The New Year (2011) has come and I hope you have new visions, new dreams, new goals, and new aspirations for the future. It's good to have visions, dreams, goals, and aspirations, but without effort and work, they will not turn into reality. Over the past year, I have learned a lot about myself, as well as other people. I've learned to stay true to myself and do what feels right and not compromise to please others.
Many times in business and in life, we make rules, and we compromise our positions. Afterwards, deep down inside, we don't feel comfortable about our decisions. Don't ever let your family, friends, clients, spouses, children, or co-workers pull you down to their level, or make you doubt yourself or compromise your position. Especially, if they are too sorry or lazy to come up to another level or don't want to accept the truth about a situation.
Sometimes in business and in life, we can become too comfortable. We stop having visions about doing better in our lives. We stop "seeing" ourselves happy. We stop dreaming about our future and/or the future of our businesses. We stop setting personal and professional goals and challenging ourselves to live better and/or do better, because it's scary or it looks too hard. So, we take the easy way out and do nothing, but, coast along. We stop aspiring to have a peace of mind and experience a true sense of happiness. We simply stop LIVING, we just exist.
Existing through life is going through the motions. We stop laughing. We stop being ourselves. We stop experiencing love. We stop acting silly. We stop paying attention to the little things, for example: the sun, the moon, and the stars. We stop paying attention to our surroundings. We stop being creative and innovative. We stop challenging ourselves to become better in our personal and professional lives. We stop believing in ourselves and the strength that lies within us. We stop trying, because things get too hard or complicated. We stop moving forward with what we know is right or feels right, because someone is going to get hurt. We stop being responsible, because it's too difficult. We STOP GROWING!!!!
So, as you start this new year, don't stop and don't just exist. Don't bury yourself in something else, so, you don't have to deal with "your" reality. Face your challenges "head-on", stand up, and take responsiblity for your actions. Set yourself free!!!! Free from guilt, free from pain, free from unhappiness, free from consequences, free from negativity. Live now, live for today!!!!!
I wish you all the best!!!
Create a NEW DAY!!!!
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Author: "The World of Wigs, Weaves, and Extensions"
Columnist: Barbers Only Magazine