Goodbye 2017

2017 was a crazy year.

Today being the last working day it seemed important to remember the power of using gratitude to enjoy the good things and using it as a tool to shed any of the bad stuff that happens along the way.

This was a magic trick that I learned from one of my Kundalini Yoga teachers many years ago.

Our minds have three key settings negative, neutral, and positive. 

Since we’re all human and wired with fight or flight if we don’t view something as positive or neutral then our automatic default is – negative.

The only way for us to get that out of that part of the brain and into either the neutral or positive – is by taking it in with gratitude.

It really does work. Especially in those rough situations like losing a relationship or something that was important to us. Otherwise we’ll get stuck into rumination and the past will take us down. Or worse, we’ll go into projection and fantasy of the future as a way to avoid feeling the pain.

Pain is just as important as pleasure – it let’s us know that we’re growing.

Things don’t always go our way and we tend to feel those losses at deeper levels. They stick with us. Even block us. It is important that we find ways to let them be where they belong – in the past.

Journaling on a daily basis can help me to find what is really going on inside of Roger.

I can think something is bad for me but it turns into being the best thing ever. The inverse is also true.

Tracking these things are important – especially for those of us that have those attention gifts that some like to call disorders.

Writing things down seems to make it more clear for me. That’s what these posts are about – me jotting down ideas and sharing them with the planet because sharing the journey is probably more important than celebrating arriving at certain destinations.

These are just a few things that I’m grateful for closing out 2017:

  • Health
  • Friends (because they’re my family)
  • Clients
  • Fast Track passes when flying business or first
  • LinkedIn adding video to their platform
  • Thailand
  • My education
  • Creativity
  • The ability to see things differently
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Chocolate milk
  • Laughter
  • Love
  • Kindness
  • The markets
  • People that smile
  • People that make eye contact
  • Humor
  • Smart people
  • Traveling
  • Writing
  • Technology

With gratitude,

Roger Wilkerson

CIO (Chief Idea Officer) Ygetarts

See you next week – when it becomes 2018!

Feel free to add your gratitude in the comments.