We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.
– Ellen Goodman
It’s true isn’t it? Many of us will start the New Year with a list of things we want to change about ourselves. Quit smoking- Exercise more – Loose 20 pounds….many things will be written down. All of them will better us, at least that’s the idea behind all the New Year’s resolution.
We are our own, worst critic. We know all our flaws and mistakes by heart and we can list them- point by point.
I don’t have New Year’s resolutions anymore, the whole concept never worked for me. I was full of good plans and broke them all within the first week of January. I truly believe there is a right time for everything. We will quit smoking and we will loose the 20 pounds, when we are ready. It will happen when the time is right; it will happen because we want to, not because we feel we have to.
I like the idea to walk through the room of our lives and seeing the potential, rather than the flaws. What a marvelous idea it is. Why don’t we all make a Potential list for the upcoming New Year and forget about New Year’s resolutions?
I started to think about it last night and I sat there with a blank page for quite some time. Writing a list with all my flaws would have been so much easier. Thinking about my potential, that was so much harder.
It took me some time, but I finally wrote “My Potential List” and some of it actually surprised me.
We all have so much potential and we should never forget that~!