How to Say Goodbye to 2012

goodbye to 2012How 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.

Perhaps you didn’t lose weight, but if you didn’t gain, that’s a win.

Perhaps you didn’t achieve 100% of your goals, but if you achieved any at all — even 1% — that’s a win.

Write them down.

Second, now that you have your list of wins, what did you learn from each? Write it down.

Third: Identify what didn’t work in 2012. Remember, “There are no mistakes – only learning experiences.” It doesn’t matter if you didn’t succeed! At least you tried.

This is where to list the goals you didn’t achieve, after listing in number one those you did.

[quote] “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” Thomas Edison[/quote] .

Fourth: What lessons did you learn from each thing that didn’t work? Write them down.

Didn’t lose the weight? Why not?

Didn’t get up a half hour earlier each day? Why not?

This may become part of a game plan for more successes in the future.

Fifth: burn the paper you wrote these on and say, “Thank you and goodbye.”

It’s over.

Time to move forward.

Clean slate.

Do over!

Congratulations! It’s all new again!

[quote] “Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill[/quote]

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Molly Larkin

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at www.MollyLarkin.com

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