Every day is yesterday, today, and tomorrow… the only one of the three that really exists is today, or NOW. This is our reality, and everything else is generally the product of egos and
emotions and imagery. However, we must acknowledge that this is a paradigm cemented into most cultures of the world, and we are a part of this system. On the other hand, always keep in mind that we just need to be in a state of being, because everything IS. Don’t rock the boat too much…
As 2012 rolls in with pomp and pageantry, remember time IS and all we have to do to make it happen is focus on mission, vision, goals, and objectives that we contrive in our minds in order to fulfill our dreams and aspirations. Leave the past behind and stop reliving
it, take the lessons learned to make today a better day. Meanwhile, always remember the time is NOW. Why defer for tomorrow, what we can do today? What is tomorrow? Does it really exist? The time is always NOW.
The New Year serves as an excellent reference point to make changes or resolutions to bring about personal and professional growth, which I must say, is a part of the culture I adopted. The beginning and the end that mark transitions to make us the person we know we can be. Based on this assumption, I offer a humble suggestion that will bring about personal and professional growth. Here are some suggestive questions we could ask as we prepare for
the year 2012:
1. What worked for me last year?
2. What didn’t work last year?
3. What are my goals for 2012?
4. What strategies can I use to achieve them?
5. Who could I meet that would help make those goals a reality?
6. How can I cut back in 2012?
7. How can create and focus on my niche and in 2012?
8. What knowledge and skills do I need to successfully meet my goals?
9. What projects could I plan to help me reach my goals for 2012?
PERSONAL / FAMILY
1. What goals do I have for my relationships and family for next year?
2. How will I carve out more time for my family in 2012?
3. What things do I need to cut back on to find more time for loved ones in my life?
4. What activities will I do to make my family and close friends feel more loved and appreciated in 2012?
5. What "simple things" can I do to deepen my relationships in 2012?
1. What personal attributes do I want to work on next year?
2. What one attribute do I want to change or eliminate in my life next year? How will I do
3. What course will I take on my journey to be a better person?
4. What friends /clients do I need to eliminate from my life for personal growth?
5. What people do I want to meet and become friends with for personal growth?
6. What charities do I want to support, and how much do I give?
7. What are some local opportunities to volunteer or “pay forward,” that I can be actively engaged in?
8. What are my spiritual goals for next year?
9. How can I set aside time to spiritually rejuvenate every day next year?
10. Where will I go for spiritual rejuvenation?
1. What weight do I want to be next year?
2. What program will I develop to get to reach that goal?
3. How will I maintain my desired weight once I get there?
4. What foods should I stop eating, and what foods should I incorporate into my eating plan?
5. What will my exercise plan be for next year and how will I stick to it?
6. Who could help me stick to my weight goals and objectives?
You are likely to have more important questions to put on your list. Be courageous and jot them down, and just do it. Make your 2012 your best yet.