If you’re like me (and millions of others), ringing in a new year brings mixed emotions. I’ve always felt a sense of sadness and could never put my finger on why I felt that way. Nonetheless, the feeling of melancholy taps me on the shoulder every January 1st and hangs with me for the entire day. Do these feelings sound somewhat familiar?
For many of us, the new year represents a second chance, a new beginning, renewed energy and an opportunity to look at life through a different lens. We tend to get caught up on our own expectations that we often miss the pleasure of the dream, aspiration or goal we set for ourselves. If we stop dreaming or striving, parts of us dry up and die. As a coach, I believe working toward a goal (and reaching it) is life affirming and can put a person on the path to a more joyful and fulfilling life.
Working on goals can be very challenging but extremely rewarding with the right attitude. So enjoy the ride with all it’s bumps and setbacks, keep your eyes on the intention, rejoice in the smallest of your successes and share them with those who care about you. No matter how small, do something every day to get a little closer toward your goal. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day (who said that?).
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined!”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
“Good Night, And Good Luck”