The New Year is slowly approaching and with it comes the many plans, goals, and new year resolutions. And I have prepared a list of 15 things you should remind yourself in 2018, things that are meant to bring you more peace, clarity, inner strength, and confidence in the new year.
15 THINGS YOU SHOULD REMIND YOURSELF IN 2018
1. There is something you can do better than anyone else.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi
In a world where so many people are cheap copies of other people, aspire to be original.
Aspire to be yourself.
Know that there is something you can do better than anyone else. Seek to find what that something is and make a commitment to share your original work with the rest of the world.
You will be happy you did.
“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” ~ Brené Brown
I know you think you should be perfect and holy by now.
But you’re not!
And you know what?
That’s perfectly fine!
You are only human. And you might as well let go of the need for perfection and allow yourself to screw up from time to time.
3. It’s not about being better than anyone else it, it’s about being better than you used to be.
Life isn’t a race. You are not in competition with anyone. And the only person you should aspire to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” ~ Vernon Howard
It really does not matter what other people think of you. All that matters is what you yourself think of yourself. And if you yourself approve of yourself, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
5. Don’t explain. Don’t complain.
“Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you.” ~ Paulo Coelho
And don’t complain.
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou
Be wise enough to talk less and say more.
Don’t just use words for the sake of using them. Use them because you have something to say. Use them because they will bring joy to those around you.
“He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.” – Ausonius
7. You can always count on yourself.
No matter how hard your friends and family will try to be there for you in time of need, they can never be there for you all the time. But there is one person you can always count on to be there for you all the time, and that is you!
8. Every day is a new life.
“This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give your full attention to the things you do right now, the people you come in contact with, the places you walk into, the food you eat, the activities you engage in, etc..
Treat each moment, each person, and every little thing you do as if it were sacred.
Because they are!
“There exists only the present instant… a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.” ~ Meister Eckhart
10. Life is not to be lived by running away from things.
Life is not to be lived by running away from things, but by walking bravely into all situations, experiences, places, and relationships – no matter how dark and painful they may be, and by facing all our fears and demons. Because just as the wise Meister Eckhart once said it,
“Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” ~ Meister Eckhart
11. You are your greatest asset.
You can easily lose your material possessions, your friends, money, career, family, and the many things you deeply love and cherish. But the one thing you can never lose is Yourself!
You are your most valuable possession.
Your greatest asset is you!
And if you are wise enough to invest in yourself, you will profit greatly.
“You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.” ~ Tom Hopkins
No matter how many mistakes you will make, and no matter how many times you will fall and fail, if you don’t give up on yourself and your life, there will still be a lot for you to look forward to. A lot more for you to do, to create, and a lot more for you to accomplish.
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.’ ~ Richard Bach
13. Relax a little bit more.
You need to give yourself a break from time to time – to breathe, relax and just be.
I know you think you have a lot of things to do and that all of them are super important.But I want you to remember that you too are important.
“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” ~ Lao Tzu
Even though our friends and family can make us the center of their attention for a Limited period of time, they can never make us the center of their attention for an Unlimited period the time.
They just can’t! Nobody can do that.
Put your oxygen mask first, and then help everybody else.
And that’s only because it’s not other people’s job to give us the love we think it’s missing from our lives. That’s our job.
If you want to feel truly loved, you have to learn to truly love yourself. And by doing so you will realize that the love you looked for in others was already within yourself.
The love you look for in others is already within yourself.
“Loving yourself…does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” ~ Margo Anand
Not with comments, shares, texts, or social media messages. But with your honest love and presence.
Be there for those you love in mind, body, and spirit.
Give them your time and loving presence. And always remember that deep, soulful and meaningful connections are rare.
What about you? What is the most important thing you think you should remind yourself in 2018? You can share your comment below 🙂