Its been a while since I posted anything. I trust all of us are doing well so far! I have been pre-occupied with this, that, and the other thing. This being work, that being work, and the other thing also being work!! Physically I must admit 2013 didn’t take off too well. Let me just say I have put my medical aid to a lot of use *hahaha*. But I trust that going forward I am 100 percent well, and will continue being so to the end of the year!
I’ve been asking myself questions. Questions about my life: What have I done so far? What have I not done that I should have done? What are my strengths? What are my weakness? What have been my failures, and what have I learnt from them? What are my successes, and how can I apply the principles I did to achieve the success in order to achieve more success?
I need to establish the answers to those questions before I can set out my plan for the year. Half the time, if not most of the time, we make resolutions and set goals for ourselves, but we do not have a clear plan of how we are going to achieve them. We do not tailor-make these to be in line with our strengths and we don’t take into consideration possible speed-humps that could slow us down. And you know what happens? As soon as we hit the first speed_hump, we make a U-turn and we head back home where we park our goals… and this becomes an annual cycle.
Each and everyday brings a new lesson. If I don’t learn a new thing each day then its pretty much a waste of 24 precious hours. A lesson that hit me (and hit me hard) today is this: its better to make half a step moving forward than to remain on the same spot or move backwards.
The past four years have been very stagnant for me. When I look back and reflect on all I could have done, and I look at all that I didn’t do, I realise that in actual sense I have not really stayed on the same spot, but I have rather taken a few backward steps.
And I have to know why I didn’t move forward to be able to make more conscious and deliberate efforts to not repeat the mistakes.
I WANT 2013 to be the year where I put my money where my mouth is. Whether I have money or not (geez, that lame excuse is sooo played out!), whether I have the resources or not. There many ways to make things happen, and if in truth my passions are really my passions, then my actions will tell.
I’m not saying we must dwell on what we didn’t do well. What I’m saying is: its really good to take a look back, take stock, take the lesson, and keep on walking and pressing ahead.
We are 23 days into the new year, and I hope that 365 days into 2013, we are all able to look back and say this with a smile: “Yes I did that, and I did that too!!”
Even half a step forward is better than remaining on the same spot.
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