Happy New Year 2011

by Daniel · 0 comments

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
~Ellen Goodman

Happy New Year to you, your loved ones and your community.  This is the time of year that most people reflect back on the year past and their lives.  I believe those of us in recovery have a leg up on the rest of the world.  Practicing step 10 is a daily reflection right down to the spot check during the day.  The one challenge I have found however is the misuse of the concept “a day at a time” or “day by day”.  When it comes to early recovery or overcoming challenges this principle is essential.  However it is not a license to fail to focus on your life and your future!

Now is the time to evaluate your past but more importantly now is the time to set your goals and direction for the upcoming year.  If you are not a goal setter then you may want to take the time to start to develop goals that will help keep your focus on your passion or your purpose.  Take goal setting seriously it is utilized by agencies, religious organizations,  corporations, and people of all walks of life and vocation.  Often folks think it is simply for salesman and money motivated people.

However, goal setting is more than just about money.  We should have goals that include our spiritual condition, physical fitness, educational, emotional as well as financial areas of our lives.   Living goal oriented lives is living on purpose.  People that live with passion and purpose live happy, joyous and free lives!!!

Go, Go, Go…

Dan 🙂

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