7 Steps To Resetting With Clarity For Year Ahead

7 Steps To Resetting With Clarity For Year Ahead

Wow here we are in the land of 2017 filled with possibilities for what lies ahead!

“Your past does not determine who you are. Your past prepares you for who you are to become.” – Joel Osteen

2017 is a significant year, being the beginning of another nine year cycle. So it’s time to decide if you want to consciously or unconsciously create what lies ahead.

Unconscious creation I liken to choosing to be a ship in a harbour with no pre-set destination and you keep aimlessly bumping into the shore. Is it time to pre-set a course to your destination, so you consciously know where you’re going?

Spend less time in overwhelm and worry and more time making progress towards your desired life. So, even when the unexpected comes and it will, you’ll have a higher success rate of reaching your destination.

Your best friend in this process is clarity. For me, this represents thinking time. A time to pause, take a deep breath and step back to see the big picture, acknowledge where you are and where you want to go and witnessing the gap that lies between. I call it recalibrating your internal GPS.

Clarity produces calmness, focus and ease. It takes the jerkiness out of the ride. You know the stopping, the hard rights and lefts, reversing because you got overwhelmed, uncertain and plain confused.

Here are 7 steps to consciously setting up the year ahead and beyond.

1. Review 2016

Sit down in nature where you won’t be disturbed with pen and notebook and allow yourself time to process the year that was.

Writing your thoughts is helpful, cathartic and insightful and provides a record for the future.

Personally what were your major events, highlights and lowlights of 2016?

Professionally what were your major events, highlights and lowlights for 2016?

What lessons did you learn from 2016?

What worked and you’ll continue to do?

What didn’t work and you’ll remove or delete?

 

2. Time out

Take a minimum of 7 days to chill and fill yourself up to refresh for the new year.

Get amongst nature, laugh, sleep, have fun, eat great food, ditch social media, read a great book.

You need the quiet spaces to let the creativity and dreams for this year brew and bubble to the surface.

If 7 days is impossible at least do a day, but schedule in a week soon. You know you need it.

 

3. Dream your ideal year.

Feel it, see it, hear it, smell it.

Your dreams are the basis of your goals.

They are the juice between where you are and where you want to be.

It’s essential you make space for this to happen. Here is one way of doing this –

  • Relax – go into a room or into nature where you’ll not be disturbed and sit comfortably. Inhale a deep breath, imagine a circle of white light around you. You inhale the white light and breathe out the darkness and let it go. Do this for 20 breaths.
  • Create and Hold – a picture in your mind of your heart’s desire. If possible see the image in colour with as many details as possible. Dwell on that mental picture without putting strenuous effort on your thoughts. If you mind starts to wander, bring it back.
  • Feel – see yourself in the image as if it’s happening right now. See and feel how happy, healthy and wealthy you look for at least 5 minutes (or as long as you can).

When you’ve finished your visualisation, write everything down, just as you’ve experienced it, with a feeling of gratitude.

 

4. Turn your dreams into goals.

Use your notes from above.

Pick 3-4 desires for personal and then professional and add dates to make them goals. I liken this to choosing your big rocks for this year.

Now split these big rocks into smaller rocks by setting quarterly goals for each of your big goals.

Finally, split your small rocks into sand, by setting daily activities for your first set of quarterly goals. This needs to be done every quarter.

Exercise:

A. Big Rocks or Goals For Year

Personal (i)                    (ii)                 (iii)                        (iv)

Professional (i)              (ii)                (iii)                      (iv)

B. Quarterly Goals – Small rock – for each of the goals above.

 

5. Set daily rituals aligned with your goals.

This is the sand that makes up the rocks. You’ll be able to set this for each of your first quarterly goals. Start somewhere and improve over time.

An example, for personal fitness goal is exercising every morning for a minimum of 20 minutes is a start or for professional goal of writing more content for your business, committing to writing for 30 minutes every day.

 

6. Action

Action produces clarity. It’s not until you start that you see the “how” clearer. Have trust and faith that all will unfold in the journey of life once you start the momentum forward.

