I spent over 50 years trying to fix things, people, and situations around me for me. I put a lot of energy and time into a lot of people. If you glanced at my resume of helping people and fixing situations it would be deserving of an award.
When I stayed isolated for months grieving my pain of abandonment, rejection, and death, it was not those I had helped that came to my rescue. It was through my suffering that I got the lesson. The lesson of working on me for me. And that was the real award!
Working on me for me is what’s brought me one of the best years of my life if not the best year of my life. And I’m claiming next year to be even better. Better because I’m better.
And when we are better because we are working on ourselves we are not concerned about who is doing better than us. We don’t have time or energy to look around to see if anyone is trying to one-up us. We are not in competition with anyone because nobody competes with us.
I encourage you today to stop putting energy into people and situations that you are not going to fix or change. Stop expecting people to return the same energy. It will save a lot of heartbreak and pain. Focus on you! What do you want to do more of, less of, and differently next year? Have a mindset of me vs me for 2023!