Your Three Options for 2012

Today we usher in a new year, a new month, a new week.

What did you learn from the last one?

As much as people like talking about the events of last year or predicting the future, we should really focus on something more important.

It’s not what happens that matters. It’s what you learn from the experience.

Bad things happened in 2011. Tons of them.

What did you learn?


Bad things will happen in 2012 too. It’s a guarantee.

Here are your three options:

1) Ignorance:

Run away.  Ignore the lessons earned from tough times.  Be shocked again when bad things happen.

2) Awakening:

If you picked option #1 for 2011, you can change your mindset.  Face the hard times, learn from your challenges in 2012.

3) Implementation:

Take the lessons learned in 2011 to prepare for and minimize the damage of tough times ahead.  Run toward the future with eyes wide open.  Be brave.  Be aware.

There are no other options. You’ll either be an idiot, a newbie, or a veteran of hard times.

Thanks for teaching me in 2011.


Thanks for your comments.  Thanks for your sharing. Thanks for your heart.

You changed me this year.  I will never be the same.

Thank you.

Here’s to a great year of learning ahead…cheers!


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Published by Aaron Biebert

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16 comments on “Your Three Options for 2012”

  1. And thanks to you! I’ve been learning so much from you and you truly is awesome.

    Yes, bad things will happen in 2012 but if we persevere, there are a lot of good things too, that is for certain.

    Let us all face the new year with such preparedness and being equipped from the  past year’s learning and experiences, we can’t go wrong. Plus, having the community like yours, it’s so nice to face the new year whatever it may present to us, good or bad, it doesn’t matter.

    Cheers. Happy New year everyone! 

    1. I agree that with our community it will be easier.  Hopefully we can learn from each other’s challenges.  Hopefully we can make the bad things less bad.

      Thanks for all your help sharing these posts.  I’m glad we met in 2011.  :-)

  2. I had to smile Aaron.  Here’s how I pictured you as I was reading this fabulous end of the year/beginning of the year post…you are sitting cross legged on the top of a mountain and people climb the mountain to hear your words of wisdom.  You are wise beyond your years.  You have made 2011 a richer place for me and I know for others as well.  I look forward to your insights…to your pearls of wisdom.  I know that you will be a valued part of my 2012 and I am grateful to learn from you and to share what I have learned here at your welcoming home.  Thank you!
    And may you experience a 2012 filled with possibility…

    1. Claudia, you are so generous!!

      What can I even say to that?  :-)  Thank you!

      Thank you for the encouragement.  Thank you so much.  I look forward to a great 2012.  I’m so happy I met you in 2011.


  3. I thank Claudia of parkridgedds for introducing me to you via a post she shared. I look forward to participating in this community in 2012: it seems we share some common values and visions:) Ditto to “Here’s to a great year of learning ahead”…and I always sign off Cheers! Kaarina (hmmm…there are no coincidences in life:)

    1. Kaarina, welcome to the group of 8pm Warriors!

      Claudia is pretty awesome and I have no doubt you will be too. There’s certainly a lot we can learn from each other and I look forward to your thoughts.


  4. Hey Aaron. This is a great post! Learning is the essence of life. If we stop learning we stop living, or so I believe. Thanks for coming into my life and helping to light the way ahead as well as hold the mirror to help me learn from what just was.

    And Happy New Year

  5. Here’s hoping we are focusing more of our energies on being the generous and knowledgeable veterans in 2012, Aaron. I see #1 all the time, and it especially hurts when it is someone close to you. Each has to learn their lessons in their own way…and their own time, though.

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