2014 – Write Your Story
2014 is almost here. Old goals receive a make-over, new goals are inked and there is a desire to do the items on your list. Good for you!
I have learned over the years that being realistic is a big deal. Having an idea is one thing, executing and following through to completion is certainly another. It takes guts to wade through the murky waters of self-doubt, fear, and the negative vibes of others. For example, your goal is to learn a new skill. You may have been out of the formal education environment for some time. You are fearful because you are saddled with comparing yourself with persons who are younger and your decision may be met with criticisms from persons about the why’s and what-ifs of your journey. Whilst feedback is important, I can tell you that this journey is yours alone and tying yourself to self-doubt and the distracting comments of others are sure ways to kill your dreams.
- Look at the reasons for wanting to improve your skills. Does it make sense to you? Is it necessary at this time? How will learning something new, improve your life?
- Is there a cost attached to self-improvement? How will it be financed? What is the time frame for completion?
- What support systems are there? Is/are the support structure(s) reliable?
- On completion, what is the next step for you? Is it practical?
For each project, you may want to make a checks and balance criterion. It will certainly help to keep you on track.
2014 is another year and like the year before, you have a clean slate of sorts. Walk where your passion leads you and savour the experiences. Your resilience and commitment are key!
Have an *irie 2014.
Copyright Suzette Henry-Campbell 2013
– to be at total peace with your current state of being. The way you feel when you have no worries. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=irie