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Chinese New Year: Could the Year of the Snake Help You Achieve Your Goals?

February 10, 2013

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Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year – a 15-day celebration to bid farewell to the dragon and welcome in the Year of the Snake. Chances are, your first thought of snakes is not a pleasant one, but according to Chinese astrology, the Year of the Snake could be great for reinventing yourself and achieving your goals!

Each year of the Chinese zodiac is associated with an animal, and it is believed that the attributes of those born in the year have characteristics of that animal. Those born in the Year of the Rabbit, for example, are said to be intuitive, with a calm demeanor, while people born in the Year of the Dog are often fiercely loyal and playful.  The characteristics of the animal are also believed to influence decisions and events during the year as well.  

So what do we have to look forward to this year? According to this USA Today article, we should look to the snake for inspiration!

This year is a great time to focus on reinventing yourself to achieve your goals. Just like the snake sheds its skin every year, now is the perfect time to put the past behind you, and put your plan in motion to achieve your goals, whatever they may be. Looking for some inspiration to get started on your first steps? Try a vision board!

Another snake trait to keep in mind is patience. The snake will wait for many hours to make a move toward its prey. Be patient and think positively as you work toward your goals. No matter how much you want it to, change can’t happen over night. Set achievable action steps for yourself, and work toward each one. This will prevent you from getting too caught up and crashing before you can reach your end goal.

The snake is also a cunning and clever animal. For this reason, the Year of the Snake is considerably good for building your small business. With careful planning, this is the perfect time to start working on that creative project you’ve been putting off, increasing marketing for your business, or reaching out to a larger potential client community.

Whether your goal is to lose weight for a healthier lifestyle, start a blog, or build a health coaching practice, this is your year to turn your dreams into a reality!