I have often come across people who make a billion resolutions for the New year , but don’t manage to fulfill even one… I may have , perhaps , been another addition to this list of ‘resolution breakers’ , except that I have never really made any resolutions !
I am a carefree person , who likes to take life as it comes , and making a list of ‘to do’ things is ‘so not me’ ! I feel a ‘list’ , no matter , how simple or ordinary it may be (ranging from a grocery checklist to a new year resolutions one ! ) , tends to restrict our thinking , and our ability to act spontaneously .
When we have a list in front of us , there is a tendency to try and accomplish the things mentioned there in , with the effect that one tends to ignore the other , more significant things in our lives….
Being without a list ,does not make you ‘goal-less’ or aim less , it just means your life is more flexible and you have the ability to modify your priorities , while fulfilling your responsibilities…
Even if we do not make any new year resolution , it is important that we take out time to sit back and ponder over the things in store for us the coming year ,and the lessons from the past year …Sometimes , our lives may demand a major attitude change or a change of perspectives….
The past year has taught me many lessons , the most important being not to take anything or any person for granted . But I am human , and no matter how hard I try sometimes , I tend to repeat my mistakes !
Here I would like to share a few lessons the past few years have taught me :
I have learnt over the last few years that the most important thing in life is to stay happy , yourself . Only a person who is satisfied with his own life can go around trying to improve other people’s lives..
No matter what others say , or expect you to do , always do what your gut instinct says…It is never wrong !
Happiness is a matter of choice so you can choose to be happy where ever you are …. If things do not work the way you want them to , try to create new ways to keep yourself happy and fulfilled…Finding a new hobby or pursuing your creative skills is just the beginning !
Stop blaming yourself or others , if things go wrong . Make your own life choices and be prepared for the worst !
Stop expecting too much out of every person , thing or place .. When you demand less , you often tend to get more !
There are enough things to make life worth living around each one of us…One just has to have the eyes to spot them .
Concentrate on the good things in life and let go off all negativity . Fill your lives with people who motivate ,inspire and encourage you and keep away from people who crib and complain all the time .