Soulflections: Soul reflections
As the curtains fall on 2023, and we stand on the brink of 2024. It’s the death of one year and the birth of another. Transition is marked by SHIFT. This transition isn't just about the passing of time; it's an invitation for a profound shift within ourselves.
Some may roll their eyes at New Year's resolutions, dismissing them as clichés. But "New year, new me" isn't just a phrase; it's a mantra that echoes the transformative power within each of us. Sure, becoming a renewed version of ourselves demands effort, commitment, and unwavering consistency. However, it goes beyond mere action—it's about a state of perpetual becoming.
There are some changes in our lives that require us to simply BE. Other changes that result in OUTCOMES require us to DO. Embrace this fundamental truth as we approach 2024—it's a year that invites us to both BE and DO, to embody our intentions and actively shape our destinies.
I challenge you to embrace the duality of this transformative journey. Reflect on this past year through the lens of self-discovery and growth.
Conduct a personal annual review, a meticulous examination of the facets that shape your existence.
Spiritual Development: Delve into the depths of your connection with God. Evaluate the fervor of your prayers, the consistency of your devotion, and the profoundness of your repentance. Question the idols you've cast aside and remain vigilant against their resurrection.
Personal Development: Contemplate the milestones of healing, kindness, and self-discovery. Assess your impact on others and the interpersonal and general skills honed throughout the year. Scrutinize how you've shown up for yourself and those around you.
Professional Communal Development: Measure success not just in terms of promotions or business metrics but in the strategic relationships forged and the skills mastered. Recognize achievements beyond revenue and confront the steepest learning curves with resilience.
Relationships: Recognize the immense influence of those closest to you. Evaluate friendships as deliberate choices marked by mutual intimacy and trust. Scrutinize their impact spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Assess their commitment to shared goals and their role in tangibly realizing your purpose.
Now, armed with introspection, it's time to act. Create a comprehensive plan for spiritual, personal, and professional development. Engage in candid conversations with friends, demoting or promoting them as needed.
Extend this scrutiny to all significant relationships—family, colleagues, associates—placing them purposefully in the tapestry of your life. As you step into 2024, armed with self-awareness and intention, you are poised not just to navigate the year but to soar.
Happy 2024—I am confident that you will rise to the occasion.