As 2015 has come to an end, 2016 is now under way. How did you end 2015? How are you starting 2016? The previous year, 2014, ended two months after the tragedy at Marysville-Pilchuck High School where I was a teacher. The year 2015 was a transforming year for me. If I followed what many believe then 2015 would have been a year of tragedy, negative stress, and great struggles based on the Pilchuck High School tragedy, and not a year of positive transformation. Now that the end of my transforming 2015 has come, what will 2016 be like? That is my choice.
Your ending and your beginning is your choice.
Choice may be the most important tool you and I possess. Choice gives us the power to choose the beginning, the middle, and the end. Now I will be the first one to admit that you and I will have circumstances out of our control thrown at us. So what can you choose to control? You and I can choose our attitude and way of being. We can choose how those circumstances land in life. You and I can take a negative ending and choose a strong, powerful start.
Maybe you have not learned it this way. You may be thinking that negative must equal negative and positive does not always equal positive. What if by using your power to choose you can choose a new way to believe?
New beliefs are possible.
We are not locked in to one way of believing and being. It’s not genetic – it’s not in your genes. Choice is a matter of being and believing, and you get to choose your being and beliefs.
2016 is a new year.
What’s possible if you choose to believe a new way,
to be a new way, and to choose a new beginning?