As we quickly approach the arrival of 2019, thoughts of the year that was 2018 are constantly running through my mind. I find myself amazed on a daily basis by the lengthy list of significant changes and improvements that have taken place in my life over the past year.
Those of you who have been following this journey of Positively Rolling Through Life with me for a while now may recall a post I wrote about year ago discussing how every year of my life, when I look back on it, has a theme. I will be writing another post in the very near future about what I feel the theme of 2019 will be for me, but I felt like the theme of 2018 for me going into the year was “The Year of Great Potential”. As I look back now, with only a few short days remaining in 2018, I think that theme ended up being an extremely accurate description of this year.
Going into 2018, I knew there would be a ton of changes taking place in my life throughout the new year. As it turns out, I only knew a fraction of the changes that would actually occur. As I wrote in a recent post, I feel like 2018 has been quite possibly the most important year of my life. The reason for that is, I have started to see that “great potential” become a reality.
Various aspects of my life seemed to be missing key components as this year began. Through a series of events that resulted from giving my best effort, refusing to give up, stepping out of my comfort zone, following the advice and encouragement of close friends, and trusting my instincts, I have managed to fill in the missing parts in many of those aspects of my life.
A year ago, I felt lost and hopeless. Now, I feel like I could very likely be days or weeks away from seeing my dreams start to come true. Things are falling into place a little more with every passing day. I feel motivated and determined to make things happen unlike at any other point in my life. I am discovering a level of self-motivation I have never experienced before. I am also incredibly fortunate to have some truly amazing people in my life cheering me on and encouraging me to push even harder to realize my full potential. Both my personal life and my professional life are showing promising daily signs of growth and potential for the future.
As we transition into 2019, I look forward to seeing more growth and more realized potential. I’m excited to see where it all leads as the next leg of this journey begins. The most encouraging thought I am taking away from 2018 is that I had extremely high hopes for this year and knew there was serious potential for great things to happen, and, now, as the year comes to a close, I am realizing the potential. High hopes and crazy dreams are close to becoming reality. I just need to stay focused and bring a mentality of “more of the same” with me into the new year.
Now, I invite all of you who are reading this to take a moment to look back at your own life over this past year. Think about the changes that have taken place in your life. Think about how much you’ve grown and how far you’ve come in your own journey. Do you feel yourself getting closer to realizing your own full potential? What do you need to do to make your dreams become your reality? With the right mindset and your best effort every single day, you may be closer than you think. Every day is a new opportunity. Make the most of it!!