Why 2017 Will Be Your Best Year Yet
As 2016 comes to an end, we often look back on the months gone by and reminisce about the positive things that happened – maybe a new job, a special holiday or a health goal being achieved.
Of course we want to justify how we spent the 365 days we were just gifted, and for many we want to feel like we have accomplished something. That in itself is of course wonderful, but what happens when you look back and see failures, f*ck ups and fears? Well you need to embrace them of course! Celebrate them even! And here is why…
Although we are quick to judge a situation or experience as being either a success or a failure, I like to look at all things as lessons. Because really, that is all anything is!
If we dismiss the not so great moments, we also dismiss a beautiful opportunity to learn and grow, or appreciate something that came from it. Have you ever gotten to the end of the year and though ‘wow, what a waste. I gave up on x, gave in to y and really mucked up z’? You reflect on the new year’s resolutions you set in January and feel regret start to bubble inside. I know I have in the past!
If that is you this year, step back and really think about the positive you can take away from 2016.
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Maybe you learnt a life changing lesson about trust, intuition, patience or love.
Maybe you discovered how strong you really are, or how resilient and courageous you can be.
Maybe you were introduced to a new support network or tool for coping (or thriving even!).
Maybe you discovered an opportunity for change or kindness.
Whatever it is, there will be a lesson in there somewhere!
You owe it to yourself to honor and accept that lesson so you can move forward and continue to grow and learn. We all have bumps in the road from time to time. We all make mistakes, experience heartache, battle guilt and face things we sometimes wish we didn’t have to, and it is OKAY. These experiences do not define you.
You are more than a moment in time.
Instead of slamming the door and saying good riddance to 2016, thank the year for all it has provided – celebrate the extraordinary, the ordinary, and the not so great. Reflect on each experience honestly with an open heart, purposefully with intent.
Find something positive in every one of them and carry that goodness through to an amazing 2017.
Next year is going to be your best yet beautiful girl. You can make it happen!