A fresh new year is always a magical time.
It is the official benchmark that signifies an end and a beginning. There is a quote at the end of one of my favorite movies, Hope Floats, that says, “beginnings are scary, endings are sad, it is the middle that counts.”
December 31st marks a global celebration where many people individually and collectively reflect on the “middle” of 2012.
Not only is this event an opportunity to reflect on the past year, it also opens a new doorway, a clean slate to dream and plan for the vision we want to accomplish with our lives in the year ahead.
We are being given another opportunity to create, to make a difference, to use our talents and gifts to make the world a better place in the upcoming time we have been afforded on this earth.
Quite frankly, the reality is, when the clock strikes midnight every evening, not just to ring in the new year, it signals a new opportunity to start fresh the following day and decide the type of experience we will create for ourselves in each moment of the upcoming day. The experience we create for ourselves will indirectly create an experience for those around us.
Here are some additional reflective questions to continue your exploration of yourself and the “middle” of 2012.
- When you look back at 2012, what one word would describe what you represented during the year? (examples: discipline, peace, chaos, disorganized, content, stagnant)
- How do you feel about the word you chose to describe what you represented you in 2012?
- When you look forward into 2013, what one word do you want to represent with your thoughts, actions and behaviors? (examples: commitment, truth, action, organization, health)
- Why is representing this word in 2013 important to you?
- What will you need to do to accomplish representing, living and “being” your vision for 2013?
We’d love to hear from you: What did you represent in 2012 and what do you intend to represent this year?