When was the last time that you took 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 30 minutes or an hour to to stop, reflect and take stock of where you are in your life? As 2012 comes to a close, perhaps it is time to pause and take a look at where you were one year ago today and where you are today. Are you doing the same thing, with the same people that you were doing one year ago today? If nothing has changed in your life during the last year, take a moment to ask yourself some questions. Who are you? Who do you pretend to be? Where are you going? What do you need to get there? There questions will assist you in discovering your authentic self and begin the journey of self discovery for the next chapter in your life. These questions are not answered easily or quickly. They require a pause, usually a long one, to really give some thought and answers to these questions. Ask yourself these questions every day for one week and drill down to the answers. Let me know what you come up with. Happy 2013.