Like many people, I look forward to the “clean start” that a new year brings. Yet this New Year, I’m doing things differently. This New Year, I will NOT:
- Write down a bunch of resolutions or goals that make me feel good temporarily, but then turn into obligations that I can’t reasonably meet and resulting in me feeling like a failure.
Instead I will have a loose “intention” to surrender the direction of my life to the Universe, trusting that each step I take is the one that is best for me in the moment that it happens, and is leading me to my true purpose.
- Look back on the prior year, noting all the things that had gone wrong. I will not think “good riddance”, because all the trials and tribulations have taught me important lessons, and I’m a better, stronger person for having experienced them.
Rather, I will say goodbye to the prior year with respect. I will keep the lessons I learned in my mind and close in my heart as I move forward, so I don’t make the same mistakes and create the same suffering for myself and others.
What will YOU do differently this new year?