As some of you know, I start a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in a week and a half. (You can read about that HERE if you're interested.) Before we meet for the first time, we are required to read The Bhagavad Gita. In it, there is a verse that reads:
You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.
In short, we have control over our work and actions, but we have no command over our results.
A bodybuilder can be completely dedicated to her diet and exercise, but still not place in a competition. You can put in long hours in the office and produce excellent work, but still not get the promotion you were working for.
That's why we don't want to put the destination above the journey! When you fall in love with the process, you'll find results.
Did you decide what it is you want in 2016? What do you want your future-self to be like next year? We may not be able to control the outcome, but we can help influence that outcome by answering these five questions:
- What is my desired outcome?
- What can I DO to make progress?
- What will help me be consistent?
- What obstacles will I face?
- Who will support me?
A-ha! Kinda sounds like we're setting a goal and making a plan, huh? So get to it!
And when you stumble -- because you will... we all do -- just picture that fabulous, future-self looking back on her year with the accomplished smile of someone who went after what she wanted with her whole heart and setting even bigger goals for 2017 because she knows she can.
Happy New Year, friends!