Hello good people and happy new year 2018!!! It has been long since I wrote a piece. The last time I did was in 2017. I will not let 2018 grow old without saying something about 2017. It has not been a very smooth year but I’m thankful for the hurdles I had to jump. It’s the kind of year that ends and you’re like “thank you Lord” I shed tears and at some point laughed, was sad and happy, I had ups and downs, lonely and with company. I have learnt lots of lessons both positive and negative.
First of all, I have lost people in life. Some who were close to my heart. A friend who was in my inner circle. You know the kind of friends who are at times closer than family. It was not easy neither was it sweet but at times we need to know who and when to let go. Through the experience I have learnt that it’s you and your happiness that matters. Never feel guilty of doing what is right for you because it doesn’t please someone. Don’t let anyone dictate how you live your life. If they can’t accept you the way you are and appreciate your uniqueness, let them go. Remember it’s always about you so never change because they think you should.
Two, laziness and procrastination becomes the greatest enemy to our dreams. We simply don’t want to leave our comfort zones. Success is never in our hands but in our reach. This means we have to stretch. The stretching is not always comfortable, it gets painful at times and almost unbearable but success has a cost. I have learnt not to give up when the going gets tough but rather remember why I started doing it. No one knows what tomorrow might hold so do what you can today and don’t postpone because you might lose an opportunity that you’ll never get.
Third, it’s not always that things will go the way you wanted. You will mess at times but learn to forgive and give yourself a second chance. We are humans and man is to error. We will always make mistakes but these are not stop signs but guidelines. So simply because you made a mistake, it doesn’t mean you have to give up. Try again and again until you make it. Learn from mistakes and move on.
These are just but a few,
but I can’t fail to give thanks to God for the good health, protection, provision and so on. Here is 2018 and most of us have got resolutions and goals to be achieved in this year. When the going will get tough, remember why you started and don’t give up. What you can achieve now, go get it but don’t postpone. Always learn to do what you can. I wish all of us a happy and prosperous 2018.