“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss
This is just a quick note to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah, a Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy New Year. I hope you can make the most of the holiday, your way, in whatever scenario you may happen to be.
I know a lot of folks in some unfortunate scenarios, and I hope a few miracles come their way.
As you look back over this last year, remember the good stuff and carry it forward. Let the rest go. As you look to the future, dream big. Make it bright. Make it 3-D. Maybe it means blowing the dust off an old dream and using a little spit and polish to spruce things up. As you look to the present, savor your moments, and make your moments count. Most importantly, remember that whatever you focus on expands, and that your attitude of gratitude will serve you well. It’s how you recharge and renew and it’s where a great source of your personal power comes from. It’s one of the best ways to get your groove on and find your mojo.
To make the most of the holidays, and to keep it simple, I’m focusing on three wins. Or, to put it another way, I’m focusing on three experiences that I want to be able to look back on. I’m sure I’ll adjust them as the story unfolds, but they give me a place to start, and a way to find my way forward, as the holiday season moves into full swing.
One thing to keep in mind is that whatever plans you may have for the holidays … life happens. You have to roll with the punches, or make like a duck, and let it roll off your back. It’s not what happens to you, but how you respond. Sometimes your best response is sarcasm or a funny face, and that’s O.K.
As I gear up for the New Year, I’m keeping things simple. I’m going to figure out three wins that I want for 2012, and I’m going to use 30 Day Improvement Sprints as my secret weapon to help pull them off. Both of these are practices from my book, Getting Results the Agile Way. I’ll also be giving out my book along my travels during the holidays to people that I hope to give a lift up or an extra edge in life.
I’m actually looking forward to January as a fresh start, and a new year. I’m thinking of a theme for month. I’ve got a lot of ideas, but one that keeps coming to mind is to do a 30 Day Improvement Sprint on self-awareness. What better way to start off the new year right, and set the stage for success than mastering self-awareness. I know a lot of tools and techniques here, and if I do this, I’ll be sure to share them with you.
If you haven’t already, be sure to grab my 30 Days of Getting Results free eBook, and be sure to read Getting Results the Agile Way (you can read it for free online.) Be sure to share them with as many friends and family as possible. It’s the best way I know to help you be the author of your life and write your story forward. And remember, it’s not about being THE best. It’s about being YOUR best. That’s all you can ask for, and that’s plenty in this lifetime. It’s how you flourish.
Happy holidays and see you in the New Year!