Looking forward to 2012!

Cleaning out some files for the new year, and ran across a handwritten sheet of inspirational thoughts gathered from various friends, sites and seminars. Thought I would share them with you as you plan for 2012. May it be your best year yet!

  • Have a mind open to everything and closed to nothing.
  • Be free of attachment.
  • You’re not able to give away what you don’t have.
  • There are no justified resentments.
  • Send blame out of your life.
  • Take responsibility for your life and situation.
  • Don’t die with your best music left in you.
  • You are not able to solve a problem with the same mind that created it. Change your point of view.
  • Love a person or thing for what they are, not what you want them to be.
  • Treat yourself as if you already are what you want to become.
  • You are no accident on this planet.
  • Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. Shift your thoughts to empowering ones.

Everyone is creative – so let yourself go and express yourself!

2 thoughts on “Looking forward to 2012!”

  1. Great post buddy. As someone that started actively reading more about philosophy and religion, I realized how powerful changing perspectives and thoroughly analyzing my life and goals influences my designs. Money is a powerful source and can change ones desires and goals, and I started doing shifty affiliate marketing work in 2011. Though I went into this field to design, make things pretty, and a hint of UX. only recently I thought “what in the world am I doing?” and returned to my overall goal – what I love to do.

    My goal for 2012 is to use a journal app (called Day One) to record thoughts, ideas, concepts, provoking quotes, and basically anything relating to my field… And write in it every day. It will allow ideas to mature in the journal for a while so I can add on to them and eventually execute them if I like it enough. One of the biggest insights I got in 2011 was to record all my project ideas and only execute them after I sit on the idea for a few months. I have too many half-finished projects that I dont intend on finishing.

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite of those points you listed, they all have inherent truth in them. The one that made me smile the most was the last. To quote the dhammapada “all that you are arises from your thoughts.” when one thinks they don’t have potential for something, they often won’t even attempt to. But with practice and patience, the world is theirs!

    Phew long comment! Its always great reading thought-provoking blog posts, the web needs more of them. Have you set any goals for 2012?

  2. Hey Robin, long comment sure, but great thoughts. We’ve resolved this year to keep growing, creating and improving our client experience. As Bruce Lee used to say, “Running water never grows stale, so keep on flowing.” Happy 2012 to you!

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