the bridge, ditching “realistic” goals & gratitude

The bridge between completion & new beginnings, the mundane & the extraordinary,  your now & your potential…

It’s without fail, during the week between Christmas & the New Year, I pendulum swing between resistance to the unfinished business of the past, grande visions of the future & just about everything in between. I used to try to control this process. I had rigid schedules & long lists of things to do to ensure I got everything done. It never worked.

It’s only in the last few years that I have truly surrendered, learned to trust & consequently love this somewhat messy, erratic inner dance that I do during this time of year.

Your soul needs time to do its work.

Closure of the year gone past… the celebrations, the losses, the roadblocks, the new turns & the high fives. And the opportunity to dream bigger, explore your deeper desires & embrace letting go.

This is the space where magic happens.

When you see things you wouldn’t before, accept things you couldn’t, give yourself permission to expand your vision & set bolder goals for the year to come.

You see, setting “realistic” goals are not going to rock your world or ignite that fire within you. They are not going to make you giddy &  keep you awake at night figuring out how to make them happen.

 “The greatest danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high & falling short but in setting our aim too low & achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

I know…

A young mom who tripled her income last year.

A business owner who went from working 70 hours a week to 40.

A man who quit his job & successfully launched a business.

A woman who moved to Peru to write her book.

A man who ran 100 miles.

A couple who is closing up shop & heading to Mexico for two months.

A family about to spend a year in South East Asia

None of these people had or have extra money or more time than you do. They simply decided to ditch their “realistic” goals & embrace getting seriously uncomfortable in order to do & create what they truly desire.

My hope for you as you cross the bridge from this year to next is that you surrender & embrace the dance of inner limbo that your soul may have created to give you an all access pass to explore your truth, your deeper desires, bigger visions & ignite the fire that lay beneath your list of things to do this holiday.