2015 Building Bricks
It’s finally here, 2015 is finally here. Remember when it looked like a mirage? When you would set goals that seemed unachievable and go like “Ah, I’ll get married in 2015”. Ha ha, I said that A-LOT. Thinking that 2015 is the future. Now the future is here with us and I’ll be getting married. The things we say, they come to be!
It seems as you progress through the years it occurs to you that setting new resolutions in the dawn of the New Year has made you become thee “symbolic” creature of habit. In most cases, those resolution are not ones that we’ll necessarily live up to, but because it’s what we’ve been accustomed to, we just go ahead and say them. You almost feel incomplete if you haven’t said something along the lines of “from next year, I’ll start…” or “from next year, I’ll stop…”
It’s a bit on the cliché side now, a little so last year. But what worked for me 2014, is that I had set some simple and realistic goals that I’d want to achieve by close of it. It helped because it gave me direction on what to work towards, even when I felt like I’m stagnating. It may not have all worked out as written in the journal but at least I can say that there were many stepping-stones. I surprisingly found out I’ve ticked off about 90% of the things on the to-do-list and added some that I wasn’t anticipating this soon – blessings. Motivation much!
Similar to when you start building a house. You just don’t start from the roof, you know. You have to start from the foundation and continue layering it brick over brick. It’s a progression and not instatenous. Sometimes, the progress might not seem forthcoming – with the different challenges, shortfalls and curve-balls that come along the way. But you persevere and press on with whatever is thrown your way, because that’s the way of life. Soon enough, it will start to take shape and at least look like what you had designed, even more, envisioned. And that’s how you know that your project has come to life.
So don’t shy away from making those plans, no, not empty promises *cough* resolutions. Let the years that come and go be the bricks you’re layering on. So that one day you look back at the house you’ve been building over the years and you pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Your bricks could be yourself, your relationships, your career, your business(es). As long as at the end of the day, it makes you look at back, smile and feel a sense of fulfillment.
Oh boy! Here are a few New Year posts I did in years past. That’s if you’re curious enough: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 . I read and I’m witnessing a growth overload with memories so fresh. Building bricks I tell you, you’ve got to start somewhere.
As we *literally* jump into the new year, we (it’s not longer I, practicing) would like to wishing you and yours a Happy and Prosperous New Year – 2015 and Thank You for being a part of our life, because you’ve have contributed to who and where we are today – whether in a big or small way – you were part of our blessing and it was all counted. May God bless you abundantly and may he guide you as you make your plans and work towards achieving them, because only he knows best. And the end of day, all glory and honor goes back to him.
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*