2016 has been a roller coaster ride for me. So many ups and downs, so many first times, so many success and of cause so many failures too. Well isn't that what makes life the greatest mystery there ever is, because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow.
A lot of things happen to me and the people around and if I could summarize into 5 lessons from 2016, this will be it
1. You got to be brave and ask what you want to get what you want.
This has to be my biggest lesson for 2016. You got to be brave and go on and ask what you want in order for you to get it. I believe the strongest force/power in the world is the power of the mind. Your thoughts are very powerful and if there is something you want, you got to manifest it in your thoughts and throw it out to the universe, and just like a boomerang you will see your thoughts turned into reality and come flying back to you.
I did it with my career. I had knew for a long time that the best career path for me was to move towards a people engaging kind of a role. I could imagine my self in that. I told my self that everyday. For over a year I kept manifesting it in my thought and throwing out to the universe and it finally happened last month
But the only reason it happen was because I was brave enough to do something about it. I was brave enough to discuss it with the key decision makers in my company to make the change happen. It is not enough to just have the thought, but you got to be brave enough to do what you what. You need to make it happen and you will get what you want
2. As much you can fall in love, you too can fall out of love and that is not a crime
This is something happened very recently. 2 year plus relationship came to an end. It was perhaps the toughest thing I ever had to do, but I knew it was the right thing to do. That's when I learnt that you can fall in love and you too can fall out of love. It happens and it is not wrong. You got to try to work things out but when you can see that you have reach a point when things are in loop, you got to be brave enough to make the decision.
And it is not wrong to end a relationship, because sometime the hardest thing to do and the right thing to do are the same thing. I had to be strong and have a lot of clarity to make the decision and stick to me. It is tough and will get tougher but I see the light at the end of the tunnel and believe it was the best thing to do
2016 gave me so many wonderful relationship memories which I will cherish and let's see what 2017 has in store for me in terms of dates and relationship
3. Travelling brings you to a whole new world
One thing new I have decided to do 2016 was to do more travelling. I told myself that in 1 year I should go for 3 travels and I was pleased that this year I made 5 travels. It was a mixture of different types of traveling but there is 3 things which I would like to do more is solo traveling, family traveling and travel with someone random.
Traveling never fails to give me so much inner peace and I always come back having so much of energy and clarity. It was fun talking up to random people along the travels and sharing some great stories too.
As for 2017, I am planning to go to Thailand and Sabah/Sarawak atleast. It anyone has similar travel plans do let me know !
Well friendship speaks for it's own self. You guys know who you are and what an impact you guys make on me. Thank you for being there for the good times and the rough time. It is great knowing that you guys always have my back.
Cheers to new friendships made this year especially couple of my office mates. You guys make my life at work fun as always.
Never stop yourself from making new friends because that's how some of the best things in life happens.
To those who I have lost connection with over the years, if you are reading this do drop me a text and lets get connected again and build some good times together
5. It is okey to be down
As much fun you have, there are always going to be moments when you are helpless and you are down. Remember you don't have to beat yourself up over it. This kind of things happens and it is OK to be sad.
Every individual has their own mechanism to deal with their tough times. Some cry, some rant on Facebook, some drink and maybe some just smile. Just because you don't have the same mechanism with the norm doesn't make you wrong.
Express it in your own manner and when the moment is over you will know and you will pick yourself up again and be the best version of yourself. Always remember nothing that happens in your life could mean the end of it. Even if the worse possible thing happens to you, you will still pick yourself up, recover and be the best of you again. All we need is some time
Thank you 2016 for everything that has happened. It has shaped me well up for the challenges in 2017. Cheers to life, cheers to happiness and cheers to starting it all over again!