I neglected this blog for a while and what, it’s already 2014?
Lets allow ourselves to reflect how the hell 2013 was gone so fast. Was it a year well spent, or in fact well wasted?
For me, 2013 might not be a brilliant year, but it did help me discover a lot about myself, and about life as a whole.
I decided to leave my comfort zone.
That was the best decision I took last year.
I didn’t realize what I was missing until I just jumped right it. All this time, I was just running on the same spot. I have been too soft on myself. Procrastination is such an evil, evil thing.
I want to believe that at one point of each person’s life, he or she will be so fed up of their daily routine and the little voice that has been telling them that they deserve better will get the best of them. Let’s call it ‘turning point’, and 2013 was probably mine.
I learned that only you, and you yourself is responsible for your own life and your own happiness. You are also responsible to guard your heart with your belief and principles. Only you can do the job right.
Another good news is you have the full rights to say who stay and who should go in your life. Make this choice carefully as the influence from your closest circle will define whether you will make or break it.
Surround yourself with positive people. They are the bunch that ignites your passion, creativity and all the best talents that are within you. Moreover those who believes in you, even when you lose faith in yourself.
I learned that every blessing that we received is not only for us. You always have an option whether to enjoy it yourself (eat the bread) or give it away to others (sow the seeds). Every wise man will know how to differentiate bread and seed. What is little in our hand can be multiplied into greatness when sowed to other people’s lives. To enlarge your world, learn to share more with others and pray for wisdom above all things.
I finally started my own business. This is one particular resolution hat has been carried forward two years in a row, so allow me to pat on my own shoulder to finally cross it out. I co-found a Nitrogen Ice Cream Parlour which I called Elicxir Gelato. It started with a wild dream, catalyzed with hard work and cold sweat. Probably one of the best thing that ever happened to me.
Through Elicxir, I also found a new bunch that became my extended family.
I am beyond grateful to have the chance to learn about passion, endurance, faithfulness, compassion and trust together with them.
Sadly, along the way I also lost a few ends. It reminded me on how temporary everything is.. Strangers to friends; friends to being clueless strangers again. It’s heart breaking, really. I thought you’re suppose to just punch or slap your best friend when they do something wrong, not leave them.
I learned that we often spend too much of our time trying to perfect our plan.
Sometimes (most of the times) you just have to ask yourself how bad do you want it and go for it.
I also learned that we always make mistakes..and its okay. What is important is to never give up and never get tired to be better. For there are so many trees, don’t lose sight of the forest..How you react after the fall speaks louder than any defensive speech you could give.
Last but not least, I also spent some time to figure out which direction I am going to bring this blog to. Hopefully in the near future, you can see the difference and you will like it too.
Thanks so much for reading, and if you have something to share about how 2013 has changed your life, I will be one faithful listener (or reader) :)
See you in the next post!