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January Janus
Tuesday, January 2, 2024 by Joan Munro, CPLC

Worldwide, January is considered the start of a calendar year.  According to the Romans, Janus the Roman god has a right profile that looks ahead while his left profile looks back, simultaneously. Is this you and me?

 As a Certified Professional LIfe Coach, many adults will state they can’t “look ahead” until they first “look back”. What about you? I’m suggesting the 3 L’s of Janus be considered, as you flip the calendar to 2024.

                                                                                

1) Learn from your mistakes and also your successes.  Looking back includes the positve and the negative. Listen to your inner heart, but avoid sitting with regrets.  It’s empowering to acknowledge all that you did well!

2) Lean into your dreams and passions.  Instead of excuses or listing reasons why something won’t work, create options or choices that may bring you a step closer to becoming the person you still want to be or see.

3) Listen to wise counsel or suggestions.  Although you may not agree or embrace the concepts spoken by another, listening carefully may provide you with a spring board of more ideas, for help now or later.

Give yourself the grace to make mistakes and to appreciate successes, so you can begin to implement the 3 L’s: Learn, Lean and LIsten in any way that suits you and your goals. For more support, please comment or reach out to me at forwardstepsinlife.com or [email protected]

                                                          

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