This is your year
It has at long last arrived, the moment we have waited for. With eager anticipation, we have longed for the dawning of this year since our emergence on to this planet, unsure, newborn and naked, yet with all possibilities untapped. At that instant, of course we could not know that this particular year, this one – these next 365 days – would be the days for which we have so yearned. But as sure as Life foisted upon us this place; it is certainty. Reach forth your arms with outstretched eager fingers opened wide; it is time to embrace our moment.
This is not another time for making tired should-lists of worn, half-hearted resolutions imposed heavily upon you by guilt and shame; only to be tossed aside in short order. It is a crossroads in the history of your life. It is your personal year; soft, warm, fresh clay, eager to be sculpted to your fancy.
It matters not how many attempts previously fell short of the mark. The tools now in your grasp are newly forged, with every previous endeavor serving only to mold them for what now lies at your feet. In front of you is an unmarked, pure, white, pristine meadow blanketed in newly drifted snow. Since no paths are marked, none can be incorrect. No direction leads to failure. Every bearing, any route is equally promising. All are bursting with unlimited opportunities.
Everything you ever did; every impulse or thought powerful enough to trigger feelings to leap and bound across the synapses and recesses of your brain; every action you undertook, whether planned or accidental; the culmination of all the schemes and strategies you have concocted or conjured; all of that, every one, have driven you to this fateful position. It is your year. It is your time. There will be no more delay. Why would anyone choose to delay?
Doubt will raise itself into view; a misguided attempt to protect your from pain. But to become who we truly are, we must grow and push. Change is never comfortable, but it is inevitable. It is better to embrace it, direct it, drive it; than to once again we left crushed and bewildered in its wake.
You will face obstacles, times of doubt, and insecurity; you might even slide backwards. But this is your life; how can you be lost? After all, who knows better than you where you are headed? In those seeming darker moments, are seeds of strength, wisdom, and perseverance.
In these next twelve months, lying long and outstretched ahead of you, you can achieve magnificence. You can once and for all accomplish tasks that – in your past – eluded you like trying to recall the wisps of last night’s faded dreams. You can transport your life to unimagined heights; standing atop mighty summits, peering triumphantly over previously unknown landscapes. Before this year has reached its ending, you can look back in wide-eyed, slack-jawed, heart-stopping amazement at what you truly accomplished and how far you have come, one step at a time.
This is your year. This is your time. Right now is your moment. You must merely step into it.