“New Year, New You!” Are you seeing that as much as I am these past few days?
I love New Years. I get to stay up until midnight without guilt that I “should” be sleeping (since I’m admittedly a night owl) and then wish my little girl a happy birthday when the ball drops. It’s a Japanese “holiday” of sorts that has always been a big day in my family filled with love, memories, and too much “unusual” Japanese food. But, what is with this “new you” concept? Why do I need to be a “new” me? What if I like me, flaws and all? Even if last year was the worst ever (it wasn’t), all of those events make up who I am and put me on the road to where I need to be, learning everything I need to learn to get where I’m meant to go. I shouldn’t have to be a “new” me, unless of course I’m some crazy psychopath, which I’m not… and you shouldn’t have to be a “new you” either.
Do yourself a favor… don’t set out to be a “new” you. You are who you are, the ups and the downs, the good and the bad, all of it because… you are wonderful. But you can strive to be the “best you” that you have ever been to this point. This doesn’t mean be perfect. It doesn’t mean be the best person on the planet. It definitely doesn’t mean to compare yourself to others. It doesn’t even mean to be the best you that you will ever be. Let 2012 be a step in the direction of living Your Best Life. Take a chance. Try something new, even if it’s scary. Go for that promotion, leave the corporate world behind, get up on the stage, move across the country, fall in love, make a new friend. Whatever it is… take the first step. 2012 even gives you an extra day to work up the courage.
I took that step in 2010… and I was terrified. I thought I was crazy. I thought everyone else would think I was crazy. It was the first step on my journey with Rodan + Fields. My first step into the incredible world of network marketing (once I learned what it truly is, not what I thought it was). My first step to leaving my child every now and then… without guilt. My first step to unmasking my radiance, truly discovering myself as a mom, and creating The momME Project so that I could help others shorten their learning curve. My first step to bigger and better dreams as I continually live my best life.
So as we start 2012, what step will you take this year towards living Your Best Life?