This tradition started in 2008. Here’s the 2014 version, with an update at the end of the post…
January 1, 2008, 12:10 a.m.
I’m doing my own version of partying.
I’m not at a wild New Year’s party. Not in a bar. Not having a $100.00 a plate meal at a restaurant. Not at Times Square.
I’m at home, in my living room, laptop in hand. I’m doing what I love.
I’m in “The Zone.”
Hey, I know how to have fun! We just got back from a week at Disney World.
So what did you do this New Year’s Eve? Are you reading this about the time I’m sending it?
Whatever it was, did it contribute to your wealth? Your sense of well being? Did you party out of a sense of duty or obligation?
Are you excited about the direction your life is moving?
Is the love here? Or is it on the way?
How about the money?
How about the peace of mind?
How about the health?
Keep reading. I’ve got some thoughts you’re going to want to know about.
We don’t all do things the same way, do we? We don’t think the same way. We don’t feel the same way. We don’t perceive things the same way.
We all have things we value and things we don’t need to hold onto. Some of us have things we need to let go of!
If we all wanted the same things and did things the same way, we’d all have the same stuff.
And yet we don’t. Some have more, some have less.
Those who have more of the good stuff of life? They manifested it through having a clear vision of it.
And believing they were worthy of it.
And taking themselves seriously enough to have the discipline to stick to a plan to make it happen.
And doing what it takes to keep a state of optimism, gratitude and general sense of joy about their lives.
Those with less? They are just as loved and cherished by the Universe/God/Divine Intelligence/choose your own word.
All they’re missing are the SKILLS to make something happen.
Or perhaps the mentorship of someone who can get them into a better flow.
Or maybe some better information, so they don’t have to make the same mistakes over and over.
Or possibly a healthier environment…a sacred circle of people who will honor their commitment and invite them to contribute their own love and energy.
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In 2008 I invite you to be a FREAK…like me and others who have the commitment…the courage of their convictions.
You know…the ones who smile at “the rules,” then do what they KNOW is right…for themselves.
Maybe you’re already one of these people and are looking to run with a cooler crowd.
What you’re seeing here is ENTHUSIASM and PASSION.
Without apology. No one else is responsible for my success and prosperity. Just me.
And no one else is responsible for yours. You own it, my friend.
It’s 2008. You’re here.
Now…see it all the way through.
With All My Love And Energy,
2013 set up 2014. And 2012 set up whatever 2013 brought you.
Yeah, it’s just a number. The importance of it is exactly what you decide…no more, no less.
But the thoughts you’ve been holding over the past 365 days are exactly what brought you to where you are now.
Miserable? Own it! And appreciate it. Because it left you asking for something better.
Thrilled? Own that too! You earned it.
Little bit of both, or somewhere in between? You get the idea.
I read a note from Dr. Jon Ketcham this morning, who had a brutal 2013. He made the courageous choice to bless the difficulty he was in…because it creates the desire and space to bring him something that will thrill him.
What about you? More of the same? Running with the “New Years Resolution” crowd…and the 95% failure rate they’re pretty much guaranteed?
Or being a “freak?”
If it’s Door #2, you won’t be alone. I’m here waiting for you…along with a bunch of crazy, committed rock stars!