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The Desire Map Part 03: Goals, Resistance, + Bullsh*t Affirmations

Ahoy + welcome! Let’s work through Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map together – if you’re new + curious, check out Part 1 + Part 2 to catch up :)

If you thought the last post was motivating / inspiring / uplifting, then this one may just throw you for a loop.

All of the content before the worksheets in The Desire Map has proven to be very intriguing + thought-provoking, but these last 2 sections (pages 77 – 149) are where the shifts start to happen.

The Desire Map Part 03: Goals, Resistance, + Bullsh*t Affirmations @ victoriaklein.net

Do you have a healthy relationship with your goals?

Yes, it’s a genuine question. So ask yourself.

I can tell you right now that up until about a year ago, I had a textbook definition unhealthy relationship with my goals. For me, when I had a goal (which Danielle says is, “something you want in a certain way by a certain time” [page 82]), I went after it with full force until I got it – or I crashed + burned, didn’t get it, + beat myself up for it.

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The Desire Map Part 02: Feelings, Emotions, + Goals – Oh My!

Ahoy + welcome! Let’s work through Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map together – if you’re new + curious, check out Part 1 to catch up :)

HUGE THANKS to everyone who read, commented, + shared my last post!

I truly wasn’t sure how it was going to be received, but you’ve all been so freakin’ wonderful :)

A little virtual love for you there – you deserve it.

Now, back to The Desire Map

The Desire Map Part 02: Feelings, Emotions, + Goals - Oh My! @ victoriaklein.net

Less than 100 pages into “Book 1″ (the section before the worksheets) and I’m having a lot of “f*cking duh!” + “hell yeah!” moments.

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The Desire Map Part 01: The What, Why, + How

Oh dear blog, how I’ve neglected thee …

And you, my fantastic reader on the other end of this screen, I have forsaken thee …

OK, that’s enough of the uber-old-school talk – the point I’m trying to make is that I fell off the blogging bandwagon (yet again) and its time to make some big changes!

Desire Map Part 01: The What, Why, + How @ victoriaklein.net

If you’ve been following along on my journey for some time now, then you know that my career has taken many twists + turns: modeling, acting, singing, writing, photography, yoga … the list goes on.

Personally, my life has been quite the rollercoaster as well: started writing professionally, father died unexpected, moved to San Francisco, moved back to Connecticut, got married, husband joined the Marine Corps, moved to San Diego, became a yoga teacher, husband deployed to Afghanistan, moved to Brooklyn, almost got divorced, husband got out of the Marine Corps, moved back to Connecticut so he can go to college … wow, that makes me tired just reading it.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the adventure of life + I’m always eager to see what’s next, but the twisting + turning is getting a big exhausting. I’m 31. It’s time for a greater sense of direction – and you get to witness the whole (messy, spectacular) process!

Before you think this post is all about me, it’s not – it’s about you too. It’s about your curiosity, your struggle, your desire to have the life you feel in your heart + soul, but you’re not quite sure how to get there.

This is not my struggle – this is our struggle – as creators, as modern yogis, as humans. I hope my process will give you some insight, some inspiration, some drive to get out there and make things happen for you.

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