Happy New Year, For Real This Time

Two Thousand Seventeen.

Here we are. It is the third week of the New Year and like clockwork; we have arrived at the quintessential point where most have failed at their New Year’s resolutions. The same holds true for those who play the semantics card and won’t use the “R” word, and instead choose to call it a goal, or intention. Word games aside, everybody is in the same boat. 

Le sigh.  

But this is nothing new. 

We go through this same song and dance every single year.  But in this Numerology Universal Year of 1 (2+0+1+7 = 10 and 1+0 = 1), which means new beginnings, what can we be done differently this time.  How can you truly have a Happy New Year, but for real this time?  

By shaking things up. Not a bit, but by a lot.

This year, don’t set resolutions or intentions in the same manner as you’ve done in the past year after year that you haven’t achieved. If the way you’ve been setting intentions didn’t work out in 2016, or the year before that, then you know that you won’t achieve it in 2017.  Let’s be real. I may have stepped on some toes but stay with me.  

I’m not the least bit pessimistic. I promise. 

A good reminder of perhaps the most famous definition widely known to man rightfully is needed here.  It is none other than Einstein’s definition of Insanity —Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Not only is it insanity but also bat shit insanity.  


The thing is this. No matter what you are looking to achieve in 2017, it won’t manifest unless you become a different person and get into alignment with what you want. This is not airy-fairy woowoo talk but Universal Law —namely, the Law of Vibration, and plain physics. And in order for you to be in alignment with what you want and be, do, act, or think differently, you must have a change or a shift in your consciousness. 

In order words, you need to look at your beliefs as your beliefs create your reality. Therefore, you must check your beliefs around what you want to manifest and in many cases, your beliefs are in alignment with what you say you want and you must change. For example, you can’t manifest rich if you are thinking and believing in poor.

To change your beliefs around achieving a certain goal, first things first, you need to have awareness into the goal. That is, you need to know what may be standing in the way of you achieving the goals in the first place. What you’ll find is that 9 times out of 10, you have some belief that is not in alignment with your goal. Once you’ve had the awareness, you also need to have a breakthrough. Why a breakthrough? Just because you have awareness about something doesn’t mean you necessarily will act from this enlightened perspective. What’s more, you have habits in place, which enforces the beliefs, and that takes time and effort to break.  A breakthrough often comes in the form of why you have a belief or certain perspective.  

After having a breakthrough, you also need to have a complete paradigm shift, which is what breaks up a particular belief you may be holding onto or causing a repeated pattern you may find yourself caught in.  A paradigm shift causes a disruption of the repeated pattern, making the shift long lasting and not fleeting, setting you up for success.  So the formula is this:

Awareness. Breakthrough. Paradigm Shift.

So this New Year that is just underway and for the sake of it really being new, you need to be incorporate into your goals and intentions certain questions that will elicit this formula and ensure manifestation of your goals and desires. Remember, it is only when you are in alignment with what you want, is when it truly manifest and this alignment first takes place in your consciousness or mindset.  To let this year truly be your year, here’s a list of questions to incorporate into your New Year’s goals to make 2017 truly be a New Year — for real this time:

1.    What awareness, breakthrough and paradigm shift do I need to have in X area of my life to achieve my goal of_______?

2.    Who do I need to become in order for me to achieve my goals and desires this year?

3.    What do I need to let go of this year that is not serving me?

4.    What daily habits do I need to implement in order for me to reach my goals this year?

5.    What changes need to occur in my life in order for me to achieve my goals this year? 

6.    What inner qualities do I need to embody to become my best and highest self?

7.    What decisions do I need to make now and everyday in order for me to manifest my goals and desires this year?

8. What do I REALLY want?

9.    What are the gifts from 2016 that I need to carry forward with me in 2017? 

10. What do I need to know with certainty going forward into 2017?

11. How do I choose to feel this year?

12. What simple pleasures do I choose to experience everyday this year?

13. How can I choose differently to give me different results this year?

Keep in mind that that no matter what you want to achieve this year, you must shift. You must become the “New” in the sentiment “Happy New Year.” Otherwise, you’ll be setting yourself up for another disappointing year of failing at your goals and desires.  So right now, make the decision this year to truly be invested in having a Happy New Year (for real this time) by becoming a new you.

Happy New Year!!!


Wani Iris Manly, Esq.