Do better. Get more. Be better. It’s 2012 and many of us have come up with fresh goals and resolutions for the New Year. Some of us started off at full speed on January 1st and are still going strong. Others have long since fallen off the wagon. And with that falling off comes the guilt, the feelings of failure and regret, and the promises to pick ourselves back up and start over again. But, whether we are still on track or have taken a detour from our goals, our focus is on being more or better than we were last year. After all, we should be evolving. We should want more or to be better in some way, right? Maybe, but what about all of the things in our lives that are actually working?
It’s so easy to focus on what’s wrong with us or the circumstances in our lives that we perceive as needing improvement, but when we do that, we fail to recognize the good. We fail to acknowledge all that we have been successful in achieving. We fail to celebrate the victories. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting to do better, get more or be better. There is, however, a difference between seeking to improve ourselves and being unhappy with ourselves as we are.
So, what’s good about us? This year, let’s set the intention to create more of that and apply those positive attributes to other goals we hope to achieve. Instead of looking at what’s wrong and attempting to “fix” those things, let’s hold a vision of who and what we ultimately want to become. And as we focus on that vision, we will not enter 2012 as lacking and flawed, but as powerful women with hope and a renewed sense of purpose.Read Also