This is a new year. Time to start fresh. Time to do the things you always wanted to do.
Some of the best advice I can give you is, don’t let anything get in your way. What I am talking about, is if you have friends or family who are always negative, telling you “You can’t do that!” ignore them and do it anyway.
To give you a example of this, I had a friend, lets call him “J” who thought I was foolish for going back to to school to get my Masters degree, when I didn’t have a job. Well I went any way, with the support of family and my other friends, with the notion of proving them wrong. Along the way I also made some great friends and learned I can live on my own as well as graduated with a degree.
There is a poem from the Book of Virtues called “Count That Day Lost” it goes:
If you sit down at set of sun and count the acts you have done And counting, find. One self-denying deed, one word That eased the heart of him who heard, one glance most kind. That felt like sunshine where it went. Then you may count that day well spent.
But if, through all the livelong day, You’ve cheered no heart, by the yea or nay if, through it all. You’ve nothing done that you can trace , that brought the sunshine to one face. No act most small. That helped some soul and nothing cost. Than count that day as worse than lost.Book of Virtue, George Elliott P17
What this poem means, is to always do something no matter how big or small the deed may be and to never let the day slip by without doing one thing for yourself or someone else.
I always try to do something everyday. Through my struggles I used to let the days slip by, I thought it would be easier, but I learned that by doing that I just felt down, but by doing something no matter what it is, I felt better on the inside and out.