We have all set New Year’s Resolutions before…. and… let’s face it… more often than not we have usually given up on them within 2 weeks to 90 days into the new year. And we are left feeling empty, guilty and powerless when we have failed to shed the pounds, give up the bad habit, complete the goal or project, or begin the new exercise regimen we had ordered for our self. We essentially self-sabotaged from the beginning because more times than not we failed to get into our heart when we started the process. Then we beat our self up when we fail.
You’ve got to want it: An effective intention cannot be half-hearted. It needs to be a want, not a should. Get in touch with your deepest self, and discover what it is that you want with all your heart. Then, affirm that or set that intention. What really matters is that you really desire it. The problem with so many traditional New Year’s resolutions is that they tend to be “shoulds” or “oughts” rather than true desires. They are often what we believe others such as spouses, parents, therapists, physicians or friends would want us to Read More→