Intention Not Resolution
The power of intention is a life changing tool that is readily available to each and every one of us. Unlike the trend of New Year’s Resolutions, intentions work with a gentler energy that goes beyond the ego and measurable goals.
Yes, there is something totally refreshing about January being the start of a new year and a new year, and I wholeheartedly agree, and it is one of the reasons I wrote Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book; to help you create a new you. However, it is well known that over 90% of resolutions are not carried through. This perceived failing consolidates any previous beliefs of not being good enough and can lead to giving up in other aspects of your life, and that is not what I want for you, and I doubt you want for yourself either. You have taken steps to create a mindset ready for change, hold onto that brilliant progress, and find how to make this positive intention work for you.
Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book is unique in that it does not preach or tell of a one way solution. Instead, there is a mixture of tools, stories, quotes, and blogs that have conflicting suggestions, so you work with the tools and words that resonates with the authentic you.
As the late Wayne Dyer said “Change the way you look at things, and the things that you look at will change.” So, if you want to use this new year as a new start, change the harshness of resolutions and try setting an intention for the months ahead.
There are many examples in my book on how to create changes, but to exemplify in terms of New Year’s Resolutions, if your resolution is “I am going to lose a stone in weight and find my ideal husband” there is a real harshness to the words that suggest you lack self-love in this very moment and you may be searching for solutions to happiness outside of yourself. You are good enough are already. You are enough. Remove the self-critical resolution and the measurable guidelines and simply set the positive intention of “I treat myself and my body with absolute love and respect” (or your own words would be even more fabulous). Say your intention in the present tense so that you are telling yourself that it is already happening in this very blessed moment. If you lost the stone working with your intention, wonderful, but always start with yourself and your heartfelt positive intentions.