We are just a few days shy of 2020. Depending on who you ask, you will get different accounts of how this year has been. Some will say it was their best year yet while others will recount 2019 as being a long and unfavourable year. Regardless of how your year was, that is all in the past now and your next instinct should be to find out how you are going to grow and improve yourself in 2020.
The purpose of life is to live a life that is purposeful. To work towards achieving the goals that you have set for yourself and to hope that you will be brave enough to make mistakes and wise enough to learn from them.
Early 2019, I made new year resolutions for the first time. It was the first time in my adult life that I was holding myself to a higher standard and expecting things from myself. I wanted to finally hold myself accountable for the direction my life was taking. In the past, I found myself acting like a victim of circumstance. I don’t remember putting up a fight. “It is was it is!” – I had accepted everything that came my way without as much as an objection. I went only where the wind blew and made no significant effort to break the mould.
I identify as a disabled young man. I use the word disabled as just that, an identity. My identity crisis is well documented in my earlier posts. After the accident, I faced a real conundrum; to embrace the fact that I was on a wheelchair and learn to live with it or go on with life like nothing ever happened. After a lot of soul searching I received an epiphany; what I see is what I get, I am who I am. It is only after finding my identity that I was in a position to effectively plan for the changes I needed to realize.
Take all the time you need to figure things out. Spend some time by yourself and study your thoughts. Discover how your mind works and become aware of its abilities. Acknowledge your flaws and embrace them; you are not perfect, do not pretend to be, no one is.
I prayed long and hard to become better and to leave my old habits behind. I no longer wanted to settle for the backseat just because life said so. I needed to be proactive and overcome my complacency. I knew that this was the only way I could live a fruitful, rewarding life. The thing about making these sort of affirmations is that they become a lifestyle, a mantra by which you live your life. The more you conceptualize it in your mind, the more believable and attainable it becomes. The universe will see your efforts towards self-improvement and you will be rewarded.
Study your fabric and find yourself. Love yourself and do it unconditionally. It is only through love that you will witness progress. Be mindful of the energy you expose yourself to. Associate with only that which builds and expands your mind. Do not be tied down by superstition or senseless religion. Study the world through your own eyes and discern. In 2020, resolve to evolve.