Today is a day of reflection…deeper reflection than my usual goal-setting, solution-focused reflecting. I feel pretty confident that whatever goals I set, they will be accomplished. I don’t get angry with myself anymore, or feel guilty when I don’t complete a goal completely. I know that I at least had the good intentions and drive to get the goals accomplished. I made the honest effort.
Today’s reflections are more about being appreciative for all of the wonderful things that have taken place over the year. I do believe that when you have a goal-oriented, solution-focused attitude, you are aligning yourself with blessings. In other words, you are putting yourself in the position for good things to happen when you show by your actions that you want something. This year, the primary accomplishment was going outside of my introverted comfort zone, and making myself more “public”. By taking the initiative with facilitating presentations all over San Antonio, and by engaging in more networking events, I have helped my career. I have also had the privilege of meeting some genuinely kind, down-to-earth people. I am very grateful that these individuals are now part of my life.
I am also grateful that I have been able to use my more creative talents more this year, like cooking and writing. I am grateful that I am healthy mentally and physically. I appreciate all of the friend/family support and encouragement.
As 2014 approaches, there are new challenges and goals, new things for which I will want to express gratitude. I look forward to them! May you all have a continued pleasant holiday and a wonderful, safe, productive New Year! Erin