Posted by: Cathy | January 7, 2019

Janus: Are you looking forward or back?

January is named after the roman god, Janus, the god of beginnings/ending, gates/doorways, passages, and transitions. He had two faces; one looking forward to the future and one looking behind to the past.

As we gain momentum in the new year, check where you are facing. If you’re still hung up on something from 2018, or even something from yesterday, you can say goodbye and turn to face the future. If you are focused on the past, you’ll never make progress on your future. Mourn what you need to, release what you need to, and then turn and face forward.

Review of the past is important, but it’s a step in a circular process. Review, look forward to the next goal, take steps toward it, reach the goal, review, etc. Don’t get stuck wallowing in review. Something is calling you next, and you need to release the old to welcome the new.

Focus on what you want next and consider what you need to get it; how to become the you who can make it happen. Focus on your potential and what you can do, not what is already done.

Look forward and go to meet your future.
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