It’s a new year and the majority of people are scrambling to make those new years resolutions happen. Talking to your friends I’m sure the old favourites will pop up again:
- Losing Weight
- Run 5km
- Stop smoking
- Drink less
- Take more time off this year
- Spend more time with the kids
- Find a life partner
Feels a little….. blah, doesn’t it.
This year I decided not to have any new years resolutions. (Shock, horror, surprise!) Instead I’ve been thinking and plotting and mapping out what I want for this year. Situations and experiences that will invigorate my mind, body and soul. Initially I had a whole flipchart full of stuff “To Do” – really boring stuff and then some really exciting, almost crazy things that almost seem impossible. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 major things:
- A week in Las Vegas with my husband – no kids!
- Write a kick-ass PhD proposal
- Create lives that Rock for 1000 people this year.
Considering that I am also a mom with three school going kids, this is going to be quite an exciting, interesting and dare I say challenging year.
If you are thinking “How the hell is she going to do that?”, you are not alone. I’ve been asking myself that question a gazillion times over the past month. And then it dawned on me that I don’t need a specific, precise plan to make all this happen. I just need to start with an intention and feel the excitement and emotion – get real fired up. Not hard to do, who would not be fired up going to Vegas?
Living in Africa, going to Vegas would mean travelling just about half way around the world. Challenging – yes, but possible.
Instead of focussing how I’m going to make those 3 experiences a reality, my focus is on the end result and what it would feel like once I’m there/have done it.
Whatever you hope to achieve this year, I’m sure you could do it. Get help, get a mentor, get a coach, get an accountability buddy. Take action!
Until next time,