Monday, December 31, 2012


2013 Here I Come!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” 
~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 The “Rage” that drives me…

The rage that drives me in everything I do is my motivation - my motivation for achieving success, for exceeding goals and challenges, and also for striving for what I consider perfection (a word I despise so much but can’t escape). And in this eve of 2013 - more than ever - I am ready to continue from the momentum I have built in 2012, so that this upcoming year can be the greatest off set for what to follow…
While not all is textbook scripture, you have to know you are going in the right direction to want to keep pushing and going forward; nothing translates motivation better than results (positive or negative results). Results are (for me) what determine my next step… results and motivation are one in the same… a distinction without a difference.
Motivation is a drive that responds to feelings and ignites action. When in retrospect you review all of your actions, you come to learn that they were fueled by your ultimate drive… motivation

So this year I am going to cheer to my momentum! I am going to continue on the road I have started and toss out the habitual “New Year’s Resolution” thing! After all, improvement is an everyday thing not a year-end one! The worthy goals or “resolutions” (i.e.: not the losing weight, not the “making it rich overnight”…) I set for myself in 2012 are the everyday work-in-progress type (for the most part), and can’t truly be achieved in a year’s span… and probably not even in a life span. So every day, until I achieve the better me, I will continue to learn from my past, review it so I can revise and reset my present so my future can meet the standards that I want and need for myself.

So in this new “self-book” we are about to open in 2013, let’s be gentle to ourselves… I will at least lighten up on myself, because the habit of making plans, self-analyzing, self-criticizing and molding my life is now a daily occurrence. For me, at the end of the day – or of my days - I KNOW I was born to be real…not perfect…
2013 is not the start of a new Rose… it is the sequel… the continuation and progression of what was written on the 1st page of 2012…

Happy New Year!

Be you
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else's life.
Every day you make some progress and every day you make a few mistakes. Through it all, your wisdom continues to grow and your experience continues to broaden.
Be gentle with yourself. Accept who you are, where you have been, and what you have to work with, for in this moment you can make positive use of it all.
Reach in and touch the purpose that makes you feel most alive. The world around you is filled with places where that purpose can do great things.
It is never too late to offer your unique and genuine gifts to life. Now is the time to do great things, even in the smallest of ways.
Choose to fully and graciously live life as it comes. The richest rewards by far are the ones to which you most sincerely give of yourself”
-- Ralph Marston

1 comment:

  1. Great post Rose. I too want to continue with my great chapter on this book of life.


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