Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
New Beginning… Fresh Start… Reboot.
In whatever way you may welcome the new year, setting new goals or just pushing yourself to achieve an unfinish business from previous year or years; make it a habit to be kind to yourself every single day. What I mean by that is to just simply take care of your self in every aspect. Be mindful of where you need healing and where you need growth. Sometimes you set a goal and just aimlessly go for it. Often times you take more than you can handle and you burn out in the end, that could result to explosive drama or just plainly… giving up. In a nutshell, take care of YOU first and foremost so that you can take care of others. Invest in your growth and betterment… physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally and when you got all these in good condition naturally you become financially sound as well. Every person has a unique way of getting to where one wants to be. There is no right or wrong paths or turns because all roads lead to one destination in this journey we call, LIFE. When we meet our maker we all want to hear this, “You did well my child.” Make the most of living, giving your best.
I’ll be turning 44 this year… for a moment there i pondered how I have reached such number. It seems like it was only yesterday when my childhood happened. But then again, looking back so much has happened in those years that passed. I ‘d say I have made quite a colorful canvas and I ain’t done yet. I have come a long way and I am grateful I have journeyed this far. But hey, there are still dreams to chase and embrace. That’s what keeps me going and I am so pumped for it. Go to bed with a dream and wake up with a purpose as Lewis Howes says it in one of his inspiring clips. Life is really simple it only gets complicated when we choose it to be.
This year I will learn new things like how to play the guitar or salsa dance, and at the same time upgrade myself with what I am already good at or having knowledge of. There are countless of ways you can upgrade to a better person of you. The possibilities are endless, all you need to do is believe in yourself. Show up. Start. Keep doing it. You don’t wait for someone to tell you, at the same time don’t allow anyone to tell you that you can’t make it. You must choose to do it, own it, You and nobody else is responsible for your life choices. The people who loves and support you are just there to cheer you on. And that is a great thing to have. We are all work in progress, we don’t really stop learning and we shouldn’t or else our brain will start to die and our memories fade. Learning is not limited to reading books, listening to a podcast or watching a webinar although they are great tools or resources for learning. Every day there is something to learn wether at home, school, work or in the streets; with every encounter we make to another human being or real life situations we are given the chance to grow in wisdom. Whatever the outcome, learn from it and use it to make yourself better. Don’t be afraid to take risk and fail, that is how we learn and grow. As you get better and better there is a time to reap all your efforts, you deserve to celebrate you and to pay it forward will the be the most rewarding of all.
When you have this wealth of knowledge you need to share it. You can not lock up knowledge in a box, it deserves to be spread like a mustard seed and grow in others. It’s like making history, a legacy you leave behind. However, knowledge can be a potential power too, choose the good ones that can be beneficial and harms no one. That is one of my purpose for writing and creating films. It is one of the many ways that you can help others expand their horizons by inspiring them and give them resources that they may need at the most opportune time. As I write this, I don’t really know who will be able to read this and if my message resonates. But I have high hopes and great faith that at least one soul will be moved with the little ripples that I make. It always starts with one small step or a tiny pebble thrown in the water that can move the world. Choose very well and wisely on how you do it.
I look forward to living until I am 108 years old, that is a long journey ahead of me and i will make sure it is a joyous one for the most part. It’s just a number really but who knows. What is important is the quality of life you live and that you are able share your knowledge, your wisdom and your heart in your lifetime. And that as you reach your twilight years you have that smile on your face as you watch the sunset or your love ones that speaks so much of content and fullfillment – you have peace of mind and your heart is full.
I wish every one great happiness and prosperity in this new year!
Gōng xǐ fā cái!