If we want change, we cannot step into 2019 the same way we showed up for 2018.
I heard this from mastermind business coach Sigrun, and the meaning really hit home.
2018 was a spiral year for me. Like a spiral, one similar shape within the next, 2018 looked very similar to 2017. However, the slight difference was that this year I was able to see situations from a higher perspective whereas in 2017 I was fully participating in situations without an aerial vantage point.
Progress can feel slow and almost non-existent in spiral years because we seem to be taking another lap on the same track, but they are subtly different. These types of years are not always the most comfortable as there is not much external change, extrinsic exponential growth, or huge breakthroughs to report.
Though not much seems to be evolving, spiral years center around internal resolution and transformation.
If you could summarize your 2018 in a shape or trajectory, what did it look like?
To move forward, progress, and evolve, let’s focus on intention - why do we feel, think, and do what we do? Sometimes we go about our daily habits and routines without much questioning. We hang out with the same people, we take the same classes, we chip away at the same work, we eat at the same restaurants, we view people and situations from the same lens.
What if we could polish our lens or better yet get a new one for 2019? How would we show up and what would we do? Make a list of what you have been wanting or dreaming of and next to that desire, write the action steps you will take to get there. Residual income? Start setting up a business to generate this. A new home? Keep looking and opening to the right spot. A life partner? Put yourself in a place to meet someone and open up. Healthier lifestyle? Prioritize self-care and develop practices to support well being. Igniting creativity? Do activities that allow you to play and create.
For so many of us, we discovered and explored our purposes and passions. In 2019, let’s continue creating a lifestyle that supports our best selves and highest expressions!