Stay in tune with your spirit. Be calm and think. Listen to your inner voice. Anticipate and plan. Take 100% responsibility for your life. lean into your struggles. Act with courage. Maintain an open mind. Practice kindness and compassion. Keep your promises. Forgive, let go, and move forward. My friend Marc Chernoff says this is how you get from where you are from where you want to be.
Over the past ten years of the last decade, how have you gone with this? If you had known or followed them would it have been easier? I know that I struggled with some of them at times in the past ten years. Here are some concepts that Marc used to handle some of the barriers:
1. Loving someone should not mean losing YOU – True love empowers you, it doesn’t erase you.
2. Getting even doesn’t help you get ahead – You will never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with them.
3. You attract what you show to the world – If you want it – reflect it.
4. Failure is success when you learn from it – Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
5. You are not what you have done, but what you have overcome – Hardships, mistakes, rejections, pain. All these things give birth to your wisdom and strength.
6. Your past can only hurt you today if you let it – do not pay any attention to what the past is whispering if all it’s doing is bad-mouthing what today has to offer.
7. It’s never too late to become the person you are capable of becoming – Repeat after me: “I AM FREE”.
8. Passion is important – always travel the route that makes you happy.
9. The pain is worth it – You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times.
10. Sometimes what you don’t want is what you need – sometimes the things you can’t change end up changing you for the better.
So what does the world say that is possible to learn over a decade, let’s have a look:
1. Luck helps, but hard work will get you there more regularly.
2. We may never know which will be true: Wishing Well.
3. Passion is important – always travel the route that makes you happy.
4. What do you plan it to be in the 2020s: I Was Here.
5. Alessandra Torre is an American novelist best known for contemporary romance. Torre is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon International bestselling novelist. Alessandra is the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan. She has been a guest columnist for the Huffington Post, RT Book Reviews, and was featured in Elle Magazine. In 2017, she created Alessandra Torre Ink, an online community for authors, which offers webinars, courses and the Inkers Con conference.
6. Time to begin journaling, my dear friends.: Opportunity.
7. Self-explanatory, really.
8. Seneca is a dude: That’s What Friends Are For.
9. Co-founder of Linkin Park Michael Kenji Shinoda born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and graphic designer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band’s rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. They are still performing together.
10. Musicians and athletes, it’s not about their moment of glory: Work.
11. At 20 Maya Angelou was a prostitute and Malcolm X was a petty thief, they did not give up their dreams.
12. Each second can change the direction of our lives forever: Art for Art’s Sake.
13. Who knew in 2010 that an invention made the year before would dominate the world ten years later. I refer to the smartphone.
14. It’s never too late to become the person you are capable of becoming – Repeat after me: “I AM FREE”.: Free.
15. And for our final lesson, each morning remember to turn the page as you walk into the next decade.
As we step into the next decade, remember to keep the great things from your past ten years and to discard those that were the lessons. You needed the lessons but you will definitely have new ones over the next ten years.
Two classic English bands feature in today’s playlist. We begin with Free, then to the first of two pop diva’s Beyonce followed by Sia. Dione Warwick leads her star-studded friends in the next number. Kelly Rowland works it in the next tune, the penultimate number is by 10CC and we finish with Rudimental: Every Year Men drop out, But Not Women, They are more Serious!!!
As we march into 2020, I take with me my wish to have Love and Respect for All, Everybody Included become the World Paradigm. Until we meet again, my dear friends.