2015 can be the year for that small,significant life-changing goal .
It is 20h21. There are only three hours and 39 minutes left before we welcome in the new year, 2015.
I have been thinking hard about what to say to you and me about our vision for 2015. How do we prepare to make our lives matter? How can we live more authentically? How do we build on our successes? How do we make the changes that we have to make in our lives?
Making changes will never be easy. But we have to start somewhere. We have to learn to commit to our dreams by starting small. Every small act or action adds up and before we know it, we are moving ourselves to becoming happier people. We need goals to be our maps, but we forget that each of our goals is a composite of many tiny goals. Those small goals are really the small actions that move us closer to our main goal.
One of my overarching goals is to live a more purposeful life. One big stumbling block is that I am a self-confessed workaholic and I have begun to question its impact on my life.
My obsession with work is blocking me from doing more fun, energising things. I asked myself whether I was mainly feeding my ego or whether I was genuinely adding value to others' lives by spending ridiculous hours doing work. I needed to free more time to do other things, like pursuing my own interests, spending more time with my family and getting actively involved in charity projects.
I have learned to free up more time by cutting down on filling my spaces with work-related activities. I persevered and I have experienced greater joy doing more of the things I love this year.
Another liberating action would be to get rid of all the negative people in my life. If I can't avoid them completely, I aim to find creative ways to manage such people. I am tired of wasting my energy and resources on those who don't appreciate love, life and serving others without kickbacks.
These are small changes that I want to make in the new year. I want to follow my passions by staying true to myself and the people I serve.
Perhaps you would like to do the same. Choose your big goal, focus on one aspect or tiny goal within it and make that small change. Are you ready?
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