How we say goodbye is important. Including how we say goodbye to 2012.
We’ve all heard that one door never closes without another door opening. But how we close the first door will have an impact on the new door that opens.
Why? Because good transitions are essential to a balanced life. They set the stage for, and welcome, what’s to come.
Five-Point Plan for Saying Goodbye to 2012:
First, Celebrate your 2012 successes. Make a list of all your achievements [both big and small] and empowering events.
I know how easy it is to feel powerless in today’s complex world. That’s why it’s really important for you to know about The Butterfly Effect.
The Butterfly Effect was first theorized in 1963 by mathematician and meteorologist Edward Lorenz, a pioneer in chaos theory.
It states that a butterfly could flap its wings on one side of the world, creating tiny changes in the atmosphere, that in turn set molecules of air in motion that eventually could create [or prevent] a tornado in another part of the world.
Lorenz discovered it while trying to determine why it was so hard to predict the weather.
Are you asking the right questions? This occurred to me recently when I was feeling a bit sad for no apparent reason.
Instead of staying stuck there, I stopped and asked myself, “What am I really upset about? What’s really going on here?”
And the answer came. There’s always a deeper reason affecting us.
In truth, some of the turning points in my life, and in the life of some of my friends, have come from asking the right questions.
Here’s a list of what I consider some of the best.