This entire first week has used the skill of reflection to set the stage for each day, week, and the upcoming year as a whole.
In addition to the five areas of wellness represented on your hand, there are two other areas to consider exploring here:
- Do I have any new financial goals over this year?
- Am I satisfied with my current income? Why or why not?
- If I desire to change my income, what would I like it to be?
- Do I have debt? If so, what steps am I taking to eliminate it?
- What are my long term financial goals? Are there steps I can take over the next twelve months that will get me a little closer to achieving them?
- How am I using money as a tool to create opportunities for myself and others?
- In what ways does my home environment support me in my learning process?
- In what ways might my home environment be a distraction from me experiencing the changes I desire in my life?
- What do I like about my work environment?
- What changes can I make to my work environment to support my values and goals in life?
- How might my work environment create an obstacle to reaching my goals?
Just by bringing your awareness to some of these answers, you are creating the path of possibility for the next step of your life.As I'm also reminded:
"The future enters into us, in order to transform itself, long before it [actually] happens." -Rainer Maria Wilke
Here are a three pages you can download to put these past few days of reflection into purposeful, clear statements of intention.
Create your Big Picture Goals
Imagine you were standing on your death bed, looking back at your life as a whole. What themes would you want to express who you were, how you lived, and what was important to you? By listing these five themes, you can have a broader picture of ideas you may have for your life moving forward.
Creating One-Year Goals
This time, imagine you are transported in time one year from today. Where are you? What is different about yourself? Look back over the past twelve months, and visualize what you have accomplished. They can be broad or specific in nature, depending on the topic. Just by listing these four or five items, you've created intentions to move toward this year.
Creating 60-Day Goals
Now, envision yourself three months from now. Where are you? What changes have you made internally and externally? How do you feel different about yourself? What have you accomplished? Just by answering these questions, you are shaping your goals for the next few months.
I highly recommend keeping them in your planner, purse, journal, or car ... any place you can look at them often and imagine them effortlessly coming into place. Your mind is an incredible creator, and when partnered with positive emotions, can allow the life of your dreams to unfold right before your eyes.
Perhaps you are like me, where you can't see that big picture quite yet, but by just taking this one step, these small actions today, you are setting waves in motion that will ripple through the course of the upcoming months in ways that are more powerful than your wildest imagination!