Each year is an opportunity to take a step back, reflect on the prior year, and start afresh with new ideas and a new direction. Take the time to look back on 2022. And then let’s turn the page and start 2023, so that this year may be your strongest yet!
I still have lots of work to do, because we are onions with many different layers, and I can’t wait to see what other gifts I will find as I continue to grow and evolve.
We are like bamboo when they are starting to grow. Before growing, bamboo develops a complex root system below the ground, unseen. And then, when the bamboo’s roots are ready, the stalks shoot up, seemingly out of nowhere.
Ideas are important for growth, but I would argue that implementation is even more important. It is also very hard because sometimes it takes more than one try to get it right.
My biggest takeaway is that I have not been as intentional about how I learn by setting up a plan and learning directly what I want to learn and have therefore wasted valuable time. If we know how to set up a strategy that works and then follow through with it, we will be able to achieve greater feats of learning.
Looking back, you will never regret having invested in yourself today rather than a year or two years from now. The sooner you start, the better because you are your best investment, and use your time and resources.
We are here to learn. Sometimes we don’t want to stray because it will take us out of our comfort zone, and we have so much to do anyway that who has the time? But do it anyway. You will not regret it.
Whatever you put your focus on, will grow and improve, and so will your self-awareness. This is the most important work because, as Jung said: “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.”
My schedule is fuller these days, making me feel like I’m falling behind and won’t get anything done. I’m starting to feel like no matter how hard I try, some things do not change. I wanted to share my feelings if anybody was feeling similarly to see if my experiences might help.
What you know is a gift: take stock of your accumulated knowledge, nurture it, and share it with others. And if you decide to do something different after that, go ahead, but do not forget what you know.