Have you ever heard it said, “Change your thinking, change your life”? This wise saying is based on the notion that we participate in the construction of our realities. In other words, what we focus on, is what we create. Many people use up most of their air- time and mental real-estate with negativity, “poor-me’s”, and complaints. Is it any wonder that they cannot break free and create the life they wish they had? Whether it’s with career, physical health and appearance, or relationships with loved ones, let 2010 be the year where you intentionally focus on what you’re really trying to create.
Many times, I ask my clients to imagine that while they are sleeping soundly and comfortably tonight, a magic wand passes over them and creates all of their dreams. Further, I ask them to imagine and to describe what life tomorrow morning would look like once this “magic” had occurred. I ask you to do this same exercise and to record, in detail, the elements of your “preferred life”. Who would be there, what would you be doing, how would you look and feel, how would you be contributing, where would you be, how much would you be earning, and so on. You get the picture. I even recommend that you take it one step further, and after you’ve written your vision for your life, you cut out some pictures from magazines and glue them on to your very own “vision board”. In this way, you’ll have a physical representation of your intentions that you can look at and focus on all year long!
So, shift your thinking from “New Year’s Resolutions”, which feel like chores and are usually forgotten by February, to visualizing your perfect life and putting your focus on creating it in 2010! Happy New Year!