I thought I’d bring back this blast from the past as we get closer to a new year, a time when many start fresh with resolutions, goals and plans. Hard to believe that its here already! If you were intrigued by the Elegant Femme article, I highly suggest you take this quick (and free) quiz to learn more about YOUR Femme Types and how you can balance all of them. I’d also stay tuned for her Sensual Planning Day – I did this in the summer and it was amazing.
I’ve shared my struggles openly with getting organized and motivated for 2013 both here on in conversation with others on my Facebook page, and it is something that has really been a thorn in my side. It’s something that’s very important to me, something that I believe strongly in, and something that I want to do. If you were a reader this time last year, you know I was all over it by this point!
I’ve sat down with a pen and notebook, an iPad app, colored markers and a stack of blank white paper, and each time have come up blank. yet knowing that I need a guidance of some sort I have felt like a lost traveler without a GPS or map. After all, if we don’t know where we want to go how will we get there?
Long ago I shifted from the idea of resolutions, and more recently find myself shifting from goal to intention. But something’s missing, and I don’t know how to fix it. I’ve got to-do lists half scribbled on paper in 18 different directions and half on Google tasks. I’ve got the same planner in 2 different sizes, 1 completely untouched. Piles of half-finished projects hide notebooks I planned to use to make lists and my iPhone I planned to use to set reminders. I’ve never felt so behind, unorganized, scatterbrained…what was I saying?
I signed up for Optimal Living 101: How to Set Goals That Actually Make You Happy - maybe that was my problem, that I just couldn’t figure out what would make me happy, which I had at least decided was my ultimate intention for 2013. I just started listening to the courses. The wisdom was there, the action steps were there, but I still felt stuck. I stumbled on Mastin Kipp of the Daily Loves course on Actualizing Your Souls Goals for 2013. Really inspiring, dead on, and still stuck.
I began to think about the definition of insanity – doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome. I realized maybe my approach was the problem. I thought about what had led me to move from terminology like resolutions to intentions. I remembered all the talk surrounding the shift from the masculine to the feminine in 2012. I realized all of the experts I was turning to were men, and were working from the masculine state, even as I was focusing on the feminine in other ways.
Some of the interesting ideas I’ve found are below for you to check out:
Elegant Femme article on The Importance of Planning and How Most Women Get it Wrong
Ali Brown’s Millionaire Time & Productivity Secrets also talks a lot about this
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this theory, and I’ll be sure to share my progress!