Yesterday’s post was all about dreaming your goals. I hope you dreamed BIG! Our next step in this weeklong Resolution to Reality Blog Series is to reframe the wording in our list.
When you were brainstorming all of the possibilities for 2013 resolutions, did the Inner Critic appear? You know the voice that says “can’t do it”, “won’t do it”, “stop doing x and stop doing z”. Do some of your resolutions sound a little something like this:
- Lose weight
- Remove all bad foods from the kitchen
- Reduce debt
It’s an all or nothing approach that sets us up to fail. The negative resolutions are all about taking away without any room for balance or moderation. No wonder most resolutions don’t make it past the first 30 days! And then we’re left thinking of “Oh well, maybe I’ll try again next year”. So, let’s reframe those thoughts and words into more positive actions by:
- Reviewing your list of ideas and noting anywhere you see a negative word or tone in your resolution
- Choose to either cross the negativity off your list completely
- Or change the wording to be more positive
For example, the “reduce debt” example above could be re-worded to be “Accumulate more cash flow”. Doesn’t that sound more exciting and motivating?
Can you do it? Try to take a negative resolution you’ve set for yourself and look for opportunities to make it more abundant thinking. Then leave a comment below to let others know how you made out.
If you’re interested in taking those positive resolutions and making them happen, join Michelle at her Resolution to Reality Workshop. Click here to find out more.