At the end of the year how many times did you hear, “Wow, this year went by fast?” Hopefully we can reflect on the previous year and feel positive. Some of us will reflect on the previous year and feel not so satisfied. If the previous year was great, let’s celebrate and multiply the good. However, if it was not so great, you can do something about it and now is the perfect time to do it.
Now is the time plan and orchestrate the next months of our lives. "I don’t have the money," "I don’t have time," or "I’ll do it when this or that happens," are excuses. We can do something even if that something is very small. Want to learn tennis? Buy a used racquet, go the library and get some books or DVDs on tennis. Throw on a pair of shorts and go to the court and hit some balls, someone is bound to give you pointers, free of charge. If we take one step the universe will help us take the next step. But if we will not even take a step at all, what can we expect?
Before you know it we will be at the end of another year.
Even a long life is short. Do you want to be at the end of the year or the end of your life, still talking about what you are going to do?
Appreciate life. The motivator Les Brown says you may as well have a good time in life, because you can’t get out alive. Start taking steps now, to make it happen now. Write it down where you will see it every day, get a buddy. If you want to get really motivated, write your obituary. It is not intended to be morbid, but to get you to realize that you are not going to live forever.
You are the author of your life. How will the next chapters read?
Desiree James is a licensed therapist located in Euclid, who is interested in promoting the emotional well-being of all individuals.