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I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago. I can officially say that I’m in my late 20-s which made me reevaluate my life and come up with some New Life Resolutions:
- Be the change I want to see;
We always try to change others, but hardly ever do anything to change ourselves. I know it’s hard to accept your own flaws and work on yourself. No one is perfect, but the world will not change for better unless you start with yourself. Stop trying to change your friends, significant ones, family members, colleagues, people you don’t know, stop giving advice on how to live to everyone but yourself. Start with yourself, change yourself to a better you, it’s not a competition against someone else, it’s our inner competition with ourselves but the reward is worth it. The reward is happiness, happiness that people look for in outer things but can’t find it, because that real happiness is not the possessions, money, expensive cars, it’s that inner satisfaction, gratitude for everything you have and the desire to go forward and perfect yourself.
- Be more grateful;
We tend to be unsatisfied and forget how much we already have. I really liked an article I read a while back saying that if you have food and clothes and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world, if you have some money in the bank you are among the top 8% of the wealthy people, if you are healthy you are more blessed than the million people who will now survive this week, if you have never experienced war, torture, starvation, you are luckier than 500 million of people alive that have, if you can read you are more fortunate than 3 billion of people that can’t…
I don’t know how accurate the numbers are, but the point is we take so much for granted. Let’s wake up and thank God or Universe, or whatever you believe in every single day for everything we’ve got. We are alive, we have people that love us and whom we love, we have some possessions, we have dreams and means to achieve them. Thank you God for giving me all this!
- Be the most positive person I know;
This is going to be that change I want to see in others. I’ll be the most positive person I know and help others and myself to be happier, because when you only focus on the positive, you bring a lot more positive events into your life and life of those who surround you. People often complain how bad the world is, how terrible people behave, how many assholes exist, how corrupt the governments are. They often bring up all the things we don’t want to have in our life, they focus on the negatives. I agree, there is a lot of bad in this world, but there is also a lot of good. I believe there is a lot more good people, a lot more good acts, a lot more love than hatred in the world and I believe if we stop focusing of the things we don’t want to have they eventually will go away.
- Not to get jealous;
Because what’s the point? Be happy for others and go after what you want. Everyone gets what they deserve eventually.
- Know what I want and not to be afraid going after it;
Life is too short to be scared because if you go after your dreams there is a good change that you will get what you want, but if you don’t, if you are scared of a change you have to make, scared of the coming challenges, you won’t get anywhere and will regret it later. I don’t want to look back in many years and tell myself I should’ve tried. I’ll do everything I can and if it works – great! If not, well, at least I did what I could and learnt something along the way.
- Smile often;
Because we have awesome smiles! Crooked, silly, sexy, confident, happy, childish, funny, amusing… The list goes on and on. I believe that the one you are looking for will fall in love with your smile, so why not do it? I know I have a silly smile so what?
- Not to judge;
Well, first of all because it’s said in the Bible, also because we never know what’s going on in someone else’s life, they say you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes and I believe it’s true…and it takes us back to not trying to change others topic.
- Start every new day with a smile;
Because it gives a fantastic boost and programs you for a wonderful happy pleasant day. Visualize how you want this day to go and remain positive.
- Travel more as one learns so much about life and people while traveling;
There is a quote I really like, it says “Traveling teaches a lot more than other things in life; sometimes a day spent in another place gives you more than 10 years spent home.” I truly believe it. Traveling is a great school of life, it opens the real world for you, not the one that media shows, you shake off all the stereotypes you learnt and open your heart to complete new experiences. Traveling also takes you back to the real you, and it’s very valuable.
10. Love people and accept them as they are;
Even when I want to smack them, which to be honest does happen, but we are all different and the world would be boring if everyone was like me, or you. Let’s embrace the diversion and enjoy our differences!
11. Do funny silly things that make people smile.