Every year we cover a ton of topics, from the tough stuff to enjoying life more. There are lots of changes happening around the world, some faster than others and some seemingly slow and we feel like they’ll never happen. Whether you’re talking about finances, the economy, politics, jobs/business/careers, the environment, energy, health or just plain relationships and families, things are changing whether people want them to or not, and we typically identify with one group’s perspective on a topic more than we do with another’s. We read or hear the news about tragedies that happen around our world, and sometimes we get an up close and personal look at them when they happen in our part of the world. I hurt when I see or hear about other people around the world getting hurt, even if they’re not people I know. There are tons of reasons to be scared or worried or concerned or frustrated or anxious about life. But is that really the way you want to live your life?
Personally I want to love my life. I want life to be filled with things I love, things that make me happy, things that challenge me in a good way, things that I feel good about and people I care about. I may not have control over everything, but in this day and age we do have a whole lot of options and the ability to control quite a bit and certainly the ability to make decisions about what and who we want in our lives. I want to be able to look back and feel good about what I’ve done and the relationships I’ve had.
One of the things we’ll be talking about this year is having that kind of life and how to get it. We’ll talk a little about what holds us back from getting that life, but as I recently talked about with a client, you don’t really need me to point out all the bad stuff and talk more about it. I’d much rather go from the established fact that the issues exist and start working on getting past/through/over and beyond them. Let’s start off the weekend with a simple question: what do you love about your life?