A New Day
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
What does this mean to you? If it means a clean slate, allow this to revitalize you. Are you ready to achieve something that has been beyond your reach until this very moment?
What is one important project you’ve been postponing?
Take a pen to paper. Now. Don’t wait until you read further, grab a notebook and pen. Okay, on this blank page, write down something you did in 2016 that you’re proud of doing. Did you take a trip? Did you get a new job? Quit a job? Whatever it was, write it down. Now write down the primary feeling that resulted from this action. Relief? Happiness? Excitement? Write about one or two of those feelings for a minute. Do your best to pour your thoughts onto the page. No one but you will see this. Fill the page with your thoughts and feelings. No editing.
Successes are like the foundation of a house. They’re important for so many reasons. One reason is that they are meant to be built upon. If you consider this 2016 accomplishment as part of your foundation, think about what it created for you. Write that down as well. Next: what is the next project you want to invest your time and energy into over the coming days and weeks, the results of which will be a stronger foundation for your future and your desires.
Trust your gut and choose one, only one, thing that you know will bring you a feeling of gratification when you follow through on it. Take a moment now to breath that idea in. You will accomplish something that will bring you great satisfaction because you are going to focus on results and what’s important to you. Those results, of your making will equal success for you. One success early in the year can effect 2017 exponentially. What are you ready to build on?
Live a fulfilling life of self-compassion. Only you know the next step you must take.
Until next time,
P.S. Based on this exercise I have set aside a day to create a scrapbook with my granddaughter of a trip we took to celebrate her 12th birthday. Relationship is a high value for me. So for me, relationships are the foundation of a fulfilling life. Looking at that scrapbook will remind me of a close-to-my heart success.