Forget New Year’s Resolutions; make New Year’s Expectations

imagesWant to jumpstart your 2016 and make it the best year you’ve ever had? Get rid of the need to make New Year’s Resolutions. When we make resolutions, we’re so focused on what we’re going to do this year, and we think about how we’re going to do it. But the key to transformation and change is LETTING GO of the need to know how things are going to happen.

Instead, this year let’s do something different. Let’s make New Year’s Expectations. When we expect something, we start getting into the power of the Law of Attraction. We attract what we expect. Have you ever known someone who always expected the worst and always talked about how bad things were, and they always amazingly had something bad to talk about?  Well it’s not so amazing. If you take a week and only notice the bad stuff, it will start to pile up. (Take my word for it. You don’t want to try it.)

However, when you expect something to happen, you start to do things to prepare for it. For example, if you expect relatives to come visit this week, you’re probably going to start picking up in the house, and you may go to the grocery store and buy some extra food. You may start planning what you’re going to cook once the family arrives. Or you might start planning where you’re going to take them to eat if you’re not the cooking type. But the point is, you’re going to start taking actions based on the fact that you KNOW this particular outcome will come to be.

While you’re preparing for the visit, you’re not focused on trying to figure out how the relatives are going to get there. You leave that up to them and the Universe; you just focus on your part.

That is the key to transforming your New Year. Want to get a new job this year? Expect that it will happen and start preparing for it. That might mean updating your skills so you’ll flourish in your new position. Of course you’ll need to get that resume out, but you may also want to get out there and start networking with the people you’ll want to interact with in your new job.

Want a relationship this year? Expect that it will happen and start preparing for it. That might mean cleaning out closets so your new sweetie will have someplace to put his or her things. It might mean learning to cook new recipes so you can impress him or her with your cooking skills. Once you start incorporating the expectation of a certain result in your life, your actions will automatically line up with those expectations.

So write down those New Year’s Expectations and start preparing for them to come true. You don’t have to ‘make things happen.’ Just expect that they will.

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