Today was supposed to just be “Tree Decorating Day” but it also turned into “Eggnog and Rum Day” in our house (see the pics on Facebook).
While feeling a little “happy” my husband and I sat and did a little informal review of 2016 – what we did, liked, hated (note: not being prepared for our mortgage to be renewed made the “never do again” list – live and learn!).
I personally see this and exercises like this as super-critical, especially in our thirties. Our thirties are generally viewed as the years where we build away like busy, busy beavers: reputations, relationships, careers, our savings, families.
And compared to our twenties, our thirties are when we really get down and dirty with creation – we know it’s crunch time and we’re ready to grab life by the you-know-whats and paint ourselves the beautiful picture we all dreamed life would be when we were younger.
The thing is, we can fall into the trap of building, building away and not taking a step back from the canvas to see what it’s all becoming.
Yes, our thirties are when we’re building and establishing a lot of things BUT we’re also accomplishing a great deal too.
That’s why, when you hear everyone (including me!) advising you to review and list all the great stuff you did this year, don’t roll your eyes or say you’ll do it later and never do…
Really take a moment to count up your wins.
This really is most important for us thirtysomeones because if we just continue to toil away, push and push, build and build, we’ll burn out.
And that’s when mistakes are made.
That’s when we make poor decisions and later have to start all over again. And I don’t know about you, but I ain’t got time for that s#*t!!
We’ve got our big dreams here AND we want to see them come to fruition IN our thirties, not waaaaaay in the future, right?
Trust me when I tell you that success in your 30s is more than a dream – it can be a reality. But recognition for all your hard work, your baby steps in the right direction, your effort to get out of your comfort zone are all fundamental to the foundation of whatever amazing creation you’re working on.
I’d love to hear what happened for you this year and what you’re continuing to build.
Post it here or on the Facebook Page, where we can get the conversation started. This is the place for you if one of your goals is “meet more like-minded people.”
So dream big and review hard!!
And if you’re already beginning to make your goals for 2017, this guide is a MUST!
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