The Question I Want to Stop Asking Myself in 2017
It’s like I blinked and here we are, near the end of what was honestly a trying 2016. While it had its highs, the lows kind of shook me to my core. On the bright side, I can credit those moments for helping me craft the next stages in my life. When I hit those lows, I take time to sit back (with a glass of wine in hand) and do a lot of self-evaluation. Seeking answers to the toughest questions in my life, like:
What can you do to be a better you for yourself?
What can you do to be a better you for the one’s you love?
What can you do to help your community?
What can you do today, to make your children, even grandchildren proud?
I know the answer to most of those will take a longer journey of more highs and lows to find. That’s why I love New Year’s. Yes, I’m one of those “new year, new me” people. Why not? It’s another chance to embark on a fresh journey to find those answers, another chance to get this thing called life “right”. But, there’s one question I really want to leave in 2016. This question has lingered over my head for too long and has crippled me in reaching my true potential. On one too many of my chats with myself, I’ve asked:
What could have happened, if you never gave up?
It’s the fear of failure and the fear of the responsibility that success brings wrapped into a ball of self-doubt. I’ve decided that it’s a question that I can no longer afford to ask myself. I’ve decided it’s time I start cashing in on what consistency and self-assurance can do for me.
Any Questions you want to stop asking yourself in 2017?