Happy New Year everyone!
We are now well into 2012 and perhaps like most people you have started planning for a “new” you in the New Year.
Just what do you want from the coming year? How sure are you to achieve your New Year resolutions?
You may have thought up a few New Year resolutions, but like most people some of you may have already let these go!
Firstly, you may have noticed that there has been so much talk of 2012 being a year of major shifts in the world with a lot of talk of doom and gloom.
But just know this – you don’t have to listen to all this negative talk!
Remember that there’s so much goodness out there and so many opportunities to prosper, thrive and be successful. It’s just up to you to focus on that and make the good things happen.
So the first point I emphasise for 2012 is that it’s up to you to make the best of your life this year, and indeed any year.
Of course, the beginning of a new year offers you a good starting point – a benchmark which you can easily track as the months progress.
And though getting a fresh start at the beginning of a new year is a good starting, you can choose to transform your life at any time you choose.
For now, let the first couple of weeks of January 2012 be the starting point for a new you – just decide and choose what your new beginnings will be and what sort of year you’ll have.
Here in London, 2012 promises to be quite a year with the Olympics in August and also the Queen’s Diamond jubilee celebrations in June.
What sort of momentous year is ahead of you?
Actually, a more powerful question to ask is this:-
What would you like to have ahead of you in 2012?
My point is that it is up to YOU to create the sort of life you want.
Maybe this is the year when you’ll finally start out on your own and launch your own business or an NGO? Or you will follow your passion and find just the sort of fulfilling work you always wanted to do?
Perhaps this will be the year you will go travelling and visit some exotic lands. Maybe you’ll decide to start a family?
The exciting possibilities for your life are truly endless!
Most importantly, this is the year for you to focus on YOU.
After all if you are not doing your best and if you are not thriving, how can you support and help others?
It is time for you to make your life BIG.
- You were NOT meant to play small.
- Your goals have to excite you.
- Your goals have to scare you.
And ultimately, your life and your goals should make a difference to others.
What is it that YOU can do in 2012 that will transform your life and impact the world in a positive way?
What will it take to ignite you in 2012?
And playing small will not serve you or the world.
Who are you to not let your light shine?
Remember that your life counts – and make it count. You are unique. There is no one like you on this planet. Never has been and never will be.
Do not sell your self short. Do not sell the world short. This is your life – love it, live it. One life, one chance – grab it.
Get the life you love – and live it.
Here are three questions I just shared with a coaching client which will interest and inspire you too:-
1. What will you create in 2012?
2. What will you do differently in 2012?
3. If I was to meet you for tea in Dec 2012, what sort of year will you tell me you have had?
I invite you to spend some time reflecting on these questions and then I invite you to share your answers with the world in the comments section below :-).
Alternatively you can email your answers to me via the contact page.
I can guarantee that if you can focus on being the best you can be over the coming 12 months, your life will be transformed.
Despite all the doomsayers, there is so much for us to look forward to in 2012. Human beings are amazing and we are all so courageous, resilient and powerful.
In 2012, be happy, healthy and inspired! And strut your stuff like a peacock!
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My commitment is to walk with you in 2012 and give you everything I have to help you find your greatness, and to help you make the world a better place at the same time.
You only have one life – are you ready to make yours BIG?
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Happy New Year Arvind!
I choose to make 2012 a wonderful year. I choose to go after my dreams no matter how much they scare me!
Happy New Year to you too, Alex!
Thanks for sharing – I wish you all the best for your dreams. And I just know they’ll not scare you!
As for me, I choose be happy, healthy and inspired in 2012.
Here’s to a wonderful year for all of us:-)
1. What will you create in 2012? Inspirational content, blog posts, videos and other stuff!
2. What will you do differently in 2012? Focus more on the important things in life and business, there’s too much fluff/distractions around us.
3. If I was to meet you for tea in Dec 2012, what sort of year will you tell me you have had? A very good one of course, and I’ll pay for your tea 🙂
Jorgen, thanks for sharing your answers to my three questions.
As for your answer to question 1, I think it’s too vague. So I challenge you to come up with one specific project which will really change your world and make an impact in the world!
What is the one thing that you must do in your life? And then do it in 2012 – or at least set a solid foundation for that.
And thanks in advance for paying for the tea in December:-)
“Your goals have to scare you.” – I love that am going to use that line with my clients.
1. What will you create in 2012?
I have huge plans for 2012 starting with a 30 day challenge each month starting with January where I’ve given myself 3o days to finish writing my book. Next month I’m going to try and get 1000 people to join my challenge of setting themselves a challenge over 30 days. There’s so much I’m planning for this year I can even begin to tell you. You suggested losing 30lbs in 30 days, that’s another challenge I’m going to do.
2. What will you do differently in 2012? Keep things fresh. I’m also going to live more mindfully and practise being present. Really start to live in the moment.
3. If I was to meet you for tea in Dec 2012, what sort of year will you tell me you have had? I’d tell you I’ve had a fantastic year, with up and downs, because that is part of life but that the up’s far outweighed the downs. I would tell you that I didn’t necessarily complete each 30 day challenge but that I gave each one my best shot!!
Amit, thanks for sharing your answers to my three questions.
I am very inspired by your thirty day challenges in 2012. And I’ll definitely be one of your 1,000 people in February who agree to take up a 30 day challenge:-)
As for when we meet in December, I’ll tell you that I have had the best year of my life so far – a year filled with love, peace and joy.
Here’s to an amazing 2012 all around…:-)