This is the week that New Year’s resolutions typically start to disintegrate.
Whether or not you made a New Year’s resolution this year, you might be interested to know four common reasons people don’t realize their goals.
1. Superficiality. When you don’t explore the underlying reasons for setting a goal, you might find yourself losing interest because you were never really invested. In order for a goal to stick during challenges, it has to be connected to something deeply meaningful.
2. Remoteness. When the end goal seems too far away, it’s difficult to sustain motivation.
3. Failure to leverage current habits. If your goal requires immediate and total upheaval of your daily patterns, it probably won’t last.
4. Perfectionism. It’s a killer. This is the voice that punishes you when you don’t live up to an idealized version of yourself. When you give it power, you may feel so demoralized that you give up, even if the goal was important to you.
So, what’s a more empowering way to set goals for yourself? In my book, Everything You Need Is Right Here, I go into a lot of detail about understanding the difference between authentic desires and ego desires (which is a key factor in goal setting). I also went on Great Day St. Louis this month to talk about a simple four-step process for realizing your goals.
You can watch the Great Day segment at the end of this email.
And by the way, if your goals for 2016 happen to include a spiritual retreat, transformational travel, or visiting the Emerald Isle, I hope you’ll consider joining me and a few other spiritual adventurers for the Irish Immersion Experience in September! Think: thatched cottages overlooking the west coast; dancing with the elements at ancient sacred sites; meeting locals; soaking in spiritual poetry and soul-stirring music; relishing gorgeous, tasty food. Find out more at http://KimberlySchneider.com/Ireland
I’d love to pray the Five Directions with you on a glorious morning, with the sun on our faces as we breathe the Atlantic air! Or watch the sunset over the bay. Or look for rainbows after a storm.
Until then, here’s the link to my appearance on Great Day St. Louis.
Peace of the dancing rainbows to you!