Josh Irby

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Monday Motivation: New Year’s Eve

In the 2011 movie New Year’s Eve, Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank) is in charge of the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world—New York City’s Time Square event. Everything is going well until the time comes for the ball to drop. It doesn’t. The glowing New Year’s ball gets stuck halfway down.

Ms. Morgan is forced to face the billion or so people watching the event on live television. Her speech is a good reminder for us as we cross over into a new year.

I hope you take time to stop and reflect on the past year and look forward to the adventures that await you in 2013.

It’s suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To  remember both our triumphs and  our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt because that is what New Year’s Eve is all about—getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what could be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let’s remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long.

How do you want 2013 to be different for you than 2012? Let me know in the comments below.

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