As we look back on the year 2016, what are some of the things we remember? Good or bad, the year has come to an end and now it’s time to open the doors to 2017.
I often wonder why people (and clients) say they are so glad this year has ended – This was the worst year ever! What does that even mean? How can they really feel that way? Have they just lost hope and cannot reflect on anything good that has happened this last year?
While I haven’t hit every goal I made this year, there was however a divine intervention when it came to the reasons I didn’t. There were detours taken that lead me to bigger, and better things. While things may not have gone the way I intended, I gained a better understanding of myself and the lessons I needed to learn.
So when the year has gone bad or goals haven’t been met, should we look at them differently? I believe so. In fact, just because you haven’t met a goal doesn’t make it a bad thing. Instead, maybe it lead you in a different direction to a different goal that you weren’t even aware of having…
Hardships we may have encountered leave us more knowledgeable and stronger than ever before. It’s all about perception. Where there is a storm, there will always sunshine. You just have to look for it right?
Needless to say, we all have a choice on how we reflect and close the year 2016. Whether it be the worst year ever or the year that made us stronger, it is our choice. How will you choose to bring in the year 2017?
“And in the end, it is not the years in your life that counts, it’s your life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln