“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” ~ Lao Tzu
We are coming to the end of 2016 and this is when I find time to reflect on the past year, so that I can look at the current direction of my life and see if that is where I want to continue heading or if I need to adjust and change the course.
At the end of the year I always reflect and journal about the past year. I focus on:
I answer these questions and reflect on what is most important and then I come up with a short statement or acronym for what I want to focus on for the upcoming year. It is not a resolution, but an affirmation of what matters in my life and where I want to put my attention so that I will focus my energy on what really matters most to me. In this way, I will end up where I am heading. After I have answered the questions for this year, I go back and review the answers from the previous years. I see where my focus has shifted and stayed the same on this journey in life.
One of my favorite parts of this exercise is to look back at the books that impacted me the most. In some ways these books taught me life lessons, evoked emotions in me or made me look at life from another perspective. Here is my list for 2016:
Please share the books that impacted you the most in 2016 so we can all learn about great books.
What matters most in your life that you want to focus your attention on for 2017?
Peggy Steffens is an artist and Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor
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