Now What One Big Thing Do You Want Do You Want to Accomplish This Year?
New Year’s resolutions have almost become a cliché: Go on a diet, join a gym or finish some task you’ve been procrastinating on. You know the drill. Some years you pull it off, while others you don’t. For 2012, let’s try something different. Focus on that one big thing you’d really like to do. For this exercise, forget the “shoulds”, and instead concentrate on what you really want!
Make a list of times (the more the better) when you were at your absolute best—at peak performance, feeling the best about yourself: successful, unstoppable, “bulletproof,” and full of passion. Select one of the times you just listed (perhaps the one you consider most powerful). Close your eyes and relive that moment. Allow yourself to re-experience the glory of those feelings: See the sights, smell the smells, and hear the sounds while you allow yourself to re-experience that feeling of having “arrived,” as fully as possible. Then open your eyes. Observe the body language, breath, thoughts, and facial expressions that go with the experience that you just relived. This is your mind and body in a peak state—your zone of passion. This state of mind is something that you can trigger at will. This is also part of your natural frame of mind when you are operating at your highest potential. You can access it anytime you wish to be in a peak state by setting your intention and changing your body language accordingly; and the more you do it, the more natural it will feel. Eventually this state will come to you automatically.
If you could be in the peak state you just identified (body language and all) what would you most like to tackle now? Use this peak state as a foot in the door to what you are most passionate about or trying to accomplish. Identify one big thing you now would most like to accomplish using that zone of passion you just created―which, remember, you can recreate again anytime; and I strongly suggest you do it often!
In next week’s blog, we will take your one major thing a step further towards bringing it to fruition.