There are two times a year where I really feel the urge to make a fresh start; to try anew to improve myself. During Fall, you have the back-to-school season, and then, of course, there’s the New Year. I love the feel of planning my new datebook, updating my dream board, and reflecting over my progress through the years.
But, we can recreate ourselves any time or day. Each new day is an opportunity for a fresh start, and I truly believe we can become anything we want. The key is to find someone who is already doing what we want to do, or who already has what we want. Then copy what they did to get there. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery for a reason!
Think what, not how
Sometimes the hardest part is to figure out what we really want. And, I mean what we REALLY want. If you don’t know where you are going … you’re sure to get there. When we tap into knowing what we want, it’s important to remember that the “how” isn’t really important in this stage of goal-setting. We just want to know the what. When you know “what” you want, then the “how” becomes clearer. Oftentimes we limit ourselves. It is important to allow yourself permission to ponder and think about “what” you want. There are no limits.
It’s easy to say we want more money, or that we want to lose 20lbs. But, it’s usually much deeper than that. It’s not really the money we are after, but what the money can do for us. Maybe it affords for less stress, greater choices, access to better things like perhaps buying all organic food, or the freedom to take a vacation. Write that out! Losing weight can help you to have more energy, less knee and back pain, more energy to play with kids and grandkids. Write that out, too!
So take a minute. There are no limits here. Allow yourself to dream. Then, ask yourself why you want that and then dig deeper.