The Ancient God Janis
Did you know that January is named after the Roman God “Janis”?
In ancient Roman religion and myth Janis is the god of the beginning and the ending; gates and transitions; passages and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past.
Janis presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange.
January – The Transition Into The New Year
The 1st of January represents the ending of one year and the beginning of a new one. It provides a pocket of time to:
- Be grateful
- Reflect and learn from the past,
- Reset our focus on the future.
This transition into the new year makes it a great time to set goals, which is where the culture of new year resolutions comes from.
Resolutions which are made with careful consideration can help reinforce permanent changes. However, most New Years resolutions are made in a heightened or inebriated state, which often lacks a degree of commitment. And, as a result then often never gets started or falls away within a short space of time.
Goals are more outcome focused, giving you attainable milestones and time frames. When they are set in a more conscious and committed way, your goals can keep you motivated. Especially if they’re aligned with your highest values and aspirations. January is a great time to reflect on the outcomes you want for 2018, to write your goals and to start taking action.
2018 Special Goal Setting Program
With the arrival of my son December 2015, it’s been a busy couple of years since I’ve run a Strategic Life Review And Goals Setting Workshop. It was a full day where you had to travel to participate. This year I’ve decided to create a different program, something extra special to assist you in reviewing, goal setting and taking action on your goals in 2018.
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I look forward to inspiring, empowering and educating you to achieve more of your goals in 2018.
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