Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Year In Review(Last Yodaism of 2014)

Someone once said, ~Moving on is not about looking back. It's taking a glance at yesterday and seeing how much you've since grown.~ Without a doubt, moving on to a new year is what everyone is gladly looking forward to for possibly different reasons. For it can most definitely be a thought provoking situation indeed reflecting back on how much you've grown in the past 365 days. When I say grown, it doesn't necessarily mean in the physical sense but more in the personal, mental, emotional, and not mention spiritual. Essentially, it's the highs and lows along with everything in between that becomes a yearly self assessment determining whether you need to keep focusing on the path of self improvement or continually climb the proverbial ladder of success.

Let me ask you this question concerning this past year, how many of you had to really sit down thinking through and evaluating who your friends truly are? Thinking about it further, in order to grow you oftentimes have to cut ties with an individual or a group of individuals who subsequently aren't on the same wavelength as you are in wanting to better yourself as a person. In other words, we should have true friends who encourage and support you no matter what instead of take, as well as hold you back from living up to your greatest potential. So, the question remains among your circle of friends who have you outgrown to where that particular individuals or individuals are voted off the island, so to speak?

If you think about it, there are times where we assess on how much growth has been achieved regarding one's own professional career. True, the fear of failure can certainly lead a person to take the path less traveled pertaining to one's career choice. The albeit comforting familiarity of a work environment a person doesn't want to leave because of how safe it is. However, you have to step out of your comfort zone and into the absolute unknown for you to grow by doing the complete opposite of what you're familiar with. What it primarily comes down to is having the fortitude and willingness to learn something new all-the-while gaining fundamental knowledge, which a frightening but worthwhile journey to experience.

Psalm 27:14 says, ~Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the LORD.~ I think it's safe to say within the past year relationships have either went their separate ways or started their happily forever after to the point where a new generation was created. Yet, for those who now find themselves or have been living the single life have patience and wait on God's timing for your best friend for life to step into your life. Granted, to show much growth you have in your heart you must make the decision not let yourself settle knowing how frustrating it is to fight off, in a manner of speaking, the loneliness you feel. Trust in Him and you won't be disappointed in who He will bring into your life bringing with a bright shining smile not only to your face, but heart as well.

In retrospect, the countdown to the final hours of 2014 will be close at hand. You see, there are number of people who are anxiously waiting for 2015 to arrive as it means a whole new start because this past year was possibly full of drama, sadness, frustration, disappointment after disappointment, etc. On the other hand, for others it's been a year where they've been able to make things happen for themselves so much so they're financially set to where there are no worries in regards to providing for himself/herself and/or their family. Personally speaking, I've grown over the past year in 2014 in ever sense of the word. In the end, my year in review started off on a sour note with the unexpected passing of my best friend with highs and lows in between; but through it all I have the support/encouragement of friends and family along the way.

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