WHY I DON'T BELIEVE IN 'GOAL SETTING': There's something BETTER.
By Mark Fournier
ARE you READY for 2016???
Have you figured out your 'goals & resolutions' yet?
Do you know that by January 18th nearly 100% of New Year's resolutions will have been abandoned or broken?
How many goals or resolutions have YOU created, only to watch them slip between your fingers like sand through a fishing net?
There IS a better way... I teach it in great detail in our new program THRIVE (www.Thrive5.com), but here's a glimpse:
I call it 'Goal GETTING'... instead of Goal 'Setting'. This puts the emphasis where it belongs ... not on the dreaming, but rather the doing. Call it the Law of 'Action' (over 'Attraction').
So what if THIS year... you pick only three things that you are committed to 'DOING' (not a 'result'... an ACTIVITY... something that you know, if you did it consistently, day-in and day-out, the 'results' would take care of themselves. And once done, include with each goal a detailed plan of action vividly outlining exactly:
• `What you will do (each day)
• `How you will do it (each day)
• `When you will do it (each day)
• `Who will support you and hold you accountable (each day)
• `What the DAILY rewards will be for following through
• `What the DAILY consequence will be if you don't
• `What the overall 'costs and payoffs' will be for each goal
When it comes to effective Goal GETTING... its not about WHAT goals you have, it's how you go about getting them.
And remember this... every single day, you will have a choice... to either BE the person you've chosen to be by following through on your goal commitments, or to give up on yourself and your dreams. But know this... those who give up the FIRST time, find it easier and easier to continue doing so.
Be 'Kind' to your BODY...
By Mark Fournier
Here's a little twist on 'kindness'... how about being 'kind' to your BODY?
I know it seems like the holidays are all ABOUT 'being kind to our bodies'... pie... egg nog... lots and lots of food... but in truth, that isn't what our body WANTS (or needs). What it really wants is 'fuel'... pure... digestible, fast-burning fuel. So how about spending even a day putting ONLY super healthy 'fuel' in your body... and just 'see' how if 'feels'.
Don't think of it as a 'diet'... think of it as just 'being kind' to your body!
Who knows... you might just get to LIKE it (as much as your body does).
They call it an 'ACT' of kindness for a reason...
By Mark Fournier
If you're ready to move on to another topic, just ask yourself the following:
'Have I done ALL I can to 'be kind' this past week? Has it become a habit for me now? Am I continually behaving with kindness toward others?'
If the answer is 'no... not really'. Just remember this...
"When it comes to 'kindness', it ISN'T the 'thought that counts', its the 'effort'. That's why they call it an ACT of kindness... you must 'take action'."
That is also why I've named our new empowerment program THRIVE... because its a VERB... its something you DO. And what better way to THRIVE than by surrounding yourself with love through 'continuous acts of kindness'?
Something to think about (or maybe even act upon):
Those who we feel least compelled to treat with kindness are almost always the ones who need it most.
Our theme this holiday week has been about ‘kindness’, so here’s another fun thought…
CONTINUOUS ‘Acts of Kindness’…
Why settle for ‘random’ acts when you can do so much more?
What if the whole purpose in life was to see how ‘kind’ you could be?
What if our 'games & competitions' centered around seeing who could be the ‘kindest’?
What if ‘being kind’ was more important than ‘being right, getting your way, winning, looking good, owning things, or anything else’?
How might you think, feel, and behave differently?
Find out… play the ‘Kindness’ game and see how many ‘Acts of Kindness’ you can commit in a 24-hour period… let your number-one priority be ‘kindness’ in every single encounter… invite others to join you in this game… and just watch what happens. You’re in for a wonderful shocker.
Whenever I'm asked if we could master or teach only ONE thing in our life what that might be... my answer is always the same... Kindness.
Try for even a single week being kinder than you have ever been, while encouraging others to join you, and you'll be amazed at the results!
And what better time to try it out than NOW during the holidays?
Chances are you've seen my little video (below) about 'feeding starving children', but I wanted to post it one last time as it goes so nicely with my own theme for the holidays:
Do you want to feel GREAT for the holidays (or ANY day)?
Compare your life to those with less...
Do you want to feel even BETTER?
'Commit' your life to those with less...
Its pretty magical how the more we give, the more we 'get'...
Instead of it being 'The Circle of 'Life', I call it 'The Circle of 'Love'.
Mark Fournier is the founder of the Center for Empowerment, and creator of 'THRIVE 5'.