in what’s going well and reminds you of all that you have.  And even if at this very moment, things are not going as you’d like or expected, there is still much for you to be grateful.  New opportunities for relationships, activities, or experiences all of which could transform you and your life.   Clarifying your current reality  from a positive perspective sets you up to create a future as opposed to “fixing” the past.

In this space of gratitude and appreciation, what do you want to create… what does a future of deep satisfaction and fulfillment look like for you?  What would living that future make possible for you?

    joysihoulette                    “The starting point of all achievement is desire”.. Napoleon Hill

“And when you want something, ALL the Universe conspires in helping you achieve it!”… Paulo Coelho

So as you think about what you want to create… consider the following questions:

  • What are you drawn to.. what captures your attention… what thoughts or ideas repeatedly come up for you that you yearn to explore?
  • What are you curious about?
  • How would other people describe you?  What do they count on you for?
  • What activities do you feel most engaged, where time disappears and you feel most satisfied?

Use these next few days of 2014 to reflect on all that you have and how you want to make a difference?