Last year we talked about some important topics. Some of these topics we’ll talk about again this year, but before we get to this year’s topics, I wanted to highlight some things from last year. (click the link in each topic to read the rest of the blog post)
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” Christopher Reeve
Transform your perspective: Believe that there is hope for the economy. Believe that you can still make good money. Believe that there is a great relationship for you (whether you rebuild your current one or start a new one). See things as opportunities, not problems, challenges not issues, and always look for multiple ways to achieve your goals.
Change is NORMAL! Can you believe it? Think about it for a moment. The world is designed to change. We see the changing of the seasons, the changing of the weather, the changing of people, and yet we still hope that things don’t change or that we can stall or stop the changes we don’t like. The reality is you can’t stop change or stall the inevitable too long. So what can you do to turn change around and instead of it frustrating you and causing problems, actually make it work for you?
Our purpose should not be our fair weather friend, it should be something active in our lives all the time, especially when the tough stuff piles up.
Increase your life satisfaction by being committed to doing what makes you come alive. Don’t work a job that is crushing you, be in a relationship that hurts you, or spend time with people who make you feel bad. Decide that you will be content with what you have, but that you will never stop growing and striving to live and be better.
If you’re not passionate, life will get boring pretty quick, and your self-esteem will quickly disappear. Self-esteem is fueled by passion for life, by hope for your future and by living life in a way that makes it all matter to you
…creativity an essential aspect of life, and without it, not only would life be boring, I dare say life would be very uniform and ordinary. Creativity adds a depth and spice to life that nothing else can add.
“Failure doesn’t mean “game over.” It means try again with your new experience.” Len Schlesinger
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” Roy Disney
“Resentment is like a glass of poison that a man drinks; then he sits down and waits for his enemy to die.” Nelson Mandela
“Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa
As I’ve said on many occasions, life isn’t a one man show, it’s a journey we’re all taking together in one way or another. So in this festive season of the year, let me ask you a question: what do you need to make room for in your life?…What would bless your life in a way that you can’t imagine if you were to only open up to receive it?
What did you learn in 2011?