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How to Stop Setting Resolutions That Don’t Work (And Start Setting Ones That Do!)

By December 7, 2017 August 3rd, 2020


The idea of a New Year is exciting, and can bring about the energy of a fresh start, new resolve to change something, and a release of the old “stuff” that is no longer serving us. Many people also take this time to set New Year Resolutions—but these types of resolutions are oftentimes abandoned by the end of January (if they even make it that long).  In fact, an estimated 92% of people who set new year's resolutions are unable to keep them throughout even the first quarter! 

Some of the reasons your New Year Resolutions may have failed in the past: 

  1. You don't actually know the big-picture of what you want 
  2. Your goal doesn't actually stretch you far enough outside of your comfort zone 
  3. The resolution doesn't have a solid plan backing it up, so you won't really know what action to take 
  4. You aren't tapped into your intuition 
  5. The resolution isn't in alignment with your Highest Good. 

So how do you get yourself into the 8% of people who do actually keep their resolutions? 

The key is to leverage your intuitive gifts with the Tarot cards as a guide. When you do this, you'll make better decisions and you'll take action in a way that is more aligned with your Highest Good.  

In today's post, I'll be showing you how to set your new years' resolutions and actually make them stick! So grab your Tarot deck, journal, your favorite beverage, your 2018 Biddy Tarot Planner, and some time just for yourself, to really dive into this process. 


Step One: Dream Big and Get Clear 

Before you dive into your resolutions, it's important to know what you actually want the end result to be! Get detailed, and really dream big here—if everything went as hoped in the coming year, what would your life or business look like at the end of the year? What amazing things would you be doing, feeling, and experiencing on a regular basis?  

Allow yourself to sit in this beautiful visualization of what you want for yourself and your loved ones for a few moments before moving on to setting the actual resolutions and plans to make this happen for you! 


Step Two: Set Your Stretch Goal 

Your stretch goal is basically the goal you have to make your Big Dream come true. How would you describe your Big Dream in just one sentence? That's your stretch goal. This might seem a little bit out of reach or that it's not possible for you to accomplish this goal, and that's okay. This goal might not be doable in one year's time- but creating resolutions around it will help you get there eventually. That's the point of the Stretch Goal. The next steps will help you narrow your goal down and create resolutions that are manageable and doable within the next year.  


If you're ready to make 2018 the best year yet, you can implement these five steps in a streamlined (and gorgeous) way by using the 2018 Biddy Tarot Planner. It's the perfect way to keep your goals in one place and allow you to tap into your intuition all year long. 


Step Three: Set Your S.M.A.R.T. Goal 

It's time to pull out the rational side of your thinking here as we create your SMART goal. If you haven't heard of a SMART goal, it is a goal that is Specific, Meaningful, Agreed-upon, Realistic, and has a Time-frame. 

To come up with your SMART goal, answer the following questions: 

  1. What do you want to create? Be specific.  
  2. Why do you want to create it? Make it meaningful. 
  3. Are you fully committed to the goal? Agree on your goal. 
  4. Is your goal achievable? Make it realistic. 
  5. When will you create it? Give yourself a time-frame. 

Keep in mind, as you do the next two steps, your resolutions might change slightly as you tap into your intuition and use Tarot to guide you to the best goals for you. 


Step Four: Calibrate Your Resolutions with Tarot 

Now that you know what your Stretch Goal and SMART goals are, you can start to implement the Tarot to calibrate them, creating resolutions that are really in alignment with your Highest Good. 

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The Tarot “Test” 

After breaking down your goal, you can do an intuitive Tarot “test” to see if you need to stretch the goals a little more or bring them in slightly. To do this, all you need to do is ask the Tarot if this goal is right for you. If your interpretation of the card gives you a positive result, try stretching it a bit and pulling another card. Again, if it's a positive result, stretch again, and repeat. If it's not, try scaling back a bit to find your sweet spot with your resolution. 

You might find that your SMART goal is allowing you to play too small, and need to up it a bit. On the other hand, you might find that it is too ambitious, and need to scale it back a bit. Using the Tarot and your intuition, you will be able to come to a place that pushes you outside of your comfort zone, but is also achievable for you. 


Step Five: Finalize Your Resolutions Intuitively 

Finally, it's important to take a deep breath, focus on your resolutions, and ask yourself the question, “To what extent is this resolution aligned with my Highest Good?” Allow yourself to listen for the answer. It may also help you to pull a Tarot card to give you a little bit more insight into what your intuition is trying to tell you about how well these resolutions are aligned for you. 

It might also help to say the resolution out loud so you can hear how it sounds and feels to you that way. 

Give yourself some time and space with this step. Once you're confident that your resolutions are aligned with your Highest Good, write them down and put them in a visible place. 

Setting new year's resolutions can be fun and inspiring, and following these steps will help you create resolutions that are so inspiring, you'll have a hard time NOT keeping them!  And to make the process even more fun, do it all with the help of the 2018 Biddy Tarot Planner 

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Ready to create new years' resolutions that you actually keep? 

If you’re anything like me (and I have sneaking suspicion you are!), you know the value of using not just your head but also your heart (and your intuition) to plan your path. And you know that using the Tarot cards can help you do just that! 

That’s why we created the 2018 Biddy Tarot Planner – a practical workbook designed to keep you intuitively on track for the year ahead!  

We designed it just for YOU, to help you create an amazing year ahead, with your intuition and Tarot cards as a guide.  

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  • Getting crystal clear on your goals using intuitive insights and Tarot as a guide.  
  • Aligning your goals with your highest self.  
  • Manifesting your goals and intentions with sacred action. 
  • Staying on track with your goals and resolutions all year long.  
  • Maintaining a monthly connection to your soul with Tarot as a guide. 
  • Having a blast connecting with the Tarot cards.  
  • Having your BEST YEAR YET! 

It's all possible with the 2018 Tarot Planner to guide you through! 



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