I would like to start off by saying, Happy New Year. May this year be the best one yet. Even though you as the world over might be seeking financial prosperity this year, I’ll be remiss to only wish you financial blessings this year. I’ve learned over the years that money is very important; however money is not the answer. I’ve seen many folk with money still lacking joy and peace. Therefore my wish for you this year is that you prosper financially, physically, intellectually, spiritually, and in every other area of your life.
Last year, I’ve started out about, insanity. I was determined to do things differently in order to expect different results. I’ve had a few areas of my life that I was going to tackle and one of them was surely my weight. I must say that I’ve succeeded in this area greatly and I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight. I’m now down to a size 33 waist from a tight/uncomfortable 42 heading to 44. I’m still not where I want to be but I’ve made strides into the right direction and I certainly will not give up now.
My thought for this year is to not give up. You may have been having a dream for some years and you still don’t see it come to fruition. I want you to examine yourself and see if you’ve done all that there is to do to accomplish this dream. This thought dawned on me after following the American presidential campaign these last couple of months.
I don’t know much personally about the now President Barack Obama, I’m still to read his books. I must say though I’ve become a fan of his. My admiration is not in accordance with his political objective but more so with his determination. I can imagine the numerous obstacles, skeptics, not to mention his greatest in a me (Inner voice) that he’s had to overcome before getting to where he is today. It shows me that hard work, determination and will power will always make your dream come true. President Obama could’ve been a cop out like most of us are when we face opposition but he chose to press on and today he’s arrived, despite the obstacles, despite what skeptics said, despite what his inner voice told him time and time again.
I’ve studied his name a little and it means “a gleam” as in a gleam of light in darkness. This is the exact impact his story has had on my own life. It has given me hope in a dark season. The dark season that I’m referring to is certainly not the economy as I don’t view President Obama to be my source. The dark season that I’m alluding to is the many plans and ideas that I’ve been working on for years and I still don’t see them coming to materialization. That would discourage anyone and cause them to give in to the many obstacles that come up against them. I must admit, I’m not a weak person, so I haven’t given up, I however wasn’t pressing on with the necessary clout to bring things to pass. His story was a real boost to me; it jolted me back into position to pursue my goals with the same tenacity that I once had.
My message to you this year is to not give up. Winner’s never quit, quitters never win. Just keep that ambition high amidst the many obstacles, cynics, skeptics and your biggest enemy in a me. Start to relive a purposeful life and revitalize all those dreams and ambitions you once had.