I know I’m 28 days late but its still January so I thought I would do a quick post about my year ahead. One thing that I learned from last year is that when we Plan, God laughs. I do believe that it’s good to have an idea of where you want to go and what you want to achieve, but I’ve realized that ultimately we have to trust what the universe has in store for us. That being said, I’ve tried to set ‘New Years Resolutions’ in the past and by February I’ve already forgotten about them, so this year I have decided to dedicate three words to 2017 that I will use to guide me and motivate me and remind me to keep going throughout the year. The three words I’ve decided to dedicate to 2017 are;
I have a habit of starting things and not finishing them. Consistency is one of the major keys to success, there is no point in starting something if you don’t have the intention to be consistent. From writing this blog, to my podcast, to my clothing line, to my 9-5, to my health, Every time I feel like giving up I will remember this word and I will keep going. As humans sometimes if we don’t see results straight away we feel as though we have failed, but failing is giving up. Pushing through is what allows us to succeed and sometimes we wont see results until we are pushed to our maximum limit. So yeah, consistency!
Definition:”confident in one’s own abilities or character.”
I have in the past really cared about what others have thought of me. Gone are those days. It hit me at a point last year when someone reached out to me just to tell me what others thought about how I was acting. I decided that I really don’t and will never again give a fxck about what people think or say about me. ESPECIALLY those that are no longer in my life or those that I don’t care about. The fact that people are even concerned about how someone else is living their life is laughable in itself. We are humans, we are here on this earth for one life only and guess what, we are going to make mistakes. We are going to get things wrong, we are going to do things that we may look back at and cringe at or laugh at or cry about. That’s life! Better an ‘oops’ than a ‘what if’. As long as we are not hurting anybody or ourselves, I believe that we really shouldn’t give a fxck what others think. Deep down in our heart of hearts, we know right from wrong. You can miss out on so much life if you are so concerned about what people think about you. When you’re 90 and on you’re death bed those people ain’t gonna be sitting by your bedside. All you will have is your memories. So be confident in you’re abilities and you’re character, and fxck what others have to say! Stay self-assured.
I touched on this on one of my posts from last year so I wont go too in. This word for me will just be a reminder that as quick as things come they can go. Nothing in life is promised so enjoy it whilst it lasts and when it goes, let it go. Buddhists believe that attachment is the root to all suffering and I have to agree. Whether its a person, a relationship or material possessions, as soon as we are attached to something, our happiness is dependent upon that thing, so when that thing goes, so does our happiness. If we find that happiness within ourselves it can never be taken away from us. Love and live freely. Note to self: DON’T GET ATTACHED!!!
So there are my three words that I can revert back to whenever I feel the need. They have already helped me in the last 28 days. What are your three words? If you decided to set some Id love to hear about them. Also please go to the contact page and send me a message if there is anything you want me to write about.
Happy new year guys.