Like every year in your life, 2013 is YOUR YEAR. It’s sure to bring you multiple opportunities to live with a clear mind, a grateful heart, and look forward to the next steps on your journey with joy-filled anticipation.
The start of the new year is the perfect time for Intentional Reflection. Purposefully look back on the year that has passed to set the stage for moving forward to the year ahead. Here are a few thoughts to guide your process.
Assess YOUR YEAR – 2012 – by making two lists: a Grateful For and a Going Forward list.
On your Grateful For list, note all the good you experienced, all the goals you accomplished; list everything for which you’re grateful. Because we sometimes lose sight of how truly fortunate we are and how much good is ours, you very well may be surprised at the content and length of your list. Your Grateful For list is a reminder of how wonder-full your life is everyday.
On your Going Forward list, include whatever you’re longing to experience; want to try your hand at, improve, strengthen or add to your repertoire and skill set. Be honest with yourself. Note only that which speaks to your heart’s desire and is calling for fulfillment. Jot down one or two things you’re truly committed to adding to your Grateful For list, on or before December 31, 2013. Let this year – your year – be the year you take steps to satisfy your deepest longings. These longings are your Spirit and Purpose calling for attention and fulfillment.
As you move into your 2013, empower yourself with the knowledge that you are the creative and defining force in your life. Through the beliefs you hold, the thoughts you think, the emotions and feelings you experience, and your daily behavior choices, you shape your life. That being so, you have the uncontested ability and power to make your life more like you want it to be.
Intentional Reflection and Conscious Choice are tools that can help you identify self-limiting beliefs, release outdated patterns of behavior and make more effective choices – choices that result in greater self-awareness, personal power and success. Intentional Reflection and Conscious Choice lead to Transformational Change that will help you live better, and more effectively interact with the people who look to you for trustworthy friendship and leadership.
May your Grateful For list delight you. May your Going Forward list honor the call of your Spirit and align with your Purpose. May Intentional Reflection and Conscious Choice help you make your year one that touches your Spirit, speaks to your sense of Purpose and enhances your effectiveness in every area of your life.
Happy YOUR Year starts NOW!