New Year’s Resolution – I will honor who I am by aligning with my emotions and listening to the information they give me. I will thank my feelings for showing up and take the next step toward my goals.
As I was beginning to write Step Two of Success Strategies to keep you on your Road to Success in 2011, an email came with the Title: “New Year’s Resolutions Suck.” This well-meaning Internet marketer in his desire to help people actually follow through with their New Year’s Resolutions listed what you have heard since cavemen grunted – 1.Write them down; 2. Create an action plan 3. Take massive action. As I pointed out in Step One of New Year’s Success Resolution, this is the “Stick” approach that rather than encouraging you to take action, instead reinforces resistance whose best friend is procrastination followed by inevitable failure. Since what we resist persists, when we shut down our feeling of Not Good Enough or Sadness or I am a failure, we end up with the smashed “Compass” (Step One) heading us in a circle giving us more of the same. Using the nurturing “Carrot” approach, you could use your feelings as a very accurate “Compass” to let you know just where you want to develop to empower yourself.
THE Secret – Law of Success
If you are anything like me, you have spent thousands of dollars searching for THE Secret in all the books, courses, and CDs that you have purchased. Good news. Your empowerment lies within. By simply tapping into who you are and befriending all your feelings you will feel revitalized and come up with a plan that works. When I mention “feelings,” I include ALL feeling – the “shadow” ones like: anger, resentment, hate, sadness, remorse, grief, and not good enough as well as the “good” ones like: joy, love, excitement, playfulness, confidence. You see, ALL feelings are “good” because feelings are the Key to Unlock Your Potential.
All Feelings are “Good”
Sometimes when I align with “Sadness” and ask, “Sadness, what do you have to teach me today?,” breathe and listen, Sadness often is Suppressed Joy just waiting to bubble up and give me the energy and power I need. Sadness might say, “I am sad because you are not listening to me. You know just what is your next step to Goal Get this week.” Relaxed and reassured, I breathe in the joy with three deep breaths to run that new sensation through my body. Energized, I take the step needed to accomplish my goal. As another example, when you feel “Not Good Enough, ” sit quietly; deep breathe three times through your nose and out your mouth with an “Ahhhhh.” Give yourself the moment to discover what wisdom is hiding just underneath that discomfort, Ask:”Not Good Enough, What are you here to teach me today?” If you are new to Social Media, it might be that Not Good Enough is here to remind you to watch those free videos that you received last week on how to set up your account so you will feel Good Enough with more knowledge . Or you will feel Good Enough once you write that email to follow up with that hot prospect. As simply as that, you can use the “Compass” provided by your emotions to turn your ship around and head to the Port of Joy and Satisfaction.
Full Crayon Box – The Way to Success
With managing your emotions by allowing yourself to align to all your feelings and listen to what they have to say, you will have more of you to pull from. You will be more flexible in how you interact at work and at home. I equate it to going from having 4-5 crayons of colors of your personality with which to paint the world, to having an infinite crayon box to pull from. With this increased flexibility in your emotional life, imagine the kind of negotiator you will become, as you are able to adjust in a moments notice to changing circumstances around you. You will seal the deal and your desire : “I want to be rich” can be fulfilled. Moreover, you will be rich personally as well as professionally. The only New Year’s Resolution you need in creating wealth and for success in life:
I will honor who I am by aligning with my emotions and listening to the information they give me. I will thank my feelings for showing up and take the next step toward my goals. Celebrate YOU!