It’s that time of year…
Lights, decorations, and sweet treats abound. Hope, faith, and magic fill us with excitement and anticipation.
It’s a time of reflection and planning. A time to celebrate where you’ve been, and all you’ve learned on your journey. A time to say, “this is what I want to discover next!”
Don’t Miss This Opportunity!
It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the holiday cheer. The visiting, the gift-giving, the eating. It’s easy to get lost in the excitement and forget to take a few moments to define what YOU want.
Don’t miss this opportunity.
Leverage the magic and energy of this time of year to define what you want to accomplish, what you want to explore, what difference you want to make moving forward.
Soak It All In
We’re no fools. We know the holidays aren’t all rainbows and sunshine. They’re stressful, and tiresome, and loaded with surprises (both good and bad).
Soak it all in.
Take a few moments to feel it all, and then use these opportunities to grow. Challenge yourself to fully engage. Ask yourself, “what more can I do?” Then do it!
Issue A BOLO!
Be on the lookout.
Spending time with new people, or people you don’t get to see very often…enjoying new experiences…trying new things – all these new and interesting activities can stretch your thinking if you let them.
There are hundreds of learning opportunities all around, every day. And, you’ll catch more of them if you’re looking for them!
One lesson that caught us by surprise was a little gem tucked inside the Disney film, Meet the Robinsons. The story was about an orphaned boy who found an amazing home with a “less than normal” family. The story line’s not so surprising or even original.
Keep Moving Forward. (This was surprising!)
Wow! Simple, yet so powerful. The Robinson Family motto or mantra was Keep Moving Forward. (Turns out this was Walt Disney’s mantra, too.)
No matter what happened, good or bad, they reminded themselves to always keep moving forward. They knew this would bring more good than bad. They knew action was the only thing that would change anything.
Life is lived in one direction – forward. During this time, and throughout the year, it’s our hope that your days will be filled with laughter, wonder, and discovery…and that your hearts will be filled with hope, faith, and a little magic.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!