2012 Reflections: A Moment Of Celebration
I don’t know about you, but this guest post from Rachel MacDonald made me realise that I don’t spend nearly enough time celebrating my achievements. I acknowledge them briefly, but I’m usually too focused on moving on to the next goal on my list without pausing to give the previous one the commemorative space it deserves. So, that’s what I’m doing. Before I dive deep into mapping out what I want to create for myself in 2013, I want to take the opportunity of this blog to publicly celebrate the lessons I’ve learnt and the goals I’ve kicked over the past year.
WHAT I’VE LEARNT
+ Always trust your intuition. Several times this year I’ve ploughed on with something in spite of that icky feeling in my stomach – and each time I’ve been reminded that my intuition really does have my best interests.
+ Be patient. This is an on-going lesson for me and something I need to work on every single day. I’m very impatient, and when I decide that I want something, I want it then and there. I’m learning that everything happens in the perfect time and in the perfect way.
+ To do things because I’m afraid of them. I’ve learnt that fears act like messages, showing us what we need to do next in order to receive the most growth. I’ve stopped resisting things just because I’m afraid of them or because I don’t think I’m good at them and I’m doing them anyway. I’ve not once regretted it.
+ Acceptance. I’ve stopped wishing for things to be different and I’m realising more and more that there is magic in every situation – even when we perceive it to be “bad” or “wrong”.
+ I’ve learnt just how important it is to do things that make me happy and make me feel good. This is now the barometer of my decisions.
+ I’ve learnt to always act from a place of radical self kindness.
Click here to read what I learnt in 2011.
WHAT I’VE ACHIEVED
+ I launched my e-book, Make Peace With Your Plate, and subsequently started making some cashola for the first time since leaving my job at Dolly four years ago.
+ I graduated from two years of full on Gerson Therapy, and moved on to the maintenance program.
+ I went skydiving – something I never thought I would be able to do.
+ I launched my online coaching program, my baby, The Lifestyle Transformation Guide.
+ I faced my fears of public speaking, and have grown to love speaking to audiences.
+ I spent three weeks eating my way through Los Angeles and New York.
+ I met Kris Carr, Gabby Bernstein, Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte, Terri Cole, Mastin Kipp, Kyle Cease, and other people I greatly admire.
+ I scored an international book publishing deal with Hay House! Oh my golly gosh – this is the best news ever. Hay House is turning my e-book, Make Peace With Your Plate, into a real live actual book. Not only am I joining a family whose books I have lining my book shelves, but the important message in this book will now be able to reach so many more people. I couldn’t be more excited. Pinching myself right about now.
Phew, go me! I’m giddy just writing that out. When I wrote out my goals list for 2012, everything I projected seemed so huge. I knew I could create it all, but it still seemed like such a big task – especially when it came to my online product launches. But looking back, I can see just how much I created and how it all unfolded so seamlessly. We really can get so much done when we mind our priorities.
I’ve noticed something though. Back when my self care came second to my to-do list, I wasn’t able to achieve half as much as I do now. When self care is number one, everything else just flows.
What do you need to celebrate? What goals, lessons and achievements have you welcomed in this year?
Positive affirmation for the day: I am content.
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