I have been distant for the past few months and I have missed sharing my posts and ideas with you all. Life has been challenging, busy and very different for me recently. I have not been myself and have had a lot of growing to do. I knew this year would be a big year for change but WOW !!! … I never expected the change to be this rapid.
Reposting, as I got to remind myself of the awesome things 2015 taught me and what I believe we can get by reflecting on the positives of this year 2016
As always, Year-end is a great time to reflect on what you’ve achieved and what you’ve learned, mistakes you’ve made and goals you met and all.
Personally, this year, I became more of who I am meant to be. Not because I reached more goals, or achieved a new level of “success”. Those things happened, but they were by-products of me.
Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure
such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on
what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own
imagination. What you believe to be possible will
always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it
possible. It really is as simple as that.
Anthon St. Maarten
Have you reached a point you feel like there’s no need to go further? Have you walked for miles when you turn back it seems like you’ve never even moved?
It’s been a great year so far regardless of the fact that I had my down-to-earth moments.
I am convinced that I wasn’t who and what I used to be because I’ve come to see few changes and improvements and i guess so have you. We learn from our every challenges. When you look back at how God’s been grateful and graceful in the past, it gives you faith for the future.
If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don’t have enough goals –Lou Holtz
It feels good to know we’ve entered a New Year filled with much glaring and amazing things to do and challenges to face and yes it also come with victories! I’ve come to realize that creating and monitoring goals for yourself, is one of the most effective, entertaining and interesting ways of improving who you are.
Nothing is better than the perspective for helping a person want to do the right thing.
When you have something going to live for, not only does it make you desire a long life, but it also helps you see the importance of the steps along the way. Seeing the big picture enables us to put up with the limitations.
I came across this on Amy Bennett’s post a couple of months ago and was inspired. I loved what she did but I knew I wanted to try. So I decided to start my random acts of kindness since June leading up to my birthday. Got few ideas from Brad’s Post.
Here are my 20 acts of random (or maybe not so random) kindness:
1.Phoned My Parents and told them i love them.
2.Payed fares for the next person.
3.Complimented a stranger who looks down. At least, when he looked up I saw a smile.
4.Offered to help some people in an area where i have a lot of skill.
5.Put my copy writing skill to work by helping someone on a research project with 34 hour deadline.
6.Asked to see a manager and gave them personal POSITIVE feedback on their services.
7.Let someone in front of me on a busy highway. Did it and most of them thought I was just a quiet and shy person. Ouch!
8.I went to the bank to make deposit and their customer care lady was particularly helpful and accommodating. When checking out she gave me a survey to take. I was in a rush, but I took it in hopes that it would help her in some way since she helped me.
9.I made a conscious effort to make eye contact and smile with others at a supermarket. I know it always makes a day to get a smile from a stranger!
10.Sent a note of encouragement to a fellow blogger.
11.Picked up litter in the parking space and around school.
12.Kept my side of an agreement on one hand, for an honest review on two books:Firstly, 10 Minute Digital Declutter co-authored by S.J. Scott of HabitBooks and Barrie Davenport of Live Bold and Bloom. Secondly, 7 Things Resilient People Do Differently by Akash Karia while on the other hand, I got a copy as a gift.
13.Helped a friend to start up a little business. After that, i learned being an entrepreneur and calling yourself one are two different things.
14.As a way of showing someone that his idea was worth the risk he took, I opt-in and seeked adverts for him. I brushed my marketing skills beautifully.
15.Didn’t wait to say “hello” and ask how some people were doing. What i realized from this is that sometimes we shy away from people when we know they’re having a rough time. We assume we should wait for them to approach us, so we’re not intruding. Instead, i have now learned to ask people how they’re doing. If they don’t want to talk, they’ll say they’re “fine.”Many people will be relieved to have someone to talk to. If you don’t ask, they might never mention anything to you. They might not want to burden you with their problems
16.Smiled at everyone I passed by. It didn’t just make them happy but I also got more happier.
17.Helped someone realize the importance of reading books. Now she reads two books per month.
18.Helped someone who looked lost and needed help with directions; without waiting to be asked.
19.Taking myself out on a treat. At least I need to do a little kindness for myself too.
20.Used every opportunities I had to give compliments. It costs nothing, took no time, and i know it could make someone’s entire day. One thing I learned from doing this is to not just think it in the mind but to simply Say it.
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goals steadily and aims to it unswervingly
—Cecil B. De Mille
Life is more than just following the normal eat, sleep, conquer repeat routine, there is more to it than that. As a matter of fact, we all have a role to play in structuring the kind of life we envision to live. Setting goals isn’t just like a to-do list that we accomplish today or tomorrow, but a starting point toward structuring the life we dream to have. I have been setting my goals though but I only write them down in my personal diary. So from what I’ve come to realize, making it [our goals] open, will push us to try and accomplish them. According to the research I made, It was mind-boggling to know that only 3% of the world’s populations actually write down their goals. Took some inspiration from Jack Canfield’s 101 goal list and I had to ask myself few “what” questions like
What do I want to do?
What do I need to do?
What do I want to see?
Where do I want to see?
Where do I want to be?
What legacy do I want to leave?
What do I want to share?
What do I want to have?
After asking those questions, I figured my answers came as a laid-down goal to achieve.
You may ask why I’m publicising it.
It’s simple here’s why:
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the distractions that life presents to them.
Let’s take the most cliche and universal New Year’s Resolution of the bunch: “I want to lose
20 lbs and look stunning for summer.” I think almost everyone has had this resolution at some point. In most cases, you recover from
your New Year’s Eve binge on January 1st, sign up for the gym on January 2nd, force yourself to go 5-6 times over the ensuing months mostly out
of guilt because you spent so much damn money and you feel like you should use it.
This year has been one of the most productive years in my life. To have met like minds, made new friends and probably foes I guess… to have achieved most of my goals, gained new skills, found new ideas, made few mistakes and also right one’s, got more experience, more opportunities and to have been a part of a wonderful, inspiring, brilliant and beautiful communities both online and local, I say thank you!!