The New Year has such potential, doesn’t it? It is like when you start a new project or stage in your life, and you feel all of the opportunities that can appear ahead of you. I like to think that the New Year brings new possibilities.
Take Hold of the Excitement
For many people, the New Year comes with a sort of tingling sensation of what may happen during the year. Perhaps you will meet that special someone, take charge of your health, change jobs or go on the trip you’ve been dreaming of taking. Speaking of taking, take hold of that excitement you feel within you and direct it toward a purpose. MAKE this New Year a great one ahead.
The Role of Intention
Use the role of intention to create an amazing New Year! That means that while you could sit back and wait for the possibilities to find you, another option is to go out and find those possibilities yourself. You have the power to do so! If you are positive in spirit and mind, for example, you will be more motivated to seek out opportunities that align with that uplifting energy.
Here’s another thing I am thinking about today. Why wait for a certain moment to go pursue that dream of yours? Why not start today at reaching your goal? Of course, you can come up with a lot of excuses, but at the end of the day, life is short. It’s that simple. Or is it?
What Complicates It All
As the New Year starts, it is the perfect time to take out a new approach to life that focuses on achieving your life’s dreams. It seems easy? No, unfortunately, to achieve anything truly worthwhile, I think, it takes a lot of work. And the progression may not be as quick as you may have hoped. What is easy is giving up. But here’s the key: with hard work, determination and positive spirit, you CAN achieve so much. From losing weight to getting a new job, you really can do it!
New Beginnings: What Do I Know?
By now you may be asking yourself, what does this chick know about new beginnings? Well, I know that I felt like I had a second shot on life after I was unsuccessful in my attempt to take my life. Once I obtained a healthy view of myself and the world, I decided that I was not going to live my life without at least trying to live my dream. That is when I took the leap into writing as a career. Easy? No.
There were many long days working for little pay that first year. Now I am in my third year as a full-time writer. Yes, there are still difficult days, but I learn something about the business with every day that passes. And I continue to see improvements in my work from one year to the next.
Will I keep working this way? Who knows, as ourselves are always expanding and redefining and… that’s beautiful! That unknown adventure ahead is part of what is so exciting about life. But, regardless of where each of us ends up, it’s important to stay determined. What keeps me determined? That I genuinely like what I do. If that changes, then so will my career choice.
And you can pursue your dreams too? YES! Maybe for you it’s not your career that is the “new possibility” of your New Year. Instead, it may be a healthy change to your body, a physical move of your home, or…
I will leave it to you to finish that sentence. And, ironically, finishing that sentence can help you to start a whole new track of possibilities in the New Year. I wish you much happiness in the New Year and hope that you will reach out to achieve your dreams, whatever they may be!
What feelings do you associate with the New Year?
©2015 Christy Birmingham