December is upon us.
This is probably the time when most of us will start listing new resolutions for the upcoming year. Oh well, I decided to start an early-on resolution, something I’ve been postponing for almost 3 years.
I created a blog. I did it on December and I couldn’t wait until January to make it an official 2016 resolution. And man it feels good: Not waiting for the best timing to do things you want to do.
The thing about life is that one day you’ll be dead.
But how could you expect a generation that has the deadline notion encrypted in its DNA to decide on making a change and seeing it as a viable option?
It’s astonishing how one single year could be life-changing.
I’ve learned what is it like to grow up and be the woman I want to be in life. There was a turning point in my learning curve where I knew exactly what I had to do. I decided to step outside of my comfort zone.
I’ve met inspirational people from different horizons that have reshaped my perception of reality. I had that “Matrix Moment” when I realized that there is an infinite number of things to discover, people to learn from and look up to.
This year represents probably the final year of my “student” status. It’s that time in your life when you have mixed feelings: you do want to jump into the working world but you already feel nostalgic to school benches. (You also want to keep your student perks, let’s be real.)
I’m full aware that life is going to slap me in the face soon enough. But it’s exactly how you build thicker skin, isn’t it?
This year was a lesson on how to be resistant to outer and inner negativity. The lesson is that everything is possible, as long as you put your heart and mind into it. The best thing you could do is cut the negative people and energy out of your life. Simple math, long term benefits.
This year was a lesson on self-acceptance. As human beings, jealousy comes quite often naturally to us. Fighting it, is becoming truly superior to your previous self.
This year taught me how to handle stress like a Spartan. Well, not quite yet, but I’m getting there.
This year made me realize that I do not want to live to be a happy retiree. I intend to enjoy every second of this journey and may I be a happy retiree, I will recall all the memories that crafted me as an individual without regrets.
Man, this article is a mess. My thoughts have always been a mess. Perhaps this is something 2016 could help me work on.
But is it really time, a year, a month, a day that gives you lessons or are you the real change-maker?
You are responsible of making the change in your life. It’s hallucinating how small changes in mindset help you change your entire life. Every gram of our success could be determined by the few millimeters shifts in our mindset: the perception of the challenges life throws at you as opportunities and deciding to treat life differently.
The secret is to always keep asking the questions:
How is this an opportunity?
How is this a gift?
How can I be a better person today?