The Experiment: Day 52 ~ Don’t Just Coast Through The Rest Of The Year!

I am NOT an affiliate for these products! I don’t make anything if you buy them. I just love them and am using them! Click on the workbooks above to learn more about them.

I thought long and hard about whether or not to do this blog post. I am not trying to sell products, I do not make anything if you buy them, but it became increasingly clear that if this 365 Day Experiment was going to be a success I had to do more than blog everyday. I have had so many years where at the end I couldn’t tell you hardly a single thing I’d accomplished in the year coming to a close nor did I have any idea what I would be doing in the year ahead. The only way to make positive change in your life is to plan ahead, work in some kind of planner throughout the whole year, stay in touch with your goals and dreams daily, and never lose sight of what you want to accomplish. That’s how miracles happen, that’s how dreams are made manifest, it’s a way to lead a richly rewarding life and not lose yourself as the year rolls along.

I have used these planners before but never dedicated myself to them completely, really doing the work. I would begin the year excited and then peter out, I never carried through. This year I am doing the work and to help I have an accountability partner that is going to do them too, we will do them together. 2018 is going to be an incredible year full of so many miracles that I don’t want to miss a thing, and I know that what I do to guide and direct the year is my responsibility. You can’t just get all dreamy and think about what you’d like to do. By golly you’ve got to roll up your sleeves and get in there and make things happen. You might not be able to see the end point but if you plan and keep planning and working toward your goals and dreams you can make them happen (or be led to doing something even better!). These books help you close out the current year in preparation for the new year to come. Instead of just “making it through each day” and trying to “survive the holidays” I am going to celebrate the holidays and at the same time I am going to begin the work that will transform the next year. There’s no time like the present!

There are, of course, so many types of planners out there that one can’t count them all, and mind, a planner is a very different thing than a calendar. And most planners come blank and leave it all up to you. Leonie’s Biz and Life workbooks lead you all the way through the year with colorful pages that invite you to write things down and explore and stay in touch with your goals every step along the way. She guides you in how to use the workbooks and if you click on the workbooks at the top of this page and go to her website she doesn’t just talk about them, there are tons of testimonials from women whose lives were changed dramatically and whose dreams in life and business came true because they do these workbooks every year. There are huge people in the world of business from artists, to coaches, to entrepreneurs, and everything under the sun who swear that they use these workbooks every year and they are the secret to their success.

I love the pie chart that Leonie created. “80% of people do not even think of goals. 16% don’t write them down. 4% write them down. Only 1% write goals down and regularly REVIEW them. She says these are among the highest achievers in the world.”

This 365 Day Experiment of mine is shape-shifting. There will be the dreamy days, the ones where I just show up, the ones, like yesterday, where even though I am searching for happiness I wake up a little down. That’s life, that’s truth, I do the best that I can, share what I have on my heart in the hope that there will be a message in it for others, and keep on trucking. But concrete goal planning is becoming part of this journey too. I don’t want to just do this project of mine for a year, and then, well, what next? I want to create amazing changes in my life by making this a multi-faceted, living, growing project. I am already changing in so many ways that I am amazed and it makes me want to open up to more and more possibilities along the way.

Again, I am not trying to influence you to buy these planners. But I wanted to share with you the tools that I am using throughout this year to make changes in my life, to invite in all kinds of possibilities, to begin to believe in my dreams again and make them happen! And you can only do that by actively engaging in your life every single day, you have to take your life in your hands, if we’re going to do this thing we’ve got to DO this thing! This is how I’m doing it. I’d love for you to share with me, in the comments below, what you are doing to make this next year the best one ever. And don’t just coast through the end of this year, next year begins NOW in the planning stages with a review of the past year and plans for the year ahead. I’m all in, there’s no stopping me now. And if you feel very alone and don’t have anyone to share your journey with, share it with me, here. Leave comments or questions, I will answer you, let’s have a dialogue, let’s help each other, let’s get the ball rolling and then ride that wave all the way through the next year.

Are you with me? With whatever kind of planner or method works for you. Let’s make the year ahead (from this day forward) the most exciting year ever. This time next year I won’t even recognize me! Isn’t that grand? Here I go! Join me now…

Blessings and love to each and every one of you…


The Experiment ~A 365 Day Search For Truth, Beauty &
Day 1 ~ Introduction To The Project
“Do or do not. There is no try.”

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  1. I have a different goal planner that I bought a while back & you’re my motivation to start using it!!!! Thank you, my friend, I’m with you!

    • Yay! I’m so tickled that you have your own planner Susan honey, I hope it works beautiful magic for you in the year ahead. I think we are all going to see amazing things happen in the year ahead if we just put forth the effort. I can feel great changes coming for you. Enjoy the ride dear friend! 🙂

  2. They look wonderful but I will continue to use the ones that fit my life and I’ve already ordered. Bless you, Maitri!

    • Oh Marge, perfect! We all have to use the tools that work best for us and I’m so glad you found something that works for you. May the year ahead be filled with blessings…

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