Are you ready to step into 2016? The year ahead holds lots of wonderful, exciting discoveries and adventures for you. I guarantee – if you allow yourself to be open to them – there are moments of unbelievable depth, splendor and joy waiting for you.
Each week in 2016, I will be posting about letting go, listening patiently and living gently. I will share positive psychology tips on perspective, perseverance and passion. We will explore ways to expand your belief in yourself and how to create the life you really want.
Oh, and I’m going to start the year by suggesting that you wait until April 1, to set your New Year’s resolutions – no fooling! Cut yourself some slack this year, and try a different approach. You need time to explore what you really want before you commit yourself to a course of action!
I’ve listed two quick steps for you to follow today, but before you read them, as silly as it may sound, I would like you to get up – right now, at this very second – and step back, then step forward, step back and step forward. I know it sounds ridiculous, but taking the steps sends your brain the message you are ready for action and you’re committed to the process. I call it the “success two-step”.
We will wait for you; go ahead, get up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step back and step forward, step back and step forward.
Great, you have taken your first steps toward success in 2016!
Are you smiling, shrugging your shoulders, or shaking your head and thinking “That was stupid”? No matter – you did it! You took action and tried something new, and that is what change is all about.
Okay, now you are ready for your first Wishful Thinking Ways for 2016.
Now, take a few minutes to list all the good things that happened to you in 2015. Include everything you can think of and keep the list around so you can add to it throughout the next 3 months. (Please feel free to download the free Wishful Thinking Works “Ta Da” list to get you started.)
List the happy moments; your accomplishments – big and small; sweet surprises, and exciting news. Dig deep, if you have to, but get all the good stuff down on paper. List only the good. please forget about the rest for now, okay? Good, I know you can do it.
Next, write “2016 will be a wonderful year.” Now, please read the sentence out loud. “2016 will be a wonderful year.” (Louder!) That’s good.
Write the same sentence two more times, and read it aloud each time you write it. Great job! (Please don’t cheat yourself by skipping this step, it is an important primer for you and your brain!)
That’s it for now. You have completed the success two-step. You are on your way. Hope I put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Have a great day!
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