This has been quite a year for me: I moved to a new house, got married, started a blog and quit my job, travelled, got leaner, and failed at a bunch of things.
I never would have guessed all the amazingly good things that happened to me in 2015. None of them were goals. They were all products of patience.
I never thought I would be sitting here writing this.
Well, what I mean is that I am not surprised I am writing this post. But the fact that I am writing these words.
My life is now mine.
My time is now mine.
For a long time I have imagined what this day would feel like, look like and even sound like.
I imagined imagining.
I kept on imagining but never really thought I would see this day come.
The only goal I had for myself this time last year was to quit my job and take back control of my life and my time. And I did.
I had this goal the year before but I couldn’t quite find the courage to fulfil it and always convinced myself that it was never the right time.
But finally, the time has come, the life lesson had been learned – that through taking responsibility of your life, you can make your ideal world a reality! As disgustingly cliche and poetic as that sounds, I am living it first-hand.
You are the only person who can live your one and only life.
This is both a blessing and a burden.
God has equipped you and designed you to live out your unique purpose. Your heart yearns for significance because it is a part of how He created you.
Every significant dream begins with seemingly insignificant steps.
Taking responsibility not only applies to pursuit of your passion and purpose but also taking responsibility for the challenges that might hold you back.
We quickly create excuses for why we can’t do what we long to do.
Whatever the challenge you’re facing, you must be aware of the resistance you create for yourself, often subconsciously.
Rather than hold yourself back, you need to lean in. It’s a posture of engagement rather than retreat. It’s an attitude of confidence rather than defeat.
Just something to remember in 2016.
I don’t normally do a review of my year, but looking back on the massive amounts of things I succeeded and failed at, I thought it would be useful to share what I’ve done and learned. I’d like to note that I’m not sharing any of this to brag or imply that I’m special in any way. I just thought it might be interesting and maybe useful to get some insight into someone else’s doings.
Thank you so very much for reading, watching and sharing your genius here this year. Your kindness and insight always warms my heart, and I am so appreciative of how you help to make this corner of the Internet a truly spectacular place.
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