“The goal is not to change who you are, the goal is to become more of who you are at your best.”
Point to Ponder:
Are your 2016 goals, mantras and/or intentions balanced?
It’s been a big three weeks! We’ve celebrated the previous year, pulled 2015 weeds and reviewed and evaluated any unfulfilled expectations, undelivered communication and unfinished business from 2015. YAY! Now we can declare our 2016 goals, mantra or intentions!
For me, the ‘clean the slate’ exercise has been very helpful, as it has done just that, it’s cleaned my slate. Rather than haphazardly write down and dive into a ridiculous amount of overwhelming goals (which I do each year and fail miserably), this year was different! Not only did this exercise provide me with critical thinking opportunities, but it allowed me the time to strategically evaluate what I actually want and need to pursue in order for me to become more of who I am at my best.
While I am continuing to determine specific goals for 2016, I have chosen a mantra and intention: “Grow” is my mantra, and my intention is: “I willingly accept and embrace each new challenge that I encounter so I can grow into and become everything God has created me to be.”
So, how about you? Do you have any goals, a mantra, or intention for 2016? If so, I encourage you to declare it by writing them down. If you have several goals, review them and determine if there is a balance of ‘doing goals’ with ‘being goals’. My guess is for most of us, our goals are lopsided with almost all ‘doing’ goals, such as: exercise three days a week, organize the garage, go to lunch with friends more, do, do, do…..
Of course there is nothing wrong with setting “doing” goals, however to have success and achieve balance (which I know we all want) we must also have ‘being’ goals too. Therefore, as you contemplate your first round of goals (b/c you can always set more), consider having a goal for each of the following categories: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. This will help create a holistic balance of ‘doing’ with ‘being’, which will be energetically significant in allowing you to have success in being your best, which I know we ALL want!
When declaring and writing down your goals, mantras, or intentions that allow you to be your best, make it a point to be holistic in your approach. By creating goals for each category: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional, you will balance ‘doing’ with ‘being’.
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