Dear Yoga Mind Li Friends,
“Always aim for the moon. If you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
(Norman Vincent Peale)
This way, if you are aiming for something, even if you don’t achieve it, you’ll still be somewhere better then where you started.
For 2020, forget setting artificial resolutions. Instead, try to move into the new year with new
. This slight change to how you set your goals can actually improve your prospects of success in achieving whatever you desire.
A resolution is a specific goal that is firm and fixed. People often make resolutions because they feel something is lacking in their lives. Therefore, when you do not achieve the resolution that you have set, you may label it as a “failure.” This is a pretty harsh reaction, which can lead to feelings of inadequacy, guilt and shame.
On the other hand, an intention is setting your attention towards a goal. It is an attitude. It is a way of being that helps you focus your energy and powers towards achieving that goal. It is more fluid and allows for refinement and adjustments along the way.
When you set an intention instead of a resolution, you stop thinking about wanting what you do not have, and start channeling your energy towards what you want to achieve.
If you happen to find yourself straying from your intention, you are less likely to feel you have failed, since you are still moving towards your ultimate goal. Instead, you can simply readjust, recommit and continue on towards that goal. As you can see, setting an intention is a gentler and often times more effective way of achieving a goal.
Last night I felt inspired to write a few words about my plans for 2020. While I was in the midst of my writing, I realized that by setting my plans and intentions for the new year, I’ll also be able to find my resolutions. This process of self-reflection made me feel very happy because I was able to find the key to set myself up for success.
I asked myself the following questions:
- What are the virtue and vibes I would want to have more in my life?
- What kind of challenges I need to overcome?
- What am I most passionate about and want to do more?
I came up with some interesting insights which I am going to implement starting today – the first day of the year of 2020.
I want to wish you all to find your Inner peace, joy and love, and that you live the life you want with grace and ease. Practice mindfulness and yoga asana very often. These will all lead you to find your inner growth and stillness.
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat soon.