This week I was fortunate to see the fabulous Broadway musical, On Your Feet. It is the story of Gloria Estafan, a woman who followed her dream and created a highly successful singing career. I love the lyrics to the theme song -“Get on your feet, get up and make it happen.” These words are so appropriate as we begin the New Year.
It is important to remember that life is your miracle to create and you should make it as colorful and amazing as possible. What are your dreams and intentions for 2016? Do they excite you? What can you do to make them happen?
When setting your intentions this year, think from your heart and see what is really important. What makes you light up? Each intention should make you feel expansive, happy, and open to the possibility of it coming to fruition. Feeling anxious or tight is a warning sign to pause and re-examine your plan. Perhaps, you are not on the best path.
I find it helpful for my clients to write their intentions with a positive spin. I learned this concept from Happiness Expert, Marci Shimoff, and Success Expert, Debra Poneman. For example, “I want to lose twenty pounds” sounds negative. I’d suggest a different approach, saying “my intention is to have a healthy, fit body that radiates the happiness I feel inside.” The energy one feels is so different between these two intentions.
This technique is most effective when my clients look at their intentions on a daily basis and create concrete steps to accomplish them. It is much easier to achieve your goals when you have support. Find a friend, family member, group, or coach to help you on your way.
As the New Year begins, I challenge you to “get on your feet and make it happen!”
I am wishing you a New Year filled with an abundance of health and happiness.