How Will the Eclipse Affect You?

Today is the long-anticipated Solar Eclipse. Before today, I was just ho-hum about it but now that it’s here, I find myself feeling excited and with more energy. Can it be?

I’m sure I’m not alone in my feelings; we just have to look at the scores of people who have traveled to parts of the country where they will be in total darkness to see it. But I’m seeing people locally who are excited; ‘watch parties’ are being held on college campuses, libraries, and other locations to see this phenomenon. It’s crazy!

But, what effect will this have on you? Will there be? I don’t know but, just as when the full moon occurs or mercury retrograde, there may be some effect, such as energy fields, both positive and negative, or technology glitches. You might feel a bit ‘off’ in your work or daily routine. It’s important to pay attention to how you will feel during this time so it doesn’t adversely affect your mood or productivity.

I do see the eclipse having a very positive side in that it is bringing people together; it gives people something to talk about, which can relieve some of the negativity that has surrounded us lately.

Take time today to clear any negative energy; burn or purge any clutter – including mental; set your intentions for your future, along with clear, actionable goals to work on. Let this new energy take you to a new mindset and new direction. If anything, I feel more hopeful. Can you feel it?

To Achieve Goals, Focus on the End Result You Want

When a goal is set at the beginning of the year, it somehow gives a conviction to complete the goal with a renewed motivation towards completing it. However, most people don’t ever accomplish their goal, often losing the motivation, feeling frustrated, and giving up.

One way to avoid this is to focus on the end result – the goal you want to achieve. Give that goal clarity and a visual picture so your brain can “wrap itself” it. Once you have this picture in your mind, it is important to write the steps that will take you to this goal. Most people write a goal but never really plan the steps, or they make the steps seem unmanageable. Write your action steps in small increments so that your motivation and actions will be consistent. Use a planner, a white board or create a vision board to visually keep this goal in front of you. If you want to lose weight, for example, find a picture of yourself when you were at your goal weight, so you can focus on that picture.

Not being clear on what you want will set you up for failure. Once a goal is set, the next question usually is “How” – how am I going to complete the goal? This can prevent people from taking action. We can become so focused on all of the steps needed that they can seem impossible to achieve. Our brains, being the supercomputers that they are, sort and store information and the resources needed to complete goals. Taking yourself out of the equation and allowing yourself to “be” will lead you to the answer; the “how” will come. Sit in a space that gives calm and allow thoughts to come; also, don’t be afraid to think big. Keep the focus on the why as this is the driver of your actions. Big thinking leads to big actions.

Doing these steps, and focusing on the end result, will help you to keep motivated and in action mode and will take you closer to goal achievement. You have all the tools you need in your mind – use them to the fullest and you will achieve amazing results. It all starts with the end result.

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