Taking the time to reflect and grow
Another year is coming to a close and the another year is on the horizon to bring about new challenges and new opportunities. I feel that for me, it is always important that I take the time throughout the year and especially at the end of the year, to evaluate myself to determine if I have shown growth during the year. I try to avoid carrying unhealthy relationships and baggage from one year to the next. I feel that often times people limit their potential by the number of toxic people that they surround themselves with. I choose to be vigilant in eliminating people from my circle that are only there to pollute the air with negativity and bad intentions. Sometimes you got to know when to let go and find a better enviroment to be in. So keeping with that mind set as each year closes I ask myself, “Is there anything that I would have done or could have done differently to make my life or the life better?”. Is there anyone that I feel that I need to make a better impression on or build a better relationship with? Have I been the best person that I can be given the tools that I had to work with? Once I have gone through those questions, I place my responses into three major categories: Things that I am willing to keep, things I need let go and things that I need to work on.
My goal is to make the list of things that I need to work on and the things that I need to let go smaller and smaller each year. The most difficult challenge is letting things go and never picking them back up again.