The 12 Days of Illumination: Day 12
It's not how you start; it's how you finish.
Welcome to the final day of The 12 Days of Illumination, a special daily dose of inspiration and easy-to-incorporate insights that started December 20 and runs through the end of the month, which is TODAY!
I hope you’ve enjoyed these messages and wish you all the best as we enter the new year.
✨ Here’s to an even MORE illuminating 2022! ✨
It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.
I’ve said this countless times to our girls, especially when they have a rough start in class or a game. But lately, I’ve been uttering it to myself.
Aside from the sheer awfulness of an ongoing global pandemic, there’s been so much negativity and bad news this year.
I’ll be honest, it sucks.
I’ve found it hard to focus, my sleeping has suffered, and my motivation and creativity have been severely challenged. I’ve also been way more sensitive than usual (which is saying a lot), so even the petty and unfair digs I’ve learned to ignore have found a way to creep back in and leave an invisible scar.
As someone known as a “glowing ball of happiness” who frequently writes about emotional intelligence, mindset, and positivity, I know (logically) that I have a choice.
But sometimes, I need a reminder. (And maybe you do, too.)
I genuinely believe that there is far more goodness, light, encouragement, support, and love in the world than evil, darkness, negativity, and hatred. Focusing on the former helps us generate more of it.
From a kind word to a selfless act, you have the power to improve someone’s day, week, life.
(Even if that “someone” is you.)
So let’s turn this year around.
Because it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
Let’s finish strong together.
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