Friday, January 2, 2015

Welcome 2015


Another year slips seductively into oblivion. There is no stopping the passage of time; it is like trying to grasps water with your hands, it simply slips through your fingers.  Each day folds seamlessly into another day, and before you realize it, you find yourself cheering in a New Year! 

The remnants of my year are fragments of memories, impressions, and some unfulfilled hopes and dreams. I am an advocate of blogging because it makes reflecting over the year easier. Reading my past blog posts stirs in me various emotions. Some leave me with faded smiles, and faded echoes of laughter, while others bring to the surface sorrow.  On the whole, it was a decent year and I know that I am truly blessed.

This year, like last year, I’ve resolved not to commit to any New Year’s resolutions. 

Having said that, I am not lacking in ambition or a desire to make positive changes in my life. I have set a few goals that will come to pass by the end of the year, of this I am certain.  However, my objectives for this year will remain on a need to know basis. I do know that it is going to be an incredible year, which will be revealed in my blog as they occur. 

An interesting approach to a New Year's resolution by a blogger I follow , who describe in three words what defines her new year. I like that approach and will steal it here. I'm warning you it is more difficult than it seems.   My three words are breakthrough, celebrations, and impermanence

BREAKTHROUGH – I am currently working on several challenging projects, which have huge ramifications and will make a positive difference to many people. The key to its success will be information, involving others, timing, and follow through.

CELEBRATIONS – Everyday is a celebration and a gift.  Unwrapping it carefully and savoring all the moments with gratitude and mindfulness is the only way to live. 

IMPERMANENCE – Nothing remains the same. Knowing this makes the two proceeding words more fluid.  Therefore, being flexible and adjusting to the changing environment is a constant.    Breath in and breath out, I am ready for 2015.

Back to resolutions, after all people still do this, even if they don't admit it. Some people think that setting a New Year resolution is ridiculous.  But if we are honest, I believe that we all genuinely want to reach the goals we set on New Year’s Eve.  Whatever it is, perhaps it is to do more traveling, lose weight, increase business contracts, and or to create a healthier and a better you. Maybe even more thoughtful goals that involve making a difference in the world. These goals are attainable but they have a better chance of success if we follow a specific PLAN of ACTION.
  • The operative word here is ACTION. 
  • You must have a plan.
  • Your plan must have a structure, a roadmap, if you will. 
  • The roadmap must include a timeline.  
  • Finally, keep your eyes on the goal.  No matter what obstacles materialize; tackle them one at a time. Each action will take you closer to your goals.  It is important to visit this roadmap frequently over the next twelve months.  

Be steadfast in your commitment, take a stand, and don’t give up on yourself.


What will your world look like on December 31, 2015?  



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