At the end of each year, I usually try to do a post about all the lessons I have learned over the year. I was looking over the blog for the past year and decided to post some of the links that share things I have learned this year and also share with you the most important lesson that I have learned in 2011.
And yes, I do write about food. LOL.
First, some of the posts:
- How I stay passionate: It is so critical to surround yourself with books, images, people, sounds, everything that feeds the positive part of your spirit. I had to cut a few ties this year for this very reason. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Another critical lesson I learned is to stay away from naysayers. People constantly tell me how some things cannot be done and there is no way I can do them. My response is to generally work harder. Sometimes, I take their advice to heart and then I live to regret it.
- “The Someday Speech” – I have been the queen of this speech and I am now very careful not to give it.
- “Creative Rebirth” –– This has been one of the most important things I have learned this year. Never, ever, ever stop learning and growing. Ever.
- “In Conversation with Exceptional Women” — We are surrounded by abundance, all the time. We just have to reach out and grab it! I am so grateful to all the women who participated in this book and taught me so much.
- “Dare to be different” – Possibly the most read post on my site.. I am learning to be myself and that my quirks do not lessen me in any way.
- “Life and soccer lessons” – I love watching my son play soccer and learned so much from his games.
- “Tenacity Trumps Talent” – Every single damn time.
- “Luck, the crutch” – I have used “luck” as a crutch many times. I learned this year not to do that. This is a hard one for me but I am going to keep at it.
- “Shoot the critic, save the dream” – We all have demons in our head that tell us how we cannot do something. I tried this year to deal with mine.
And the, tenth, and most important lesson I learned this year is about letting go. There are things that I cannot change, there are things that I cannot control and I had to learn to let go. This was one of the hardest things to do. I kept associating “letting go” with “giving up.” I learned that there is a big difference. If I let go, I am not giving up my goal, I am just giving up controlling every single minute of how I get there. In 2012, I am determined to enjoy my journey of writing, share as much abundance as I can with everyone and try to be a good mother and wife.
What are your goals for 2012?
(If you are still reading: Lessons from 2010)