I have been debating for a week whether to write a New Year’s letter or not. I want to put something meaning out there into the world but that little voice of self-doubt always whispers: “Pfftth.. what do you have to say that is of any importance?” But I should not let that stop me. Self-doubt and fear are the enemies of creation, so I am going to write this letter and put it into the world. For you and for me, because we both have experiences, and from experiences we learn and obtain knowledge, which we then can share and connect, and maybe – just maybe, we will make a positive difference in one another’s life. I sincerely hope so.
Now it is January 2017. A clean slate, a new year with a future full of possibilities. What are you going to do with your life this year? How do you want your situation to be different by this time next year? New Year’s always gets me in a planning mode, now is the time to start planning and break it into small achievable goals that can build on one another. One drawing a day can turn into an art book in just 6 months! Your career is in your hands.
I find that it is important to remind ourselves that the person who can make the biggest difference in our lives is ourselves. So what are you going to do with your life this year? How are you going to better your inner self and your life this year?
A positive outlook can make a big difference. The world may upset, annoy and frustrate you, but if I learned anything from 2016 it was to approach my fellow human beings from a place of compassion. If someone lashes out, it’s often not about you, it’s about something in their lives that affects them one way or another. Try not to focus on things you cannot control, it so easily spirals you into despair and hopelessness. What you can control is how you react to your surroundings and whether you welcome the dawn of a new day or a new year with an open heart and mind.
Make it a great day.
Make it a great year.
Happy New Year!