A great transformational coach, Sylvia High, proposed this week while in New York, “What if we just left everything that didn’t work behind in 2012,and just carried forward what did work? I nodded my head and said , “Mmmmmm,” knowingly, as if I were clear on what it meant. Actually, while it sounded like a good idea, it’s not til now that I see I need to really put dome thought into what exactly that looks like FOR ME.
So, here goes my impromptu list:
What didn’t work in 2012
- Getting so busy, I stopped reaching out to friends and family.
- Getting so busy, I let exercise go
- Getting so busy, I let my apartment get cluttered and messy, and my refrigerator bare
- Justified anger
- Holding back from taking risks
What did work in 2012
- Communicating regularly with my husband
- Being present and committed to my work and clients
- Celebrating my fathers 80th birthday
- staying connected to my community and giving generously
So, looks like I just “sorted” 2012 into two categories: what worked/what didn’t. Luckily I don’t have to search for a Salvation Army or recycling center to dispose of what didn’t work. I can set an intention for what I’ll “keep”.
Intention is a lovely thing. I know I can organize my thoughts and feelings around it. I know when I feel a temptation or even find myself in what doesn’t work, I can recall my intention, and simply let go. Simply re-choose.
I honor myself and own the power of choice in intention.