As the new year starts off, now is a good time to look at the qualities you want to build your foundation on in the new year. It is always a good idea to look within and check at least monthly, if not weekly, as to how you are doing incorporating your goals and intentions into the way in which you live your life.
Your personal values, goals, and intentions are the foundation of your life, so you might as well be proactive about it. The foundation is what your house is built upon, and when it is not the right consistency, it crumbles and the house starts to shift and break down. Just as if a fault line opened beneath your home. So, what you put into your personal foundation will determine how the rest of your home, or in this case, life, holds up.
Mindfully choosing the values you want to incorporate and build stronger into your life can help strengthen or undermine your goals. Intentions can do the same. Being proactive can also be part of the foundation because, without action, there is stagnation…lack of growth, a kind of death.
Creating and choosing what to put into your foundation is like determining your vision, your purpose in life, and can give you a blueprint as to how to build your life to get your goals met. You can’t build a house on a shaky foundation, or it will topple. You can’t build the house without a blueprint or vision of what you want.
You can choose values such as ethics, truth, responsibility, love, transparency, acceptance and openness to name a few. You can also determine your purposes for this year, the focus, what you are about. Write them down and hang them up so that you can refer back to them whenever you have the opportunity… and possibly create a new habit of mindfully referring to them on a regular basis… like every Sunday night or the last Friday of the month. Look at what worked, what you want to do differently and even if you want to amend it. And, watch your dreams come true when you work with a firm, mindful foundation.
Happy New Year!