On New Year’s a friend came up with the greatest word spin on traditional New Year’s Resolutions: The New Year’s Revolution.

We were talking about how most people give-up on their New Year’s goals within only a couple of weeks. My friend said that he doesn’t set them, but he sure does keep going in circles, revolving through the same unwanted patterns each year. Our conversation made me curious as to why we even set resolutions in the first place as well as why we drop them so easily. What do we really want when we set a resolution or any goal for that matter?

As human beings who are growing through life, what we want varies as does the underlying energy of the desire. For example, we may set a goal to exercise everyday. The outer manifestation would of course be loosing weight. The underlying energy of the intention could be based in lack: “I want to exercise in order to loose weight because no one finds me attractive.”, or it could be based in self-love “I want to exercise in order to feel even better than I already do.”. Which goal would you say has a stronger foundation for success?

You might say the one based in lack has a greater motivation, but is chasing a carrot on a stick sustainable? Is it fulfilling to always be seeking solace in something outside of yourself? After awhile, revolving in the same unwanted pattern is self-defeating. At a certain point, we must surrender to what we really want from deep inside and set goals from that place.

When Will It All Gel? From Needy Resolution to Living Your Revolution

The key to creating a fulfilling goal is the lens through which it is made.

Think back to goals you’ve set and abandoned. What was the underlying energy? Was it fear? Was it low self-worth? Was doubt driving? What kind of rose-colored glasses were you wearing? Were you desperately needy? Often times we create through another person’s, or even society’s, idea of what will make us lovable, right and worthy. Even if it is works for someone else, it may not be the desire that is waiting to be born within you.

Now wander back to a time when you have accomplished something that made you proud of yourself. What place did you initiate that action from? I’ll bet you were inspired. Sure, other feelings such as desperation and fear may have led up to it, but the spark that lit the flame of intentional action was most likely inspiration.

Inspiration is an opportunity for a personal revolution. Inspiration is your soul’s directive to engage in a new cycle of soul growth. Inspiration is a powerful lens to set, direct and accomplish goals that feed all aspects of you.

What is inspiring you in this moment? What desire would you like step into next? If you’re not sure, give yourself time and space to reconnect with your inner flame. Need help doing that? An Intuitive Reading with me is a great space to help.