‘The road to success is not easy to navigate.
But with hard work, drive and passion,
it’s possible to achieve’
I am not one for New Years resolutions. In fact, I disagree with them. Why would you make a promise to yourself to do something on only one specific day of the year?
Everyone comes to a decision in their own time about what they do or don’t want to do. It’s those decisions that are more likely to stick, rather than something rushed because of this “new year, new me” nonsense. I mean, the amount of regular gym-goers I have heard saying that they can’t wait for January to finish so the gym get a little quieter is near ridiculous.
Anyway, today I worked out some goals to work towards for 2016:
“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting” – Buddha
Over the course of the past twelve months, a lot of things have changed. One of these was learning to accept the mistakes I made rather than dwell on them. Why? Well I fully buy into the theory that mistakes are what help us grow. By learning from them we know what not to do in the future. In turn, we develop and improve ourselves.
For example, I made a mistake in deciding to cut myself off from everyone I knew back home when I first went to University – even though at the time I felt it necessary – and it’s something that I truly regret [to anyone from MK that is reading this and thought I treated them badly, I apologise]. The result? I am now much more appreciative of the friends I have.
“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner” – Tallulah Bankhead
Thing is, every now and then something will crop up in the back of my mind. Something like “I regret not going to the party” or “Why didn’t I take a chance when it was available” and even them simple “I should have said yes”. For ages I considered these mistakes but I didn’t learn anything from them, not really. These regrets are my missed opportunities, and once you miss an opportunity you can’t have it again. They are a one time thing.