Friday, July 1st, 2011

Setting goals and intentions for the 2nd half of 2011

Stephanie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. It is also the first day of the 2nd half of 2011. Today I decided to set a very specific intention for the rest of the year. Having felt burdened for the 1st half of the year by an emotional heaviness, I am first and foremost consciously choosing to let go of that which isn’t serving me and focusing on that which will nurture my growth. I find whenever I mindfully attach intention to any project or situation, it significantly increases the quality of whatever I’m looking to achieve.

Just for today, grab your journal or writing pad and think about something you wish to accomplish. Write it down and then think about your intention for that goal. Perhaps you wish to save money to take a vacation – so “Save $1200 for vacation” might be the goal, but the intent would be, “By creating some much needed time off and away, I can rest and return to my busy life with a clearer mind.” Write down your intention and feel free to return to it for inspiration and tweak it as needed. You may find it helpful to write your intention on pieces of paper to post in places where they will remind you of why you are working so hard to achieve your goals.

If you’d be willing to share your goals, feel free to post them below. Putting them out to the world is a great way to solidify your intentions.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Mandala by Stephanie on Clairefontaine Pollen paper.

16 thoughts on “Setting goals and intentions for the 2nd half of 2011

  1. Goals are fine as long as you don’t let them become gaols – if you live in the UK that is

  2. Goals are fine as long as you don’t let them become gaols – if you live in the UK that is

  3. Jlanedc. No, I don’t read the blog. I don’t purposely live without goals. I’ve not set one (home life or work) since a close escape when I was 18, at which time I accepted what ‘fate’ (you use your name) has in store for me.

    I agree there is a full spectrum of gray rather than the black and white of all goals no goals though.
    NLP (and I think this entry) is based on a more concrete working towards goals. In that respect I don’t set/work to goals.

  4. Jlanedc. No, I don’t read the blog. I don’t purposely live without goals. I’ve not set one (home life or work) since a close escape when I was 18, at which time I accepted what ‘fate’ (you use your name) has in store for me.

    I agree there is a full spectrum of gray rather than the black and white of all goals no goals though.
    NLP (and I think this entry) is based on a more concrete working towards goals. In that respect I don’t set/work to goals.

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