No more procrastination of what should have or would have. These thoughts drive one to depression reminiscing about past achievements and lost time.
It seems like a tradition for people around the world to make resolutions at the start of the year, having these goals to meet by the end of the year. How often are we steered away from these resolutions and for most, not remembering our resolutions at all come Christmas time?
So this year, I asked 2 other girl friends if they made any resolution and we all said NO. Looking back the past year and counting my blessings: Having a chance at living in Shanghai, making new friends, starting out Jelly Bean Attic with two friends while still being very involved in the two little one lives, collaborating on a project with my brother and making the painful decision of selling our house to lighten our financial burden. All these would not have been part of my 2015 resolution but they were key to 2015.
So yes, for 2016, I am not going to make any resolution and let life surprise me. The one thing I know for sure is that if I were to embark on a project or initiative, it’s to put my best foot forward and let God do the rest. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.””
One inspirational quote that gets me moving is from Leonardo Da Vinci. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
I hope 2016 will be a meaningful year for you, as I know it will be for me. I can’t wait to see what’s ahead of me.