Despite the fact that I still write "2018" on my checks, ☺️it's a brand new year... and when ushering in the new year we want to feel motivated, to meet our goals, to feel inspired to do our work. I, for one, always want to feel motivated to teach, write, meditate daily, train/practice, de-clutter, cook for my family, eat healthier, grow my business, give back. As we navigate through our busy lives, I am convinced more than ever that feeling motivated has a whole lot to do with taking the time to visualize - to visualize what it will feel like when we are finished. And if you want to feel motivated or inspired, it usually takes action, taking that step, no matter how small. So I've been asking my students this week to visualize how they want to feel when they're finished with class? At the end of today? At the end of this week? What are the first steps they need to take?
Maybe it involves taking risks, letting go of negative thought patterns, learning a new skill, being open to new people and ideas, getting comfortable with the uncomfortable, surrendering and being vulnerable to new experiences. Yup. Taking that first step.
Here's a well-known little nugget of wisdom from the Chinese Zen Master, Lao-tzu: "The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout. The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet." Instead of waiting to feel inspired, or motivated by outside factors, simply take action towards your goal. Every day, step by step, with a little dose of visualization.
Tell me what happens on the other side. 🙏🏻♥️ :