This year I worked on my purpose tournament each quarter to get clear about by goals and objectives. This exercise is based on Kevin McKarthy's book, The On-Purpose Person. Each quarter, I came up with a few goals that I'd like to carry over into my resolutions for next year. Below are my resolutions and goals for 2014.
1) Meditate more. I've learned that meditating helps calm and quiet the mind so you can learn to control your mind. Controlling your mind helps you control your thoughts, words, and actions. It helps you respond rather than react. Meditation has given me more connection to myself than I ever anticipated when beginning. So, I only want to do more.
2) Practice Unconditional Love. As part of practicing unconditional love, I want to practice gratitude and generosity without expecting in return.
3) Complete Yoga Teacher Training. This has been a bucket list item for many years, and I finally signed up. I do believe if you can start, you can finish. I hope to wrap this up in May of 2014 with Andrew Eppler.
4) Finish The Writer's Path and get accepted into Southern Methodist University's seminar group to publish my novel. Enough said!
5) Maintain my exercise routines. I firmly believe in maintaining a healthy body and am blessed to have the time and ability to invest in a healthy lifestyle including good food and exercise. This is a lifetime goal for me.
6) Learn the balance between guarding your heart and trusting submission. Guarding your heart is dear to me because it has been a painful lesson learned. At the same time I learned to guard my heart, I also learned the value in trust and submitting to one another. This is essential for healthy relationships and a key element of unconditional love. I plan to explore and blog on this subject more in the coming months.
If I have time, I want to travel a bit more to new places, learn to scuba dive, and I always want to invest more heavily in my most important relationships. I hope you will set goals for 2014 and share them because you can!