I hope you had a great time ringing in the new year. I spent last night gathered with dozens of good friends around a bonfire of Christmas trees enjoying some great company. It was so much fun.
Since today is the first day of a brand new year, I think it is only right for me to share with you the New Year’s curse and how to avoid it.
You see, this time of the year tends to bring with it a reflection on all you set out to do last year but didn’t. It often leads to us centering our attention on the fact that we again failed to reach a goal, kick a habit, or complete something important to us. If left this way, we can often begin to think only about our shortcomings and lose sight of all we are doing right.
You see, I’m sure you can say (as can I) that there were things in 2016 you should have done differently. However, I bet there are also some things that you did really well. Why not dwell on those a little bit today too?
What was your biggest accomplishment of 2016?
What are you most proud of from the past 12 months?
What great decisions did you make in 2016?
What are you going to continue to do in 2017 that you began to do in 2016?
What life lessons did you learn in 2016?
What relationships did you build stronger in 2016?
How did you grow as a person over the past year?
You see, there is certainly a place for focusing on what you want to do better. In fact, we may never have a fulfilled life if we didn’t do that at least sometimes. But, no matter how much you think about those things, be sure to think equally about all you are doing well.
You’ll be glad you did and you will see yourself for who you really are!
Blessings for a great year!
Founder: Non-Fiction Fitness