One of my absolute favorite women is Marie Forleo. Marie is a life coach, motivational speaker, author, web TV host of Marie TV, and host of The Marie Forleo Podcast.
On a recent episode, she interviewed Gabby Bernstein, author of the recently published book May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness.
I couldn’t help but to rush right out and get it! The book May Cause Miracles is a helpful guide as you think about making New Year’s Resolutions or think about what’s next in your life. There is always something magical about January 1st signaling a new beginning, being ready to make changes, and gearing up for a transformational experience. When you are mentally in that place, this book will act as a step by step guide to help set you on the path. Intentions are great, but intentions with an action plan are far more likely to succeed. The book doesn’t tell you exactly what to do – that would just set you up for failure. It does give you a toolkit for when you are in this place of willingness to make a change or do something different.
The first step in making any resolution stick is to have the willingness to make it happen. Something that causes you to shift your thinking is when miracles occur. A miracle is when you suddenly have a shift in perception which allows you to move in a new direction. Have time off around the holidays? Use it to start to think about what’s possible, only then can you envision what’s next for you in life.
Willingness is a state of mind, but you also have to be willing to let go. New Year’s resolutions are not just about a drastic new workout or diet plan, it can also be a plan for letting go. Letting go of your fear to make a change, letting go of a grudge you have with someone, even letting go of being a perfectionist! In other words, you have hit rock bottom with a habit or behavior that you want to let go of. Open yourself up to use this resource and to be inspired to take action. Be willing to recognize what is not working in your life and be prepared to shift it. The main way that any change sticks is repetition so ensure that your resolution is one that you can repeat enough to form a new habit.
One early quote that I especially loved is: “The ego has a get mentality, rather than a giving mentality. If we’re ego minded with money we believe we need to get more to be happy. Peace and salvation have a dollar amount. Giving can often be an afterthought when getting is the primary function.”
Letting go of the get mentality allows a shift to a giving mentality and further give you this essence of abundance, and this essence of abundance is really what allows you to call more abundance into your life.
I’d love for you to share your goals for 2019, and if you get the book, let me know your thoughts. Sharing with your tribe can help you remain accountable, and can also set you up for the successful transformation you are looking to make.