Today’s post is the third in a series of posts designed to help usher you into the new year.
Click here to start from the beginning: To A Meaningful Year: Rest.
Click here to read the previous post: To A Meaningful Year: Reflect.
Hopefully you took some time over the past day or two to reflect on your year. There were likely many things to celebrate, some less celebratory things, and it possibly got you thinking, and perhaps even excited, about what’s to come.
But before we get to the year ahead, there’s one critical task still ahead of you:
In order to have hopes and dreams, you’ll need a place to put them. This is perhaps the most difficult step in the process. Thinking and dreaming is easy – and frankly, motivating. Doing the dirty work? Not so much.
But that clutter in your life? It’s keeping you from your dreams.
It’s tethering you to the past, to ideas that no longer inspire you, to the version of you you no longer want to be. This is the art materials you keep around “just in case”. The gifted items the younger you received. The half finished projects you never got to – and never will. It’s all filling the space where your dreams need to live.
In the days and weeks ahead, you’ll do the difficult work of making decisions and setting direction for the year ahead. But today, I challenge you to let go of one thing – physical or emotional – that is no longer serving you.
What needs to go in order to make room for what’s to come?
Click here to read part 4 in this series To A Meaningful Year: Brainstorming
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