Forget Resolutions -- Time to Set Intentions

Now, a year older and hopefully a year wiser, I am questioning whether there is even a purpose to resolutions aside from creating a platform from which to feel guilty and shameful when once again, we don't maintain them.
12/31/2013 04:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Every year we make these resolutions and never keep them. Last year I asked you what your life would be like if your resolutions were to actually stick.

Specifically I asked:
  • What would your financial situation be?
  • What would your love and family life look like?
  • What would your health be like?
  • What would your professional realm look like?
Now, a year older and hopefully a year wiser, I am questioning whether there is even a purpose to resolutions aside from creating a platform from which to feel guilty and shameful when once again, we don't maintain them.

Forget the resolutions. Together we will move beyond specific personal resolutions and instead create, cultivate and manifest great intentions. See, intentions are easy because they don't tie us to an outcome. Intentions simply ask that we go through our day, hour-by-hour, being as mindful, conscious, aware and awake as we are able to be in that moment.


Intentions simply ask that we go through our day, hour-by-hour, being as mindful, conscious, aware and awake as we are able to be in that moment.

Intentions invite us to do our personal work on becoming more of a human-being, and less human-doing or a human-thinking.

Try these intentions on for size:

In 2014 I am:
  • Present
  • Loving
  • Healthy
  • Fearless
  • Creative
  • Focussed
  • Carefree
  • Light
  • Passionate
  • Adventurous
  • Awake
  • Vibrant
  • Abundant
  • Transformed
  • Peaceful
  • Happy
I could go on and on. When we go about the activities of our day wearing an intention of love, vibrancy or health, it doesn't matter what we are doing. Our actions will take on a different quality. We become freed from the idea that we need to achieve a weight loss goal, a financial goal, a five-year plan or live up to any status quo that isn't really us.

Setting your intention from the start of your day and reminding yourself as often as you can to be vibrant, awake, and loving will transform you from being the lightbulb that lights up a room to the source of electricity that gives light to the bulb. Is the switch turning on? You getting this?

You have the ability to be the power source for making your wildest dreams come true.

2014 is the year we are entering and we can choose to enter it thinking of the challenges that engaged us in the past, and likely allow ourselves to marinade in that as we move forward. Or we can shimmy and shake off the cobwebs of 2013 and focus on the greatness that surrounds us. Let's start dancing that dance with the very best of our highest intentions.

Do you know what will happen?

Every resolution you have ever made in your whole life will come to be effortlessly achieved. Health, happiness, and prosperity are your birthright. The law of attraction doesn't work by enabling us to magnetize great things through our thoughts. It works by inviting us to see the greatness that currently is within us and surrounds us and so we are more ready to say YES to the opportunities, people, places, and experiences that bring us more of what we desire -- because we are awake to see what's up for grabs.

When our intentions are to bring our greatest selves into the world for positive contribution, to do our most awesome at whatever it is we are doing, the universe conspires in our favour to make that happen.

And it all starts very simply. Set your intention now and remember it everyday when you wake up. Consider it as you fall asleep. And keep it in your mind and your heart as often as you remember throughout the day. You will be amazed at what unfolds.

Today is the day!

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