Have you ever been standing in the surf at the beach and decide to face into the coming wave but then, you realize the wave’s much bigger and stronger than you expected?
And, despite your best intentions to stand up to the force of the water, suddenly you are swept off your feet tumbling upside down until the wave recedes from the shore. It takes a while before you can stand up straight and get your bearings again.... wow!
Yeah, that was me facing into 2016. I had geared up and set my sights on achieving big goals – both personal and in business.
But then…. a series of unexpected events happened. My environment got noisy, cluttered and confused. I became distracted, fractured and sidetracked. Busyness ruled the day as I navigated through competing demands, unusual challenges and crazy politics. After a while I began to focus on energy management more so than time management. Ultimately, I lost track of time and then voila!
2016 was over. Done. Thank goodness, but what a journey!
Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you're meant to be.”
So now here we are, at the start of 2017. It is January - time to start anew.I am grateful for a much-needed turning point. Though most of the last 12 months have been unusually challenging I am renewed by the possibilities this New Year brings.
In 2017 I truly look forward to:
- Embracing a more balanced lifestyle with more opportunities to Relax and Restore. I commit to surrender and dedicate more time to Self-Care.
- Diminishing the weight of clutter in my environments. I commit to Simplify and embrace the mantra that Less is More.
- Driving deeper into the things that I am doing with greater Focus and Consistency. I understand that small steps create big changes.
- Saying more Yeses to the things that give me Joy!
Happy New Year! The journey continues......
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure." -Joseph Campbell