Now that we are fast approaching the end of this year, we will all reflect on the year that was in our own way. Whether this year has been a good one or not such a good one for you, it is well worth pausing a little to reflect on it. Put down your smartphone for a few minutes and reflect on whether you were able to realise your goals and dreams this year.
For the lucky few who have, we celebrate your successes with you. For the rest of us, it will serve us well to review our goals and dreams as we head for 2017. And I am not referring to New Year’s resolutions, which are fleeting and soon evaporate. I am talking about those things that are really important to you. Those goals worth pursuing. In your career as well as your personal life. In this hectic world, it is more important than ever to balance the stress of work with ample quality time with friends and family. We will never regret goals that include more quality time with our loved ones.
It is equally important to take some downtime over this festive period, recharge your batteries and return refreshed and ready to face the challenges that 2017 will no doubt throw at us. If you are well-rested, you will be much better equipped to face the year and reach for those goals and dreams of yours. And reaching them takes perseverance and some hard work.
Wherever you choose to spend your festive period, we would like to wish you a blessed time and may it be filled with joy, love and togetherness. May your journey be a safe one. Remember, you matter. Your hopes and dreams matter. So let’s all pursue ours with renewed energy in 2017.
We are planning a blog series for 2017 in which I will share with you some of the wisdom that has allowed me to grow as a person and still regularly teaches me the value of gratitude. Even when things are rough, we should never forget gratitude.