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Time to pause and ponder

By 23rd December 2014 No Comments

With Christmas fast approaching, it feels that our extensive to do list isn’t getting any slimmer, but our time to do it, is!

On the count down to a New Year, I find myself musing about how quickly the past year has gone, and rather than thinking about all of the things I haven’t done, I shift to reflect on all of the things I have. If in 365 days we made no mistakes, took no risks and felt no pressure, we certainly wouldn’t be living, or be in pursuit of opportunity. We wouldn’t be making a difference and we wouldn’t be informing change where it was needed. We would be fishing without a rod or net, sat gazing in the moment and missing every catch.

In order to embrace the new of next year, we must review the past of last year – to release it – and to learn from it. More than this though, we must pause and ponder and take time to celebrate our successes and enjoy our achievements. Once we have looked back at the previous years’ challenges and accomplishments we can anticipate and work hard toward a promising and inspirational 2015.

These last few days of the year are a great time to pause, reflect and look back. With every new, fresh calendar, and its clean blank pages, makes for a perfect time to think about how you fill it.

Happy New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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