We’ve been talking about the third category goals and resolutions all week. These are the ones that we haven’t even looked at, much less started to work on, since last January. We’re getting to the bottom of why we’ve neglected them; this work will guide us toward goals and resolutions that are more congruent with what makes us happy–what will give our life meaning and bring us joy.
The weekend is coming up and it’s the perfect time to ask yourself questions about your goals and resolutions. Mull over the questions so you can get good answers–not just the surface ones. When answers come, dig a little deeper, go below the surface to discover what’s really going on–the engine that’s driving it.
Keep asking yourself:
~Why don’t you like to do a particular thing?
~Why DO you like to do a certain thing?
~Why doesn’t that goal you put on your list no longer interest you?
~Why are you dragging your feet on beginning to work on a goal that you say you really and truly want?
~What time of day are you the most energetic, clear-headed, and enthusiastic?
~What makes you unhappy? Why? Why are you allowing it to upset you?
~What makes you happy? Why aren’t you doing more of that?
I’m sure you’ll think of other questions to ask yourself–go for it!
Keep asking, keep digging! And keep track of your answers! Either dictate them into a voice recorder or voice-to-text app, or use good old-fashioned pen and paper. Capture your thoughts so you can refer to them later on this month as well as throughout next year. They’ll keep you on track doing things that make you happy, and that’s the basis of a rich, deeply meaningful, joy-filled life.
You can do this, I know you can!
REMEMBER TO CELEBRATE YOURSELF FOR DOING THIS WORK. WooHoo! Go YOU!
Your Friend and Pep Pal,