Because January brings us the opportunity to make New Year’s Resolutions, I think it is about time to start a new tradition, that of appreciating ourselves for who we are. As one bumper sticker proclaims, “God doesn’t make junk.” Let your New Year’s Resolution this year be – “I will accept myself totally and unconditionally and be the best I can be this year.”
If you can appreciate who you are, that each and every day you are making a valuable contribution to your community by just doing your everyday thing (not overachieving), then you will have a much more prosperous New Year.
You will notice your talents more and strengthen them. You will notice your flaws more too, but you can build a plan to correct them. If you have been successful accomplishing other people’s goals, think how much you can really accomplish if you lead your own life.
This year focus on self acceptance and you will benefit. For suggestions on how to change your paradigm for the year, read my article – Entrepreneurs should tackle the New Year with new priorities.