“Do small things with great love” – Mother Teresa
We’re still on the roller coaster ride of a long Holiday season – enjoying fun times, exchanging presents, feasting on favorite foods, while also fighting effects of the season’s frenzy. As we contemplate New Year resolutions, here are a few things to help us focus on our goal:
1. Express gratitude – One of the concepts for attracting things you want from The Secret is, ” Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you’ll attract more good things.”
2. Reflect on what brings happiness and fulfillment in your life. It could be getting together with friends, taking up a new hobby, learning a new skill, volunteering for a good cause. Plan on doing more things that bring pleasure and meaning to life.
3. Let curiosity set your goals. Sometimes goal setting can be daunting thinking we need a lofty intent in mind. We want goals that are achievable, help us grow, and feel a sense of accomplishment. Something I read recently really hit home for me from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. “Some people (like Elizabeth) are jackhammers. They focus intensely on one thing, diving in deeply and tuning out any other pursuit. But others are like hummingbirds, flitting from flower to flower–letting curiosity lead them from one interest to another–and making the world a better place by “pollinating” various interests with their unique contribution. Not everyone is a jackhammer! We need hummingbirds!”
So whether you’re a jack hammer or hummingbird, embrace new opportunities in the New Year!