December is here! Wow … in four weeks we will be in a new year. Before we even look that far, why don't we just pause and appreciate the fact that we have made it this far… through the first 11 months of the year. During which we have triumphed and overcome adversities, fallen, stumbled and risen, succeeded and failed sometimes, we have conquered and lost some, we have dreamed big, had doubts and grown in the process.
All in all, we have progressed and will continue to move toward the rainbow.
For most in my circle and probably for you also, 2016 has been quite a full and eventful year. Which is why, I thought to remind you this morning to give yourself a pat on the back, to smile and put on the cloak of greater optimism as we welcome December in anticipation of more blessings and success.
As I was reflecting early this morning, the following song by R. Kelly came strongly to mind. The lyrics of The World's Greatest speak volumes which I hope you hear clearly and believe for yourself.
Success starts with self-belief, and is nurtured by the positives that we continuously feed ourselves. You have to believe YOU (not Muhammad Ali – although he was) are the greatest even while still in the process. In believing, you already are. That's the power of knowing and of being confident.
Of course, there would be no strength without God (first and foremost) and those whose presence in our lives strengthens us. Friends, family and partners who stand by and with us, believe in us and appreciate us, support and encourage us, and walk with us unconditionally. Angels here on earth. Let's remember to appreciate them.
I pray that God continues to bless you, that you shall have even more to be thankful for by the end of December.
Remember these words by Barbara Sher, “You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.”
Cheers to your success!
(Photo is of my niece Emily and I in Stockholm earlier this year)