Have you ever noticed how many people spend New Year’s Eve with family and friends sending off the old year with a fond farewell watching the Ball Drop at Times Square, and singing Auld Lang Syne?
Many celebrate the evening festivities with tremendous anticipation and great expectations that their lives will be fuller and richer in the new year.
And yet, have you ever noticed how many people continue to reminisce about old wounds and past regrets? Unfortunately, people hold back from pursuing their resolutions, because they aren’t truly convinced their lives will change for the better.
The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon, is a book about a guy named George, who reminds me of how I react sometimes when things don’t go my way.
George is a delightful character, but he can’t seem to get a break no matter how hard he tries.
His marriage is falling apart even though he loves his wife. His boss isn’t happy with him even though he tries to do the right things. George can’t get along with his coworkers and feels underappreciated, overstressed and overworked.
George has to ride a bus – the energy bus - to and from work for a couple of weeks while his car is being repaired.
The daily bus rides take George on a wonderful journey whereby he learns valuable life-changing lessons from the other passengers.
So if you feel like George – having to deal with just one more inconvenience for an inconvenient life - then maybe it’s time you board the energy bus and take a different route.
Maybe it’s time to stop allowing negativity to influence your actions and energy vampires to rob your joy? Maybe it’s time to embark on a new journey with a fresh approach by learning to have fun and enjoy the ride through 2015.