Sometimes in life, we make choices that require a certain amount of sacrifices. At times like these, it can feel as if we must force ourselves to do things we don’t want to do. Consequences follow each decision and the choices we refuse to make as well. We may dislike our job but enjoy the luxury of the income it provides, for example. One day we decide that it is time to move forward and look for other opportunities. Then our thinking takes on a new set of circumstances. At times like these; the “what if” thinking can drive us to do what we shouldn’t and back down from the challenges of transformation. The thought of living in a smaller apartment or driving a used vehicle rather than a new one can cause us to reconsider. In the end, we know that we will be happier in another job, even a lower paying one. However, the concept of losing the conveniences we may have become accustomed to can wear on us.
As we move forward to the year 2011, we cannot help but look to the previous year. Our failures and triumphs are both extremely relevant to our learning and growth. During the transition from one year to the following, it is important to remain in the moment as frequently as possible. Imagining too far ahead in search of prospective successes and hopes can set us back. While the completed year is a portion of us, it is a mere reflection of where we have been. Experiment with thinking of the past as if you are looking into a rear-view mirror. You can recognize where you were, but if you focus too hard on that picture, you may very well lose sight of the present. From the family at This Should Help we wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!
Yesterday I received an email of all emails that really made my day. Vie’s Inn of Wonders’ Awards bestowed This Should Help with their Content Site of the Year Award! There is no prize money, and it is a simple graphic, but I display it with pride. Maintaining a website takes hard work and dedication. Writing for a blog, as many of you know are both rewarding and time consuming. This small recognition of my time and effort truly finishes the year 2010 with a BANG! We won Tony’s Gold award earlier in the year, making us eligible for the year-end award. The award program is longstanding and the criteria are specific…they do not give the award out freely, as it must be earned. Unlike many programs that are looking for great design and navigation, Tony looks for valuable content. This makes the award even more appealing to apply for and win!