I don't make resolutions because they tend to be things I think I 'should' do and therefore I instantly don't want to do them.
I choose a word for the year instead and it works much better for me; last year I chose Independence and for 2011 I'm choosing Expansion, which is already happening so must've been the right choice!
A word for the year feels like more of a comfort and a guide than something I think I have to do to be a better person. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try. :)
answered 31 Dec '10, 10:51
Do you remember back on the New Year’s Eve on 2010 when you made those resolutions?
Isn't it amazing that today at this very moment you NOW stand having accomplished all those goals you set for yourself back on Dec 31st 2010!
How does it feel to have actually become this new person?
How did you do it?
What steps did you take to make this amazing transition?
Describe in detail to yourself who you are NOW since you have successfully accomplished those resolutions you set for yourself back in 2010.
Better yet write them down so that you can look back from time to time as to how far you have changed.
answered 31 Dec '10, 05:39
I have a new years resolution that never fails.
answered 31 Dec '10, 08:51
I tend to agree with the others on this and don't set New Years Resolutions anymore. I prefer to take small incremental steps throughout the year for my own personal growth. In the past I've set goals and deadlines and they become more of a chore and quite frankly I just don't have the motivation to follow through. Now I find I'm preferring to use processes like Stingray's Manifesting Experiment 1 : The ‘Manifesting Box’ Method - How to get what you want effortlessly. The enticement being obviously the word 'effortlessly - I'm beginning to realize that when we make things more fun rather than a chore, there's no procrastination and the results are in 'the proof of the pudding'.
I also love Aquamarine's idea about using a word. I've done this myself, but have just taken a word for a few weeks that I feel resonates with my growth potential at the moment and focused my attention on that word until I feel I've incorporated what I need from it.
Here is why I do not think NY resolutions work.
First of all they are situations that people THINK they want to resolve in some imaginary "future point" in our human time line. I stress THINK they want to do or change but they certainly do NOT. This is the most socially accepted form of procrastination there is.
If one decides to quit smoking on december 10th then start December 10th, not January 1st.
What people THINK they want and what thy really what are not the same at all. Simply because of the gift of now and the power of the human mind. The most powerful tool in the universe is the human mind not the brain but the mind. The intelligence that lives in every cell of your body.
When someone tells me they WANT to quit this or do that, I tell them they do not. Saying you want to or will try to is already accepting defeat and you are well on the path to non-success. Anything that you very well have the ability to do you can do if you WILL TO. Smoking is my favorite one (and yes I used to smoke). I tell people that "that inanimate object has more power than you?" I tell them it is ok to admit that you do not want to quit but be realistic, when you want to you just will. We all only do what we want and do not do what we want simply because our actions prove it so.
Your true sacred source inside of you does not understand linear time. It only knows NOW. Your ego on the other hand uses "time" to make itself feel better about poor me in the past or it will be better in the future.
As Yoda once said in a galaxy far far away.
"Do or not do there is no try" and I would add, Do or not do, succeed or do not succeed, then if needed do again.
I have lost 75 lbs, Quit smoking and Quit drinking (what a wreck huh? not really lol) all at different times. How? I never "TRIED"
“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.” ~ Yoda
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