FEBRUARY. Went by just like that. No surprise! 2016 is whizzing by EVEN FASTER than 2015 (which was faster than 2014, just in case you hadn’t already noticed).
The highlights of February were undoubtedly the much-needed Lunar New Year break, and our 2nd race together! I’m so super proud of Ming for gamely agreeing to sign up for a 2nd race; in fact, I’ve already signed us up for a 3rd one, happening in May! HAHAHA. ;D
There were 2 recurring themes throughout the whole month:
(1) being GRATEFUL that I’m no longer where I USED to be, and
(2) the IMPORTANCE of going out and getting what I WANT.
These 2 points aren’t new to me; after all, these are thoughts that constantly occur in my head. It just seemed that in February, the news I came across and the events in my life made me think and appreciate what I have EVEN MORE.
On point (1):
Do you ever go to bed on Sunday night dreading Monday, cos you have to work? I’m no stranger to this feeling. However, of late, I’ve been repeatedly reminded of the times when:
- I looked upon others with envy as they lunched out with their colleagues,
- I attended interviews and was ridiculed by my potential bosses,
- my bank account was depleted,
- I had absolutely no purpose and simply whiled my time away doing nothing constructive whilst waiting for my job applications to be reviewed.
Am I in a better place now? CLEARLY I AM.
Should I be elated instead of feeling blue? I SHOULD. AND I AM.
I go to bed every night with a grateful heart. We all ought to! If I wake up tomorrow, well and able to hit the roads running, it truly makes my day. Cos a brand new day is NEVER promised to anybody. If the Universe deems me fit to receive one tomorrow, I’m SUPER THANKFUL.
On point (2):
Do you ever give up on something halfway? I’m guessing most of the time it’s cos you simply don’t have the determination to carry on. You think it takes too much time, too much effort, you feel too tired, it’s too mundane, etc. You make a million excuses to NOT continue. And then what? Back to square one.
I’ve long realised that if there’s something you REALLY want, you WILL pursue it NO MATTER what obstacles life throws at you. If you don’t really want it, you’ll be like…. “MEH….” and NOTHING can make you do it. Except maybe if someone held a gun to your head.
You can look to others to motivate yourself to keep on keeping on. I surround myself with people who share common goals and am really happy to have them around. We encourage one another. However, REAL MOTIVATION comes from inside of you.
You gotta wake up every day and tell yourself you CAN do it. Then go out and ACTUALLY DO IT. When you feel like you’re dragging your feet, ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU STARTED. It always works for me when I go back to my source – my goals – and ask myself why I held on for so long. Cos what’s the point of starting something, only to give up like the rest? I’m NOT like the rest. #gottabeaREALBADASS
My reasons are usually:
(a) I DON’T WANT to ever go back to what I used to be, and
(b) I WANT to become better than I am now.
Having said all of that, it’s important to always enjoy and appreciate what you currently have WHILST you work for what you want. It’s no use looking forward to the future all the time and neglecting the present – what you’ve already achieved, how far you’ve come, and how proud you should be of you. My point? Cherish every moment of the journey. ENJOY.