So thankfully we’ve made it through to another year and people are optimistically stepping forward with lists of objectives and goals; with new year’s resolutions – determined that this year is going to be way better than last year.
I constantly review my goals and objectives throughout the year with the view to ensure that they are aligned to what I see as my God given purpose in life. I therefore didn’t feel especially aligned to follow the new years trend – my objectives et al sorest defined and constantly refined. More than ever I recognise the need to be more disciplined and focused in order to achieve my desired results. Disciplined in doing what I need to do and not get distracted. Focused not simply on the important things, but focused more on the things that I have at least a degree of control over and not the things that are in other people’s hands that I can do nothing but worry about unless they permit me to do something more constructive.
With all this in mind I am reminded of the people that I observed through 2010 who stood firm for something that they believe in regardless of the risks and the costs. With many of them I am not in total agreement, with some I actually believe that their cause is wrong, but they are consistent and they stand and I respect that. Some of them include people that passed away during the year. It’s sad to see them go, but great that their lives had a specific meaning.
So just as the Queen has a New Year Honours Lists I have mine and that is for all those who have faithfully and consistently stood for what they believe me. I’m not going to mention any names, those that belong on this list will be able to identify themselves with a little bit of reflection.
The only thing to add is that for next year’s list I hope that I can count myself amongst the numbers with confidence and that you are on the list too!
Happy New Year! Have a good one. 🙂
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