As our year winds down, many reflect on what all has happened or not happened during the year.
Are you excited about your year or do you have regrets? Do you consider your year successful? Or do you wish you had done something different?
Don’t waste time on regrets or the should-of, would-of, could-of’s. I encourage you to look back on your year and find the good. Even when bad things happen, you can typically find good that came out of it.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C. S. Lewis
The past is the past; let’s move forward.
Our past has made us who we are. Each of us have our good days and our bad days. We all go through highs and lows in our lives and the way we handle or react to them typically define our memories.
How is your 2018 scale tipping? Do your highs out way the lows? Or vice versa?
Another quote that hit me this week was "Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer
Dr. Wayne Dyer shared great insight during his time on earth. I found his message was typically direct, no gray area in what he says, and it hits home with me.
It is always your choice.
How do you view your 2018? Do you choose to view it filled with highs? Or do you choose to view it filled with lows?
I may not have made all the perfect or right choices other people feel I should have made during 2018. I know I have done a few things I questioned myself after the fact, but the past is the past.
My future will only change when I make the choice to change it. I know I cannot control everything, nor do I want to, but I can at least make positive changes to point my life in a good direction.
One of the hardest things I’ve had to do was let go of toxic relationships. In my past, I had a bad habit of clinging to a relationship where “I know I can help fix him”. I felt broken, so I would inevitably find someone who was ‘broken’ too. I could see the good in them, I knew I could help.
Bad thing was, I choose someone who reflected my brokenness. I realized I needed to fix me, love me, accept me, and believe in me, to point my life in a good direction. I deserve it and so do you!
When I started the process, I felt there were many roadblocks. Some of the biggest ones were from the toxic relationships I had allowed in my life. As I let go of those relationships and/or distanced them from me, I found it easier to make better choices.
I encourage you to remember all the highs you had in 2018. I encourage you to motivate yourself to move in the right direction in 2019. It doesn’t have to be big changes at once; make small right changes and let it all unfold. Once you start moving in the right direction, and you keep heading there even when you have bumps in the road, things will start falling into place. Be open to see the positive change and always be thankful for the big and little things alike.
Count your blessing in 2018 and I encourage you to be open to see all the blessing 2019 has for you. God loves you! God accepts you! God believes in you! Know that!
Sending peace, love and joy to you my friend. Sam