New Year’s Success Resolution
New Year’s Eve is at hand. The list of resolutions for 2011 is growing long and, for some, doubt is already creeping in. Gritting your teeth, and throwing your shoulders back, you strengthen your resolve. “No! This year I AM going make changes in my life. I AM going to succeed in life and create wealth. This time, I AM going to MAKE myself achieve my goals!”
I don’t know about you…..but this “Make myself do it” never worked for me. The old adage, “What you resist persists” takes over and failure follows. Rather than the “Stick” approach, here is a gentle, nurturing and kind “Carrot” Success Strategy. Used on a consistent basis, this method will keep that doubt and fear away and give you a chance to make a real difference in your life.
Step One in Establishing Your Success Strategy to Achieve Your Goals
The reason why you haven’t been able to follow through at the gym, or achieve your sales goals, is not because you didn’t know what to do. It is because you didn’t know how to do it. So here is how to get 2011 off to a great start.
To actually experience success, you must allow yourself to FEEL your feelings and own them all as your friend. Not just any friend, but your best friend. “What?”, you say, “That is it!” and “What do you mean they are all my friend? I don’t want to feel Not Good Enough, Sad, Anger! Besides, I was told I had to ‘Get rid of them.'” Feelings are merely information not, as most of us have been taught, a threat to our wellbeing . E-motion = energy in motion – that is it. Feelings are your infinite resource to guide to you to what is your next best step. They are your internal compass to keep you on course.
Compass to Your Success
Imagine you are a captain of your ship. You want to head due North to achieve your goal. When you glance down at the compass, you see that you are headed 180 degree – due South. You have two choices: Curse at the compass and throw it on the ground and stomp on it – with that the crew knows “Oh, No! Now we will never get there!” or to say, “Thank you, Compass, for letting me know I am off course. Now I can look at what corrections I want to make to get me back on course to my destination.”
Your feelings are there to guide you as well. You can go to the frig or the bar and stuff your feeling of Not Good Enough or Anger, and keep charging on in your same old way, or stop and honor how you feel. Take a deep breath. Ask, “Not Good Enough, thanks for showing up. What are you here to teach me today?” Not Good Enough simply says, “Gee, if you would stop and review your presentation for tomorrow a few more times, you would feel competent and prepared.” Or Anger might point out, “You’re angry because you feel sad about the amount of time you have wasted resisting expressing your creative talents. Just allow yourself to take out your journal and start writing.”
Step One Review –
Align with your feelings. Stop. Breathe deeply. Allow the feeling to bubble up. Ask your feeling what it has to teach you today. Take that information and make your next move.
Next Step – Step Two , you will learn how feelings provide you with a more colorful world and greater flexibility to seal the deal and bring you prosperity.
A Colorful Journey to You.