"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." Bill Vaughn, American industry author, mentor and subject-matter expert.
We're close to the New Year! Yes, unbelievable but the year 2010 is here! It might be a little scary or uncertain for some, may a bit nostalgic for some others and full of hope and new projects for many.
The most important thing is to receive the New Year with positive energy and thoughts, to embrace this new period as a renewed opportunity that life is giving to you to start what you haven't started, to close what you want to leave behind, to do what you need to in order to get closer to your dreams, to keep dreaming…
New Year's Eve is not a moment of regret, is not the time to think about what you didn't do but you had to, or about what you did but you shouldn't have. It's the time to leave the past behind an open a blank page in which you can start writing the story that you want to live.
Here's a great quote by the poet Edith Lovejoy that very well describes it: "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day".
One first and very important step is to picture what you desire, to actually see yourself achieving your objectives in your mind. Go to bed thinking about what you want and picture it every night; wake up and think about it again, see yourself doing it…Once you start seeing it, it won't seem so far away or so abstract. It's the Law of Attraction.
Rhonda Byrne, author of the best-selling book "The Secret", passionately recommends this picturing-your-wishes strategy. She explains how thinking about what you want to avoid will only attract it because it will focus all your energy on that subject, and she says that's the reason why everyone should only let their energies focus on good and positive thoughts, on what they wish and dream about.
These are some of her quotes about it: "We all work with one infinite power"; "Whatever is going on in your mind is what you are attracting"; "Every thought has a frequency. Thoughts send out a magnetic energy"; "Thought = creation. If these thoughts are attached to powerful emotions (good or bad) that speeds the creation"; "You attract your dominant thoughts"; "You can't have a universe without the mind entering into it"; "EVERYTHING in your life you have attracted…accept that fact…it's true"; "Your thoughts cause your feelings".
So, what are you waiting to start thinking and picturing your dreams? What are you waiting to attract everything you want for this New Year that life is offering you with blank pages for you to write on? Create your own story; no one else can do it for you. You are the one who chooses every single detail of every second of your life. Don't leave your dreams for later; it might be too late.
Never forget that being positive is the most important thing to actually have a positive life with good things happening every day.
I want to finish with this one quote by Rhonda Byrne which I believe is the essence of a very wise way of living: "Choose your thoughts carefully…you are a masterpiece of your life".
Have a great New Year's Eve and a very Happy New 2010 full of successes and full of love! Happy New Year!
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