Embracing 2017

So here we are, we finally made it! Are you ready for your best year to date? Are you looking forward to a year of changes, new experiences, new friends, and possibly a new romantic partner for those lucky ones open to it? Passion, desire, drive and a new way of thinking are now available. It’s a reset for some, and a fresh start for others. Are you ready to take that leap of faith that will propel you into a new life and all the fabulous things that come with? I am, and so are many of you.

What are you going to do differently this year? I’m a fan of  having a Bucket list. So much so, I’ve even given my company that name. Challenges and new adventures make life not only interesting, it can even in some cases prolong it. When you have a sense of purpose, you just aren’t really concerned with how short life is: you just want to go out and live it. That’s how 2017 should be: lived.

Many people are more concerned with politics, what their neighbors and everyone else is doing. That’s a huge waste of time. What are you doing in your life that’s going to make a different for others. Not just yourself? Leaving an impression and making your mark for the good of others really helps you to feel satisfied. Have you ever met a selfish person that didn’t complain about all that they had to do for others? They have to capacity to clear a room in seconds. Helping and serving others will help you sleep better at night.

Are you sick of your job? Don’t quit. How about a side gig? Just something that can not only make you more money, but let’s you do something you love. Hobbies are now making people more money they can ever have imaged. You don’t have to pull up stakes, just do something that you can better use your spare time with. In other words: shut off the TV and get to work. It may make you the extra cash you need to do the things that you really want to do.

Ready for a new relationship? Get out and meet people. Talk and find out what makes them tick. People confuse sex with intimacy all the time, there is a huge difference. One is self gratifying, the other brings: closeness, connection, and a bond. And guess what? Sex doesn’t have to be a part of it. If the desire to get closer is there for both parties, then go for it. Risk the rejection, you just might be pleasantly surprised. You won’t know until you try.

Sick of where you live? If you can’t afford to move, start planning anyway. You never know what can happen in a matter of months, weeks, or even days. Think of what you need to do and then start to work towards it. Before you know it, you’re packing up and on your way. Get information that helps you stay focused on where you want to live. Things really do have a way of working themselves out.

Know you need to make a change, but have no clue where to start? Pick up a book, read articles on things that you’ve never thought about before. Expand your mind just a little. Personal growth books, business books, biographies, history books, whatever. Just put in some new information. Many a person have talked about the book or article that changed their lives. Why not be one of them? There’s no excuse the digital age has made it really easy to read just about anything.

It’s 2017! What direction you take is really up to you. It’s time to be proactive, thoughtful, insightful, and excited. This isn’t the time to rehash the past, or look back at what’s been lost. It’s the time to move forward, and embrace all changes. Make them positive and keep them moving in the right direction. The past is in the past, leave it there. Enjoy the challenge and embrace the new year.

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