Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

2014, make it your year By PhillipYi !!!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2….1! Happy New Year! As I counted down to the new year, many thoughts and images raced through my head – the absolute roller coaster ride that was 2013, the significant highs and the deepest lows, the fondest memories and those that I wanted to erase. Then as the new year drew closer and closer, much like everyone else I thought about my new years resolutions.

1. “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying”. If you have an idea, a new approach, an innovation – do it, try it out. It is always better to have tried and failed, then to have not tried at all. You will never know if something will work, if it will be successful, or if it will ultimately change and shape the way you work until you have tried.

2. Finish everything that I start. Whether it be a book, self learning, picking up a new sport/hobby, any new project – to just stick with it, give it my all and see it through till the end.

3. Embrace change. In 2013, too many times have I found myself resistant to change. Always stuck in my comfort zones and not wanting to move at the worlds pace. The world is so dynamic, constantly changing – this change has to be embraced to break up routine, continue to challenge yourself and to continue to move forward.

4. Prioritise ‘me’ as number 1. Selfish as it may sound, you need to put your interests above anyone else’s. You need to let go of anything that may be holding you back, dragging you down and to ensure that whatever you do, you, yourself can gain from.

5. Positiveness. Always something that I have needed to work on – always seeing the glass as half full. I’ve trained myself to always see the negative so that if the outcome is not the desired outcome, at least you have set yourself up for disappointment and have managed expectations...

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