I loved Kathleen’s post yesterday. I love that she put her goals and dreams on virtual paper. I love that she is brave. But what I love most of all is that she shares it with us.
I am the person she talks about in her post. The one that is afraid “someone will think them silly or stupid, and do not act because of it.” I am likely to be swayed by the naysayers and “turn the precious dream over to those with limited vision and faith.”
But I am also the woman who is willing to be honest about it and commit to change. Back in October when we were writing and sharing our “I Am” statements, I identified that what I needed was courage. I have approached everyday since with the bravest heart I can muster. That’s why I think this part of Kathleen’s post resonated so strongly with me:
If 2013 can bring you anything, let it bring you courage. Courage to listen to your heart, follow your dream and fulfill your destiny.
And that is my hope for you, for all of us- that we have a most courageous year. To that end, here are some things we can do to assure that we meet your important goals:
Break it down- resolution should be broken down into easy and measurable steps. Don’t just promise to change your career, determine what steps you’ll need to take to do it.
Believe- trust that real change is possible. Think of those less fortunate who have come out of traumatic experiences like tsunamis, hurricanes, and addiction and successfully transformed their lives. If they can do it, you can too!
Focus- give attention to new behaviors and thought patterns. New neural pathways in your brain must be created to change ingrained habits. Focusing on them hastens their development!
I loved reading the comments yesterday as you shared your resolutions! It gives me strength and I would love it if you continued to converse. Happiest of New Years to you and your families! I am thankful that you are always here to share and listen.
Sources & Resources- click on any of the links below for more information!
Kristi Hedges (forbes.com), Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail by February 1.
Ray B. Williams (psychologytoday.com), Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail.
2012 was a great year. There were some rough spots, but no one ever said it would always be easy. In exchange for faith, I was promised strength and strength I was given. God’s Grace. So as 2013 comes a calling, I thought I would boldly put out my 2013 I AM’s.
GirliePower! is a huge success, and I am the ultimate girlie entrepreneur. It is a business that empowers, inspires and enlightens. I am following the path that God has chosen, and everyday work isn’t really work, it’s a daily fulfillment of my vision. GirliePower! will be just that, the ultimate girl power.
In 2013, Lipstick-Chat will be the talk of the blog world, and on the lips and minds of most, if not all, women. Becky and I will continue our search for greater knowledge, power and connection, and after much hard work and research, we will have unlocked the door of ultimate blog success. This positive message will continue to evolve, inspire and unite.
In 2013 I am going to find love, for the first time in my life. For this is the first time in my life that I am actually healthy enough to participate in a relationship, and open to receive. He will be made just for me, hand-picked by God. He will be funny, smart and spiritual. He will be cute too, maybe not to you. But to me, he will be the most handsome man in the world.
In 2013 I will write a book about my life experience. It may be just short motivations, it may be a funny book, or a serious inspirational novel. While its form is not clear, I know that will come. Besides…… I might have to save something for 2014.
I bet some of you are uncomfortable right now because you are afraid I over exposed my heart and my dreams. You might be thinking, “Wow, she’s got some pretty big ones putting all this out here. What if it doesn’t come true? Won’t she look foolish?” But here is how my brain works. By me putting my wishes out to the Universe I am giving them power. I have come to believe in the power of manifestation and the fulfillment of destiny. So what if all that I wrote above does not come to pass? Then it wasn’t my fate to begin with and God has something so much better in store for me. And finally, I believe I will only look foolish to those who dare NOT to dream. There are those who are more afraid that someone will think them silly or stupid, and do not act because of it. They turn their precious dream over to those with limited vision and faith. If 2013 can bring you anything, let it bring you courage. Courage to listen to your heart, follow your dream and fulfill your destiny. Believe. Don’t let the fear win, because that it truly no win at all.
I wish you all a 2013 that fulfills each and every wish, desire and dream. I wish you health and happiness. Most importantly I wish you courage to manifest those dreams.
And for those who are willing to take a leap of faith…. Tell us below what YOUR 2013 will look like .
Happy New Year!