January 7, 2012
December has been a whirlwind month for me. In addition to the heartfelt connections from family visits in Ohio and Michigan, I witnessed my son’s marriage to his true love, Ginger, on Dec. 17th. The glorious event took place in a lush botanical garden. I was and continue to be a proud father.
Prior to the wedding, I was also blessed with spending time with my daughter, Melissa, in Cozumel, Mexico where we scuba dived and visited the Mayan ruin of Chitzen Itza in the Yucatan peninsula. The picture above shows me standing at the foot of the ruins.
There’s plenty of controversy about Dec. 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan Calendar. Interestingly, the pyramid at Chitzen Itza was constructed with 91 steps on each of the four sides for a total of 364. When you add the top platform, the number totals 365 which represent our calendar year. Quite an amazing feat produced some 1500 years ago.
Since 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, I suggest we act as if it’s our last year. That may inspire us to step forward and complete intentions so that each day counts.
Hopefully, we can identify goals and aspirations and even commit to climbing the pyramid of our dreams. The real challenge, however, is taking one step at a time every day. If we follow through with action, step by step, we will eventually stand at the pinnacle of success and count 365 blessings.
Consider these steps when you climb your 2012 pyramid of goals:
- Name your intentions and read them every day.
- Focus your attention at the top, the end result.
- Visualize and emotionalize your outcome.
- Share your intentions with a mastermind group or accountability buddies who support you.
- Establish 30 or 60 day programs to reinforce habits of success.
- Bring joy into each step.
- Persevere when you feel like quitting.
- Ask for help when you have difficulty climbing.
- Celebrate every victory, even the small steps.
I send you encouragement and love for a wonderful climb and an amazing 2012.