Today’s Mind Right Monday is a bit different. No goals or gratefuls, but lots of…um… right mindness! 🙂
I was inspired by my boo (well, she’s my boo in my head at least) Marie Forleo and her boo Danielle LaPorte, who…as I’ve recently found out…is the shizz.
I love planning. I love to do lists, setting goals, and dreaming up ideas. I get such satisfaction from crossing them off the list when I’m done.
So of course I sat down and wrote a big ol’ list of goals and to dos for 2014. My list is chock full of things to achieve, achieve, achieve, do, do, do…..write this, do school, launch that, read this…blablabla… And I felt GREAT about it. It really did inspire me. I was excited about all that would get done in 2014.
Then I watched this:
And my world got flip turned upside down. *wink*
Before I even continue. Do you have those times when the Universe (or God or whoever you prefer) is speaking to you…shouting at you, even, and you just don’t realize it until it (he, she) has to completely slap you across your face with the message?
Well, remember those huge ‘achievey, doey’ goals I wrote up for 2014….
For some reason, after I wrote them the first time, Rohan got to my computer and completely erased them, and replaced the text with things like “lskdfja;oweih92” and I wanted to scream.
I wrote them again, and it wasn’t as “perfect” as my first draft, but they still felt good and achievey and doey. And guess what happened….he got to them again. And…then…AGAIN!
Three freakin’ times this little tornado toddler jacked up my goals list file. Three times, I didn’t realize that he was doing me a favor. Three times I wanted to punt him out the window for “making me” have to do extra work.
Then I got my “slap” from the universe when I saw the video posted above. That big, long, achievey, doey list was NOT my goal list for 2014. Not even close!!
After watching the vid I’ve changed my 2014 plans to FEEL and LIVE IN the following:
These mean different things for different folks, so for me:
I want to feel loved, and will view things as being a gift of love toward me (even things like John emptying the dishwasher). And I want to be love and show love to others in various helpy ways. I’ll also note the love around, not directed at me, just existing all around in this great big world. Keeping a love-focused head and heart for 2014 (…and beyond)
I’m all about the gratitude (you already know), but I want to also feel appreciatED, and will look for signs of that and treasure every “thank you” I receive from clients and anyone else. I will also show appreciation for others more than I currently do. Letting others know how thankful I am for them, but also appreciating things/circumstances and spreading the appreciation virus (a good virus lol) as far as I can.
Hey, let’s be practical. All my achievey stuff still has to get done, right? I want to feel productive and like my projects are moving forward. Though the physical crossing things off the list won’t be the goal. The real goal is that feeling of ‘yay Dan!’ that I’ll get. And I’ll allow myself to simmer in that “yay” intead of just crossing off and moving on to the next. And even better, my biz is basically all about productivity. Most clients want me to help them with their productivity and keep them headed in the right direction so I’ll be immersed in the feeling of productivity on all sides!
So there it is, my 2014 is Love, Appreciation and Productivity. What is your focus for 2014? Have you gotten started thinking about that yet?
Are you hip to Marie Forleo or Danielle LaPorte?
Check out Danielle’s books:
(aff. links to amazon)
Umm… if you wanna get me something for Xmas….#justsayin’ 😉
OK. Your turn…..
What do you want to FEEL in 2014?
What will be guiding you?