I love this saying –
The keys of the past unlock the doors of the future.
I think it’s fair to say that, for me anyway, 2011 was the year of looking inward and backward as I spent the better part of last year trying to put my life into some sort of perspective. Part of that process meant I had to ask myself some hard questions and although it wasn’t always easy, I have gained a lot of insight and wisdom because of it.
So now that I am armed with the peace and confidence of knowing who I am, I’m ready to tackle the question, “What can I do?”.
That’s where my One Little Word comes in –
TRY: to attempt to do or accomplish. ATTEMP, ENDEAVOR, EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, STUDY
My whole life, I have played it safe and played by a ridiculous set of self-imposed rules, so my goal for 2012 is to try new things and open myself up to new possibilities. But because of the very nature of the word *try*, I also accept that the following things may happen. I may:
- embarrass myself
- feel uncomfortable
- be frustrated
- fail miserably
However, it is also possible that I will:
- learn something new
- have fun
- be inspired
- succeed brilliantly
Either way, one of the things I know for sure is that I am done worrying about what people will think I am D.O.N.E. listening to the voice of doubt and fear. From now on, I am going to listen to my heart and sing its song of hope and joy.
So here’s to 2012! It will be the year of looking outward and forward. It will be the year of why not. And 2012 will be the year of TRY.