Ringing in 2012

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” ~ Buddha

Many of us are sitting back right about now reflecting on our lives, perhaps having some regrets, or maybe even wondering what the heck we should be doing with the rest of our lives.  What is our purpose?

I have always admired people who seemed to know, from a very early age, what they wanted out of life, who they wanted to be when they grew up.  I was not one of the rare few who had these laser-focused goals.  As I have grown older and encountered more people along life’s journey, I believe that many (maybe most) of us have had more “fluid” lives, changing course along the way.  Job changes, loss of a significant person in our lives, health issues, financial struggles, etc. create hardships that tend to derail the best of us.  Perhaps more tragic yet is not being true to who we are, out of fear of failure or fear of ridicule.

My hope for all of us as we ring in 2012 is that we are true to ourselves, for that is where the courage lies.  Let’s find out what it is that makes us come alive and go out and do it.  Let’s paint our landscape, creating the life that will fulfill us!

Happy New Year Everyone!

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”  ~  Steve Jobs

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