Monday, January 5, 2015

A Gentle New Year's Resolution

I’m feeling excited.
I am excited for you and for me.
I’ve seen such unbelievable growth, such bold resolve, a stripping away of fears and limitations.
Both in you and in me.
I just want to say it- I believe in you.
I believe in your hopes, your dreams, your goals and your ability to make them happen.
I am astounded by your bravery, your honesty, and your commitment.
I am inspired by your willingness, creativity, and your sense of humor.
My wish for you this year is that you do not beat yourself into submission to achieve another New Year’s resolution.
My wish for you is that you talk to yourself with kindness, love and compassion.
Because, my friends- there’s an easy way to do things and a hard way.
We’ve been raised to think we need to do things the hard way.
‘I can’t take the easy way out!”
What if we looked at the kindest way to accomplish our goals?
What’s the compassionate path to attaining our dreams?
When we beat ourselves into submission, sometimes we go so hard that we actually stop ourselves in our tracks, and then we go running for cover and lose momentum.
I’m proposing a gentle resolution.
Make goals that feel good and make sure the ways that you go after them feel good, too.
How do you want to feel?
Want to feel joyful and inspired?
Make that your goal, and then plan how to attain those feelings backward from there.
Allow your good feelings to build momentum – rinse and repeat. 
You'll be amazed at what you can create from a kinder place.

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