Resolutions Suck. Do this instead.
Maybe because we just had the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Maybe because the new year (and my birthday) are coming up really soon… I’ve been feeling called to start DREAMING about the future.
This is an essential step to Magic and Manifestation.
Frankly, I think New Year Resolutions are BS. They’re typically born from a place of failure, hurt, and self-abuse. And they set you up for more of the same.
I like to stack the deck for absolute success. The first step is to failure-proof your intention for the new year.
Here’s what I do…
Instead of resolutions I set a THEME for the year.
Setting a theme is like choosing a flavor for the year. A context. What the year will be about. It’s not a fixing thing. It’s a growing thing.
My theme often grows out of what I want to learn and experience this year. I also tune into what’s ready to happen. And EVERYTHING gets accomplished. It just happens. Every year. Without forcing or failure.
Unlike goals, which work best when they’re super specific, a Theme should be general, even vague.
Leave room to be surprised by what shows up and how the theme reveals itself.
In my experience, the surprises are much better than anything I imagined for myself. For example, one year my theme was “Foundation Building.” I had no idea that would mean I would find–and buy–my dream house (at below my budget), set up house with my husband, and attract my superstar business support team.
Today I cracked open a new copy of my Financial Alchemy workbook, and went through my theme creation exercise (page 43).
My theme for 2021 is Alignment. I’m totally in love with that word right now.
What does this theme mean, you might ask?
- For me it’s about further reducing artifice and friction: aligning my sails to how I can be of best and truest use to my purpose.
- Having the courage to say no to the beliefs and practices and things and communities I’ve outgrown and no longer feel like a good fit. Updating my own messaging and business model to better match my own evolution. You can’t say yes unless you can say no. “No” creates space for an authentic yes. What I say yes to feels that much more valuable.
- Continuing the path of win-win-win. Is this good for me, the other person, and the planet as a whole? This filter is important to me. I long ago learned I ONLY make money when I feel aligned with the client and offer. Price point doesn’t even matter.
What is YOUR theme for the year? Please share it below.
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Very liberating! I’ve been doing that for quite some time. My theme will be….hmmmmm, Igniting Passion. Setting my business and personal passions, desires and relationships on fire.