The New Year presents a fantastic opportunity for us to reflect and review the impact we’ve had on the world around us over the past year or so. As part of this reflection, some of us may already be working our way through our New Year’s resolution list, much as we’ve probably done in previous years. If you are one of the many people who compile a New Year’s Resolution list and fail to complete it, then I’d like you to take a moment to consider how you have previously felt about your inability to fulfil the requirements of your list.
Often when we fail to complete tasks and meet deadlines that we have set for ourselves, we find ourselves engaging in negative thoughts and feelings, which only serve to hold us back even more, and eventually we lose sight of what it is we really want to achieve in life. If this is you, have you ever wondered why this happens to you? Does it have anything to do with wanting to be successful in life? If so, take a moment to consider your definition of success, and how has it taken form in your life?
If you look closer, you will see that your definition of success has certain inherent factors, which have influenced you subconsciously. For instance, your definition of success may have been formed by your upbringing, your beliefs, your traits, your attitude, your priorities in life, culture, society, or by your peers and family? But are you sure these are definitions you want to stick with all your life? If you are serious about reinventing and unveiling a new you, then you might want to make some mindful changes in your life.
Consider contentment as the soul of success. If you are at peace with the choices you have made through your life, and are content with the way your life has turned out, then you most definitely are successful than most people you know. Success is not necessarily achieving every goal you set, but how that goal has enriched you while you were striving to achieve it. Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes along the way. Remember that every mistake is an opportunity to retake, so I encourage you to take your mistakes in your stride because these are nothing but valuable life lessons, which in hindsight look like golden words of advice thrown at you by life itself.
There are some useful techniques, methods and ways of behaving that will enable and help you to succeed. Self-motivation, a pragmatic approach to situations, and bags of faith and eternal hope, are all great ingredients for helping you to get through all those snags and hitches that might want to keep you away from tasting sweet success. If you feel life hasn’t been too fair with you, don’t lose hope it’s never too late to make the changes that will support the success that you want to achieve.
To get some clarity about what you want, get a pen and paper, and write down your personal vision and mission statements. These statements are essentially your road map to destination life! This exercise will give you some direction and momentum to move forward. As you gain control of your life, you will feel more confident and happier within. This is where your soul-searching process begins, and to help you with this, I have put together a series of questions, as a self-enquiry into the realms of your mind. Honesty is the best policy, and in this case, if you are honest with your soul-searching exercise, then the answers you seek will be revealed to you, as long as you are mindful and in the present moment:
- What do you really want to get out of life?
- When you were a child, did you have any perception of what you wanted to be when you grow up?
- Make a list of three people who have influenced your life the most and why?
- If you could have another go at your career choice, and the compensation would be at your discretion, what would it be?
- Which three achievements of your life are you most proud of and why?
- What makes your heart smile?
- What makes you blue?
- Name three people you admire the most, and state what is it about them, that make you admire them so much?
- Can you recall having indulged in any selfless acts like helping someone less fortunate than yourself? If yes, what was it? If no, why not?
- What are your greatest strengths?
- Is there anything you can possibly do to enhance or increase your strengths?
- If you could go back in time, would you want to change things? If yes, what and why?
- What are you most happy about in your life at present?
- Is there anything you are unhappy about in your life at present?
- What has been the most important learning of your life so far?
- What is most important to you in your life?
- Have you determined what it is that you really want from your life?
The whole point of the questionnaire was to get you to think about what you really want from life and to help prepare you for a ‘New You’ in the New Year. If you have any questions for me, or if you feel that I might be able to help you in some way, please do reach out and connect with me. Happy New Year ☺
Intuitive Energy Healer & Mentor, Natural Health Enthusiast, Natural Health Researcher.