A Christmas Carol, a novella written by Charles Dickens, has timeless themes found in movies, music, and even beer!
Ebeneezer is a harsh, lonely miser of a man, who is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. After reflecting on these scenes, his heart is warmed and he becomes a changed, kinder, gentler man.
As we close out the year of 2019 and the decade of the 2010’s, here are some tips for self-reflection. Don’t worry about coming up with the “right” answers—there aren’t any right answers, and your answers will likely change over time.
PAST: Thinking back on the year/decade, ask yourself:
What have a I learned?
How have I grown?
What went right?
What three things are you most proud of in your life?
PRESENT: Taking a look around at your present life, consider the answers to these questions:
Am I using my time wisely?
Am I living true to myself?
What are my five greatest strengths?
Have I made someone smile today?
FUTURE: Thinking about the upcoming New Year and New Decade full of potential and possibilities, ponder these:
What do I want to be remembered for?
What matters most in my life?
What desires keep tugging at my heart?
What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?
My friend Danny Ballard (a ray of sunshine to all he meets) often says,
True JOY is experienced in the PRESENT moment.
STRESS is rooted in EXPECTATION based on PAST experiences and or FUTURE wishes.
Take action – if you need me to be your spirits of Past, Present and Future, I’m happy to celebrate wins, acknowledge your current greatness and help map out an amazing future! You just simply schedule a Free 30 Minute FOCUS Call with me. No scary ghosts required!
As we rush through this busy holiday season, I encourage you to stop and experience the JOY in the PRESENT moments and then spend some time in self-reflection.
I invite those of you in Denver Metro to EXPERIENCE a Vision Board Party with me in December.
Join in the fun of putting your dreams in pictures surrounded by others who are also dreaming big! We will have food, drinks, and of course some strategy – (I can’t help myself). Lot’s of laughter, creativity and camaraderie as we focus on 2020!
The first one already happened (it’s in the past now!), but you can still get in on the joy, creativity and clarity of the next Vision Board Party!