Another year is here and it surely promises to be an exciting one. It is an iconic year, a year that marks the beginning of another century. For some this means anticipation, for others great expectations and others even anxiety or fear. What will you make of this year? Will 2020 be your best year yet?
...even the small ones. Last week, there it was an email reminder from my website provider. It was time to renew my yearly subscription. Almost surreal, it had indeed been a year since I embarked on this blogging journey. Time had gone by so quickly, and for a moment I looked at the email and wondered if it was time just to let go and move on to other things.
We all have areas we want to grow in. Either it is something we want to start doing or something we want to stop doing. As difficult as it may seem to find the motivation to start something, getting rid of a habit or a particular mindset can even be more difficult. The thing about progress is that it is usually slow and steady - at times so slow that it seems like we're not progressing at all.
Making decisions can be frightening. "Should I choose door 1, 2 or 3, should I go left or right, should I say yes or no?". And the scariest part about decisions is not even making one but dealing with the consequences. That is the aspect most people fear. What if after making a decision, you discover that it was not what you really wanted, in fact, what you want is with the opportunity you turned down - at least from the outside it appears so.
Instant success! You have an idea, roughly map out how you want that idea to come to life, make a few phone calls and "boom" you find yourself on the cover of Forbes magazine as one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs of our time. A walk in the park. A piece of cake. Easier than learning how to play a new instrument. Others have done it so why can't you, right? Unfortunately, it is not that easy.
Recently I told a work colleague of mine that I had my own blog where I post content on a regular basis. Intrigued, she asked what I blogged about and I answered: "everything that has to do with positivity". Then she looked at me for a second and started laughing hysterically.
The last fireworks have puffed up in smoke. Street sweepers are gathering the leftovers of empty champagne bottles, broken glass, and firecrackers. Like fleeting shadows, those who partied a bit too much are slowly making their way home with long and tired faces. Another new year's celebration has come and gone. We made it once again: it's a new year! Another year for change and new opportunities. What will this year be for you?