While the crowd are too busy on what to shop for their Christmas presents, attending parties, get together and other activities that most people are regularly doing during this season, here I am urging you to also take time to reflect on what 2017 has done for you and what are those things you need to take off before the year ends and those that you need to pack to be ready to welcome, another brand new year to celebrate and anticipate with. It’s always a better idea to prepare early and meditate on.
So, here’s my view on what we must to let go and what we must not to let go. Remember that, letting go isn’t just entailing of other people, or a broken relationships, a failure marriages, and all those life’s failures but also to let go of those not so good character that we have, a not so good things we did to ourselves and to others.
I hope that these views that my mind thinks of are of relational to you and to your situation that you were in for the whole year and the rest of your journey… So, enjoy 🙂
Don’t bring the emotional luggage, bring the lessons
Dwelling on the emotions that momentarily transform us into bitter is not helping at all. Yes, I admit that I, personally when I am stressed at a certain period, at a certain person or situation, I resent it for a week, for a month and then I realized and start to ask myself.
Why am I not letting go of the hurt and just take the lessons out of it. The pains were just expressions to our reactions that can be controlled of, but the lessons that will bring us into something that we can live by for a lifetime is more prized than anything else. Lessons that can be our source of testimony, our source of stories to tell, share and inspire others.
So, don’t dwell on the thoughts of difficulties and on the thoughts that aren’t helping in making your future.
Don’t hold grudges
Never allow yourself to hold bitterness in your heart as it will never help you go further into your life’s journey. You can never move life and you can never be successful unless, you will forgive yourself and others. Welcome the new day, the New Year with joyful heart and positive anticipations.
Value what the mistakes brings into your life than valuing the mistakes itself
According to the dictionary, mistake is an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge. Since mistake is an error, so, there is no reason to take much importance of it. Focus on the products, not the process.
As Roy Bennett said, “How much you can learn when you fail determines how far you will go into achieving your goals” and Rick Warren said, “We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it”.
Pack yourself with a new version of “YOU”
If the strategies you had set and done this year weren’t effective, take it off and pack a new strategy, a new plan to anticipate with. Wrap it with new beginnings and with a new hopes and aspirations.
Create an attainable self-objectives
A self-objective can be social, physical, financial and others. Your objectives must based on your failures and disappointments of this year that you wanted to correct and choose to live a meaningful, colorful, functional life that you could ever have.
Write this down, or you could DIY your journal or a self-objective planner that you will have for the entire year and at the end of the year, your achievements, experiences and failures can be reviewed in this journal and that will evaluate yourself how effective your life’s strategy was.
Remember to smile, to laugh, and be generous in sharing your hugs with others in this New Year. Let go of the past, look to the future, create and find solutions to generate increased joy and happiness along the way.