“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
The new year we’re just entering is full of promise and potential. It’s a fresh new page waiting to be written, an untold story just waiting to be imagined and brought to life through our words and actions.
The early days of this gift we’ve received — a bright, shiny new year — offer the perfect opportunity to open ourselves to the possibilities ahead. One simple yet powerful step we can take is deciding what we want to accomplish in the coming months in our writing life.
Taking time to identify your intentions — what you intend to put effort and energy into making happen, can be a great way to get yourself in gear. An inspiring coach I heard recently offered a simple, but effective three-step strategy for moving toward your goals, whatever they are:
1) Focus: be clear and specific about what you want to achieve.
2) Visualize: see and feel yourself already enjoying what you desire.
3) Act: keeping taking action steadily as ideas and opportunities appear.
One of the keys here is feeling, really feeling, the joy of having attained your heart’s desire. When you do this the energy you radiate opens you to receiving the universe’s support. That’s when helpful people, opportunities, ideas, and circumstances start showing up in your life. By action, you receive — that’s another key concept. You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step, then the next, and keep going.
Don’t forget to put your intentions about your writing in writing! That way you can revisit them and keep yourself motivated. Let’s go for it!