As we come to the end of the year and decade, I reflect on my journey.
Where I’ve been and what I’ve seen.
Where I succeeded and where I failed.
What I feared and the strengths I developed
If I had to say anything to my 10-year younger self, it would be: Go on! Dare to do it! Do it afraid! Whatever you do, just do it!
My journey could have been faster but who knows, i may not have learnt as much as I have. I may not have dared to dream the dreams I have dreamed and may not have achieved what I have.
And so, as I stand on the threshold of a new year and new decade, I urge you as I urge myself to dream dreams that are so big that they scare you and then get to work achieving them one at a time. There will be obstacles (expect and anticipate them) but when they come, understand that you will overcome them – spend time to understand the challenge, and then find a way to deal with them or work around them. Sometimes, you may fail, but that’s okay too – make sure you learn from them and ask yourself what you would do differently another time.
Happy New Year and bon voyage as we wait to take the first step into the new decade! If you have already taken that first step, Godspeed!