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The blank canvas called 2014

06 January 2014, 07:58

You might agree that 2013 was a real roller coaster ride for most of us. We were hit with both negative and positive experiences. Some of us came out triumphant and some was not so lucky.

As we tiptoe into 2014 the traditional “new year’s resolutions” started and a lot of people started designing new goals and dreams to attain this year.

According to Wikipedia this is an attempt at defining “new year’s resolutions”:

“A New Year's resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year's Day.  

I do respect the multitudes of people upholding this tradition. However I do think that we need to make sure that we are motivated in doing the right thing and living according to a value set in order to make our resolutions stick.

So what are some of the things that will help us accomplish our resolutions for this year? I propose three things that will not only help you to make your goals reachable but also have a positive effect on your life.

1. Be compassionate. I strongly believe that compassion for other humans or life in general can without a doubt draw positive people, experiences and factors into your life. As life gets tougher and negativity seems to reign we can use compassion as a weapon; a weapon that can change not only your life but every person’s life that you cross. So make that vow or resolution to treat every person with as much compassion as you can muster up.

2. Become an active and engaged participant. A lot of people are passengers of life. They drift and sway as the wind blows. These ways of living make sure that you always have something or someone else to blame and that you never take responsibility for your own life. In order for you’re to live your life fully you will have to be an active and engaged individual. The more you engage the more life will engage with you and you will have the resources in order to get to your summit.  

3. Thoughts create reality. You have heard the saying “what you sow you will reap”. Imagine for a moment that your mind is a beautiful green garden. The soil is fruitful and ready for your seeds to grow. Now imagine that every day you take a bin full of rubbish and empty it in your garden. Do you think that you would be able to reap nice juicy fruits? Of course not! Now why do you want to do that with the garden of your mind? Thoughts are little seeds that will eventually grow and become fruits of reality. If you sow negative, toxic thoughts you will reap negative, toxic experiences. Thoughts create reality and for you to reach your goals you will have to make sure that you sow seeds of creativity, love, happiness, joy and positivity.

Looking through the glasses of opportunity we can see that 2014 is a blank canvas. I canvas that each one of us will fill. Time runs out quickly. So as we become aware of our choices our values and our goals it is important to be aware that we might not have much time left. Before you know it we will reach December 2014 and your opportunity to be the best that you can be will have vanished.

I would like to leave you with this question:

What if 2014 is the last year of your life?

How would you spend the next 12 months?

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