“What Do I Do If I Can’t Come Up With Goals For The New Year?”

by Leonie Dawson on January 3, 2013

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Seriously guys, I need to be stopped.

Making these hilarimo (to me) header images is mildly addictive + makes me snigger wildly.

Brings out the inner sillies when I AM TRYING TO BE SO SERRRRIOUS OVER HERE.

Anyhewsles!

Today I’m answering a quizzy I’ve been asked a lot about the 2013 Create Your Incredible Year in Life + Biz workbooks.

I also see it around the traps, not even about the workbooks.

I don’t even know what my new goals are! I feel so overwhelmed. I’m really avoiding the task. And I know it’s important to do, but I don’t know where to begin.

I hear ya love. And I heart ya.

I understand.

There can be a real heaviness to it.

But there’s a reason why it feels heavy to you right now, and it can be fixed.

Did you want to hear how?

We naturally resist moving forward when we don’t feel resolved with where we’ve been.

There’s a part of our souls that isn’t ready for more transformation, because it’s all:

DUDE! BRO! THAT JUST HAPPENED! AND I HAVEN’T EVEN PROCESSED IT YET!
HOW ON EARTH CAN I LOOK FORWARD WHEN WE HAVEN’T EVEN LOOKED BACK YET?

 

And underneath all that, there’s a soft whisper:

I don’t feel safe with more change.

I get it love. It’s totally understandable to feel that way. Normal, even.

It’s why one of the most important parts of the 2013 Create Your Incredible Year workbooks is the first one: the Celebrating and Releasing 2012 chapter.

You know what? Instead of blabbering about it, Imagonna show you an excerpt from one of the workbook pages from it that explains the conundrum perfectemo:

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And it’s true.

I notice in myself:

I resist the shit out of setting new goals…

until I push myself to do the Celebrating & Releasing of the Past Year chapter.

And all these emotions come spilling out, all these things that need to be heard and felt and understood. And all of a sudden, I feel at peace with everything that’s happened.

It’s like harvesting the crops of the past year, pulling out the weeds, and tilling your soul’s soil for the new year.

It’s good shit.

I cry every year when I do it.

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I’m not the only one. Even my favourite parenting blogger Ask Moxie (who, as she calls it is run on “cynicism and coffee”) shared that she shed quite a few tears doing her Celebrate + Release 2012 chapter, and felt so much better and at peace with the year afterwards. That it was just what she needed.

And it’s true.

It also allows us to transform our story. To see that we weren’t just victims of a long string of shitty things happening to us. To instead glimpse that it all happened for a reason. That our souls learn huge, deep and powerful lessons even in the hard times. Especially in the hard times.

From that place, we begin to see ourselves as powerful creators, and the world as being a beautiful place to learn and grow.

The workbook will guide you through understanding the powerful soul lessons of the past year, and help you see things in a whole new wonderful light. You’ll feel more at peace and resolved.

And from there? Then you’ll be ready to begin dreaming new dreams, setting new goals and birthing new miracles into your life and biz this year.

It’s good shit. Powerful shit. Shit I’m really, really grateful to have had in my life for the last four years.

Good shit I want to share with you too.

I see us as changing this world, dearest. Healing our beautiful selves. Stepping up and shining our light bright. Creating exactly the kind of life, business, family, community and world we want to see.

HIGH FIVES ALL ROUND!!!

All my love,

 

P.S. And THIS is possibly one of the best non-intended-yet-totally-perfect miracles of the 2013 workbook. Gorgeous Sarah shared about what one of the pages in the Creating + Releasing 2012 section had done to create peace for her little girl.

My heart is full :)

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