With 2018 behind us, we enter 2019 confidently with New Year’s energy surging us forward. Of course it is the best time of year to reflect and ask ourselves what we wish to achieve this year? What do we want to change for ourselves in 2019? You may decide to improve your health or change your career. You may even be searching for clarity around your life purpose. Or you may simply just want to have more fun in 2019. Two major parts of achieving those goals are your plan of action and a support system to help you achieve it. You create your action plan; firstly though you need to list what it is you want to achieve and then set out some simple steps you will take to achieve each one.
For example: I want to have more energy and vitality.
Steps: 1. Ensure a healthy fresh diet
- Exercise 30minutes Daily or at least 4 times per week
- Meditate Daily
- Drink 1 litre of water daily
But what about your support system? Who do you need in your environment to help you achieve your dreams?
Asking for help can be scary. We are shown in society that we must be perfect and we can do it all by ourselves. This isn’t the case. The most powerful and influential people on our planet have massive support systems behind them. They could not create the successes they have without getting the help they need.
“There is something about having people around you giving you support that is – it’s motivating, and once I got that support from people then I believed that I could do anything.’’ Prince.
I know I could never have created the successes I have in my mission with animals without the support teams I have around me. So how do you create your support system or create your team?
Your Spirit Support Team
We all have a team of spirit guides that are with us during our lifetime here. As we continue to have a human experience learning and developing on this planet, we have a spirit team that backs us up and provides us with the hints we need to keep on track. When you feel stuck or lost you can call upon your spirit team for guidance.
Your spirit team cannot tell you what to do, but they can suggest and nudge you in the right direction. My spirit team is crucial to my business and my mission. My best successes have come from listening to my guidance and following through on their suggestions. The greatest part of having a spirit team in your support system is they are there for you and you only. They understand what your purpose is in this lifetime, and they never give up helping you to get there.
So how do you begin listening to your guidance? You may be hearing it already, that gut feeling that tells you instantly what to do is a part of it. You can develop your listening skills further by being quiet and still. If you don’t meditate, now is the time to get started. Begin with 5 minutes of meditation every day, and work your way up to 15-minute sessions and beyond. Your mind must be still to hear your guidance. I have to tell you it is not fireworks or loud booming voices. It is a subtle voice within you that you come to realise is separate to you and your thoughts. The more you are still and connect with your team, the clearer and stronger it sounds. Isn’t it great to have your own resource powerhouse to tap into?
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Your Animal Support Team
It is wonderful having a super power spirit team in your corner, but we also need to have some physical support teams here too. So who will support you better than the animals?! Whether they are your own animals or friendship animals, you can call on them for help and support in your goals and your life journey.
The greatest part of having your animals in your support system is their unconditional love and never ending encouragement. No matter what you choose to achieve, they always have your back and long for you to be happy and succeed. I can definitely say there have been many times when I have faced challenges in my work and my animals have been my constant love and support. They remind me why I am on this mission and not to give up. I am eternally grateful for them and in turn I ensure they live their best life possible.
Did you know you can ask your animals their opinion on your plans? Our animals know so much about us, far more than we know ourselves. You can chat with your animals about your goals, and they can tell you if you are on the right path or not. Our animals have endless wisdom and insight into who we are, and they will always tell you the truth. Some animals are more straightforward than others! Some will make you accountable and sure you will stick to your plans. I know my cat Mattie will always tell me as it is, and she will pull me up if I am not sticking to the plan. She won’t allow excuses and I am so thankful for that. Isn’t it wonderful to have such love and support around you all the time?
Your Human Support Team
Finally we have our human support. Whether it is a large group or a close circle, your friends and family play an active role in sharing your life. They know you well and have your best interests at heart. You need to be selective though who you share your dreams with and make sure those you tell, definitely want the best for you. You need to have this authentic human support as they can play an active role in achieving your goals. You may have a partner that supports you financially and emotionally towards your goals or they can be keeping the home fires burning whilst you’re working on your purpose.
If you don’t have a partner at this time, your friends may be your support system. I have a very tight circle of friends that are around me and we regularly check in with each other, support each other during the challenges and do what we can to help each other achieve our goals. You can pool your skills together to lift each other up whenever it is needed. Their love and their excitement in sharing these milestones with you make it all worthwhile, doesn’t it? We all need someone to share in our celebrations!
Sometimes your support system is a coach or a mentor who helps you get the skills you need, meet the right networks and get the best experiences to reach your goals. They are also a great support to have in your system, and their knowledge and expertise will be crucial to have on hand.
If you don’t have a close human support system, there are many groups created for like-minded people to get together and support one other. MeetUp has endless groups for all sorts of specific purposes and interests. Finding people who are on a similar journey to you makes a world of difference to achieving your goals, and you are no longer alone in this world. Everyone needs a friend sometime.
Sometimes our friends and family may not understand our dreams or our actions. That is ok, it is important to create a support system around you that does understand and encourages you no matter what you wish to achieve. It is possible to do it by yourself, but it can be at times difficult and lonely.
2019 is expected to be a year of boldness, desire and fun adventure! This year could be your year of success and happiness. Create and utilise your support system and nothing will stop you from becoming the success you are destined to be.