I am not one to set New Year Resolutions, but I do want to set intentions for the coming year. Purpose, goals, plans, objectives and targets. All words that fall under intentions when I plug into the Thesaurus.
Resolutions took on a different look. Promises, pledges, vows and oaths. I don’t know about you, but resolutions wasn’t striking me as something I wanted to tackle in the new year.
I can get behind goals and plans but oaths? Not so much. So, that being said I moved on. In December I was doing some exercises and the word courage came up. It made me sit back and think. Yes, courage is a good word. It is something I want more of. I’m making courage my word for the new year. Done.
So with courage in hand (well really on paper/screen) I am setting my intentions. My courageous intentions are to put myself out there. To finish a first draft on a novel. To see if anyone is interesting in collaborating. To come up with some ideas for collaboration. To ask. Just to ask “are you interested in…….” “That sounds interesting do you need help with……” “I’d be interesting in participating in…….”
My intentions are to seize opportunities. To not over think everything. If it captures my eye ask yes / no questions. Do I have time for this? Can I make time? Does it make me tingle in anticipation? All yes or no answers. Listen to my gut more.
So intentions, goals, plans, objectives you pick the word. Are we ready to set them? Embrace them? Toss previous intentions out the window and start over! Whatever – new year, new chapter. Let’s rock it.
You can always start now!
PS would love to hear your intentions or collaborative ideas in the comment! Just putting it out there……