It is the end of another year and we are reminded to look back to see what the year brought us. How do you feel about this past year? Was it productive, crazy or blissfully mellow? Or just an up and down roller-coaster of them all. While it is not productive to dwell upon the past, looking back can help you see your future.
At times we need to look back even further and do a life review. Now, no beating yourself up over this, just take a review.
Think over the difficulties you have experienced: situations, events, people. These are the things that shaped you. If you struggled through them and persevered, then you gained strength and wisdom. If they are still kicking your a$$, then it is time to face your fears and accept that this is the hand you were dealt at the time but in no way is it the game. Toss in those cards, take the loss and go find another game. You get nowhere by staying at the table.
If you want to become a strong person and own your birthright, you must face challenging times. You need personal power in order to achieve what your soul calls upon you to do.
Next, think over the times of success, achievement and what made you downright happy. Again look at situations, events, and people. What about these things caused you to feel good? Was it love, delight, or completion of something? What about this do you value most?
Difficulties and delights contrast each other so you can focus on which ones bring you further along your path, and in your desires for your life. Learning how to navigate through the difficulties gives you the motivation for achieving your desires.
Take some time to do a life review. Look closely at the positive times and set intentions, and maybe goals, to increase them in your life. Make an effort each day to include more positive thoughts or actions. The more you focus on the positive, the more you bring into your life.
And then you don’t have to worry about silly new year’s resolutions, because you have already resolved them. Happy New Year!