The end is nigh!
The end of the year that is… and like every year before, I’ve started hearing the mutterings of “I can’t wait for next year…” followed by an array of reasons for the impatience to reach the comping year:
“…it’s going to be so good”
“…it has to be better than this one”
“…this year sucked”
“…it’s the year shit’s gonna happen”
Whatever the reason tapped on to the end, it all means the same thing; You are wishing your life away.
I’m going to let you into a little secret. “New Year” isn’t real. It is an abstract concept. It is merely a day, like every other day, that we as a group, have attached meaning to. The meaning exists nowhere else but in our own minds. By wishing for 2017, or any year, or any future date at all for that matter, to be here sooner, is nothing more than wishing your life away. Each of us has a limited amount of days in this realm, would it not be better to savour every single one of them?
Don’t get me wrong, setting goals and planning for the future is a great thing and necessary if you want to achieve great things (or even small things). It goes wrong when we wish for the end goal without the journey.
It is in the journey that the magic of life happens.
Like many things when empowering your life, it comes down to the language we use. Instead of saying “I can’t wait for…” instead try “I’m excited to create…” followed by whatever your goal is. In this example, we’ve taken away any negative connotations of wishing your life away and wanting to skip the now and turned it into an excitement about every step of creating your goal from this moment forward. By using this language, we are telling our unconscious mind to be excited about the journey.
This is just one example and I’m sure there are many others. By being aware of our language, we can sculpt it into a more empowering language. The more empowering our language, the more empowering our mindset. An empowered mindset is one that gets things done.
As for the concept of making New Year resolutions… Why wait? You can make new promises to your self and set new goals at any time. It doesn’t have to be some arbitrary day that society tells us to. You could even set them now!
What are you wishing your life away for?