Contributed by Noreen Sumpter, Personal Life Coach

Are you on your path to happiness?  It’s important that each and every person creates a path in life that makes them profoundly happy.

So you made it through 2012. Obama is still in the White House and America is not going to hell in a hand basket.  Now what?

Let’s take a moment and celebrate the end-of-year season in a special way with friends and loved ones. Here are a few ways to acknowledge each other for what was accomplished in 2012 while creating the year ahead.

Congratulations, you made it through 2012. Was it challenging? While it might have been difficult at times, you made it through. Looking back, what would you like to be acknowledged for creating in 2012?

Look back with gratitude. What are you thankful for in your life from this past year?  What great or difficult lessons have you learned this year? What was the experience like? Will you have to learn it again in 2013? Are you thankful for what you have in life? You have a home, beautiful or not, but it is of your design. You have good health or the ability to create good health.  You have amazing friends.  Know that you can create anything you so desire for yourself and your life. (Big Cheer Whoop whoop!)

Look ahead with enthusiasm. What are you creating now that will bear positive fruit in 2013?  Maybe those seeds you planted in 2012 did not turn out as you planned.  Maybe the seeds did not germinate.  Maybe some of those seeds turned into weeds in your mind because you did not take action.  You lacked the courage and confidence to see that you can change your direction in life by digging up the weeds and clearing out your mind. Be sure to do this before the weeds grow into guilt, upset, anger and stress.

Move past the hurt. Let go of hurts that you felt were done to you and forgive people—from the boyfriend who hurt your feelings to the girlfriend who did you wrong to the pay raise you didn’t get for work well done.  Give it up and find your progressive and ever evolving self. Learn the lesson and carry on.  Do not allow yourself to be held hostage by continually making yourself and others wrong.

Self-Awareness.  You are the master or mistress of your life. You run dis!  You get to say how your life goes.  So in 2013, will you be the designer of your life making it go the way you want it to?  Or will you just be the shopper looking for a life outside of your wonderful self?

In 2013, remember the things that made you happy in 2012. Learn from the good, the bad and the ugly.  Acknowledge how it all impacted you. Don’t inger in the past, but take from it all the things that gave you joy, taught you lessons and built your confidence and self-esteem. You, yes you, are a whole, complete and perfect human being no matter what. You run dis!  LOL and a Happy New Year!

What are you willing to get past in 2013?  We invite you to share your ideas in the comment box below.

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Noreen Sumpter, Personal Life Coach: works with High Achievers who feel trapped in their private life. They lack personal confidence and self-esteem. By helping them clear mental clutter and dissolve limiting beliefs, th ey can take deliberate steps, own their voice, speak their truth and have the freedom to live life their way.

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