(yes, I drew this in my Paper53 app!!!)
OK...when I say don't do anything...I am not saying to become lazy and sit on your couch eating chips and watching TV all day (though that can be fun every once in a while). What I mean is...practice more "wu-wei." Woo-Huh? OK, in regular people terms...don't force it, let nature take its course. I know it's the New Year and we are all like caged horses at the gate...the gun goes off at midnight and BANG! we are off and running. It's exciting for sure...but after a few laps, it gets really tiring. Those high hopes quickly turning into disappointment and self pity. So instead of chasing the dream so hard and so fast...let it go for a bit. Life is not a race. Too often good intentions and big goals turn into disappointments and negative self talk (which will for sure stall any good intentions you had in the first place). I really do 110% believe that if you have a passion for something and love doing "it" (what ever "it" is for you) good things will come your way. But nature has a sense of humor and the end result may not be what you intended, but is often better than you ever dreamed!
What I am saying is... Don't sprint out the gate and exhaust yourself over the next few weeks. Slowly build your goals. Take time to think, mull over, enjoy day dreaming and the planning. I mean, you have 360 days left of this year!! Oh, and please, don't make goals that are so big either...that is a sure way to not achieve success. But instead, slow down, put your intentions out there into the world. Work, play and practice. Don't get lazy...but don't exhaust yourself either. Dang, you know what that means...you have to find that perfect balance between being lazy and working your ass off. *sigh*
Anyhoo, the reason I am writing this for you is, that I really need to read this for myself. Because right now, I feel like that horse behind the gate. I am for sure chomping at the bit and ready to chase after all those dreams I want to achieve this year. But I know in a few weeks, I will get tired and exhausted, then get disappointed and say "screw it". So, I don't want to do that this year. Nope. Therefore, I shall practice wu-wei...and I will do by non-doing.
Starting right now...with a nice nap! LOL