TO: FUTURE SELF
FROM: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW SELF
It’s already the middle of January of a new year. The crystal clear picture of your determined resolutions may be fading a bit around the corners, curling up on the edges.
Those first few pounds, that gym schedule, your determination to start a new business, get organized, find your true calling, start dating more or arguing less with the one you love, quit smoking, save more money, stop cursing like a sailor on leave or spending too much time in front of the television.
Our resolutions might vary, but many of us find ourselves slowly leaking enthusiasm as the days go by. It all began with such a hopeful and optimistic fervor. It seemed like this year was going to be the one. The one where you sprinted first and then took over the race to finish with a flourish. January 2 is slipping into January 23, and before you know it that resolution is a past thought instead of a current reality. Already some of those dreams are harder to grab than a hot poker still in the fire. You need an oven mitt to even get close to the truth of it all.
If you are like many of us, you just start turning away and looking back to where you came from, resigned to repeat what wasn’t working for you all along.
Sigh And all that once seemed possible and even easy suddenly becomes once again a big black bag you swing over your shoulder and drag behind you. I know. It happens to me. It happens to others. It happens. Mojo slips. So, how do you keep your mojo rising, your hope bright enough to shine a light? More importantly how does change happen in real time. How do you reset the button on your resolutions?
BEGIN AT THE VERY BEGINNING
Your resolutions are yours to have, hold and cherish. They are a sacred vow we make to ourselves. The powerful way to activate change is available to you in real time, in the current moment. It begins with understanding your thoughts that have been driving your behavior, uncovering your true intention and desire, claiming and experiencing the feeling you are seeking immediately, don’t wait to reach your goal, look for the central feeling and practice it everyday. Once these tools have been gathered, you will find a freedom to re-solve and re-new your goals. Finally, record your goal with a message to your future self at a wonderful and FREE website: futureme.org, and date it for December 31, 2015.
So, let’s get started. I invite you to whip out a piece of paper, or grab your computer and spontaneously, without regard to the outcome, complete the following questions. There are no right or wrong answers, and you don’t have to share this with a single person, unless you want to do just that, or you can always call me and we can do this together.
- I RE-SOLVE IN 2015 TO DO, BE, SEE, EXPERIENCE, ACCOMPLISH:
- I INTEND TO DO, BE, SEE, EXPERIENCE, ACCOMPLISH IN 2015:
- THE FEELING I WANT WHEN I DO, BE, SEE, EXPERIENCE OR ACCOMPLISH MY GOAL IN 2015 IS:
- IMAGINE IT IS DECEMBER 31, 2015: WRITE A BRIEF WORD PICTURE OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND HOW YOU FEEL AND SEND YOUR FUTURE SELF A NOTE AT FUTUREME.ORG:
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