Setting goals and making resolutions often fail. Why? Our heart isn’t in them. Our bodies might not agree either. We may have an inner rebel who doesn’t want another thing on the to-do list, another box to check off, or another ‘should’ added to the list of things that already aren’t happening. This just ends up proving our inability to live up to expectations – yours or others. We end up thinking, “why bother?” or “I knew I was going to fail”…
Who wants to start the New Year off that way?
I would like to offer an alternative.
Our brain and nervous system prioritize our survival and safety. It naturally focuses on avoiding what we don’t want. As a result, we often unwittingly make resolutions based on fear; fear of failure, fear of illness, fear of not having enough, fear of loneliness or disapproval, etc. However, I have observed that energy flows where attention goes, and we tend to get more of what we focus on.
“The heart knows the way. Run in that direction”. – Rumi
What about focusing on what we do desire or what we want to create in our lives? That’s where intention is useful in giving us direction – like a compass or a rudder on a boat.
Learning to set an authentic intention is a powerful way to align mind, body and heart to that creative energy within all of us in a direction of true growth. It is setting your inner compass for how you want to be, or feel or what you want to experience. It is more aligned to your heart’s desire for your happiness or meeting your potential. The being you cultivate through intention naturally leads to the doing. The doing then feels joyful and can seem effortless even if there is a lot work involved. We feel supported or guided because we are!
Join me on January 11th at 7pm Central time for a free interactive workshop to tune into your heart, get clear on where you want to head, clear the way and get insight into next steps that are right for you.