I’m sure your social media newsfeed is chocker block full of “Plan your best year yet”, “Get 2016 off to a BIG start!”, “It’s time to get serious- let’s set some big goals” and various versions of those kind of headlines.
Planning and goal setting is great. Essential, really. But you already know that, and I don’t want to bore you trying to tell you how to reinvent your wheels.
You see, if you’re reading this and hanging out in my community, you’re more than likely the kind of driven, enthusiastic person who already understands that if you aim at nothing, you hit it really easily. You’re the kind of person who knows that to keep themselves focused and on task, keeping an eye on the end goal while bravely stepping out the path to get there is vital.
So yeah, I could go on and on here about how to best plan out your year, how to put together 90 day plans, or focus on 3 big goals, or whatever you like to do.
But you’re already doing that. You’re planning, you’re taking action, and you’re achieving those goals, or at least getting close.
(here’s a tip- if you are regularly achieving your goals quite easily- you need to make them bigger and stretch yourself more. You’re not playing to your full potential! If you’re not, then let’s chat about what you can do to change that.)
What I want to share with you is something a little bit different, and it ties into an earlier post I wrote.
I want to talk about gratitude. Continue reading
It’s simply human nature to swing from feeling invincible one day, then just a few hours later feeling like you have no idea why you’re doing what you’re doing. Questioning the value of what you do, questioning your knowledge, loosing faith. It so easy for people to say to you, “just believe in yourself” when in reality, you are feeling fundamentally flawed and not nearly good enough.
The woo-woo peeps out there will at this point start telling you to say your affirmations, “buy a pack of affirmation cards and read them every day”- blah, blah, blah. You know what, you can affirmation the shit out of “I’m a supermodel and a millionaire” but if you’re 4’9” and living on welfare, those affirmations ain’t gonna make it true- and your brain knows that.
Affirmations are bullshit. You can say that stuff all you like, but your brain is still going “it’s not true” in the background every time. Continue reading