But there’s no point in looking back and saying I was unlucky. ~ J. Redknapp

On the path to a life that you are living with purpose and focus there will come a time when it will be necessary to pull off for a few minutes and take a look around. I’d love it if you took that time to find some great things to be appreciated. I’m sure you’ll find some pieces that you wish you had done differently. But in taking stock we have the opportunity to learn and grow.

This past year has been amazing for me. Not all of this ‘amazing’ has been in the ‘oh that was amazingly great!’ category but it has been a year of great change for me. I hope it has been a year of change for you as well.

Here are a few things I learned with the hope that in sharing them with you, there is the possibility for you to benefit. What fun would it be if only one person learned from something?!

It is far better to shovel snow a few inches at a time, as it falls, then it is to have to face 24 inches all at once. It is even better to have someone else shovel it.

There are no good excuses for not being present.

Advocating for those you love is an act of love in and of itself. Don’t stop until you’ve been heard.

Keep pushing yourself. You might not always get exactly what you had hoped for, but you’ll walk away knowing you’ve given it your best.

Share. Share your cookies, your love, your humor and your pain. Even share your favorite recipes.

Remember that Eleanor Roosevelt was correct, “Do the things you think you cannot do.” Put another way, ‘we can do hard things.’

There is wisdom in the old adage, “Let sleeping bears lie.”

What comes next for you is your call. If you want something different for your year ahead it will be your responsibility to take the steps necessary to make that happen. Not sure how to do that? I’m here for just that purpose. Hop on my schedule, take the next steps to get yourself where you want to go.

What have you learned this past year?

Wishing you all the best for the week ahead!

~ Lisa