Satisfaction will take the joy out of your success!
Be better, improve & try harder!
As I thought about those words, I felt power and excitement about what 2014 holds for me! I have always been a believer in following my gut and trusting my heart. That sense of trust in the unknown is empowering. I have little control over the future, but I have full confidence in my abilities to dream big, set goals and work hard!
I had a conversation with a close friend the other day about control, confidence and the need to enjoy the present. Too many people feel the need to control the world around them. I believe that this control has roots in another issue – lack of confidence. You feel that you need to control the future because you don’t feel confident in your ability to handle the present. All of this can ultimately take away your joy in the present. You worry about the steps ahead and miss the place you are standing in right now. There is so much joy in the present!
Children have a GREAT skill in being present. In fact little kids are so caught up in the present that they are terrible at sharing. They don’t understand that they will get the toy or ball back again in the future. Consequently, adults lose the present and focus too much on the future. I think that we need to reconnect with our 10-year-old self. At that age, we understand that sharing is good, there are consequences to our actions & our dreams are amazing! Our 10-year-old self is not satisfied with who they are and neither should we! Satisfaction brings complacency, while dreaming can open our minds to amazing ideas and beautiful moments.
For 2014, I am here to tell you that you should NOT make New Years Resolutions!
You need to make Goals. Pick three things that you want to see happen this year. They can be big or small, but you have to list them. I urge you not to say things like – ‘I will lose weight’ or ‘I will workout more’. These things cannot be measured and you are not held accountable. Think about what amazing dreams you have for yourself or your family and how, over the next 365 days, you can achieve these goals! There is great power in believing in yourself – and I believe in you too!
What GOALS are set for you in 2014?
Live, Laugh, Love & Be Strong!