Why I don't make resolutions

Happy New Year! 

This might surprise you, but I don't make resolutions. I rarely even set goals.

The problem is that resolutions and goals are small-minded and singularly focused.

If achieving something or changing something about your life was that important, why the hell did you what until January 1, 2017 to do something about it?!

I like to play a bigger game than resolutions and goals.  I play with vision.

A vision elicits imagery of actions. Something actually playing itself out. It's the melding of feelings, relationships, behaviors, and their outcomes. It's ALL the goals playing themselves out. It's a preview of what your life WILL be like.

I want to share something deeply personal with you - a piece of my vision.

The audio segment below is from a coaching call in which I was responding to another participant. It describes my personals experiences, how I want to impact the world, and the legacy that would create. 

What does this have to do with New Years and resolutions?

I want to challenge you to go deeper.

Go deeper than your goal to "get healthy". What does that mean? Why do you want to get healthy? What do you fear about being unhealthy?

Go deeper than your goal to make more money. Why do you think you want more money? Because it will make you happy? Find out what actually makes you happy instead.

Go deeper than your goal to do community service work. Figure out how you can really serve the world - by sharing your true gifts. The one you're too afraid to share.

Underneath you goals and resolutions you'll find truer intentions and more meaningful actions to get you there. 

What's your vision for 2017?