It's that time again... 2017 is ending and 2018 is beginning, and this means the “New Years Resolution” is fast approaching. No matter which direction you start walking January 1st, set yourself up for success by getting clear on your goals for the year. Reflect on 2017 to see what worked and what didn't work. Resolve to make 2018 your best year yet by getting clear on what you want and what you plan to accomplish in your life. Here are a few questions to get your best year ever started:
What was your biggest triumph in 2017?
What one word or phrase best sums up and describes your 2017 experience?
What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2017?
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2017?
What were the three most significant events of 2017?
When did you feel most alive in 2017?
What fears surfaced in your life in 2017?
What one area do you feel stuck in from 2017 that you would like to improve in the coming year?
What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2017?
What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2018?
What advice do you give yourself going into 2018?
What would you be most happy about completing in 2018?
What are you most looking forward to learning in 2018?
If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you attempt in 2018?
What would you most like to change about yourself, personally, in 2018?
How can you be kinder to yourself in 2018?
How will you move through your fears in 2018?
What one word / phrase will be your prayer, intention or theme in 2018?
Finding Purpose for 2018
Part 1: Ask yourself these questions repeatedly until you have a list of interests in your life. Be honest with yourself and list the first things that naturally come to mind.
1. If I were to die tomorrow, today I would ______.
2. If money weren’t an issue, I would _____.
3. If I weren't afraid, I would ______.
Part 2: When you have your list, go back and circle the Top 5 options that stand out to you the most. These are the things you really want to do with your life. These are the things you really want to accomplish.
Part 3: Then ask yourself why these are important to you. Why do you want to accomplish these things in your life? Our 'whys' are our motivation for acting on our dreams. If you have a good enough reason why, it will keep you motivated and on track to fulfilling your goals.
We all already know our purpose, but we often are too afraid to admit what it is to ourselves. Ask yourself these questions to bring forward the answer of what your soul is yearning for in your life time. This is your life. Your life purpose is unique. Your desires are unique. The sooner you accept that there is a lone wolf quality to every journey in life, the sooner you can get on with accomplishing what you are here to do. Stop focusing on what everybody else is doing. What are YOU going to do with YOUR life? What is calling to you from deep within your own being? What is trying to express itself from deep within your soul?
Bonus Question: If I had a magic wand, I would _____.
What would you create and why is it important to you? How would you change the world? What burning desire do you have when it comes to seeing change in the world? If you want the world to be a brighter, healthier place then what can you do to make it a little brighter and healthier in your own life? If you want the world to stop fighting, what can you do to inspire people to stop fighting in your own life? Magic wands allow us to express our deepest desires and inner purpose. What instant change do you want to see happen? This will show you what you are here to assist with as this is what is important to you. You are here to make a difference in your own way.
So what is trying to emerge from within you as you ask yourself these questions? We are not here to save the world on our own. We are here to live our lives to the best of our abilities and to fulfill our passions while inspiring others to do the same. “Life Purpose” doesn't have to be some impossible, daunting task where we struggle and toil away all our lives. Our life purpose is to enjoy life to the fullest....to LIVE life to the fullest....and we already know what makes us come alive, we just have to realize what that is and have the courage to act upon it.
Make 2018 your best year yet by deciding on a direction and to start walking....and remember that we can change directions in any moment and walk a new path. This is not failure....this is called learning.... this is called growing.... this is the freedom of choice that we all have as human beings. Choose how to live your life in the best way for you, and let others live their lives in the best ways for them. Stay true to yourself and keep walking your own path and living your own purpose.
I like to assist others on their journey to awakening by sharing what I have come to understand about the nature of the universe. Thank you for your support by reading this blog. We expand our own knowledge, our own truth, by reading and researching many different ideas to find the ones we resonate with and incorporate into our own truth. Find your truth and live it.