I used to set a lot of goals. I didn't achieve most of them.
I thought about them a lot & wanted them badly - I even had a plan for achieving them. But routinely, I failed to do the work and, year after year, I had less confidence in my ability to achieve.
Fortunately, things have changed. I have changed. And in today's episode I want to share with you my 2017 blueprint for achievement, completely goal-free.
2017 Blueprint for Achievement
When I set goals, I didn't realize at the time that I was basically convincing myself that things, as they were right now, weren't enough and I was always wishing for some future point in time.
When I lost weight...
When I had more money...
When my relationship was better...
By always wishing for a different time, place, or circumstance, I wasn't fully present in the moment. And not being fully present, I couldn't really take advantage of the ONLY time & place where change was possible: the present.
But, I'm a high achiever. I don't want to settle. How to remain fully present in the current moment and also reach my highest potential?
I do that by having a manifesto or a blueprint.
By creating the standards by which I want to live my life and focusing on them each day, the results take care of themselves.
When I live according to my values and principles, the outcomes are a byproduct without sacrificing mindfulness and gratitude.
In today's episode, I'm sharing with you my revised manifesto.
I created it and put it up on the Primal Potential blog in August of 2015 and boy does it ever need some updating.
I hope you'll tune in to hear my blueprint for success in 2017 and also take some time to create your own.
I am strong with purpose & light at heart
I give myself the best
I look for chances to make myself proud
I travel light, refusing to carry what's not mine to hold
I cherish those who cherish me
No matter what happens, I am not a victim
Life is hard, and I’m grateful for the challenges
I am unapologetically authentic and those who don't accept that help me ensure my inner circle is true & real
I spend for more time acting on what I want than thinking about it
My attention flows to solutions, not problems
I challenge myself to go a step further than I think I can
I make no assumptions – when I am unclear, I ask questions
I never lie, especially to myself
I am generous with my time, my heart and my money
I am patient with myself and everyone I meet
I appreciate moment and maximize minutes
I outwork yesterday's best
Doubt is a liar and courage will set me free