Let The Risks Begin.

It has been a year since I posted on this blog. The past year has been better than the previous year and although I may not be exactly where I want to be, the skills and lessons I have learnt will definitely bring me closer to turning my dreams into reality in 2014. 

Here are 3 things that I learnt through this year:

-Play with the cards you are dealt with and do it with a smile.

-The job or situation you hate will develop skills within you that will only help you. So keep going.

-Do not get comfortable with anything. Always seek to improve on your situation.

As I reflect on those 3 things, one thing that I have noticed with myself and the close and ambitious friends I have around me, is that we are on the edge at the moment. We can either go right or left. Right is the path where the rest of our generation is walking; it is comfortable, it has strict rules, it will keep you financially safe for life. Left is the path where few walk; it is dark, the only thing you can see are your next 2 steps, there is no comfort, there is only survival and the only light you have is the light you share with  the world.

The left path will be the underlying theme of this year. It is the path to walk on if you fear mediocrity. It is time to enjoy comfort in discomfort.

Have a risky new year!

Points I’m Taking Into 2013

I have tried to make resolutions before and have naturally failed to keep up with them after the New Year’s hype has died down. I was even cheeky enough to have the following resolution for a recent year:

“Do not make a resolution.”

That resolution ended before it began and I realised I was not good at keeping resolutions.

And that got me thinking.

How does a change in year change a person’s attitude? Why do people suddenly feel like they can create rules for themselves and believe that a new year will mean that they will stick to resolutions?

The fact is, people do not change between 31st December to 1st January, they change over a period of time. This is the reason why I have decided against making an abrupt resolution for this year; instead, have decided to reflect on the past year and ensure I keep moving forward with the positives that have come out of 2012.

Out With The Old; In With The New.

Out With The Old; In With The New.

What I have learnt from 2012:

-Confidence in yourself is important in this dog-eat-dog World.

-You cannot love another if you do not love yourself.

-Take a chance. Give people, places and things a chance. You’ll be surprised where it leads you.

-Indolence is not fun when it is a regular occurrence.

-Keep moving forward.

-Only you can make things happen.

-You can literally do anything you want to; all you need is a strong vision and firm actions.

-Learn new skills.

-Commit yourself to your tasks.

-Take each day as it comes. Clichéd but true.