We all love setting resolutions don’t we? And then kicking ourselves stupid when we don’t stick to them. The fact is making New Year’s resolutions won’t make you happy. So I urge you all to not make resolutions for 2015. Rather, set intentions.
Intentions are the answer. Setting intentions that are adaptable so we don’t become rigidly attached to them. Intentions that are fluid and dynamic so that if they don’t serve our needs after a time we can alter and change them. Intentions that can be upgraded if necessary. Intentions which are not just for our benefit but also the greater good.
An excellent way to set intentions for 2015 would be to begin with a theme for the year. How do you want to feel throughout the year? Define it. And let everything stem from that.
There is a wonderful Japanese proverb which says that “vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”. It speaks of our need for both action and vision. Once we have set our intentions it’s time to do the work and follow our intentions with action.
“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it easy for you to be remarkable.” – Seth Godin