Set Yourself Up For A Powerful 2020 By Asking Yourself This Question.


As the year comes to a close, I have this burning desire to work on myself and my surroundings.  It's been a habit of mine for years.  When I worked a traditional job, I would always ask for the last two weeks of the year off.  To me, the last two weeks were sacred.  That block of time was always dedicated to reflection + preparation.  

Reflection allowed me to look back and show gratitude for the wonderful manifestations I experienced throughout the year.  I have this weird habit of only looking forward and sometimes forgetting the achievements of the recent past.  That's why reflection is important.  Reflection helps remind us that we have successfully created before which helps build confidence that it can be replicated in the future.  

In 2020 and beyond, I'd like to do things a little differently.  Along with investing the last few weeks in the year into a massive manifestation project, I'd also like to build the daily of creating in real-time.

Don't get me wrong, setting aside dedicated time for massive manifestation is absolutely necessary.  That's how I accomplished a lot of the big goals I set for myself in the past.  A focused period of massive action is sometimes needed.  But.... I also want to make the act of creating an active, ongoing process. 

If I invested 15 minutes into a little self-reflection, I could easily compile a short list of the things in my life that are going well along with a list of areas that I would like to alter.  Each day I wake up, do a bunch of stuff, then go to bed.

The power lies in the stuff I do between waking up and going to bed.  Most of my actions are mundane and non-impactful.  That's ok.  But what's not ok is completing a bunch of tasks without incorporating a few actions that have the power to create the life you want.  

When we wake up in the morning, we start the process of making a bunch of choices that encompass most of our day.  Once upon a time I thought that I didn't have much control over my life. I thought I was stuck at a job I hated.  Then one day I asked myself a powerful question. Frustrated with my worklife balance, I asked "why do I choose this job as a method of generating income?"  As soon as I framed my employment situation as a conscious choice, I felt empowered to alter the situation. 

I love using powerful questions during reflection because they have the potential to change everything.  Imagine how things can become radically different simply by asking yourself 

"does this support the life I'm trying to create?"  

-If I chose to waste countless hours mindlessly scrolling through social media, does it support the life I'm trying to create?

-When I spend my income on consumables that don't increase my net worth, does it contribute to my ideal life?

-Every time I repeat the same actions from the day before,  does it support the life I want to experience?

Another way to ask the same question is "what are the things I'm doing over and over again that work to keep me from the life I want?"

That question actually has the power to change your life.  I can probably list 3 or 4 things I do regularly that hinders my progress. In 2020 and beyond, it's all about identifying those critical roadblocks and removing them.  

We all (should) have a vision for our ideal life. Think of it as driving from your house to a desired destination.  Whenever I drive with my brother and, I try to take a side road, he always says..."the fastest way between two points is a straight line."   That's his way of reminding me to always, and only, head directly towards my goal.   When you're on the road,  do you purposefully take the longest route? Do you intentionally take roads that lead you in the wrong direction? No, you chose the fastest path possible. The one with the fewest obstacles.  

Why should your life be any different?

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