Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Create Your Best Possible New Year - Add This Essential Ingredient

New Year resolutions are all well and good, and no doubt you received lots of good wishes for bringing your New Years resolutions into being. But resolutions and wishes can only go so far; they're just not enough to make it all happen. Having your best New Year means engaging in an on-going process in which you create success.

But how do you go about it? In short, creating the success you crave is about engaging in the right activities to bring it about.

Well, you might say, I've already got a full plate; I don't need anything more on my to-do list. In fact, I'm trying to simplify my life, not complicate it with one more thing to do!

Well, yes, and that's the good news. Because paying attention to this one thing will help you do just that - simplify your life, reduce your stress and support you in keeping your New Year's resolutions.

So what is that one thing? It's this: start your successful New Year by paying attention to your inner life first, before you do even one thing about anything in your outer life. In other words, attend to your inner self - your subjective, emotional life, because that is the biggest future success factor.

You've no doubt heard that and read it time and again. It's a simple truth that the latest scientific research has proven over and over.

So, to restate: proceeding from the resolutions you've identified to the results you want means successfully managing your inner life process. Why? Because it's there you'll discover and address the road blocks, stumbling blocks, rip tides, back eddies and black holes that otherwise might blind side you despite even your firmest resolve.

To emphasize the point: to triumph in your outer life become aware of what your inner emotional needs and issues are. That way, you'll meet them head on and take care of them before they have a chance to manifest in your outer world.

That's the secret to creating your best possible new year: to begin with your inner life before you encounter any problems that might crop up during the year.

Then, whether your New Year's brings challeneges about keeping your resolutions, or a relationship gone dead, a knotty work problem, trouble with a teenager, a creative project stalled out, a health crisis, or grievous loss, you'll be prepared to not only progress but triumph!

This is so because your inner life affects every I life situation. That's why inner life is a primary focus of programs to help parents, or people in recovery, or job seekers, or those recovering from a divorce. That inner life process common to all of us is even where some childrens'music educators begin.

Indeed, your inner life applies to all your life circumstances and challenges - its fundamental to every human condition from gestation through your last breath!

So do employ it first in creating your best possible New Year.

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