The more I grow up, the wider my perspective seems to get. Like a camera lens that re-focuses from a narrowly defined macro shot out to a wider-angled view of life. In my naïveté, I used to take a my-way-is-the-highway approach to everything, sharing opinions from soap boxes in my relationships and in my writing. And even now seeing life through a broad lens doesn't come naturally to me. I still have strong opinions and convictions on certain issues; I'm not afraid of absolutes. But time and life experience have helped me to develop the wisdom to learn to try to share my opinions with grace and love. As I move through life I'm learning to intentionally allow things into my life that will grow my perspective in the gray areas. And let's be honest, a lot of life is gray.
Another new year is here. All people dream of a happy and fortuitous future. May this New Year be filled with happiness and peace, with less war and conflict than in the year gone by. It’s not enough to pray and hope for a favourable future. We should also be ready to work with alertness, determination, and self-confidence. Realizing our past mistakes and learning from them, we should move forward and work with enthusiasm. If we put in the effort, we will definitely receive God’s grace. Then, we may be able to create a world filled with goodness, peace, and love. May the New Year enable us to come closer to God, nature and our fellow beings.
A lot of people think happiness is about saying “yes” to the right stuff. Well, that’s one side of a coin. There are many things we say “yes” to that we really should be saying “no” to. Here is what I posted on my Twitter handle the other day – “I know the power of saying yes to everything in the beginning but at some point it has to stop. You have to get clear on where you are going, then start saying no to anything that isn’t that. You may lose opportunities/people along the way, but you’ll be okay with that.” For a happier 2019, try saying “no” to the following things:
Finding your passion isn't only about career and money. It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried under other people's needs. The fact is, there are millions of other people (males and females) in the world, and many of them are going to have careers, lives, and businesses similar to yours. But, the keyword is similar. Nobody can replicate the genius you possess. The sooner you realize that, the sooner you will set yourself free from the fear and insecurity that plagues so many of these people on this planet. Let's read along on how to add depth to your voice and create from a place that matters to you.