It’s the holiday season again and soon the year 2010 will be over and a brand new, bright and shiny 2011 will come rushing in. It’s crazy how time seems to just fly by don‘t you think? Upon doing some self reflecting regarding this past year’s experiences and achievements, I thought I would discuss a few thoughts with you.
First off, how did this year affect or change you? Personally, I don’t think it is possible not to be changed in some way, positive or negative, in the course of a year. Think about all the things that took place, all the people you have come in contact with, people you connected to or rejected from your life.
Possibly it was the birth of a child, or in my case, the soon birth of my first grandchild that made a difference in your life. Maybe you got married this year or ended an unsuccessful one. Did you lose your job, begin a new one or take the leap of faith and start your own business during these unsettling economic times? Whatever the case, the experiences, events and people of the past year did make a difference on you whether you realize it or not.
Now a lot of the things that I mentioned above probably happened unexpectedly or they seemed to just take place, but have you stopped and thought about all the things that you made happen on purpose? On purpose? What were the goals that you set out to achieve in the beginning of this year that came true? You did set some goals right?
Goals are cool little things that make life interesting. They allow you to take your life from a mere existence to the creation of an amazing masterpiece. Anything is possible with goals and the sky is truly the limit. You are only held back by yourself, your desires, your imagination, creativity and your self-limiting beliefs in what can happen and in what’s possible. Goal setting allows you the opportunity to do miraculous things and best of all, you get to do them on purpose.
Now don’t confuse goal setting with New Year’s resolutions. The latter is just a temporary desire or want. They probably won’t survive the first 30 days of 2011. But goal setting on the other hand, if done right and followed through to their completion, will make dramatic and major changes happen in your life that could be possibly forever life changing.
More on goal setting in later upcoming articles, but first, you have to know where you came from before you can decide where you want to go in the future. Think back on this past year and take an up close look at the smaller details that made a difference on you and your life. There were many. Once you realize who you have become, you can get to work on choosing who you want to be. Enjoy the rest of the Holiday Season and get ready to create an exciting, fun filled, life changing 2011.
To Your Success!