I wish I could just wave a magic wand and have all of this done for me. We humans wish a lot. We want things done for us while we take action in the opposite direction quite often. We’ll wish to lose weight, become more fit, speak a new language, have more money, take more vacations, etc. And then, we sit on the couch eating chips and watching TV.
This blog post is about your life, today and at this time next year. We’ve just turned a calendar page…. Heck! We just threw out the old calendar and put up a new one. What that means is that you get to build what you want this year.
In Choosing Your Power, I talked about having an EPO – Envisioned Positive Outcome. What do you see for yourself at this time next year?
You can make New Year’s Resolutions. For most people, those are empty wishes. But you’re not most people, are you? Nope! You’re here and that means you’re on a path to become an even better version of yourself.
Get clear with yourself – are you simply wishing that things will be different, or are you truly resolved that you will make them different? Whether it’s your bank account, your health or your relationship, what are you willing to do to bring the outcome you want into actual being?
All of the Laws of Attraction and the concepts in The Secret aren’t based on empty wishing. They’re based on aligning Intention with Action. What steps do you need to take to get to where you are claiming that you want to be? What baby steps do you need to take?
Let’s say you want to lose weight. Maybe the initial steps are that you begin by doing an inventory of what you’re eating and of what is in your home. Maybe it’s that you make different foods more available to you. Maybe it’s that you put your running clothes out at night so they’re right there for you when you wake up – the decision is already made. It’s possible that the first step is to define how much weight and what you want to look like by this time next year: What size are you? What weight are you? With that in mind then, what (initial) steps do you need to take?
You could do the same thing for your wealth. What is your current state? What is your environment (chips and TV or finding the right advisor/coach)? What steps do you need to take?
You could do the same for your relationships (whether at home, at work, or beyond). What is your current state? What is your desired outcome? Whom do you need to become to be worthy of having that kind of relationship? Yes, you do the work FIRST.
2017 is about amping up your game. You’ve got A LOT to give this year. There are people who want and need your unique gifts and talent. Don’t just enter this year hoping and wishing that you’ll have a better year than you did last year. Grab a pen. Write some things down.
Here’s what you write:
It’s January 3rd, 2018 (that’s the first Wednesday of next year and you’ll be looking at Wednesdays With Wayne getting a reminder about where you’ve been and where you’re headed). Okay, so write this: It’s January 3rd, 2018 and I’m so grateful that I’ve been able to give so much. I worked on _______(health/wealth/relationships/fun/etc.) and now I have ___________(what weight/size, bank account, relationship, etc.)
Be sure you write in the present tense from the standpoint of a year from now.
Mine looks something like this, though this is simplified for the sake of demonstration here:
It’s January 3rd, 2018 and I am so grateful to have served so fully. My clients have grown so much because of what I was able to bring. By investing in myself, I was able to bring so much more. Not only have I started a new pillar of leadership at Pride Institute, I’ve got three new courses available online for people to join at anytime. I am leveraging my ability to serve others and I am well rewarded for doing so.
I’ll be down another full size in my pants and my weight will be under 200 lbs (something I haven’t been for decades).
I have a more explicit paragraph for myself on my health (which includes weight) and I am specific about the amount of money I’ve made. I have also clearly outlined my relationship with my family and friends and who I will be to them.
Some people spend more time thinking about what they’ll have for lunch than thinking about what they’re going to put into their relationship(s) to ensure they’re vital, too.
You could have New Year’s Wishes that you call resolutions. Or, you could get goals with defined outcomes and begin a plan. It starts with baby steps. It always does. Don’t get discouraged when it doesn’t all come together all at once. That’s not going to happen. You could be on your health plan or wealth plan or relationship plan and not get the outcome you want immediately. Modify your approach and stick with it. You know the results you get by not doing something. Get clear about where you want to head – have your EPO in mind (see Choosing Your Power) – and then take that first step. You’ve got this!
Want to be bold? Declare publicly what you’re working on and where you’ll be by this time next year!
I’ll support you in your progress! And if you want to get light-years ahead, really, don’t just think about doing something. Take decisive action. Make 2017 your year to become a DynamicLeader®!!!
Here’s to your Significance!!!