Here are three quick tips for creating a magnificent year:
1. Pull forward the good from the past year
Whatever your disappointments may be from the year before – shake them off and pull forward what you’ve learned and what you appreciate –- highlights from your year.
Drawing a blank?
How about asking yourself, if you did know, what would they be?
In fact, take a moment and write 2 or 3 of the “learnings” or “highlights” down right now as they come to you.
2. Sow daily toward what you want.
Here’s a key question for you:
Are you sowing daily toward what’s important to you, even if it’s only a few minutes a day?
Maybe it’s spending more time with your husband or wife…or your kids…or learning something new.
Rather than getting stuck in “all-or-nothing” land, start asking yourself what steps you could take a few minutes a day to sow in this area that’s important to you.
For me and my family a few years back, I made a decision to start sowing a few minutes a day toward growing a network and a business that was totally new to me, and at a time when I had no “extra” time…so that I wouldn’t be in the same or worse situation (working more and more hours away from the family) a year later…5 years later…10 years later…and that decision, and consistent sowing over time, has totally transformed our lives and allowed me to be home with my family while growing an international business that’s now touching lives in multiple countries around the world.
How about for you?
What’s an area that you want to see changed in the months ahead?
What plan and daily steps can you put in place to start moving in that direction?
Remember, it’s the direction you’re heading that’s more important than where you are right now.
3. Live from possibility rather than from pressure.
As you look forward – rather than feeling pressure – whether it’s pressure because of your finances, your health, or some other area of your life – rather than focusing on what’s still “not there” or how far you have to go – start looking at what’s possible.
What’s possible today?
What’s the next step I could take (in this area) today?
Or as the team at Access Consciousness likes to ask, “What else is possible?”
Play in possibility.
It feels different, doesn’t it.
My wife has a wonderful phrase “we’ll be met”…referring to the mystery, wonder, and power of being met by something beyond what we can fully see and control ourselves.
As long as we take the steps we can take, and keep our heart open, it’s amazing what can come into our experience.
Be open to be amazed.
And keep taking the steps you can take right now toward what you want, trusting that “you’ll be met” and eventually enjoy the fruit – of something that grows beyond just what you can see from your vantage point right now.
Live…and sow…from possibility rather than pressure.
It’s both more enjoyable and more fun!
Here’s to a powerful and transformational year for us all!
P.S. To further assist you with step #1 and anchor a state of appreciation and gratitude as we enter a the rest of the year, here’s a wonderful video that was just shared with me by a friend. Enjoy!
4 thoughts on “3 Quick Tips for Creating A Magnificent Year”
The attitude of gratitude changes everything, we can see the negative in a situation or see the positive that can come from it. When we are grateful for those negative situations, we find the good. 30 years ago I was given 6 weeks to live with cancer….. but we found the good. I changed, we changed, life changed and I am grateful!
You have a powerful story, Yvonne. I love how you poetically described such key insights and choices in a few powerful phrases above – thanks for sharing!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This video put it all in perspective. For too much of my life, I’ve been “waiting”. For things to slow down, for there to be less stress, etc. As a result, I have been depressed because it doesn’t happen. Days go by, and I am stuck in a rut of negativity and despair. This video changed everything for me. Blessings to you!
Wonderful – so glad you enjoyed the video, Lori, and thank you for your comments!