Monday marked the Lunar New Year, a time that symbolizes a fresh start, a “clean slate” to your life. It’s a time to look ahead to the good luck and new opportunities that are ahead of you in the new year. It’s also a time to put the bad luck and challenges of the previous year behind you. Remove any emotional and psychological baggage of the previous year and look to the future.
The Lunar New Year symbolizes a new start in life – refreshing hopes for prosperity, wealth, and happiness.
“We always want good things to happen to us,” says leadership training facilitator, Hoàng Ngọc Bích, in Vietnam. “But life is full of surprises. Good luck and good things come together with bad luck and bad things as well. At the end of the year, many people feel tired and unhappy of things that did not happen the way they wanted. The New Year is the time when people feel relieved because a year of bad lucks, bad things is behind us. And we always believe the New Year will be much better than the old year.”
This is a time of renewed energy.
Generate positive energy from the learnings and wisdom of the prior year and the momentum of new initiatives. Use that energy to visualize your future and your success in the coming year. Your positive energy attracts positive relationships, as people want to be around others who generate positive energy. Leverage these positive relationships to grow yourself personally, and also to grow your business.
Surround yourself with positivity.
The people you surround yourself with are a big influence on your life. Surround yourself with good people who are encouraging and supportive of you. Also, surround yourself with people who are motivated and conscientious to improving their own lives and doing positive things in the world. Their motivation and productivity will help keep you positive as well.
How will you keep your positive energy throughout the rest of the year?