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Week 1 – Yes! I Can Do This!

For many years I faithfully made a New Year’s resolution and I failed most of the time. I came to the conclusion that they simply don’t work and set out to find out why. What I learned is that they don’t work because we fail to plan behind the intention. Resolving to lose weight, make more money, find a better job or improve on our relationships is not enough. We all know what happens with those lofty goals.  We forget about them a few weeks after we’ve made them when we’ve moved on to the more pressing matters in our lives. And we berate ourselves for not having the “stick-to-it-tive-ness” needed to achieve them.

My challenge to you  is to forget New Year’s resolutions. Instead, let’s resolve to stop blaming ourselves for failing to achieve them and spend our energy on creating meaningful and aspiring goals that come from a base of unlimited potential.  Let's commit to achieving these goals by taking small steps on a daily basis. Aspiring goals, set from a base of no limits give us focus when they include:

  1. Passion – start by discovering what you’re most passionate about at this moment in your life and draw on those passions to create aspiring goals. To have any chance of success, a goal needs to be intrinsically motivated. There has to be a resounding “I WANT to do it” and “I NEED to do this” stirring in your belly.
  2. Possibilities – it’s easier to generate tons of possibilities when you have goals that are aspiring to you and focus on the positives. Tangible outcomes resulting from the possibilities you generate will sustain the energy required to realize your goal and invite you to create new ones.
  3. Purpose – a goal needs to be extrinsically motivated as well. It has to produce results you can see.  Use the power of 3 small steps, everyday, to keep moving forward with your goals and to maintain momentum.

Over the next 365 days I will post a daily blog at www.inkiesta.com/blog and on my facebook page, Dianne Gaudet Coaching Inkiesta. Each month will be organized around a central theme that will help you gain clarity and create goals that will support you in achieve the success you want.  These daily blogs will:

  1. Invite you to consider several aspects of your life and your work
  2. Help you set aspiring goals and take action
  3. Identify obstacles that get in the way and create new possibilities to address these issues
  4. Help you draw on your own inner wisdom and strength while taking care of yourself and others

I extend an invitation for you to embark on your own hero’s journey in this New Year, and to commit 15-30 minutes a day to build your own aspiring life blueprint and achieve success.  Over the course of this year, you will create the most beautiful of masterpieces – your life lived on purpose.

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Dianne is a business and life coach and author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit www.inkiesta.com

 

 
January brings with it the promise of a new year, viagra order a clean slate and a fresh start; which makes it a perfect time to take stock of what lies ahead and what’s possible. A wise professor once asked: “How can we know where we’re going if we don’t understand where we’ve been?” Taking stock allows us to do just that – to consider where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished so that we create goals that are aspiring and aligned with where we want to go.

Life is lived at warp speed today and it’s easy to spend all our energies in reaction mode, doing what needs to be done and forgetting about our most important goals.  But at what cost?  When we’re too busy living we lose ourselves in the process.  We need time to step back, reflect and plan more intentionally for what’s next.  By taking stock we can:

  1. Look at what’s working well in your life and build on it.
  2. Identify what needs attention in different aspects of your life.
  3. Understand what values and principles guide our life and work.
  4. Understand the challenges that keep getting the way.
  5. Learn to draw on your inner strengths and wisdom.

This month give yourself the gift of time and take stock of your life to see what emerges. You’ll amaze yourself with all that you’ve accomplished and what’s working well.  You’ll gain clarity on what you need to pay more attention to.  These exercises will give you a great start on creating goals that are important to you now.

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Dianne is a business and life coach and author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit www.inkiesta.com
It seems like the right thing to do to begin your hero’s journey with a brand new journal and a package of colourful pens and pencils. Think of your journal as a blank canvas to create your future self. The action of putting pen to paper is powerful and brings clarity to the jumbled thoughts that occupy the mind, look especially in this incessant, capsule on-demand world we live in. It lets your creativity flow uncensored and acts as a form of feedback analysis from you to you, ask like a mirror reflecting back. In this journal, you can pretend, without risks, try things on and dream big about what you picture yourself doing. You can dare yourself to admit, “Yes I can do this.” The act of making your ideas visible is the beginning of a promise to yourself to reach for your full potential. Select a journal that will inspire your best work. Make it elaborate or keep it simple. It’s yours to create, your own work of art.

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.