Choose Clarity and Confidence for 2010

Have you noticed that this year has flown by and is nearly over! Yep, that’s it. Ten months of the year are now history.

That’s the nature of life and that’s what allows us to savor and appreciate our time here. I heard someone say recently that you don’t begin to live until you face death.

This year has been one of huge transformation for me. I finished my PhD in Communication after 6 years of graduate work, and I realized more clearly than ever that I don’t want to play the academic game of going for tenure. (Note that no university is asking me to apply for tenure at this point.) I’ve had this sneaking suspicion for a long time, but like many of you, it took some reflection for me to begin to trust my ability to create a life that supports me in every way.

I’m excited about getting ready for 2010. Not in a hyper way, but I have a calm confidence that it will be a year of continued growth and prosperity for me, a time of reaping and sowing new seeds. My life is meaningful and profitable.

Like many of you, I’m not doing more things; actually I’m paring down my activities and focusing on leverage. Leverage gets you more time for yourself, in my case, to do nothing. 😉

Here are some questions to help you get ready for another trip around the sun:

– What are you doing to get ready for the next year?

– How clear are you on your true purpose and priorities?

– What are you doing differently that will produce better results for you?

– What relationships and activities are you letting go of because they don’t serve you?

– Do you trust yourself to make choices?

It’s fun to take inventory, assess your progress and develop new plans. We’re still in October, barely, and here’s to living with greater clarity and confidence in 2010!Winter

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