Happy 2019! I hope you had a fantastic holiday season filled with great memories.
Here we are, already in week 3 of the New Year.You know, the part of January where we're still super motivated about the resolutions we've made and all the things we're determined to accomplish.
The time when we're declaring to anybody who will listen that this will be the year that we'll eat healthier, pay down our debt, stop smoking, find a new job, and start our passion project.
You know, I truly believe that underneath the smiles we wear, we are all the same. Fundamentally, we all just want to be better and to do better, don't we? Well, I read an article that said that 60 percent of us make New Year's resolutions but only about 8 percent are successful in achieving them. Just 8 percent!
That got me to thinking about my own process. I've only ever completed a goal when I did two things:
1.Wrote it down
2. Told someone
You see, writing it down made it clear for me. It made it real for me. I'm all for speaking your intentions into existence, but writing things down is really so much more effective. And our "Let's Be Clear" note cards are perfect for helping you to do just that.
When I was a 19 year-old with a newborn baby, living on Public Assistance, I would sit and write in my journal, "This is not my reality". The declaration was that my present circumstances would not dictate the rest of my life. And they never did.
When Michael Jackson recorded the "Bad" album in 1987, he made it clear that his intention was to sell 100 million albums. In each mirror of his home, he wrote that number in red sharpie.The "Bad" album has been certified 20 times platinum. Twenty.
My challenge for you this year is to write things down. There's power in the written word. Write it down, make it clear, and tell someone who will support you along the way. By mail, of course.
Here's to an intentional 2019!