Before you set your New Year Resolutions – DO THIS….
Take a moment and be grateful for something YOU have accomplished or achieved in 2011.
As we come to year’s end I find people all around are stating the things they want to accomplish or achieve in 2012. Which is wonderful – I personally love setting goals and Iove being around people who like to set goals.
However, all too often I find that when we dream about what can be achieved in the future we forget about all that has been accomplished in the past.
We sometimes forget where we have come from. And if we cannot remember where we have been then how can we see (and appreciate) where we are going?
You see, I am a true believer in the practice of gratitude.
It is OK to want more. To want to improve yourself and your present circumstances. To want to become healthier, slimmer, leaner, faster, and stronger. It is OK to want to become more advanced in your career, buy a new car, make enough money to go on that exotic vacation, or even just have extra money to buy a new pair of shoes. However, you will evolve into a much happier and healthier person if this is done in a spirit of gratitude for all that has been, all that is, and all that you are.
Setting goals are a good thing. They keep us moving forward and progressing into the person and purpose we were created for.
But today, before you set and plan all that is to be done in 2012 – take a moment and be GRATEFUL for something YOU have done in 2011.
Perhaps there was an event in your life this year that significantly changed you and the way you view life, maybe you overcame huge adversity…Or maybe you made a difference in someone else’s life. These are all BIG things in life and should be recognized.
Maybe the scale did not move in the direction you were hoping, but just maybe something else was changing and evolving in you. And maybe what happened in 2011 is what will set the tone for all that is to come in 2012.
My suggestion is that on the last day of 2011, instead of planning and scheduling out all that is to be achieved in 2012 take time to reflect and express gratitude for all that has been done and all this is in 2011.
In 2011 I am grateful for achieving / doing / caring for / teaching:
I would love to hear your response and what you are grateful for… You can respond directly to this e-mail or to firstname.lastname@example.org – I like to call this “2011’s Positive Affirmation”
P.S. I will be accepting new clients in 2012’s online health and balance coaching program – spaces will be limited. If you are interested in learning more about what this program is about and how it will be different from previous online coaching programs send an e-mail to email@example.com. I will be speaking with all clients BEFORE enrollement in the program to make sure it is the right fit for your goals.