Posts Tagged ‘desire’

Turning Goal Setting Upside Down! Just in time right?

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

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You want it and you want it bad. Aspiring. Hoping. Plotting. Recurring. Reaching. Bubbling beneath your surface. You crave it — and it craves you.

So you make a plan to get it. A to-do list. The bucket list. Quarterly objectives. Strategy. Accountability. The goal. Except . . .

You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling.

We have the procedures of achievement upside down. We go after the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. And we hope, yearn, pray that we’ll be fulfilled when we get there. It’s backwards. It’s outside in. And it’s running us in circles.

What if, first, we got clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life, and then we laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays — your life?


You know what will happen with that kind of inner clarity and outer action? You’ll feel the way you want to feel more often than not. Decisions will be easier to make: You’ll know what to say no, thank you to and what to say hell yes! to. I bet you’ll complain less. You’ll be more optimistic, more open-hearted. It will be easier for you to return to your center in the midst of a challenge — I promise.

You will do much less proving, and way more living.

And you will have more to give to the world.

For starters.

Welcome to The Desire Map.

I have a feeling this might change everything

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

How do you feel about goal-setting?

At the beginning of the year, is setting very clear + specific New Year’s resolutions super important for you? A family tradition, even?

Or do you hate goal-setting, swear it never works and don’t want to talk about it ever again?

Either way, I’m guessing you make plans. Long-term plans, like for a family vacation, career moves, house renovations, or short-term plans like what dress to wear on date night or whether to have a bubble bath or a shower. Big or small, we all make plans.

Well, here’s my big, bold statement: I think a lot of us are making the WRONG plans.

We’re making choices based on should’s, or because it’s what our parents did, or it’s familiar, and not because it lights our hearts on fire.

I’ve just finished reading/doing a program that has done exactly that. It’s called The Desire Map  by Danielle LaPorte. This book has changed the way I plan my life, the way I make decisions.

And what perfect timing, because with the holiday season approaching, New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner. I’m thrilled (and so relieved!) to get 2013 started with business and life goals that resonate with my soul. THAT’s how I want to live.

If that sounds like you too, check out The Desire Map here. I only recommend stuff that I truly believe in and this book absolutely fits the bill. Buy it for yourself. Give it to your family, coworkers, the PTA president. EVERYONE should read this.

The Desire Map is all about ditching the auto-pilot approach to life.

Because clearing the space for wide-awake living is just about the best gift we can give to ourselves, isn’t it?

Love,

Kelly