 

7. Review and readjust

As with most things in life, start somewhere. Then test and measure to see if you are on track and review and adjust as needed.

For instance with rituals of exercise and writing above,  review your results and progress after a month. Is it working? Does it need refining? Could I do it a better way? What time of day is best for me?

 

 “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you’ll land among the stars” – Norman Vincent Peale

Most of all have fun consciously creating a life you love. We are all a work in progress. Make 2017 a year to remember!

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3 Keys to Creating An Extraordinary Life

3 Keys to Creating An Extraordinary Life

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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little bit of “extra”….Anthony Robbins

3 Keys to Creating An Extraordinary Life

We’ve all seen those people that grab life by the horns and realise their most cherished desires. You may have even experienced a similar joy occasionally, if not consistently. But were unconscious of how you did it.

The details of what we really want will differ from person to person (joy, love, passion, fulfilment and so on), but we are all after a quality of life that makes us feel alive. This is not dependent on the economy or any other outside factor. What’s most important is living life on your terms.

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Life Coach Mount Eliza

Life Coach Mount Eliza

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Goals are dreams with deadlines

Life Coach Mount Eliza – The Secret to Achieving your Goals

Setting goals is a MUST to achieve what you want in life.

 Here are the steps-

Step 1.   Know your outcome.

“If you don’t know where you are going, you wont know when you get there” 

You need to become very clear on the specific outcome you desire.

Don’t use negative language such as “I don’t want to be overweight”  or intangible outcomes such as “I want to look better.”

You NEED to be very specific with your goal outcome, it must be measurable and contain a timeframe.

Your goal should be stated in the positive. i.e. “on the 31th March 2012,  I will weigh 60KG.”

 

Step 2.   Create Alignment

To attract the right circumstances, ensure that your goal is congruent with your values, beliefs and self-identity.

If there is a misalignment and you really want to achieve your goal, then you need to make adjustments to these beliefs or values.

And yes this is possible!

For example, if your goal is to weigh 60KG in 12 weeks, yet you believe that it takes at least 6 months to lose that much weight, then you have a misalignment.

So you need to change this limiting belief.  One simple approach is to seek out lots of evidence where people have lost weight healthily within this timeframe, research all you can on what foods they eat, what exercise they undertake and get very clear on how this is achievable.  Faced with overwhelming positive evidence you can then reassess your old belief.

 

Alignment of your energy is also key,  you need to clearly experience, with all your senses how you will feel when you achieve your goal, what does it look and feel like and what emotions do you carry with you in this state. – Life Coach Mount Eliza

This enhanced emotional state is the basis for you commencing the change.  Use this energy to propel you towards your goal.

 

By aligning your goals with your self-identity,  values, beliefs,  thoughts and actions, you are ensuring that all parts are functioning to support the attainment of your goal.

It is like a team of rowers all in a long rowboat.  In order to get where they are going efficiently, they must all row in the same direction, in harmony and unison.

 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” – Zig Ziglar

 

Step 3.  Take Action

Wishing for something alone will not ensure your outcome.

An action is what brings thoughts, emotions and beliefs into reality.

The first two steps help to transform your actions into something exciting, enjoyable and full of energy.  Enthusiastically striving towards actions that are aligned with your joy and your goal.

Ideally, you will continue to modify your actions to ensure you are aligned and congruent with your goal.

 

Each day you are presented with choices. Ask yourself if the choice is aligned with where you want to go.  Does it bring me closer or further away from my goal?

Take consistent and constant action in the right direction.

 

So there you have the three steps to achieving your Goals.

  1. Know your Outcome
  2. Create Alignment
  3. Take Action

 

Use your emotion to create energy, and your energy to create motion.  E-MOTION  – Energy in Motion

 

Achieve your goals free you from stress or anxiety and have a life full of happiness, health, and abundance. Are you in need of a littel life guidance? Get in touch with me. –  Life Coach Mount Eliza