So, we are basically at the end of the road for 2015. It was a long road that we thought would never end, a road where the speed limit is slower than our patience can tolerate. For some of us, it was a long bumpy road and for the unlikely few, it was a very good year where nothing bad has upset you. Good news! Whatever happened in 2015 can now all be forgotten about and we can all move on to greener pastures. Your new year should start with a resolution, an important value that you want to use as a challenge to aim for greatness.

“Be The Change You Want To See In The World” – Mahatma Ghandi

New Year’s resolutions aren’t that difficult. Most people pick a famous quote from a well-known celebrity or someone who made an impact on the world many years ago. My resolution for 2015 was the quote in my headline for this paragraph. See, many people think that you can make a change in order for it be different. The real change starts with you! If you want something to change such as a relationship with somebody, be the change. If you’re not in the mood for life anymore and you feel as if everything is meant for nothing, get a new perspective of life, keep your head up and make yourself feel more optimistic about life. That’s where my resolution for 2016 comes in.

“I Have Come To Realise That There Is Nothing That I Cannot Do” – Whoopi Goldberg

Because my resolution built me up in 2015, I am now able to move on to the next stage of my life. Now that I am stronger and I am the change that I wanted to be, now I can start taking action and making use of my will power to do only good. This quote by Whoopi Goldberg is extremely powerful. Every time I hear it or when I say it out loud, I feel like my metaphorical battery is fully charged. That is what a resolution should do to you, it should make you feel powerful.

What Is A New Year’s Resolution?

A new year’s resolution could be just about any quote, saying or a verse from the bible. It should reflect on your morals and values and it should be possible, almost like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It should be a goal that you want to achieve by the time you reached the end of that year. It can be simple materialistic things like a goal to lose 10 kilo’s or to buy a car or rent a new house. It can also be sentimental such as quotes, which really do help.

Your resolutions are only as possible as you want them to be. If you only just started a new job and your new year’s resolution is to buy a Porsche or a Ferrari, hang on to that goal. Save every month and who knows, you could be sitting in that comfy vehicle sooner than you think. Don’t sit back and wait for the keys to fall into your lap. The world doesn’t owe people their goals, the world expects you to work your ass off for it and that’s exactly what you have to do if you want to reach your goal.

Sometimes people think that they do not have the potential to have a goal or a New Year’s resolution. If you feel that was, I have one thing to say. ANYTHING is possible. So whoever told you that you aren’t good enough or who broke you down making you feel like there is nothing left to work for, make 2016 a year of proving those people wrong. If they told you that you will never be successful one day, do everything possible to prove them wrong. Don’t let them get the better of you, make them eat their words and you will also benefit from it.

Last but not least, never lose focus of your vision. If you feel like you are slipping away, make sure you put yourself onto the straight path again. Print out your Resolutions and goals or write it on a piece of paper, put it up on your room walls, mirrors, in your cars or even on your desk at work. Just don’t lose your vision. I spoke to a homeless woman the other day and I happened to ask her what her New Year’s resolution was. She told me that her dream is to get a job and be able to earn a salary to take care of herself and her beautiful daughter. Interview after interview, she spoke to me 2 weeks later and she told me that she had finally found a job and she starts on the 9th of January. Do you see how small a goal could be to make you happy?



It is best to not overthink

The reason why I say it is best to not overthink is because most of the stress caused in todays population and as it always was caused is by overthinking something.

Sometimes we are feeling sick. Due to all the bad news on Live TV, we are all lead to believe that we have contracted one of those deadly diseases so we book an appointment to see a doctor to have ourselves checked out. We sit in the waiting room riddled with fear that we may receive the news that our hours are being counted. We get checked out and we up being diagnosed with a common cold. Do you see how overthinking makes you stressed out and anxious?

How to NOT overthink

  1. When you find yourself in a position overthinking something, reprogram your mind to think about something completely different. You are the master of your own mind.
  2. If a topic is lingering and it feels necessary to ponder with it and to overthink about it then it probably is. Remember, your mind is also programmed to give you ideas if you find yourself in a difficult situation.
  3. If its not an important thing that you are overthinking, forget about it.
  4. Lastly, do not listen to what people are saying. Referring to my doctors room analogy, don’t ponder on implications that aren’t relevant. In extreme cases, make an exception to think about it but do not overthink anything. Prevent yourself from being stressed out and you will find yourself to be much more comfortable and you will feel better, health wise.

Don’t listen to the people that tell you to freak out when you are in doubt. I repeat, DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM.


Blessings to all