HOPE:” Hope is not the closing of your eyes to the difficulty, the risk, or the failure. It is a trust that if I fail now, I shall not fail forever; And if I am hurt, I shall be healed. It is a trust that life is good, love is powerful and the future is full of promise! Author unknown
Powerful words, don’t you think? As I was struggling to write this month’s newsletter, I stumbled across this quote I keep in my wallet. It really moved me this time and I kept coming back to it, because it reminds me of what the New Year holds for each of us; hope! Hope for a better tomorrow that is filled with greater health, love, peace and happiness, etc.
The New Year represents a fresh start, clean slate or second chance. It’s the time of year when we reflect on the past and renew our commitment to become our best selves and do more than we’ve previously done.
To paraphrase Denzel Washington, “I really believe we are already great and destined to leave some kind of mark in this world. I also believe we’re meant to walk a certain path at a certain time and meet up with certain people who Happy new year images help shape our lives. From time to time we hit bumps in the road, miss the marks along the way and need a push to get us back on track.”
Getting back on track requires rest and reflection though so we can process where we’ve been, how much we’ve grown and how much stronger we are as a result of our successes and failures. With that knowledge, we then can gratefully and gracefully release the past and renew ourselves by creating a new course of action which opens doors to our future.
So as you start fresh this New Year, I invite you to first reflect on all you’ve accomplished this past year. This is a great exercise to write down on paper because we don’t always realize how much we’ve achieved and grown until we do so. You’ll be amazed how much more you will remember and be proud of, which will only fuel you with more HOPE for an even better New Year!
Let It Begin With YOU!
Tips for creating successful resolutions
Try Again. We’ve all broken past resolutions but that doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. Think positive and about what obstacles got in your way last time. How will this goal end differently this year? Or, do you need to let it go?
Don’t make too many resolutions. Deciding to lose weight, exercise more, get a new job and quit smoking is too much to tackle at once. Choose the most pressing issue and stick to it. Trying to do everything at once practically guarantees failure.