Now we are a well into the New Year I wonder how many people have made ‘resolutions’ to achieve something but have already broken their goal?
This highlight the danger of resolutions as often people associate a resolution as an absolute must do and always do. Yes, this is setting the bar high and for a few, they may well succeed. However, for many, they will get disheartened from not keeping to their resolution and give up on their goal.
If you instead start the year (or any personal project) with what you intend to do you give yourself the option of picking up and starting again if something rocks the boat and you miss a day or so of whatever your intention was.
If I resolve to walk every day of the year and stick to a keto diet, I do not provide for any hiccups along the way. If after three days I have chaffing (ouch) and my legs are too sore to walk the next day, in fact, I will do more damage if I keep walking -then I am stuck. Result: I break my resolution before the first week has passed.
If however, I intend to keep to a keto based diet and walk every day in January, I give myself the option to take a days break if I need. If I am invited to a friends birthday and socialising means I may stray a little from the diet and that is OK. It is OK because through the power of intention I can start again guilt free.
The power of intention enables us to be kind to yourself while also urging us on to success in our goal. The key to the power of intention is the understanding that ‘shit’ happens and it does not matter, no stress just start over. You can get back on track the next day, or week if you need to.
So, if in 2019 you have a resolution and are struggling for whatever reason, simply change it for ‘Intention’ allow yourself the opportunity to correct your course and get back on track.
I sincerely hope you have a great 2019 and achieve all that you wish to achieve.
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