It begins today. The launch of the holiday season – the mad rush to the beginning of 2012, where we fill ourselves with new life, vigor, plans for fulfilling our dreams.
I like the idea of starting all of that with a day of gratitude – thankful for a year filled with life and accomplishments. I plan to enjoy the food, the relaxation, the company of today. To let myself be filled with the experience and adventure of the year so far, and with that, embrace the revival and energy of the holiday season, the last month before the rebirth of the New Year.
It’s Thanksgiving Day – and even though I’ve waited until the last minute to write this post, I love that I am already a month ahead in making the next year greater than this one. That’s the very least that I’m hoping for in 2012 – already I have the vision of dreams coming true. Things I’ve wanted to accomplish for years.
For the past few months, I’ve jumped into the delicious struggle of making my dreams happen. I’m not waiting around anymore – and inspiration is coming the more often I show up to meet it. Of course, I still have a long way to go, so here are a few things that will help me on my way:
- Getting clearer on my dreams
The more I pursue my dreams, the more they refine themselves. They are taking an exciting life of their own, becoming clearer and clearer as they transform. I’m not holding on to the old versions – I’m embracing the adventure of participating in their emergence.
- Reviewing my goals every day
I always thought it was silly to review what I’m doing every day. I already know that, right? Nope. There are legions of dead ideas behind me, simply because I’ve forgotten them. Seeing it every day keeps me more strongly in the midst of it – and the longer I wait to remember what I set out to do, the more likely I’ll just lose more months and years of my time. Not this year. I need to visualize it and feel it every day.
I’ve got more than one dream. And when I do them all at the same time, none of them get done. As much as I’d like to think multitasking is a good idea, I’ve figured out that it isn’t. In fact, it’s the worst thing I can do if I really want to make things happen. I’m setting aside regular time, and I’ll know exactly what I’m creating when I get there. An hour of focused time on one thing is amazing. So, one thing at a time, hour by hour, with only 1 or 2 key tasks to get done in a day.
- Refresh and Revive Daily
And in all of that, I’ll give myself time to live and enjoy the process. I’ll rest between tasks, take days to feast and play. Because I know that those moments of pleasure in a day make me more potent, intuitive, energized and present when I’m working on my dreams.
I hope today revitalizes you too – that it fills your Holidays with not only a burning passion for the future, but with the exquisite wonder of every moment along the way. Happy Thanksgiving.