We made it through another year. For some it was a year of great victory and personal accomplishment. For others, it was a struggle from beginning to end. No matter how we started or finished the year, it is now time to press ahead with new hope and vigor to live a life of passion and purpose.
That may mean breathing new life into our dreams and visions. The dream may seem incapacitated, but it is not dead. If the dream has not come to pass, it may be time to give it a little CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). When giving someone CPR, you check their mouth for obstructions and foreign objects. We too must check our plans and dreams for obvious things that don’t belong. These would include fear, procrastination, negativity and selfishness. CPR also involves chest compressions to expel any objects that may be blocking airways. I challenge you to check your heart, are there things present that could be blocking you from seeing the success you want? Are you doing the right things for the right reasons? Apply a little pressure and spend time in self-reflection to expose and expel things that could be hindering you.
Finally, give your dream a little mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Consider your words. What are saying about your future? When was the last time that you talked passionately and hopefully about your dream? Use your words to breathe new life into your dream. Revive your hope this year and prepare to thrive!