Leaving the Past (Year) Behind

December 31, 2011

There’s nothing like the end of the year to help put things in perspective. Television newscasts will share video that revisits key moments throughout the year. Top ten lists remind us of the best and worst in everything including movies, books and music. And we will inevitably be asked, “what’s your New Year’s Resolution?”

This happens every year like clockwork. If you’ve been around enough, it sort of feels like a broken record. We make the same goals year after year: lose weight, stop smoking, start working out, make more money, be a better parent, etc. I know, I’ve been there…repeating many of my same goals year after year.

With the arrival of a new year, the slate gets wiped clean. A new beginning, a great feeling. But change doesn’t happen magically when the new year starts. It happens day to day, moment by moment.

Here’s to making those day to day, moment by moment changes. Happy new day! Happy new minute!

1 AD December 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I am finally a fan of 360 Degrees Self.
I heard on the radio today that the the top resolution this year is to read more, along with volunteering more and being nicer. Are we in for a positive change?

2 Tim January 1, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Hi Annette:

Thank you for stopping by and for sharing some of the top resolutions for the year!! In addition to resolutions…I’ve heard people choose a word (and sometimes words) for the year. These words can be a sort of guide throughout the year…especially during times of challenge. Interesting idea….perhaps having a word (or words) for the year might work better than resolutions. Have a happy new year!!

3 Be January 10, 2012 at 5:14 am

I like your thinking Tim … We are all so used to feeling a new year is a sort of new beginning. Though I feel it’s a nice idea to try and chunk it down to maybe a happy new month to start with, then as we get used to seeing that as a ‘space’ we can move to week, day and then minutes. That way we are always moving towards making ourselves more mindful of the moment. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

4 Tim January 10, 2012 at 8:37 am

Hi Be:

Thanks for your comment…I like your idea to break your yearly goals down into smaller pieces (months) to better focus on the present moment. I know a lot of us entrepreneurs get a bit overwhelmed by big picture, so this “chunking down” is a great way to alleviate that. I will give it a try. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a great recommendation!

5 Be January 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

you’re welcome Tim 🙂

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