Be Better, Not Bitter. 2014, Bring It On!
It's a new year once again and looking back, 2013 flew by so fast. Don't you agree? Questions that run through my mind now are: &q...
It's a new year once again and looking back, 2013 flew by so fast. Don't you agree? Questions that run through my mind now are: "Did I meet the goals I set for myself last year?"; "Did I accomplish something that changed my life for the better?"; "Did I do well at work?"; "Was I the person I envisioned myself to be - like a better wife or mother?" Do you find yourself asking those questions too? Honestly, not all of my questions were answered with a resounding YES. In fact, I fell short at some of my targets. But you see, even if it feels bad, there is no point in turning back and regretting the things I did or didn't do. There's no point in getting disappointed for not accomplishing all the goals I set for myself (one of which is to lose weight, instead I gained these unimaginable kilos).
|Goodbye 2013. Hello 2014. Where do I start?|
If you are like myself, who have unmet resolutions or goals last year, here are Five simple ways to ensure a positive brand new spanking year this 2014!
Forgive. This does not only apply to people whom had hurt you in the past which could be a friend who betrayed you, a partner who cheated on you, a boss who thought you're not good enough or a neighbor who spread nasty rumors about you. But you should also forgive YOURSELF. Sometimes, we could be too harsh on ourselves. Most of the time we blame or put down ourselves when things didn't turn out the way we wanted it to. This is also true when you've hurt someone and you know in your heart that you're sorry for what you did. Forgive yourself for whatever it is you've done whether intentionally or unintentionally and of course make sure you apologize to the hurting party too. In forgiving, you clear your mind and open your heart for new things to happen in your life. What a great way to start the year!
Learn. It's good if you have chosen to let go of the bad experiences, the losses whether in your business or matters of the heart, and the failures in your life battles. But it's better, if you bring with you the lessons so you learned from them. Leave the ill feelings, but bring the learning with you this year. Apply them to become the new and better you. You could also choose to LEARN something new, something different. Learn a skill you've always wanted to do. Discover what other things you could do aside from what you're used to. You'll never know your full potential until you try it. Keep on learning!
Start. Lastly, nothing will happen and nothing will be achieved if you don't START acting on your goals. Yes, START! You want a leaner body? Start dieting or going to the gym. You want a better relationship with your husband/partner? Start loving, respecting and trusting more. You want to be richer this year? Start saving, accumulating and investing. You want a better career? Start looking for the job you want. You want to lead a healthier lifestyle? Start giving up the junk and start choosing healthier options. Whatever your goals are for this year, you could only make it happen if you START. The goal may be Big, Long and Hard (I know what you're thinking! I meant, Big in magnitude, Long in terms of timeline to achieve it and Hard to attain) but you have to take the first step. The first step to anything is to START.
Have a Bolder, Better, Brand New Year Loves! May we all achieve our heart's desires, goals or resolutions this year!