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  • Writer's pictureAwatif Yahya

New Beginnings

A wise woman once told me: you cannot move forward when your head is turned back! Year 2020 is finally behind us, whatever impact it had on us, positive or negative, it is time to move on and look ahead. We don’t know what 2021 will bring, but it would be a misstep to assume we cannot shape it.

New year resolutions are known to fade away by February. This year, let go of resolutions, and instead make a commitment to yourself. Let’s commit to seeking out the positivity in every situation. Let’s get rid of negative energy.

Let’s make intentional efforts to reach out to others, with the goal of learning and understanding their perspectives. Not necessarily to agree with every perspective, but rather to respect the differences in opinion.

Let’s get SMART with our goals and abide by them. Our SMART Goals will enable us to take the reins and steer the year in the direction we want to go. For more information on setting goals and ensuring they stick read my December 2018 and January 2019 blogs respectively.

Let 2021 be a year of enlightenment. Read more, listen more, observe more and be open to new possibilities. Educate your mind and soul especially in areas unfamiliar to you. In the words of Ralf Waldo Emerson: “unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow”.

Most importantly, lets surround ourselves with good, supportive and trust-worthy people. Don’t be afraid to turn away toxic people no matter who they are or how long they have been in your life. They only know how to take and never give.

As for myself, I choose to be positive. I choose to be optimistic for the future. And I choose to believe 2021 will be a fantastic year for myself and my loved ones.

Let’s turn a new page in the 2021 chapter, and be open to receive its goodness.

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