Each year comes and then it goes and with it all of its memories. Many of us use the new year to start fresh and jump start our motivation once again. This can be good, but it also can be self-deceiving. Creating external resolutions without internal revolution usually keeps us in the same cycles — year after year. We must learn how to revolutionize the way we think!

Wayne Dyer said it best.
 “Change the way you see things,
 and the things you see will change.”

Let me be honest with you. A new year doesn’t change “things” — our thoughts change things. It’s all in the way we perceive life. You can’t understand the genuine value of your life without contrast. We must embrace this contrast.

Sometimes we view change and the transitions of our life as troubles and trials. And when we see life as filled with trials, we sometimes can feel frustrated and alone. However, you are not alone. I am here to remind you that you have a life force inside you that wants to help. Some call this Spirit, others call it God, and others simply call it resilience, drive, and self discipline.

Whatever you call it, we all possess the power within us to change our lives.

Frequently we neglect to utilize this force appropriately because we do not know how powerful we truly are.

I have met many individuals who conquered the trouble of existence with personal pride and self confidence. They all agree that these difficulties (the contrast) made their lives brighter. They comprehended the genuine value of life — that EACH process of life is significant. This is life. It does not consist only of dreams and happy days, but of the alternation of days and nights — both happy and sad. A Japanese proverb says, “Fall seven times, stand up eight” — and this eighth may be your success.

As this year progresses along, your thoughts may be on overcoming misfortune and adapting to the struggles of life. If this is you, I challenge you to change your focus. This year I want you to trust the process and stand up as many times as it takes. Reach out if you need a hand, but know that YOU CAN DO THIS.

I believe in you….Now, believe in yourself.

With Life’s Best,