How to be totally awesome in 2016

How is the plan to be totally awesome in 2016? To live as the best version of yourself?

Perhaps you already are. Perhaps there is nothing left to achieve. Nowhere left to go. Nothing left to know or do.

Well done… but I don’t think so.

What do you want to do with your one and only life?

I think a wonderful intention is to be whole-arsed. To be awesome in as many ways as you can. Or to not be half-arsed.

But the critical thing is always to be specific.

Without specificity, there is a general, vague, idea that never gets achieved.

Being specific means you start to get clear. Being clear means you can follow that up.

In order to follow it up and become it, you need a plan.

To help you along, for each and every specific thing you want to do or achieve, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are you going to do?
  • Why is it important to you? (don’t skip this step)
  • How are you going to do it?
  • What barriers can you expect?
  • How are you going to make sure you get around those barriers?
  • Who are you going to enlist to help you or to hold you accountable?

I love the last question. I know someone whose idea of accountability is donating money to his least favourite political candidate (he’s American, and it’s Donald Trump).

All his friends know that if he doesn’t do what he says he will, a chunk of money is heading that way. I would say that there is substantial motivation, don’t you?

What’s motivating for you to do what you said you will do?

A scheme is necessary, simply because otherwise what is comfortable and convenient takes over.

Any change, any living of whole-arsedness, needs to develop momentum to overcome whatever half-arsery is happening at the moment.

Be clear! Make a plan, then follow through.

And then enjoy the awesome whole arsed nature of your life.

Have a superb New Year too, thank you again and again for being here, for being who you are.

As always, if I can help with anything please let me know.

- Arjuna

ps. personally, the greatest support for being awesome, for being calm and clear, for seeing your limits and your bad habits, for an end to all struggle is the Bright Path Ishayas’ Ascension.

You just do it and your whole life gets easier, simpler.

It just works, I promise.

If you don’t Ascend already, make it your goal to come to a course in 2016. I’ll be having plenty, but there are many, up and down the country.

If you already do Ascend, practice! Don’t take how awesome you are for granted. Don’t wait to have trouble, just get going. Choose!