It’s really here! Our brand new decade!
We spent December in make believe – not in pretend, but in actually making beliefs. Now there’s a wave coming – you’ve made it, too – by dreaming. You’ve charged your talisman up so strong that it’s become a moon – and it’s pulling your dreams towards you in a tide. So grab your boogie board or body surf or and ride the wave into the new year and new decade! Ride the energy that is already out there, the energy that you’ve helped to create.
We can decide together to ride that wave, to let go of struggling, and to choose to make this the decade of peace, starting with ourselves and starting with the New Year.
We could make resolutions, but why? Resolutions take resolve. You resolve conflict. You resolve problems and issues. Not exactly peaceful.
The other thing about resolutions, they tend to only last a short while. A dream can last a long time.
So think. Not plan (not yet).
You’ve dreamt about your dream, now think about it – using your evolved brain – your cerebral cortex – the part that figures out how to do things, the decision making and problem solving part! This is the part of your brain that understands that the future is just as important as the present, and that you really are in it for the long game.
How is this kind of thinking supposed to be different from dreaming? Good question, because they both take imagination! The kind of thinking you want now is about how to make what you want real and how to turn it into a goal. Start by setting some specific targets that you can use to aim and focus your energy. Make some decisions. They don’t need to be big. You don’t have to aim for the final destination – just one or two steps in the right direction. Set a small, comfortable goal that allows you to prove to yourself that you’re moving in the right direction, and that gives you evidence that you can believe in yourself.
The journey to big changes is made by consistently taking small steps in the right direction.
It can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be hard. It just doesn’t. So why make it harder than it needs to be?
Next week will be signs.
Then we might talk about a plan.
By the way, you are already making progress because you made a belief or two.
And remember: in all things – progress, not perfection!
Love and light, Maggie
p.s. I still do 1 on 1 coaching. I’m focusing on using Color Thinking. If you’d like to try a free session or explore what coaching looks like, shoot me an email and we can set up a time to talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
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