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Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, you have intentions every day of your life.
The path through 2014, for most people, will be paved with good intentions until mid-January, maybe as far as February. After that it gets more like crazy paving.
No matter what you had planned, the universe happens. And your resolutions, your good intentions, fade into the background.
Why? Because intentions aren’t actions. Because resolve doesn’t carry any weight unless *you* make it so. Because it takes more than willpower to change a habit for the better.
Because it takes a special kind of courage to own yourself.
Don’t Hold Back
Listen, you already know what you’re capable of.
I don’t mean stuff like “I can write a blog post” or “I can bake a cake”. I mean you know what you’re really capable of.
Maybe you don’t like to admit it, but you know you could do a lot more and a lot better than you have so far. You’ve held yourself back, hoping that somebody would come along and make it easier for you.
Let go of what you want to believe. Let go of must, mustn’t, can and can’t. Own yourself and everything about yourself, all your strengths and weaknesses, without white lies or misconceptions.
Know what you truly want. Know what needs to happen to make it possible. If you need a second opinion on this part, use The Google or ask someone you trust to state the obvious. (“Yes Sophie, if you want to write freelance blog posts you will have to contact blog owners.”)
Now, before you start working to achieve your goals, look at the field of play. It’s a landscape in space and time.
Birds soar because they know where and when to find rising air currents. Boxers knock out their opponents because they know where and when to punch. When you identify the right place and time to take action, the right foothold, the right channel, the glass jaw of the universe…
Win Training for a Brave New Year
Today’s prize is a place for one Be a Freelance Blogger reader on Chris Brogan’s newest training program, Brave New Year. You’ll learn why willpower is not the problem, and how to create a change that lasts.
For your chance to win, all you have to do is share this message on Twitter [click to tweet it now]:
“Thank you @chrisbrogan, @robhatch and @sophielizard for making it a #bravenewyear. http://beafreelanceblogger.com/brave-new-year #bafb”
When you’ve tweeted that, you’re entered in the contest. I’ll choose a winner at the end of January 3rd. Good luck!