Full disclosure on this first day of the new year. I don’t do resolutions. Would rather do lunch. I acknowledge up front that I won’t follow through with them. Therefore, I’ve had to come up with a different way of stepping into a new year that would free me from the stress and guilt of not sticking with resolutions. Here’s how I look at it now.
It’s like opening a book with 365 blank pages. The title has been given to us and we are commissioned to write the story. We can’t predict what the chapters will reveal. Some chapters will relate our celebrations. Some chapters will relate our struggles and hardships. What matters most is how we approach and navigate through everything that comes our way. Our choices will determine how our stories evolve
The title of our book is “Opportunity.” Every day, every moment presents an opportunity. As noted above, we have a choice as to how we will use our days, our moments. How can we make the most of our opportunities? What choices will give us our best life? What reserves do we have, what support do we have to get through the tough times? How will we celebrate and savor the good?
The answers to these questions (and others) will write our book of 2018. My hope for all of us is to write a book worthy of the New York Times best seller list.
“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.” Ellen Goodman
Potential, opportunity, possibility are all there for us. Let’s run with them.
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