If you are wondering what the New Year will bring, this is your chance to shine:
1. Live your life with purpose.
What are your goals? What is your passion? Life is too short to waste time doing things that don’t excite you. What you want are things to do that make you want to get up in the morning full of energy and ready to go! Start today researching the skills you need to start a new career or new hobby. Once you have a new career in mind, ask friends do they know someone in that field, maybe that person can become your mentor. Take classes to prepare yourself for your new career. The only way to change the way your life is heading is to take it in a new direction.
2. Help your community.
What would our communities be if it were not for volunteers? Volunteering is a way to give back, making it better for the next generation. Check online for volunteer opportunities. Don’t worry about having the time to volunteer, most volunteer positions work around your schedule.
3. Forgiving someone who has hurt you.
We have all done it, held onto past hurts and held grudges for so long that we don’t remember why we are mad at the person. Forgiving is good for your health and well being. When you can’t forgive it can cause illness. Forgive and move on.
4. Challenge yourself to learn something new.
Doing the same thing day in and day out can get pretty boring, so make 2014 a year to try at least one new thing, such as jet skiing, rock climbing, skating, or learning how to cook a new Italian dish. The possibilities are endless. There are so many things to try, don’t be scared just do it!
5. Passing on your wisdom and knowledge to a young person.
We talk about how are children are behind educationally compared to other countries and how our children are in need of more role models. Well, here is your chance, because learning doesn’t have to come from the teachers in the classrooms, take what you know and share it with a child or teenager. Open their minds up to new information and help them to become well rounded individuals. For the most part as parents, we want happy children who grow up to become productive citizens in society. It’s a good feeling when you know that you contributed to that by sharing what you know.
I hope the year 2014, will be bolder and better than you ever dreamed of. Make it happen!!