Intention Setting.

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you make mistakes, 
then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, 
pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. 
You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something." 
 -Neil Gaiman

There was a lot of 'pushing myself' on today's New Year's Ride.
So good for the soul. And the legs.

January 1st. I'm so over New Year's Resolutions, goal-setting, blah blah blah. At the end of the day, I've realized that it's not necessarily the end-product or goal that we seek, but rather the feeling. Quitting smoking allows you to feel freedom. That trip to New Zealand to visit your family allows you to feel connected. Crossing the finish line of that Ironman allows you to feel strong, brave and courageous.

Rather than working from hard and specific goals to get desired feelings, what if we switched things around and started with the feelings? This is an expanded perspective, but focusing on the feelings FIRST will cultivate much more serendipity in our lives that will ultimately fulfill those desires in ways that we could have never possibly imagined.

No more New Year's Resolutions for me. Just intention-setting, if you will. I am cultivating these feelings in my life for 2015-


I encourage you to do the same. Write them down, and see how all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve them. Ready??