How do you set your year goals and daily intentions?

author/source: Lyvia Feraco


Invictus, William Ernest Henley, 1849 – 1903 

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.                                        


Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.


It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

“How do you set your year goals and daily intentions ?” 

As I started to think of my goals for the New Year, I realized the task wasn’t that easy and needed some serious introspection to be sustainable, to withstand the challenges along the way.

Time for questions and wonder, what next?

Remain as you are, or freshen up to a new start? It’s no better time to reflect on your life, who you are and what you want out of life.

Reflect and see what’s your take away from the past.  What worked and made you feel great?  What doesn't do that for you anymore?

Just like we declutter our closet to make room for only what serves us, we should do the same with habits, beliefs, how we think and do things.

What do I want more? What do I want less or any more? What more of me do I want in (to bring out)? What makes sense in my current life? What doesn’t? Which habit, perspective, activity, relationship still serves me? What doesn’t (anymore)?

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So how do you set your goals? What’s your process? 

My thing is to first look at the Bigger Picture versus drowned myself in a long list of actions that feels more and more like a heavy painful burden, a New Year wishful thinking. 

I experience the Bigger Picture as a positive and exciting project. I feel like on top of a hill looking at my goals, at what I want. Looking at it is like staring at something that already happened. And this my friends makes my energy level skyrockets from 0 to 10!

Then my mind becomes curious, excited, sharp and playful.  This is where my Creativity Process begins, from a place of excitement, bold, wondering, expanding, vibrant.

I look at each Big Picture (“what really matters to me?”) and I let the vision unfold and remember:

“If you keep on doing what you've always done, you'll keep on being what you've always been, nothing changes unless you make it change, I know what it sounds like but every morning that I wake up I think about what that really means. Nothing Changes Unless You Make It Change.” – ""The Samaritan"