By Shefa Ali
So here we are – 2020 – the start of a new decade. With every New Year that comes around, I like to pick a word that will guide my year, it’s like a theme that serves as a compass and dictates all the things I invite into my life.
I have decided that 2020 will be the Year of Excellence, it’s a theme I have used before, but this year, I feel I want to take it to the next level. Over the years of choosing these themes at the beginning of the year, I have found that it determines how my year unfolds, before it happens, it’s like I set the foundation of how I want to launch into my new year.
Today I am spending time, thinking about my goals and the things I want to achieve. I am imagining how easily, effortlessly and productively they can be achieved. Of course there is a lot of work involved but it doesn’t have to feel like it, it can feel how you want it to feel, and I get to choose that.
I am thinking about how quickly I want to achieve my goals and how much I will enjoy the process; I do that with visualisation in my mind. I think about how I want my life to be and affirm how I intend those things will happen for me. Probably the most important thing I think about is what my sense of being is going to be like when I achieve success. How will I walk in the world? How will I carry myself? How will I interact with other people?
Life is not about what happens to us, we have influence over everything and we can do that with this theme setting strategy. It’s almost like we can design our own lives. You can move in and through your days watching your vision unfold. Of course sometimes things don’t always happen the way we want them to, sometimes they turn out better, but sometimes there are challenges and when those things come up, because trust me they will, how will you deal with them? That’s another thing you can set your intention for. Whatever comes up in life, I trust you will handle it with wisdom, with grace, with confidence and with creativity. See that picture in your mind, what will you do, how will you be, to rise and soar above any of life’s challenges and succeed.
Whether you know it or not, you are a one of a kind human being, no one has ever existed like you ever in the history of mankind and no one ever will. No one has your gifts, your life talents, your experiences; no one brings to the table what you do. I challenge you to dig deep in 2020. Ask yourself, where do you want to end up? Once you know where you want to end up, you can map your vision. Choose to live your life by design, not by default like most people. Its time to say yes to life, to show up to life and discover the greatness within.
* The author is a consultant and coach. Instagram handle: @miss_shefa, Website: missshefa.com
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