The number twelve (in 2012) is symbolic of wholeness and completion. That should be everyone’s focus for this year. In 2011, you may have had lots of open “doors” (a series of unfinished and incomplete tasks, goals or decisions) in your life. The year of 2012 is the time to bring closure, finalization or completion to all of those open areas. So, instead of making some new grand resolution for the year (which hasn’t worked for you in the past), make a decision to finalize everything from the past and complete everything that is new.
I’m going to give you a gift to help you on your journey in 2012. It’s an imaginary gift, but no less powerful if you act upon it. Let me explain. If you want to sell products as a business owner you typically need to obtain a business license. This license gives you the authority and right to act according to the guidelines of the license. Well, today I issue you a personal license – a license to focus on YOU!
A lot of people live their lives in pursuit of making other people happy and bringing completion to the lives of others. While it’s great to assist others, doing so at the expense of your own goals (or sanity), will leave you exhausted, frustrated and unhappy (is this you?). It’s important that you understand this point. When you are incomplete (or have incompletion in your life), nothing in your life (marriage, job, home etc.) will function properly because YOU (the main character in your life) isn’t functioning properly.
So, make a decision to focus on YOU this year. I’m not implying that you should neglect your family, co-workers or responsibilities. I’m simply saying that YOU are important and you need to make YOU a priority over everything else. At home, schedule (notice I said schedule – this means it’s intentionally planned) some time to work on YOU. Guard this time. Let nothing, including your family, get in the way of that time. What you fill this time with isn’t the point. The purpose is to create space for a steady progression towards whatever needs to be completed in your life. Next, do the same for work. Depending on the type of job you have, make sure you complete your tasks first before being so quick to assist others (a mistake I made for years). It doesn’t make sense to help everyone else complete their job duties then struggle in the end to finish your work. Again, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t help others, but rather meet your needs first before you assist others.
So, this year you have been licensed with the authority to work on YOU. Put your license to use and you will be amazed at the progress you make in a short amount of time.
Remember, until YOU are “right” nothing else in your life will be right!
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