A year from now…

What was your life like a year ago? 

What were you doing? 

Where were you working? 

Who was in your life?

Were you happy then?

Were you living life the way you wanted to?

Were you faced with making a difficult decision?

Were you feeling stuck in life, not knowing what to do?

What advice would you give your one-year younger self now?

It’s always easier, looking back.  I get that. 

The things I would have done differently if I knew then what I know now!  Right?

It’s not always easy to think into our future when we’re facing a really tough decision, a really scary choice.  Fear has this amazing way of protecting us.

But have you noticed that when you’re giving advice to someone else about something that will affect their future selves, it’s easier to encourage taking risks and putting themselves out there, then it is to take that advice ourselves?

Again, our fear protecting us.

Try to see beyond the fear, or through it.  It’s there just doing its job, keeping us where we’re at because where we’re at is known.  Even if it’s less than desirable, it’s known, therefore safe.  Fear doesn’t like the unknown.

Now with that in mind, look ahead a year. 

Where do you want to be? 

What do you want to be doing? 

What do you want your life to look like?

What things do you want to experience?

What advice would you give to your brother or sister, or to your best friend, if they wanted the same things?

Now what advice are you going to give yourself?

This next year – see the fear for what it is, thank it for looking out for you, and then move beyond it. 

Make big things happen in this next year!

Feature photo courtesy of Unsplash/Albert Dera

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