Thoughts, Tips, Ideas and Tricks to live your best life
Happy 2017 to everyone! This is the time of year that a lot of people set a new goal or intention for something wanted in our life or a new direction we want our life to go in. I would like to propose that instead of seating a new goal/resolution/intention, set a question. You might say WHAT? What does setting a question mean?
When we set a goal most of the time it is within the frame work of how we understand life to be. We set goals inside of what we think is possible. If we think XYZ is "impossible" we will not even approach it. It doesn't matter where your line is, what one person might think is impossible, is where another person functions everyday. So why not set a question? You want to loose weight? Ask what is the best I can look and feel this year? What is the hottest I can become? How long can I run? How healthy can I eat?
You want to make more money or pay off debt? Aks, how much money can I make this year? How fast can I pay off my debt? How fabulous will it feel to be financially free?
I want to go on more adventures this year... How adventurous can I make my life? ...
Or another game I love to play is "What if?" but only in a good way. For example, the other day, I got my self pretty excited, by simply playing this game. I said "What if this year I win $10,000? Oh! What if I receive $100,000?! What if I meet my right man, and I become a mom? What if I become a mom this year? What if I buy a house? What if I win a house??? What if I get a Cancun layover? (this one actually happened yesterday, I'm pretty excited)"
The other thing I really like about the what if game, is that it makes any situation more light hearted. When something isn't going well, I'll say, well what if... Some people will roll their eyes, but they won't argue, so that's already a pivotal moment towards what you do want. I'd also like to mention the power of "maybe;" "Maybe" is another word or way to phrase things, to help a situation turn around. I find it especially useful when I am working with negative people. For example we are at the airport and all of the flights are delayed, and I wanted to get to my desitation ontime, I'll say "Well, maybe our flight will be the one that still gets there on time, or maybe the delay will be lifted - meaning ATC has removed the delay restrictions that they have put on all flights of that airport. Maybe there is something MUCH more beneficial in this for me than what I can see... It works :) But more importantly it takes the edge off the negative people, and it also opens myself up to other possibilities that maybe I couldn't see.
I also like to start the day, by wondering out loud "how many good things can happen today?" And "What is the most awesome thing that can happen today? Its a good idea to write down all the good stuff that happens in the day too, you will be very impressed.
Another day I will go more into "limits" but for now just try to see a limit as the edge. Its just an edge of somewhere you haven't been before. Yes most of the time its uncomfortable, but its just a new fronteir, it doesn't mean you can't go there.
How wonderful can this year be? How much fun can you have? How happy can you be? How much can you achieve? I would love to see you be open to these questoins, and look back in awe of how amazing 2017 turned out to be.
Sending you SO much love,
I'm very passionate about a lot of things, often trying to incorporate all of it into my life!