The Keys to a Successful 2022

Happy new year! Welcome to 2022!

Here we are in a brand new year and an opportunity to create a year that we would love. We do not get a choice about if we’re going to create; we are creative beings. The opportunity then becomes, am I going to create by design or by default?

Default would be repeating the same patterns over and over and over again. Design is where we say to this blank slate of this new year, let there be… and we design it in a way that we would love.

This is an opportunity to really create a vision for a year that you would love. Today I’m going to be sharing with you some tips on how to create a vision for your life that you would love.

I also want to encourage you to attend my signature event, The Vision Workshop, coming up in a couple of weeks. You can be with us virtually or in person, and it is a powerful way to set you up for success in this new year. So make sure you get registered!

Let’s get started.

This is an opportunity to really create a vision for a year that you would love!

How do you create a vision for a life that you would love?

The first question that we’re going to work with as we’re designing your vision is the question, what would I love?

“What would I love” is such a highly calibrated question and it’s so different than the question most of us usually ask ourselves. We typically ask ourselves questions like:

  • What do I think I’m capable of?
  • What can I do with the time that I have?
  • Based on my experience, what should I be doing?
  • We look to the opinions of other people for feedback as we’re setting our goals.

The question “what would I love” really allows our imagination to run free. To really give ourselves permission to dream like we did when we were kids. And the important thing when we’re visioning is to give ourselves permission to put the how on hold, and that can be tough to do!

Oftentimes we don’t want a vision or create a dream of something that we don’t know how to create, but it’s actually essential in creating a vision for a life that you would love, is to be willing to put the how on hold.

Imagine with me, it’s December 31st of this year, and you have lived this incredible year, and you’ve had some really great results in your health, you’ve had some wonderful new relationships, or deepened connection and intimacy, you’re doing work in the world where you really feel passionate and purposeful, and you have this freedom with your time and your money. And just imagine for a moment what’s happening in your life. What are those results? Try to get as clear as possible with the details.

Now, come from the end in mind. Highly successful people come from the end in mind. They know where they’re going, they know what that end result is. When we know where we’re headed, we see different opportunities. We see different resources that other people would miss, because we have a destination in mind.

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What if I'm not sure what I want?

If you’re not sure what it is that you want to create this year, there’s two things that you can look at.

  1. You can look at the areas in your life where you’re not happy. Think about the times of your day where you feel that contraction or that dread. Maybe you’re driving home to an empty house, maybe you’re walking up the stairs and you’re feeling winded, and you’re just feeling so frustrated that you haven’t been able to achieve those health goals. Think about maybe when it’s time to pay your bills at the end of the month and you feel dread. Think about the areas of your life where you’re not happy. That’s really powerful and important feedback to help you get clearer on what it is that you do want, because if you look at what you don’t want, you can look at that and say okay if it wasn’t this, what would it be? And we flip the script. So if I’m not winded when I’m walking up the stairs, maybe it’s stating, I’m easily running up the stairs, I feel vibrant, I’m energized, I’ve got great endurance. And you can see how what you don’t want becomes really good feedback to help you get clear on what you do want to create this year.
  2. The other place to look at is those yearnings, those longings, the parts of your day that you absolutely love. Maybe there’s something that ever since you were a little kid, you wanted to do this. You wanted to go see that place in the world, or meet that person. Or you’ve always wanted to write that book, or stand on that stage, or start that business. You have these things and these ideas that are just your desires that are uniquely yours. What if you could achieve those? What if you gave yourself permission to put the how on hold, and really vision for what your soul is calling for you? So we look at those areas in our life where we have that feeling of contraction or discontent and we look at those areas in our life where we say, I love doing this, or I’ve always wanted to do this, and that’ll help fuel your vision for this next year.
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Other essential ways to work with your vision

If you want this to not just be a vision but actually turn it into your reality, work with the words “I am.”

We want to work with our vision in the present tense. Typically when we’re setting goals, we say things like “One day I will…” or “I’m going to…”, and we’re leaving it somewhere in the future. The thing is, our subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and what’s imagined. And so the more that we work with our vision in the present tense, “I AM living this life.” “I AM in this experience.” And we speak it in the present tense. Our subconscious mind goes to work on creating that experience now. So write your vision in the present tense, using the words “I am”.

The other piece when you’re writing your vision, is we want to bathe it in gratitude. Gratitude is such a powerful energy. So if you say inside your vision, “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and imagine how grateful you’re going to be when you’re in that relationship, when you’re doing the work that you love, when the book is published, or you’re on that that trip, you’re going to be pretty grateful.

So what can you do to generate that feeling of gratitude now?

Writing your vision in the present tense, start with “I am so happy and grateful now that…” and you write your vision with lots of imagery, lots of descriptions and pictures of you living that life in the present tense so you are feeling it.

The last piece to really support you in creating a vision as we’re going into this new year is to add to the bottom of that vision, “this or something even better still.” I see this a lot with clients as they say I don’t want to limit myself, I don’t want to make my vision too small and miss out on an opportunity. And what that allows for is for the universe to really work its magic. Because this is the best I can imagine in this moment, but I’m open to my life being even better. And I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve had that have said to me Stacey, my life is even better than I ever could have imagined. And that’s what you want for yourself. And so as you’re imagining and designing this year in a way that you would love, we open ourselves up that it could be even better.

Here we are this brand new year. You get to decide, will I live this year by design or by default?

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About Stacey

Stacey Berger

Stacey Berger

After 16 years of climbing the corporate ladder, mentoring entrepreneurs in marking, operations and finance, I made the decision in 2014 to teach success principles full time, combining my love of business and personal development.

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