We are almost at the beginning of a New Year. Are you ready for a new beginning?
Think back over the past year. What has happened to shape your life? What memories were made? Were they happy or sad, rewarding or disappointing, powerful or pitiful?
We will always remember the really good times and the really bad times because they make a huge impact on us. The problem is, when we focus on the bad times more than the good times, we are going to feel bad and not live our lives to the fullest. We will hold ourselves back from trying something new or enjoying an event because we fear failure and want to protect ourselves from getting hurt.
Try hard to focus on the good things that have happened and treasure them in your heart. See the bad things from a positive perspective and treat them as learning experiences. What can you change in your life and how can you face these problems with confidence the next time they happen? How can you treat people in a different way and not allow them to hurt you?
Each year we have an opportunity for a new beginning. Start thinking about the changes you can make that will improve your relationships and your outlook on life.