Happy New Year! It is not a secret that each new year brings an opportunity to start over. In fact, most people begin the year feeling motivated to be more healthy, prosperous and successful. I believe that intention and goal setting are powerful tools. However, saying that you want to change is not enough. Change comes about when there is a willingness to shift patterns and behaviors that do not serve our health and well-being. Statistics show that a majority of people do not succeed with their new resolutions. In fact, some do not even make it through the first quarter of the year. The reason for that is simple. People are trying to adjust from the outside. This is often not supportive. Lasting transformation occurs on the inside and is connected to purpose and willingness.
In this segment, I will give you some tools to support the creation of deeply rooted intentions that stand the test of time. In part two, I will support you in ways that will anchor long-term commitments. In the next two weeks, I invite you to do the following:
1. Write down an intention statement of what you want your life to look like this year. Dream BIG. Do not let limited thinking get in the way. How will you be living? What kind of people will be in your life? How will you look? How will you take care of your body? How will you make a difference in the world? How will you relate to money? How will you serve your family, community and friends?
2. Make a list of the things that ignite you (passion points). Passion is the number one thing that will keep you motivated, even in challenging times. Successful people are doing things that inspire them. Choose your top three.
3. Make a list of things that do not support you (pain points). People usually give up because their pain points gradually take over their thinking and behaviors. Choose your top three.
4. Write down a simple goal for each passion point and each pain point. It is important that these be easy to follow and achieve. If you start too big, you can become overwhelmed.
Read your intention statement, aloud, everyday. This will activate within you, an energy of success. Doing it first thing in the morning is powerful and will be a great start to the day. We will work with the passion and pain points in part two.
It is important that you affirm success. Your old ways of operating have been there a long time and want to stay alive. Stay strong. I believe in you. You are a masterpiece in the making and have come here to do great things.
I invite you to say the following affirmation daily.
Today, I claim my power and purpose. I am destined to do great things and I am unstoppable.
About Cynthia James:
Cynthia James is a transformational specialist guiding people as they make changes for lasting healing in their lives. Ms James’ life was transformed as she transcended a childhood of violence and abuse, and that experience has created the foundation for all her programs. As a speaker, teacher, singer and award winning author of “What Will Set You Free” and “Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence”, Cynthia has coached and supported thousands of people into healthy and vibrant living. Her program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth, focus and results for high level business creatives. Cynthia created and facilitated the Venus Transit University teleseries, which ran from June 5 to July 6, 2012. In the fall of 2012, she developed the Global Blessing Blog. Ms James has completed a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute and in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Cynthia is personally committed to utilizing creative expression as a vital and effective healing modality that will assist everyone in their own personal and professional growth. www.cynthiajames.net
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