It is very easy to use the holidays as a bookmark in your personal history. Getting together with family and friends at the end of the year usually means there are times to reflect. Reflection time can turn negative quickly with thoughts like, “I still don’t have money,” or “I thought I’d own a house by now,” or “I’m still single,” and “I should be further along in life.” The list of disappointments can go on and on. I am not against setting and measuring personal goals, but in many cases, if not most, deadlining those goals at the end of the calendar year can be a set up for failure. This is the part where I put the bullet-pointed list of a few reminders for healthy approaches to life.
- First, some things are beyond your control. It is how your respond to life’s moments that set you on the right course.
- Also, make sure how you define success and “getting further along in life” is connected to other people’s lives. Your personal victories should be victories for others too.
- Lastly, think as big picture as you can. Knowing your place and some eternal truths in this infinite universe helps shape healthy perspective.
Don’t allow the holidays to keep you in the pit of any disappointments or not fully-fulfilled dreams. If you don’t believe in calling, destiny, and that life is full of second chances then this is the time you adjust your approach. 2,000 years ago, there was a prophet in Israel who prophesied that their King would come and rescue them. Yeah, it took 700 years for that to happen, but it happened. When it happened a whole bunch of people missed it because their idea of how their “turnaround” was supposed to happen was off. Your “turnaround” is here. Don’t miss it.