I find inspiration and motivation in the words of others, whether the author be famous or not so famous, and at times, I have a visceral reaction to a quote and feel it resonate within my being. This is one of those quotes. I only recently stumbled upon it, but it has been quietly tucked away in the corners of my mind, heart, and baby soul since its discovery. In the past few days, as I have been dealing with the end of a very special friendship and its emotional fall out, reflecting on the past year, and planning for the new year ahead, this quote repeatedly has found its way to the forefront of my mind. While I do not know definitively why those words are clamoring for my attention at this moment, I have learned in spades that when my intuition is telling me something, I need to listen, and I have vowed to do so from now on.
For the past few months, my intuition has been telling me that 2013 is going to be an absolutely amazing year, and that feeling is getting stronger as the new year approaches. I am still formulating my goals and dreaming my dreams, so, I don’t yet know what specifically will make 2013 an absolutely amazing year, but I am trusting that it will be such a year indeed. I also know that having faith and trust are only part of the equation when it comes to making dreams a reality and reaching goals, as you have to take positive actions to make these come to fruition, and therein lies the problem sometimes.
Hindsight being 20-20, when I reflect on some of the changes in my life over the past two years and the resulting decisions and choices I have made as a result, I cringe at both some of my actions and some of my moments of inaction. While I cannot change the past, I can change the present to help create a better journey to a brighter future. One of the greatest things I need to do to accomplish this is to believe, know, and feel in every fiber of my being that “I am not afraid. I was born to do this”. When I act, speak, and/or believe from a place of fear, I hurt myself and others and sabotage my hopes, dreams, and goals. As my vision for my life becomes clearer, I am finally beginning to discover who I am at the core of my baby soul and what my heart’s desires are. It is both thrilling and terrifying, as being true to myself is going to mean a shift in both thoughts and actions. I continue to put the pieces of my life’s puzzle together, and I know that as I do so I simply must be brave and do all that I was born to do.
I am beyond excited and ready for 2012 to end, especially after the events of the past few days, and I am looking forward to spending these next few days contemplating what I want, need, and desire 2013 to look like, and as I do, I know that this quote will be ever-present in my mind. I have decided to adopt it as one of two themes for the new year, because both quotes are so powerful that they can reduce me to tears when I really take them in as my own. In a forthcoming post, I will share the other quote that will serve as the second part of my theme for 2013. In the meantime, I am curious as to what your theme is for the new year . . .
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