It's that time of year when people start talking about New Year's resolutions — what resolutions to make, how to keep them, and whether or not they're even worth making. While I don't have a strong opinion about New Year's resolutions — some years I make them, most years I don't — I do feel like the end of the year is a good time to take a step back from day-to-day life and think about what you want in the year ahead.
About a week ago, I came across this image via Pinterest and instantly connected with its message of contemplating what I would like more of in the year to come. It reminded me that, while the end of the year can be a good time to think about what we don't want in the coming year — the habits we'd like to break, the changes we'd like to make — it's also a great time to focus attention on what we do want.
Recently I read a quote that really resonated with me by Dr. Wayne Dyer. He said, "Keep reminding yourself: I get what I think about, whether I want it or not." In my own life, I've found that statement to be true. And, if that's the way it goes, it's beneficial to focus attention on what we want instead of calling to mind what we don't want. The more consideration we give to the things we want, the more likely we'll be to do engage in behaviors, interact with people, and cultivate thoughts that bring us closer to what we're seeking.
As you embark on a new year, I'll leave you with this one question: What do you want more of in 2015? Whatever your answer to this question, I hope it's yours in the months to come, and I hope your year is filled with positivity and love.
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