Happy New Year Everyone!
Like most of you, I spent the last couple of days in 2010 looking over 2010 and thinking about the things I’d like to accomplish in 2011. After making a list of my achievements and pitfalls from the past year, I realized that the good of 2010 far outweighed the bad or the difficult (despite the hard end to the year).
With that fresh point of view, I wrote my goals and will share a taste of them tomorrow (including some great pay-it forward ideas I got from other bloggers this past week).
I then tried something new…I made a list of the things I really needed to let go of from 2010 – past hurts, things I want to change, habits that aren’t working for me, etc.
Making the list was an eye opener all by itself. But, I did more – a symbolic jester of letting it go. I read the list out loud and burned it, watching as the smoke carried away so many things I have resisted detaching from all year. It was a pretty profound experience.
I tell you all of this to share something I learned – it is really hard to move forward when you have chained yourself to the past.
So, if you haven’t taken a moment to release the stuff you need to in order to achieve your dreams this new year, why not go for it. I know I feel freer already!
What kinds of things do you do to start off a new year???