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As every year ends and a new one begins, many of us begin the process of clarifying new goals. Sometimes the old goals didn’t manifest so they get moved to the new list… again.

The next step is to decide which action steps will ensure the success of each goal. If you’re into pleasure, you’ll make sure those goals and actions inspire you. (Yours are inspiring, right?! Okay, good. Phew!)

I always love asking myself, “Who do I need to be in order to attract my goals?”

So far, the process I’ve described is pretty straightforward if your head is in a good place and you have some quiet time.

Some people have a hard time identifying what’s next for them. Others get frustrated about the goals they created for last year that still haven’t appeared. Everyone has their own way of dealing with past, present, and future desires.

The only question to ask is…

“Is what I’m doing and the way I’m doing it optimal for me?”

Whatever area of your life or biz isn’t working so hot, drop the anchors. You know, those things, people, and habits that act like a rope holding you firmly in place. They can drag you down or make you feel like you’re paddling nowhere fast.

Let’s take a quick trip. Imagine you’ve jumped into a helicopter and you’re rising one thousand feet above the earth. As you look down at your life, you can see the details from a more objective point of view.

Ask yourself:

  • What are my habits/practices that don’t work for me?
  • What do I spend time doing that leaves me frustrated?
  • Is there anyone in my life who doesn’t feel good to be around?
  • Is there anything at home or in my workspace that doesn’t jive with me anymore?
  • What negative judgments do I have about myself? Others?
  • Do I spend any mental time on thoughts that make me feel cruddy?
  • Is there anything else I can see in my life that doesn’t feel good?

If you answered any of those questions with something that drags you down, get rid of that anchor. Set yourself free.

Many people are searching to bring more things into their lives when it would be in their highest good to let some things go. Letting things go can be challenging. I understand.

We’re used to having them around. We might hurt someone’s feelings.

But as my friend, Lance Giroux, says, “Too bad!” If you keep stuff, people, habits, and thoughts around that don’t feel good, then you’re putting a big roadblock between you and a great life.

Get rid of the anchors.

You don’t have to ditch them all at once. Pick one. Pick an easy one to ditch first or an anchor that’ll give you the most relief. Then continue releasing things one by one. Soon, you’ll be cruising at speeds that feel exhilarating!

Are you willing to give yourself the gift of freedom? If you’re committed to having a great year, you have to ditch an anchor… or two or three. No other option.

Letting go of what doesn’t work paves the way for getting more of what feels good.

Ditching even one anchor will have a compounding positive effect on manifesting many of your goals. Ditch a negative habit and you may lose weight or attract more money as a side-effect even when they don’t seem related to each other.

Sooooo… what’re you going to ditch first?

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