Go From Resolution to Revolution

December 29, 2013 | Gabriel Colella

“The journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.”  – Lao-Tzu

In this New Year that starts with a New Moon, how are you going to start fresh? What are your goals and how to you plan to implement and integrate them?  This year, I propose to challenge myself to move from just making resolutions to making a revolution.  If you are up for the challenge, and ready to create real transformation, your revolution can start by mapping out some real, clear and achievable action steps towards making those resolutions happen.  This is the beginning of making personal resolutions into a personal revolution.

Footsteps

The next move is to put one foot in front of the other, taking at least one single, achievable step each day.  Even if it does not seem like much, you are one step closer to your goal, your desired outcome.  For example, sending an email to a client, making a phone call, or just organizing your desktop, can be one of those steps towards completion.  This is how we begin to make a revolution in our lives, not just a resolution.

 Momentum

MOMENTUM

Another important component of creating lasting change that brings us out of the realm of just intending to do something and taking concrete action is to create and build upon our momentum.  How do we do this?  We do this by celebrating our achievements. Every time you complete a step towards your revolution in the New Year, celebrate it.  Give yourself or your partner a high-five.  Indulge in some healthy self-care, like a massage, a day at the spa, some extra sleep, or some time in nature.  These actions help you to build momentum towards what you want for yourself.  As momentum build upon momentum, your desires become manifest.  If you encounter a setback, look at how it is helping you achieve your purpose.  Ask how it is on the way rather than in the way or instructive instead of obstructive. (For more on how to do that, check out my blog on “Teleological Thinking”)

 

Take some time before this New Year and write out your goals and intentions, and then make a list of real and achievable steps you can take to start making them happen and create a bigger vision for yourself in the coming year.  Most of all, cultivate the courage to dream big!

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