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2015 has had some terrific moments and achievements, and 2016 has the potential for you to truly take giants steps forward and achieve the goals you set. But did you know, according to Forbes, only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions? It is possible that you could be part of the 8%, but chances are that you have set some resolutions or goals – maybe even the same goals – year in and year out without achieving them. Don’t give up. I have a way to approach the new year that will up the odds of you truly doing what you want to do in 2016.
First, take time to celebrate your achievements of 2015. I know you have some and probably some really amazing ones. Lift your champagne or sparkling cider glass and give yourself a toast. Write out a list of your major accomplishments. Cheers to you! Celebrations are important, they increase your energy vibration.
Next, reflect on what did not happen in 2015 for you. What were some of the goals that remained just out of reach? Let all of the emotions surface without beating yourself up. Acknowledge how you feel. Are you angry? sad? frustrated? resigned? exhausted? Let yourself have those feelings.
Then let go of 2015. Light a candle. Take deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Close your eyes. Imagine all the residue from 2015 lifting off you like a mist and floating up into the sky and transforming into a beautiful light. After giving yourself time to appreciate this image. Blow out your candle. Let go. You are symbolically ready to go move into 2016.
Now it is vision time. Imagine it is Jan 1, 2017. Yes, I said 2017. Reflect back over 2016 on all of your accomplishments. Write them down like they occurred in the past. Example, “It is Jan 1, 2017 and as I look back over 2016, I am amazed and in awe that I…. and I traveled to …., the trip was magnificent. I remember when I first landed at the airport…. ” and so on. When you write in past tense as if something has already happened, there is more power in it. It creates the feeling of “a sure” thing.
We reminisce all of the time- why not use it to your powerful advantage?
Finally, commit to taking inspired action steps related to your vision every day.
Here are some top tips for success and happiness in 2016.
- Practice a daily journaling habit and write about positive things.
- Be grateful every day- create an appreciation list every day.
- Meditate/pray every day.
- Exercise 6 days a week- doing what you love (this can just be moving your body for five or ten minutes).
- Learn something new every day.
- Track your progress, write down wins that show you are moving forward.
- Give generously and receive generously.
- Play every day. Have fun
- Love every day- including yourself.
- Be kind and gentle with yourself and others.
If some of these habits seem overwhelming, remember that willpower is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets and the easier it gets. If you start a habit it and practice it for a month, you are highly likely to make it a permanent change. If you practice it for three months, you are almost guaranteed to make a permanent change.
Thank you for all your efforts in 2015 and I am sending you blessings for a spectacular 2016
Sheri Kaye Hoff
Coach, Trainer, and Author, Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Business Coach known for inspiring massive action and a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling, Sheri inspires people to do the work they love and make more money. Sheri helps business owners and professionals to relax into success. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create dramatic change. She is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying, and the loss of her brother at an early age. She has made it her life mission to discover the keys to happiness and success and then share them with her clients and community. Learn More About Sheri