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Happy New Year: Working On Your Strengths

A Very Happy New Year to One and All!!!

A wonderful thought I chanced upon a few years ago at my kids’ middle school…and so very true..

From talking about the Just Dance game on the 1st of the year 11 years ago today to working on sweet beginnings with an indulgent yet simple Indian dessert a couple years later, I have talked about resolutions or challenges every January since. Last year, I planned to work on my strengths, and I did do so, but not as much as I hoped. However, I think focusing on my strengths was much more effective than anything else, so this year, I will continue to do the same. And definitely not worry too much about the mistakes I make on the way, except to learn from them.

These Words Always Ring True For Anytime of the Year (for me…)

Repeating Gaiman’s words here once again as I have done in the past

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman

And more Gaimanesque wisdom..

‘May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.’

– Neil Gaiman

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, what are your plans for this coming year? Resolutions, goals, or none of the above? And as we look both back and forward at this time, I would love to hear your favorite memory from last year and something you are looking forward to or hoping for this year.

4 thoughts on “Happy New Year: Working On Your Strengths

  1. This is such a beautiful post. I was honestly scared of making mistakes, but now I understand that doing mistakes help me to become a stronger person, a good and a better person. Thank you!

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