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Clear October


It’s October. I feel like I say this every month, but just how did we get here so fast?

2013 has blown by so fast. Way faster than any other recent year. And while I’m ready for what is ahead in the future, I want to live clearly and purposefully here in the present and make it through this month with intention. It’s so easy for me to just let life “happen” that I miss what’s going on around me. I miss everything that needs to be savored.

So, before the end of the year, I want to get clear. I want to use the month of October to find clarity in my life, my business, and my relationships. I find that I often allow myself to fall into the trap of complacency and putting things off until later. I place things on the never-ending to-do list. And often, it becomes the never-accomplished to-do list. I love making lists. I love crossing off lists. But sometimes, that list tends to gather dust.

Before 2013 comes to a close in less than 90 days (that’s crazy!), I’m joining my friend Lara Casey and declaring this Clear October.

Clear Definition Lara Case

My Clear List:

– I want to be transparent in my writing, blogging, and sharing. I want to be transparent in my marriage, making it stronger every day.

– I want to free from obstruction or hindrance, namely myself. I find that sometimes, I’m the thing that is standing in my way. I want to make the way and stop limiting myself with “I can’t’s”.

– I want to be open and have a clear view of what’s ahead, while focusing on the present moment.

– I want to have a clear mind and ready for what’s next.

– I want freedom from doubt and confusion – to be certain of where I’m supposed to be and what I’m meant to do – and where I’m going.

– I want to make my life light – free from worry (worrying is pointless!), clear, and bright, trusting in all that is ahead.

– I want to clear the way for opportunities, turning “What If” into “What Is”, rather that second guessing my own abilities.

– I want to be clear in my finances – business and personal – to make a path for success.

– I want to be free from stress and tension – I know that this will come from clearing the clutter – both physical and mental clutter and focusing on what matters most.

– I want a clear or open space – I will tackle the dark hole that is my office – yes, I admit it! I’ve been “working” on my office for over two years now, and I need to clear it up so that I have a space that I can truly thrive and make things happen!

– I want to clear out the distractions, the comparison, the fear, the unresolved conflicts that hold me back from living my best life.

– I want to clear time to devote to spending with family and friends, whether over the phone, in-person, or on FaceTime.

Clear October Lara Casey

If you’re in my life and are reading this list, please help me stay accountable to my list! I know that this month will fly by just like the rest of this year. I want to get through October with intention, knowing that I accomplished something rather than wondering what happened. I know that I let this happen all too often.

Want to join me? Write our your Clear List and share it in the comments!

Need help with your goal setting so that you actually get things done? Check out Lara’s PowerSheets. I’m using them, and they help you get clear on what you need to do.

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  1. Holy cow! Did this hit me hard. I am one that puts things off and it often comes back to bite me in the butt. I am the age that taking inventory of my life has some regrets and blessings. I always am thankful for the blessings. But I am my own worst enemy. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope to get clear in everything that I do. Thank HEAVENLY FATHER for second, third, fourth – infinity amount – of chances. I need them. I need to redeem myself. xo

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