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I Intend To – A New Year Resolutions Post

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We are just days into the New Year and many folks have already allowed their New Year resolutions to fall by the wayside.

The fact that so many people do not keep their resolutions is so commonplace that there are even charities that use this phenomenon as a methodology for fundraising. Some will even ask  you to donate $1 for every day that a resolution is failed. While this is an ingenious idea for accountability and fundraising it is also steeped in negativity.

Negativity sets you up for failure right at the starting line.

Negativity convinces your subconscious self, and your conscious self, that success is a concept that will not be achieved.  Why would you want to live in a negative world?

We must live in the positive, a grand place in which we understand that each “failed” attempt is not a failure at all.

Each “failed” attempt must instead be looked upon as an opportunity for learning. An opportunity to evaluate what was successful and what needs improvement. This is the place where you can see what works and what does not work. This is the place where your power is waiting for your arrival.

Embrace this power!

As far as being accountable to a charity, a friend, or a partner I have another idea entirely.

Be accountable to yourself.

You are the most important person in your life.The most important person in your life is not your kids, your husband, your lover, or anyone but you. Nourish your being for if you do not you have nothing left to give to any of these other people. If you are not happy then how can you make others happy? If you are not fulfilled then how can you fulfill your responsibilities?

I choose you as your accountability partner because you are the most important person in your life.

But what does “Accountable” really mean?

Merriam Webster defines this as:

the quality or state of being accountableespecially:  an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

An obligation, or willingness, to accept responsibility for one’s actions.

It is perfectly brilliant. Love yourself enough to accept responsibility for the choices you make. The actions you take, and the outcome of both, are your responsibility.

How does this relate to your new year intentions?

It is simple. You have reviewed your life, your year and your desires for the future. Now you must take responsibility to make sure that in the future you look back at 2014 and know that you did everything possible to reach those milestones.

I challenge you to review your intentions for the year ahead.

Look deep inside  yourself and embrace all of your feelings. Look at the positives and the dreaded negatives. Consider how you can turn those negatives into a powerful positive.

Look more closely at the steps necessary to make your intentions come true.

I challenge you to step gloriously into your power.

This is the power that will help you to achieve your deepest heart’s desire.

The power that you need, want and desire will be found here.

This is the power that will make your heart sing.

This is the power that I intend to help you to connect to, cultivate, nourish and allow to flourish.

I intend to….  How will you  complete this sentence?

I intend to… those are powerful words.


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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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2 thoughts on “I Intend To – A New Year Resolutions Post”

  1. This post is refreshingly different. I know two reasons I fail at keeping my new year’s resolutions… First, I tend to focus on the negative, like losing weight, instead of he positive, like health and strength. Second, the all-or-nothing mentality. If I fail in any respect on Day 1 (or even 2 or 3) I think I’m a failure, and I give up. Thank you for the helpful tips!

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.