Each new year comes around and I am excited and apprehensive. Excited for the new ventures, challenges yet, extremely nervous at how I will react to the problems, set-backs and issues. 2017 was my year of learning: studying myself; culminating my strengths, but also accepting my weaknesses. 2018 is the manifestation of these lessons.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a zest for writing. Due to a combination of fear, anxiety and a desire for perfection, I never thought I could blog. With a new year on my hands, I'm in an ideal headspace, a great environment, and surrounded by amazing people. Still, I’m rattled by self -doubt and questions. Will I be healthy? Will I be successful? Will I be magnificent?
Over the past year I had to put myself in the driver’s seat and truly acknowledge the fact that I was in control of my own happiness and most importantly, my destiny. Whether I was slaving through sixth form or shining all summer there was always something else to focus on. I knew something was missing and I asked myself:
“If you died right now, and God asked you what you have done with the talents he gave you, what would you say?”
I couldn’t answer. I have ‘gone with the flow’ for nineteen years, barely making an effort to be unique or different. I barely knew myself, let alone my talents. And, at that point, I realised there were 3 C's in my life; choice, chance and change. I must make a choice to take a chance or my life will never change.
Now think about 2018. See it, feel it, experience it like it’s already happened. See yourself achieving your goals and manifesting your heart’s desires. Who is around you? Allow yourself to future-trip. Smile as you see yourself reaching your goals, being surrounded by loved ones, and achieving what it is you want. When you are finished your visualisation, prepare yourself, mind body and spirit, for your magnificence.
Write a letter to your future self. Let it be known how you feel now, and how you want to feel in the future. Set your goals to be achieved by December 31st. Many of my blessings arose organically, some by surprise, but the there are many gifts that can be crafted by ourselves. Harness your enthusiasm and apply yourself.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer. 2018 will certainly be the latter.
In 2018 I am healthy. In 2018 I am successful. In 2018 I am magnificent.
7 things I learned in 2017.
I must live for myself.
Love your alone time. If you’re always in the mix, you’ll lose flavour.
Don’t let success go to your head or failure go to your heart.
My emotions are not my enemy.
Inner peace counts as success.
What is for me, will find me.
There is no growth where there is no accountability.
8 simple rules for 2018.
Forgive yourself, but adjust your habits.
Put your future first.
Let people know how important they are to you. You never know what tomorrow holds.
Grind, grind, and grind some more.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Transform all losses into lessons.
Nurture your passions.
Thank your Creator eternally.