Like every year takes it toil and comes to an end, like every season has a timeline, and as every beautiful, and ugly thing has a clock on it, 2017 has come to an end. Like every year, it has taught us all lessons in form of pain, trials, temptations, victories, failures, and success.
I believe like every year, the same lessons are taught, they only present themselves in different situations, and circumstances than the recurring years. In 2017, we have all experienced pain in one form or the other either through the loss of a loved one or the end of a friendship. Pain can not be compared as it differs for everyone but it is still pain. We have all experienced victories either by winning business contract, launching new business ventures or by just quietly overcoming an addiction. No matter how minute or gigantic your victory has been in 2017, it is still victory.
We have all experienced opportunities this year either by someone giving you the chance to cut into a terrible traffic or by someone giving you the resources you need to start the next phase of your career, family etc. The size of the opportunity does not matter at the moment, what matters is you were given an opportunity. Some people got into fruitful relationships this year while some mended relationships that has been on the rock for ages. Even though, l can’t compare both, I believe this is still progress.
The point here is, each year comes hiding behind a cloud, holding the exact principles the past year held, and presenting us with the opportunities the previous year held, only this time it comes with a question: What are you going to do differently with these new gift of time, and life entrusted into your hands? How will you take on these lessons, and use them to change the trajectory of your life? Will you still make the same new year resolutions hoping that the new year will wash away the old you completely? and your life will become new? (common, you’ve been doing that for ages).
Audit yourself truthfully, and if you take proper notice, you will see, that the new year is just a reincarnation of the old giving you chances to use the lessons it’s old comrades has previously taught you to be better. Self-evaluate yourself, face the truth about yourself no matter how scary it seems, ask questions, am l willing to repeat my mistakes again? Trust me, if you are not careful, you will indeed make the same mistakes.
It is a new year, presenting you with the gift of life, and time to do better. Be intentional about this year in everything you do. Be alert, be present, just like the seasons, and as time has always been, you will have new opportunities, new growth, new lessons, and they will be presenting themselves on a different stage, and platform. At the end of the day, it is what you do with them, and the results you generate from them that tells your story about the year being good or bad.
Do not wait for the universe to happen to you this year, happen to the Universe.
May you amaze 2018!!