It has already begun...the flurry of posts compelling us to create resolutions for the New Year.
Let's agree to avoid this coercion, for while it's dressed up as a call to action it often falls short, leaving us with a sense of disappointment as this false motivation falters and fades by the end of January.
Instead, let us begin with a letter from the future.
“Let us begin this letter, this prelude to an encounter, formally, as a declaration, in the old-fashioned way: I love you." - Neil Gaiman
Step 1: Imagine it is December 2014 and you are looking back at all you have been and all you have done in the past 365 days.
As Albert Einstein so wisely suggested, "Your imagination is much more important than knowledge."
goals you accomplished and the satisfaction you feel; make a list and savour each one.
amazing people who have inspired you, and how you will continue to connect.
dreams long-held that are becoming your new reality with ease and appreciation.
Notice how you feel as you imagine this goodness.
If it is not as good as you expected, go back to the scene in your mind's eye and make it more vivid by becoming crystal clear on how you DO want to feel.
"The journey has to feel the way you want the destination to feel." - Danielle LaPorte
Step 2: Now that you are anticipating the deliciousness of desire, grab a piece of paper and a pen and write yourself a letter. Let your hand flow across the page, weaving scenarios of love and acknowledgement. Be as generous with yourself as you would be with another: praise your wins, insights, and learnings. Set this love letter aside, but keep it close and refer to it throughout the year, for it will act as a touchstone to ignite true motivation.
SANDI AMORIM is a Master Coach and Instigator committed to unleashing love and freedom from the inside out. She challenges ‘someday’ thinking with over 15 years of training and development in the field of human potential. She can be found sharing her unique twist on personal development at SandiAmorim.com.