Power of the New Year
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Summary: If we repeat our failed strategies from past
years is this really going to be a new year. His
suggestions give you a new strategy to overcome your
barriers to success.
Power of the New Year
We will not be able to expand what is possible in our lives
until we transform our relationship to resistance. Once this
occurs the way we look at goals and resolutions will also be
transformed and the possibilities in our lives will be
infinite including mastery over our negative thoughts.
Lets make this year have a power that you have not
previously experienced. Assume there will be resistance,
and assume that it doesnt matter if there is because you
know whats on the other side. You
Every year at this same time we all experience the same
ritual. We assess how we did during the year. First
we look at our bigger goals and thats the easy part.
We either hit our goals or we didnt and we all feel
differently about our success. The more difficult
part is when we look at our subtle or personal goals,
which include our relationships, our food choices,
our spiritual practices and a myriad of other
And of course this brings us to the New Year.
In the beginning of the year we are enthusiastic about
beginning anew. There is a power and determination
that we only experience once a year. We might
implement a healthy body program, which includes
diet and exercise, or we might renew our business
or relationship goals.
Whatever it is we usually recommit or expand upon our
past goals with new fervor and new power but its
inevitable as the weather changing our most noble
intentions encounter resistance. For a while we are
able to resist the resistance but ultimately
we falter and give in just like in other years and end up
modifying our goals and resolutions. If we approach the New
Year with the same old attitudes, beliefs and patterns is it
really a new year? What were really doing is giving in to
our negative mind. We are letting our negative thoughts run
our lives and stop us. Its the nature of the mind that it
will always find ways to distract us from our focus.
You know that not giving in to resistance is the gateway to
transforming your life.
A few years ago my son, Josh,
brought home a quote from the gym that speaks to me and I
think will speak to you. Its about The Workout and how a
workout is much more than going to the gym and getting
exercise. When we look at The Workout as a metaphor for
life, the possibilities for transformation are infinite.
And then the form of the workout doesnt matter.
WHAT IS A WORKOUT?
A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent
determination. Stated another way it is one part
physical exertion and three parts self discipline. A
workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It
strengthens the body, relaxes the mind and toughens the
spirit. When you work out regularly your problems diminish
and your confidence grows.
A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and
procrastination. It is the badge of a winner-the mark
of an organized, goal oriented person who has taken
charge of his or her destiny. A workout is a wise
use of time and investment in excellence. It is a way of
preparing for lifes challenges and proving to yourself that
you have what it takes to do what is necessary.
A workout is a key that helps unlock the door to opportunity
and success. Hidden within each of us is an extraordinary
force. Physical and mental fitness are the triggers that
can release it. A workout is a form of rebirth. When you
finish a workout you do not simply feel better, you feel
better about yourself.
There will be continual challenges along the way that will
enable you to experience a sense of mastery over your
resistant mind. Let me know what it is you discover in this
quest to make a daily practice part of your life. To expand
upon this opportunity you might want to rewrite this quote
using a different word than workout. On a practical level
what is your workout going to be? In a metaphorical sense
what will your workout represent? I am curious as to what
comes up for you and I love receiving your many responses
and feedback. Feel free to pass this letter on to the
friends in your circle and let them know about the
advantages of being on the journey.
© 2004 Mark Susnow, formerly a trial attorney for 30
years is a coach, speaker, and group facilitator. Hes
inspired hundreds of people to believe in themselves and
to achieve their goals and dreams. Contact Mark to
discover how you can benefit from coaching and his
other programs. Visit http://www.inspirepossibility.com