If you're like me, you love a good goal or two. Especially when New Years rolls around. Getting clarity around a goal/dream is the first step towards making something extraordinary happen.
But sometimes, when we become too goal driven, we end up disappointed when things don't work out as we planned. Furthermore, we fail to receive the beautiful gifts that ARE coming our way NOW because we're so caught up in the specifics of future thinking.
If managed incorrectly, goals can become just more expectations. And our expectations cause us suffering.
Take a look at these 3 Alternatives to Goals if you could use a new spin on goal setting...
1. LESSONS TO CARRY FORWARD
Think back through 2021 and see if you can boil down your most important lessons learned, even if they were hard won. Think about categories including:
Pick 3 at the most, and commit to living by these new understandings.
What are your lessons from 2021?
2. ONE LITTLE WORD
Instead of a goal, think of one word that you'd like to get curious about for the next 12 months. It's a word that you want to weave into all aspects of your life.
Think of a word that elicits positivity and a sense of "yes, this is me," and "I want to see more of this in my daily doings."
If it feels good, you know it's right.
Remember this word when you're feeling low, and see how just a simple word can change the very focus of your life.
3. GET YOUR VISION ON
Sit comfortably in your chair, or lie in your bed at night and close your eyes. Allow yourself to drop into an alpha state, and begin to imagine yourself a year from now...
What will you be doing and with whom? Why will you be smiling, and what will you be proud of? What will you be wearing and saying? Who will you be helping? And most importantly how will this make you feel?
Our subconscious speaks in VISIONS and EMOTION. So connect to your subconscious. Using the power of your emotion, plant your already achieved vision there. Feel the feelings of how great it will be.
And watch as it comes together without you having said a word to anyone.
There you have it, Inspiring Friends! Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead.