Hi everyone! It's here, our very first week of 2016. I can hardly believe it myself. There are so many wonderful things already starting to blossom, and it's only the first week! This is the year! The year to make things happen. It is a time to put forth the effort to start shifting into your future. It is a time to think about your passions, hobbies and what success means to you? There are many different ways to celebrate and define success. Not one answer is right it is completely individual. Now for some fun, let's see where your passions and talents lie. Then we will put them into action, by setting up goals and making plans.
Passions and talents are a broad term for two important words and they certainly can be intimidating. Our passions are what drives us, moves us, and keeps us going when we are low. Passions are things such as dancing, reading, teaching, driving and even traveling. For me writing and helping people are two of my highest passions and that's how I came to blogging. It's not as easy to go from, "I love knitting," to living off of making scarves. Well, minus some lucky exceptions. But for most people it takes hard work, trial and error. This is part of the journey. I met a woman who owns a yarn store for knitters. She came to opening up the business because she loved to see the different colors off yarn as she wrapped them around her hand. She had always loved to knit herself but see had no desire to sell accessories. Over time she became a distributor and now lives her passion. So keep at it and believe me when you find it, nothing can stop you. So take a moment and write down all of the things that bring you joy, your passions and things that make you happy.
Goals!!!!! One of my favorite things ever. No really, I love setting up goals and then making plans to make them happen. I also am dating a Virgo so lists are a big thing in our relationship. He's wearing on me. Take your top three things you want to achieve this month at the top of a piece of paper, now underneath each item write down steps you have to take in order to get to that goal. Sorta like a ladder. You can be as creative as you want. Once you have some actions written down you need to set some accountability dates. These are days you mark in your calendar, phone or post it notes so that when they arrive you have to have a certain task completed. Give yourself a reward for accomplishing your task or if you couldn't get it done write down why. Be totally honest with yourself, figure out if your ego stepped into play or if it was just you needing to reduce the item and start smaller. Another way to stay accountable is to ask your friend to keep tabs on you and your work. Give them a copy of what you are trying to finish and by when. Together you can work out a schedule and physically have someone there to keep you on task.
One of my favorite ways to help someone find their dream or passions, it was what my coach had me write down many times in my journal. Write down your ideal day, what is your ultimate life? Write down from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed. Make sure to add all the details, so in short this is not something to do in five minutes. Put on your empowering music and scribble it out. Go even further and paste pictures, draw, turn it into a vision board. Create the dream, literally. Be the dream, because you deserve it. You deserve to be happy.