We’re conditioned to start each year with a self-assessment and promise to improve. Of course, there is benefit in being self-aware and continuing to strive for your personal best, but there are strategies to make this time of year more effective than traditional resolutions may have been for you in the past.
First, when you reflect upon changes you would like to make, allow your focus to revolve around what you want, not what you don’t want. For example if losing weight is a priority, don’t spend time reviewing how unhappy you are, or admonishing yourself for getting to this point. Think instead about how you want to feel. How do you want to look? What would you like your energy level to be?
Let’s look at another example and use it to illustrate the importance of your focus. Suppose you want a managerial position, you feel you are long overdue, and you have recently been passed up for a promotion. Your present focus will determine your ability to advance as much as your capabilities will. Do you complain about being passed over? Do you resent the decision-maker and feel, perhaps, unappreciated?
If you are seeking advancement this year, it is important to focus on the positive reasons you are ready for this step rather than focus on feeling slighted or resentful. Assess your career in as unbiased a way as possible, not only your skills, expertise, efficiency, and experience but, perhaps more importantly, your attitude, your likableness, your flexibility, and your demeanor. Are you a positive contributor? Do you add to the spirit and culture of your firm? Are you visionary and motivated?
A personal assessment can help you focus on your areas of strength and present an opportunity to improve your weaker areas. This intent will be a strong partner in guiding you toward the path of career advancement. What you focus on will expand and savoring your qualities will energetically magnetize opportunities to you.
After setting your intention, listen to the whispers of the Universe for guidance. When you focus on joyful possibilites, the partnership you have with the Universe will become more and more clear, and more and more helpful. You don’t have to go it alone. Coincidences, messages, great ideas that pop into your head, are all ways that you receive ongoing guidance toward your goals.
This year, 2011, is your year. By believing in this statement, you make it more so. Be optimistic, focus on what you want (not what you don’t want), and let go of the resistance that fear creates. This is your year!
If you would like guidance to help you discover your harmonious path, contact Karen for coaching or a one-on-one session. An investment in your happiness today pays for itself through prosperity, love, and peacefulness.
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