Now that 2016 is coming to a close, it’s hard to believe that things are going to be so different. A new President, celebrity deaths, changes all around. Are you ready for them? Are you looking forward to them? Is 2017 a year you are looking forward to, or dreading? It all depends on your outlook. Are you ready to grow, or are you fixed?
What are you willing to work towards? In other words, do you have a bucket list? If you go through life letting it take you where ever it wants to, you’ll look back wishing you had done more. Why not make 2017 the year that you go for whatever it was that you long for. What are you longing to do that you haven’t? This year, do it.
What do you want to leave behind? Is it time to let go of some things that are no longer good for and/or working for you? Whatever works that needs to be tweaked: tweak it. If something needs to go, let it go. When it’s time to move on, it’s time to move on. Don’t let 2016 be an anchor to keep you stuck. Weigh it, and get going.
What do you want to pursue? Have you been avoiding something scary that you know that you want to go for? Make this year the year you give it a chance. A bucket list is just a wish list if you don’t take action. Action is usually the difference between success and a failure to launch. Stop listening to your critics and listen to your intuition. A gut feeling is spot on, and when acted on is almost always the right thing to do.
Who and what deserves a chance? Who are the people in your life that deserve to move forward with you, and who needs to be left behind? If your BFF isn’t interested in moving in another direction: move them out of your inner circle. Is there’s someone special that you may not have noticed before: give them your full attention. An opportunity that arises that has never been before you: grab it with both hands. A new avenue of income keeps leaping into your path: follow where it leads. Chances are worth taking when you know it can lead to something good.
Have you looked in mirror? What do you need to do differently? Do you like what you see? Who you’ve become? If not, do something about it. All change starts from within. But, be willing to ask others what you need to change. We all have blind spots and corners. If your ego gets you into trouble, accept and change it. Need a makeover? Get one. Need to shed a couple of pounds? Eat right, and get some exercise. Lacking patience and a poor communicator? Go to a seminar, or get some coaching. Whatever you need to do: do it. Be willing to let others help you with your weak areas.
Soon it will be 2017: year of tremendous changes. Only you will know what kind of year you want, and how to go about getting it. If you’ve burned bridges, don’t expect someone to send you a boat. Not everyone will want you to come back over to their side of the river. Especially, if you’ve done permanent damage. If that bridge is burned, accept it and move on. So, be positive, daring, brave, and have some fun in the process. 2017 is looking to be a great year.