Updated: Dec 2, 2021
At the beginning of 2018, I set an intention for all of you...
"Let this be the year that you take full responsibility for manifesting your visions into reality. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can and just keep moving. Show up and be present for every day of 2018. Work on yourself, hold yourself accountable, manage your expectations, speak your truth, be a solution finder, let go of what you cannot control, fight for what you believe to be right, put yourself first, stop making excuses, push through the fear, find your power and through it all… stay real!"
We’re now 3 months into 2018. How is your year going so far?
Have you been taking responsibility for manifesting your visions into reality?
Have you even got any visions? For any area of your life? Have you sat down to consciously construct a picture of what you want your financial status to look like this year? Do you have a clear vision of what you would like your health and fitness levels to look like by December? What about your intimate relationship, what visions have you created for that? Have you even thought about what you want to create around your career? Your friendships? Your personal growth?
Powerful shifts begin with powerful intentions. You have to have a clear vision to know where you are going in each area of your life - nothing will change without you constructing it that way. Transformation doesn’t magically occur without your involvement.
It’s time to sit down and really think about what you want each area of your life to look like before 2018 is over. Don’t let another month go by without setting an intention, even if it’s only one.
Are you showing up and being present?
When was the last time you were deeply focused and present with your partner or your kids or your siblings or parents or friends or co-workers? Are you just passing them by in the mundaneness of everyday life or are you really stopping and seeing them and being there for them? Are you showing up and giving, communicating, sharing and participating or are you staying silent, isolating yourself, taking and feeling disconnected? Relationships take conscious awareness, participation and engagement to work. Turn off the computer, put your phone down, switch off the TV, even if it’s only for 30 minutes and be present with someone in your life. Connect.
Make the time every day to show up for someone in your life and watch how quickly the quality of your relationships change.
Are you working on yourself?
Do you hold yourself accountable to the agreements you’ve made to yourself this year or do you keep sabotaging that eating plan or exercise regime or savings plan or meditation practice? Are you managing all those expectations you have of yourself or are you setting them a little too far out of reach which makes it easy to not even start in the first place? Are you speaking your truth or are you biting your tongue and being polite for the sake of ‘peace’, slowly allowing that resentment to breed? Are you living with a victim mindset or are you taking full and total responsibility for the state of your life? Have you been letting go of what you cannot control or are you still letting everything get on your nerves, making you impatient and irritable? Are you fighting for what you believe to be right or do you keep letting others get their way because you don’t have the energy to hold your own line? When and how are you putting yourself first or are everyone else’s needs in your life more important than your own?
If you’re feeling stuck right now, floating in still waters then it’s time to stop making excuses. It’s only been three months, there’s still time to turn your boat in a new direction and head out to richer, more abundant shores. You have to start getting real about what you really want and even more real about the fact that you’re the only one who can make it happen in your own life!
No-one is coming to rescue you!
In nine month’s time, when you wake up on 1 January 2019, do you want to set the same intentions that you set this year or do you want to be standing in the feeling of self-love, completion and accomplishment knowing that 2018 was the year you finally made it happen for yourself?
Time to get moving!