I promise myself …

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Christmas is over and it is time to reflect upon the old year and prepare for the New Year.

It is important to focus on the good things we have achieved and the good things that happened in the past year.

Don’t feel regret towards the things you didn’t achieve and go into the new year with acceptance towards that.

The year was different for everyone, but each of us is richer with new experiences and that’s what we build our expectations on for the New Year.

For me, this year was full of changes.  A year of studying, of preparation and personal growth. There were some disappointments but also a lot of fun times.

It was a year in which I met a lot of amazing people and learnt a lot from them.

The end of the year is a good time to end our issues with things and abandon old habits that prevent us from new opportunities and changes.

We need to close one door and open another.

Think about what stopped you from fulfilling your new year’s resolutions last year.

What would you like to start doing that you’re not doing right now?

Before the realization of our dreams, goals, New Year’s resolutions, first of all we stand in our own way.

Getting to know our habits that make it difficult for us, is a very important step towards achieving our goals.

What do you need to start doing to achieve at least one of your goals from your provisions?

What do you have to give up, what do you have to learn or what habits do you have to pick up?

To achieve this what held you back before, you have to start doing things you have never done before and this is the challenge for most of us.

Many people sleep through their whole life without thinking about its deeper meaning, but if you’re reading this now, it means that you are a person open to new experiences and new challenges.
Using a few days off between Christmas and New Year I would like to encourage you to reflect on your life and the reason why you’re here.

Life is a precious gift, and using our talents and passions is our inner duty to ourselves and the world.

If you have not yet discovered the desire to explore and get to know yourself.

I also encourage you to push yourself beyond your limits.

Surround yourself with people who allow you to grow and encourage challenges.

Avoid those that are limited and do not believe in you, and who don’t have the courage to change their lives.  Remember, they discourage you, because they are not able to get out of their comfort zone, they want you to be like them.

Stephen R. Covey in his book, he writes, to start with the vision of the end, imagine that you are at your funeral and there will be four speakers. The first to represent your family, the second your friends, the third is your colleague from work, and the fourth somebody from the organization, in which you operate. Now think about what you want to hear about you and your life. What would you like to remember, how would you like to perceive your character as you were a father, son, friend? How would you like to affect their lives?

Take a few minutes to reflect on what you feel. With the vision of the end, everything you do will be a significant contribution to the vision of your life as a whole. This starts with understanding your destiny. It is the knowledge of where to follow and understand where you are now, in this moment. From this point, you can begin the first steps in the right direction. You start doing the things that really count for you.

People climb the career ladder and only when on top realize this is not what they wanted (it wasn’t their ladder).

Start with the vision of the end, you will know where you are going and can avoid disappointment.

Be the architect of your life, start with a vision of the end and in small steps realize your project, even the smallest step is your success.

That’s what I wish for you in the New Year of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our New Year resolutions

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As we are approaching the new year, it is a time for new year’s resolutions, a time we hope that the new year will bring changes for the better. It is a pity that most of these resolutions will never be completed.

Most of us end up waiting for a miracle to happen and change our lives and most of our resolutions are postponed to next year. In this way, we’re giving our power to make decisions to somebody else.

How many times have you told yourself the following things:

– I’ll be happy when I move

– I’ll be happy when I have a different boss

– I’ll be happy when I finally get another job

– If I had finished a different college course maybe I would…

– If I had more time I would…

Stop blaming yourself and everything around you. Understand that first you must decide to change something and then the change starts with you. Start by making small steps. You can even start by getting up 5 minutes earlier and giving yourself 35 minutes of free time each week.

I know that it’s easier to blame other people and your circumstances but if you really want to make a change in your life you must stop thinking of yourself as a victim of your misfortunes.

For example, if you want to fix your relationship, then take the responsibility for its improvement. Stop criticizing your husband/wife and try to see the best in them. Focus on what you can change about yourself to be a better partner.

Focus on the things you have an influence over and accept what you can’t change. This way you will be much happier.

So if you find that you only see the bad things in people, change the way you think. Start by improving yourself.

So if you want to have a chance at achieving your New Year’s resolutions, its best to begin by checking your ability to come through on commitments.

When making small commitments to yourself, we get the opportunity to exercise our willpower. A strong will is like a muscle, the more we practice and use it, the stronger it becomes. It is the key to improving your chance at achieving your New Year’s resolutions.

Go practice your strong will because New Year is getting close…