Tuesday, January 5, 2016
7 Steps To Having A Valuable Year
Quote of the day:
Forgiveness is the final form of love. -Reinhold Niebuhr
So another year is here. I like to think of it in terms of having a new sheet of paper, but with the same pen. Of course there are immense benefits to starting anything afresh -be it a year, a day, a relationship and so on. Great expectations often follows, like a new day with fresh clouds.
So here is to every deserving pursuit of your goals. I maintain a weekly list of goals, often greater than five. It helps to put things in perspective. Its something you can try too. You might just end up getting things done faster and with less stress. I have managed to produce seven steps to having a profitable year.
1. Forgive Others And Even Yourself
There is always room for different emotions like love and forgiveness. They both require an openness and essence that transcends. You don't change the past when you forgive, but you change the present and future. To start thinking anew, you must embrace life, and let go of the past.
2. Early To Bed, Early To Rise
This isn't easy, but is achievable over time. It not only helps you health-wise, but also does wonders for your mind. I can attest to that fact. There is a certain freshness and clarity of the mind when you get up earlier than usual in the morning, due to a great night's rest. This truth, will help kick start your day, and keep you alert all day. And in between all these, eating healthy and working out helps too.
3. Don't Be Afraid
Well it is easier said than done, bur fear may turn out to be one of the biggest things holding you back. Fear of failure, of what other people would say, of how to move on, of loving again, of moving on, and a thousand other fear factors. It can be quite distressing. It cripples your thoughts, emotions, and well being. Maybe its about time that you faced your fears.
4. Travel And See The World
Get out of your postcode, area and current location. Plan a mini trip to another county, state, or country. Do your research before you go. Transport and feeding costs for one. And what is the place famous for? If it is another country, what language skills will you require? Gather all relevant information, and then make plans. It may not even be for this year -maybe the next, but do go out and see the world. Just go. In other words, try out something new.
5. Make The Right Decisions For Yourself
At times in life we have to make important decisions. In the end, some of those decisions may hurt the people around us, but truthfully positive growth and change is the only way forward. Decide for yourself what's best for you, what you know will make you happy, and be confident enough to go for it.
6. Keep Track of Important Things, Dates
It is easy to get lost and be overwhelmed with everyday life. And truthfully, keeping an eye out on important things like finances, personal well being, and important dates can be tasking. Make a spirited effort this year and watch it pay off in the end. For instance, you can set Facebook email notifications, or schedule birthdays onto your phone calendar -never forgetting the birthday of someone important again. There all sorts of apps around to help you stay on track. And if that's not for you, then good old pen and paper should do the trick.
7. Be Alert To Everything
Be alert to everything the world has to offer. Observe the dawn of a new day and marvel at the sun. Acknowledge the sun as it sets, and ponder on your achievements for that day. Be alert to new possibilities and emotions. Be alert to your body and the messages it passes to you. Be calm, humble, confident, and show self-control, but be alert. Be alert to repetition, and also originality. Be alert to the universe, to your thoughts and actions.
Peace as always*
Current Listen: Jimi Hendrix -Somewhere