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The 5 Don’ts of New Years Day

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Don’t be down on 2013 for not bringing you what you wanted. It wasn’t 2013’s job to be at your beck and call.

Don’t judge 2013 harshly for being tough on you. No year is easy, unless you spend it in a coffin. And even then you’ve got flooding and worms to worry about.

Don’t beat on yourself for not doing or being more. You had your reasons and what’s done is done. What isn’t done, is you.

Don’t think less of your life because you’re not where you’d like to be. Your worth doesn’t depend on circumstance.

And don’t worry about whether you’ll make all the same mistakes (or a heap of new ones) in 2014. A new, untouched year is a gift to be grateful for.

Now, with wide eyes and an open heart, how about we show 2014 what we’re made of?

Comments

  1. Thanks for the words of wisdom, Steve. You always provide great inspiration. Have a wonderful 2014!

  2. Hi Steve. Your post brings to mind two things I will focus on this year.

    First, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” Albert Einstein.

    So, I need to keep the following in mind.

    “In order to accomplish something different; become someone different. You need to transform yourself to make your dream a reality.” Terry Igharoro. #M140

    I’m reading “Buddha’s Brain” which is giving me some tools.

    Have a great year, Steve.

    • Steve Errey says:

      Have a great year too Michael!

      Not sure I agree entirely with the Terry Igharoro quote… Change is often required, sure, but I don’t think you need to “become someone different” or “transform yourself” in order to do that. There’s an implication that you’re not good enough, or that who are isn’t up to the challenge. So I think it’s more about stepping into the best of who you already are, right?

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