Nothing is the same. Thank goodness.
This past year was a challenge for many of us, myself included. For me, it was about letting go – sometimes intentionally and, other times, by having stuff literally (and figuratively) ripped from my grasp. I let go of material possessions, ways of being, my comfort zone, and many of the labels that I’d always used to define myself. Long-standing career aspirations were put to bed. Relationships ended. And on and on and on.
So when January 1st came around finally, there was no doubt I was starting with a very blank slate. This year, so far, has been an opportunity to go past the what and spend more time on the why and the how.
Why do I want something else for myself?
How will I choose differently this time?
As we all work to chart a new course for the new year, here are five questions that we should continually ask ourselves, to help guide our steps:
- Who gets to stay?
- Will it be time well spent?
- What is holding you back?
- Did you choose it? Do you even like it?
- Will you miss it if it goes away?