(warning... this is a really long post!!)
I hadn’t really thought about the fact that this was even a whole new DECADE until I was watching the amazing Dick Clark last night. I think that it made me even MORE excited and READY for this new year… and NEW DECADE!! I thought back to where I was 10 years ago…I remember it vividly. There is no way that I could have guessed where I’d be today then. It’s SO exciting to me to think about what the next 10 years holds!
I have mentioned that I was working on something very cool for kicking off this NEW YEAR –but more than that, it’s really a strategy for getting what you WANT out of this year, (this decade)… recently, I attended a seminar about GOAL SETTING and the focus of the message was to “PLAN WITH THE END IN MIND”… have you ever heard that? the cool thing about it… is that by planning WHERE you want to end up… you harness the power of your sub conscious mind that will be looking for opportunities and relationships that will get you what you WANT! This whole concept is totally proven and blah blah blah… but I want to give it a try for myself… so really, I have put this whole thing together for ME, and thought that you might want to join me on the most AMAZING journey ever. I am sure that like me, you have found in your life if you set your mind to something, you can pretty much do anything! But when there are too many things to juggle, too many distractions or obligations that press on you, it’s so easy to loose sight of what you really want! Or what you set out to do.
So before you go with the whole : “I am just not a goal-setter” or “I hate new years resolutions- I just break them anyway”….consider thinking of the whole thing back to front: PLAN WITH THE END IN MIND.
I have created the first piece of this puzzle in the form of a 8 ½ x 11 PDF printable that is available NOW HERE for FREE at www.houseof3.com. You are welcome to GO there and grab it! take a look at it and start thinking…
*of course, these pages are part of a much (much) bigger project that I will be posting and revealing on January 6th during my LIVE webcast at 7pm MST (that is next Wednesday). I am planning some amazing stuff for that night, (guests...prizes...gifts...sneak peeks! ETC ETC) so PLAN on joining us! I will be sharing more info as we get closer… but I am giddy excited.
SO… RIGHT NOW… go and get yourself this freebie and start thinking!
***print it out on whatever you want... cardstock, printed paper... ledger paper...whatever you like... but something you can write on and fill it in!!
Think about THIS:
- what are the AREAS of your life that you want to pay special attention? Just concentrate on the categories of YOU that you care about !
I find that I have so many things that I want to focus my energy on, and they are all important…so I want to make a plan for EACH of these categories…
To get your mind going…I’ll share what my categories are:
Again… let me remind you that we aren’t setting GOALS, we are just DEFINING the areas that we care about in our lives:
Ok… for me (in no particular order):
Eric and Me
house of 3
Ok, so on the PDF, on the right side are a bunch of circles…
notice how they overlap and work together… you can fill in your AREAS into these circles. If you don’t have 10… or 9 or 5 it doesn’t matter… you can add, share, whatever… you can use stamps, or write or whatever you want to do to fill it in !! this is up to you…
- now, in each of these areas… think about where you want to be in a year from now in each area… don’t worry about HOW you will do that SPECIFICALLY (we'll get to that). just decide what you WANT! (and yes, what you WANT is IMPORTANT. YOU are IMPORTANT…if YOU are happy, fulfilled and productive…you will bless those around you in amazing ways)
on the RIGHT side of the PDF, you will see numbers from 1 to 10… these are your TOP TEN for 2010!! More specifically, it’s where you want to be in these areas next year at this time.
*where did you vacation
*how many new recipes did you try
*how many scrapbook projects did you complete
*how much money is in your savings acct
*how many miles did you run or ride
*how many books did you read
(in this part, imagine that it’s already been a year, and you are listing your accomplishments!)
this feels a little weird at first, but TRY IT! I promse… it will be amazing.
We are still not setting SPECIFIC goals (yet) … but instead we are determining WHERE we’ll be in a year.
Of course… if you’d like… you could extend this 10 years, 20…even 50 years. (this is a lot to think about).....
But it makes sense…
“how can you get anywhere if you don’t know where you are going?”
alright… you have a few days…
be THINKING! And remember…
2010 is going to be ………….simply amazing.