A Worthy New Year

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 | by Brenda Stanton

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

Seth Godin’s daily blog is one of the few emails I’ve kept subscribed to throughout the years because his content is always pertinent to our times and extremely valuable.

In a post from last week, Seth struck a chord with the statement: “You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.”

How true. Before you make a plan, make sure that you’re committed to what you plan to do.

And then, make sure that you’re just as committed to changing course and being flexible to where the path takes you vs. feeling as if you need to control each step because it’s part of your

We all know at a certain level that planning has value – but knowing exactly how things will un-fold is impossible.

More importantly, a plan is valuable only after you’ve committed to achieving the goal.

Therefore the question really is: How do you know what it is that you’re committed to? And how do you know if you’re really committed to the “right things”? The things that are aligned with your deepest values and who you really are and are meant to become?

The Truth is: our commitments show through our actions. We commit to our choices by what we do, not what we say. And even though you may say that you want something to happen, your
commitment will show through the actions you take or the actions that you don’t take.

It’s a simple concept to cognize, but not an easy concept to understand.

The challenging part of the equation is when you
know what you really want,yet you continually take actions that go against that goal.

And when you take actions that are the opposite of your intention – or you don’t take action at all – you feel saddened by the self-betrayal – but confused by why you do it in the first place. It’s as if another part of you takes over and you can’t control what ‘it’ does!

Sound familiar?

Check-out the Worthy Work below where I help you explore how-to become more self-aware of why we all tend to betray ourselves from having what we really want (and deserve)– and how-to understand
what you may be trying to cover-up or run away from vs. embrace and own.


To Your Worth!



Knowing what you really want and what you feel worthy of receiving are two completely different things.

In previous articles, I’ve helped you identify what you desire and why you desire it – while also helping you get un-stuck and back into taking action.

Now, we’re going a bit deeper to help you uncover why you may not stick with your goals and do what you say you’re going to do.

If there is something that you want but you can’t seem to move forward – or it just isn’t showing up – it always boils down to a self-worth issue.

And this isn’t a self-worth issue in the sense that you’re not worthy of receiving it because you aren’t “ready yet”. It’s a self-worth issue in the sense that you’re not aware of how
worthy you already are.

The habit of self-betrayal to look at for 2012 and beyond, is the habit of feeling as if you need to add things onto yourself in order to feel more worthy.

The Truth is: you are worthy now. Nothing needs to be added on in order to give what you desire.

Yet, a part of you tells you that you need to add things to make yourself appear more worthy – more impressive – more acceptable.

Therefore, your goal for 2012 is to stick with the goal of accepting and loving yourself now – without feeling as if you need to add more onto you in order to be deemed acceptable by others.

A worthy goal for sure – and one in which if you can master – will produce your best year yet, no doubt.

That is our goal together this year – to help you understand what it really means to Claim Your Worth!® by being who you really are – and helping you see that there isn’t anything
to add, to prove, or to cover-up.

You have what it takes. You’re ready now. Accept it and be free!

Happy New Year!




To Your Worth!

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