2023 is just around the corner, are you designed to set goals or intentions?

2023 is just around the corner, are you designed to set goals or intentions?

2023 is just around the corner... 

this is the time that many of us have been conditioned to start thinking about the coming year and set "goals" for what we want to achieve and do.

Here's the thing traditional goal setting only work for ~1/3 of the population, 

those with a defined Heart/Ego center.  Now, why do I say 'maybe'? because even if you have a defined Heart Center, where you have consistent access to willpower, if you're not in true alignment and functioning in a healthy space in that center the goals you create may not truly be in alignment for you and you won't be using that energy you have correctly.

When you have a defined Heart center and you're operating in a healthy and aligned way, traditional goal setting can be super powerful for you because you have the will power to see those goals through as long as those goals are in alignment and initiated from your Strategy and Authority.

Now, what about the rest of us with an undefined Heart Center?  

Well, I suggest first contemplating if traditional goal setting has ever really worked for you.  Does it resonate? Does it keep you motivated? Or has it done more harm than good? Does it stress you out? Have you wondered why, year after year you can't stick to your goals?

With an undefined Heart Center you do not have consistent access to operating from pure willpower, you are not designed to make promises to yourself, or anyone else for that matter.  That's conditioning that will just set you up for failure.  

So instead of taking the route of setting traditional goals this year, take a breath, release the pressure, and try setting an intention for 2023.  Reframe those goals into intentions then surrender to your Strategy and Authority, take inspired action, and see where the year takes you.

If you'd like to see if you're Heart Center is defined, undefined, or open you can head to my website and run your Human Design Chart:

If you'd like to learn more about the operating in alignment within each of your energy centers and de-conditioning you can snag the "Beginners Guide to Aligned Energy Centers" and I'll walk you through the Not-Self themes of each energy center to watch out for and contemplations to help you work through your conditioning so you can live with more ease, flow, and trust in life.

I'm so excited to see what you release in 2023 so you can step into the person you are designed to be.

To you're freedom,
Mallory Riess