Mapping goals for 2013 and Manifesting happiness

Friday, February 15, 2013


What do you see yourself accomplishing in 2013?

Sometimes writing the things you want to accomplish, or better yet, creating a visual board makes you accountable.

Last week, I attended a 2013 Mapping and Manifesting Workshop by certified life coach Sonia Lopez.  One of the things that workshop talked about is "manifesting". It is true that some people raise their eyebrows when they hear the word "manifesting".  But manifesting just means "make things happen".  And no one else can make things happen for you -- except YOU.  Ms. Lopez also emphasized why we need to create SMART goals: Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals.

And every day, is one step closer to defining and attaining your goals.
On February 16, 2012, my first book, "Out of Status" was published as a Kindle e-book on Amazon. I can't tell you enough what that day meant. It was just a beginning of a journey that opened too many doors, a journey that fulfilled so much.
I was scared before hitting that "publish" button. Fear does encourage us not to do anything at all  because in our mind we feel that it is safer to do nothing. We are afraid to make mistakes. We forget that we often call mistakes are actually life's invaluable opportunities to learn and improve.
My husband gave me the go-signal, and reminded me that "our fear is often the wall that separates us from our goals." With the support of my family and friends,  I embarked on a task I didn't think I was capable of doing.
And once I got a handle of my fears, multiple doors opened.  And believe me, opportunities were pouring!
Once you put yourself out there, you have to be ready. Your next task is how to deal with making choices: what choices to pursue, and which to disregard.
And yes, sometimes we have to say "NO" in order to say "YES".
And yes, we have to remind ourselves what it is that matters most -- what it is that makes us happy.
For me,  happiness is the key.

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