We all get stuck. Moments and seasons when we cannot get clarity and see beyond today. In our businesses, communication and life strategies.
I think that is why New Years Resolutions get such a bad reputation because they belong in the land of “being stuckness”. Change is hard, reframing mindsets is even harder and then add to the mix negativity, bullying and good old self-esteem.
Would you like to get unstuck?
“Don’t ever let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.” – 10 Things I Hate About You
Desire is a powerful emotion both for the positive and negative parts of our lives and often we get stuck in the realms of our dreams because we become disappointed when we have been hoping for something and it has not been realised.
Over the last fourteen years, I have asked myself a series of questions that have helped me reform my perspective and shift into the new season. Does that mean it has been easy?
Nope, Nah, doubt it!
Change is powerful but it is painful and unless we uncover the parts of our today that are locking us in a holding pattern we cannot access the momentum needed for the new.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
A simple sentence has been repeating over and over in my heart lately. If we keep doing the same things we have always done and we are expecting a different result, that is insanity.
The thought of setting goals and re-hoping again for the new year can be hard but is it just as hard as staying stuck where you are?
The best way you can move forward is to take the time to process, let go and find courage for your new tomorrow. Writing is a powerful way to do this exact thing.
I have designed a book that includes these questions and the process I have done now for 14 years. It includes articles to help you process, let go and dream again. It is called NEW DAYS and can be bought in a download version for $9.95 and also a printed book version for Australian residents for $19.95 including shipping.
If I can give you any advice right at the beginning of this holiday season, take the time to reflect and reclaim your future this New Year. If you are ready to explore a little and then begin again, this date with yourself was made just for you.
We need to be honest with ourselves for this to work.
Here is how this vision book works:
Print off these pages and find a favourite pen.
Get a drink that makes you smile (coffee, wine, tea, apple cider, ginger beer or a milkshake).
Set your atmosphere to a quiet and reflective space (Candles, music or people/ cafe/ buzz/ city life).
Turn off your phone. (like really, no Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest).
Start by saying thank you for the year that was and open your heart up for new inspiration for the year coming.
Then dive in.
You inspire me already.