The Next set of things to start doing for yourself this year.
Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance. – In
life, it’s rarely about getting a chance; it’s about taking a chance.
You’ll never be 100% sure it will work, but you can always be 100% sure
doing nothing won’t work. Most of the time you just have to go for it!
And no matter how it turns out, it always ends up just the way it
should be. Either you succeed or you learn something. Win-Win.
Start believing that you’re ready for the next step.
– You are ready! Think about it. You have everything you need right
now to take the next small, realistic step forward. So embrace the
opportunities that come your way, and accept the challenges – they’re
gifts that will help you to grow.
Start entering new relationships for the right reasons.
– Enter new relationships with dependable, honest people who reflect
the person you are and the person you want to be. Choose friends you
are proud to know, people you admire, who show you love and respect –
people who reciprocate your kindness and commitment. And pay attention
to what people do, because a person’s actions are much more important
than their words or how others represent them.
Start giving new people you meet a chance. – It
sounds harsh, but you cannot keep every friend you’ve ever made. People
and priorities change. As some relationships fade others will grow.
Appreciate the possibility of new relationships as you naturally let go
of old ones that no longer work. Trust your judgment. Embrace new
relationships, knowing that you are entering into unfamiliar territory.
Be ready to learn, be ready for a challenge, and be ready to meet
someone that might just change your life forever.
Start competing against an earlier version of yourself.
– Be inspired by others, appreciate others, learn from others, but know
that competing against them is a waste of time. You are in competition
with one person and one person only – yourself. You are competing to
be the best you can be. Aim to break your own personal records.
Start cheering for other people’s victories. –
Start noticing what you like about others and tell them. Having an
appreciation for how amazing the people around you are leads to good
places – productive, fulfilling, peaceful places. So be happy for those
who are making progress. Cheer for their victories. Be thankful for
their blessings, openly. What goes around comes around, and sooner or
later the people you’re cheering for will start cheering for you.
Start looking for the silver lining in tough situations.
– When things are hard, and you feel down, take a few deep breaths and
look for the silver lining – the small glimmers of hope. Remind
yourself that you can and will grow stronger from these hard times. And
remain conscious of your blessings and victories – all the things in
your life that are right. Focus on what you have, not on what you
Start forgiving yourself and others. – We’ve all
been hurt by our own decisions and by others. And while the pain of
these experiences is normal, sometimes it lingers for too long. We
relive the pain over and over and have a hard time letting go.
Forgiveness is the remedy. It doesn’t mean you’re erasing the past, or
forgetting what happened. It means you’re letting go of the resentment
and pain, and instead choosing to learn from the incident and move on
with your life.
Start helping those around you. – Care about
people. Guide them if you know a better way. The more you help others,
the more they will want to help you. Love and kindness begets love and
kindness. And so on and so forth.
Start listening to your own inner voice. – If it
helps, discuss your ideas with those closest to you, but give yourself
enough room to follow your own intuition. Be true to yourself. Say
what you need to say. Do what you know in your heart is right.
It is never to let to start doing things for yourself.