This aint no Year End Review
So 2010 is at its close, Africa held its first World Cup, Michael Jackson released an album from the grave and Tron made a come back!
This time last year I was feeling particularly positive about the year ahead, 2009 had been tough and I'd taken steps to make some significant changes. The biggest change was getting into University and leaving full-time work. By December 2009, I had completed two terms and I was struggling to adjust, but after trudging through my January exams this year, I settled and I haven't looked back since.
This year has taught me a lot about myself, other people and about the dynamics between us all. Although I'm only half way through, deciding to challenge myself and actually going to University is the single best decision I've made in my short life so far. More than the degree, the experiences and people I've met have been absolutely, irrefutably priceless.
If you've come across this ragged collection of thoughts and likes that I call a blog before, you will have caught a glimpse of some of the awesomeness that has occurred this year. I'm not going to reel off individual things as I think it would be boring to read, self-gratifying and quite cheesy. However, what I will leave you with is a set of questions and actions I've asked of myself all year.
Challenging myself on these questions and their resulting actions has opened doors to experiences I never imagined I would be fortunate enough to see in my life time and I hope, if you take them on board, they will do the same for you:
What are the barriers to your goals?
- If it's a lack of skill, work on yourself, relentlessly
- If it's an obstacle, work out who has created the obstacle and work with them, communicate with them openly to remove it
- Demonstrate your value to a task at hand and persist to be involved
Who supports and loves you most?
- Support and love them better
- Tell people you care, show them you love them! To honour someone more highly in death, than you do whilst they're alive is a dishonour to the life they led
Understand respect and humility
- Respect the sacrifices that your loved ones have made to bring you to where you are in this world by respecting yourself and not allowing anyone to continually disrespect you
- Don't write anybody off, amazing people come in all shapes and sizes, give everyone your best shot
- Screw being arrogant, focus on writing the script and creating positivity, and if others so choose, let them sing your praises
I think that's all, I try keep these things in mind always and if I forget myself, now that I've shared, feel free to remind me.
I have a good feeling about 2011 to, I'll see you on the other side.
- Mr Devo