Every January 1st, I try to think of what I would like to achieve in the new year, to set goals for myself. Today, I realized that I have 2 main goals, one is personal, the other is about my art, and those goals have been the same for the past several years. Have I made any progress towards achieving either one of them? No, not really. Is that something to get really upset about? No, I don’t think so.
January 1st is a good time to take stock of our lives, to look at the journey that we are on, as well as the destination we hope to reach. If we find that we would rather be on a different path, then that is something to seriously consider. If however, we find that we have reached a point in our life when the journey is slowing down a bit, and perhaps the destination is becoming less important than the journey itself, then we can be happy about that. Perhaps we have reached a point where those goals we would like to achieve are less important. Perhaps we have to redefine what’s important.
So for me, I still have my 2 goals and I will try hard to make them happen. They are good goals and give me focus and direction. But I refuse to feel badly about not having made much progress over the last few years. The fact is that I am living exactly the life that I want to live and that is something that I am really happy about.
So here’s my wish to you for this year: I hope that you too are able to live exactly the life you want to live, and to be happy about it.
Happy New Year!
“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. (Greg Anderson)