Each 31st of December I have a ritual that I’ve done for quite a number of years now.
I consider it the backbone that allows me to prepare for the new year. Without it, I would get scattered and unfocused with ever changing goals and objectives.
I’ve started doing it due to an advice of Fabricio right in the beginning of our training. He always placed a big importance of self-awareness – as all the Inner Power students already know very well -, so it would only make sense to focus my mind on it in this transitional period of one year to the next.
Of course, unlike the winter solstice, the end of the year is mostly an artificial construction of our modern calendar. Even so, this date makes sense to me so I use it. You can use any other date that makes sense to you.
The ritual is simple and has two parts:
1) Analysis of the year that is coming an end;
2) Establishing of the objectives for the new year;
This can be as complex as you want it to be. It can take as long as you want. Sometimes it takes me more than a day. But it’s time well spent since this reflection is priceless.
On the first part, I do a deep analysis of my behaviors, successes and failures of the past year on every area of my life (that makes sense to me). I write it down, since just “thinking” about it can be pretty scattered.
This first part allows me to know what I need to improve and where I want to go on the next year. So when I move on to the second part I already have a pretty good picture of what I want to do next year and what my objectives will be.
So this second part tends to be faster than the first. I write down the objectives for all areas of my life that makes sense to set goals for, and I prepare the first month of January down to the individual week.
At the end of each month, I re-evaluate and prepare the next month. So yes, it tends to be a monthly ritual as well – even if the end of the year reflection is the longer and most elaborate one.
With that said, often things don’t go accordingly to plan.
Life gets in the way, goals change, sometimes what I wrote on the new year’s eve doesn’t make sense anymore or some objective simply doesn’t work – at least the way I established it.
And that’s just the way it is.
The objectives are not set in stone and they are not gospel. They are guidelines for me to have a road map of where I want to go.
If things change, I adapt.
If they don’t work for some reason, I can find a way to re-think them to make them work. Or I can drop them if they don’t make sense anymore.
What’s important is that I don’t drop these objectives to laziness, procrastination or a scattered mind.
This ritual is a way to keep me focused on the things that are important to me.
I wanted to share this ritual with you not because it increases your magnetism, or make you sexually magnetic, but because it can help you focus your mind on what you want to achieve in 2019. To keep your mind constantly on target.
Feel free to use it for yourself it it makes sense to you.