First of i'd like the say a big HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. I'm so glad we made it to the new year. The best thing about stepping into a new year is the opportunities it provides. It signifies a change of time and also a chance to start anew. Sadly, we often misuse this opportunities and we fall back into old habits. A pattern of self destruction if you will.

With every new year comes new expectations, dreams and hopes. Resolutions and goals are set and it is our wish that before the end of the year, we should accomplish them. When setting said goals SELF EVALUATION cannot be over emphasized. which is why they are some important tips or reminders I would like to discuss today. I like to thing of them as a guide to being a better you. To live a better life you must first become a better YOU.


                                         "PUSH YOURSELF, BECAUSE NOBODY WILL DO
                                           IT FOR YOU" 

Accepting change: 
Opening yourself to the possibility of change and having a positive mindset is key to living a better life. Change is hard, but it is essential for growth. In order to grow and become a better person you must first accept change. 

*Be a role model

Set a standard for which others can emulate. All those goals and ambitions you dreamt of are achievable. Once you have achieved them there serve as a medium to reach others and change lives. One of the reasons I started my blog was to inspire people with my words and my creativity. I dreamt it, I am achieving and I know my goal to inspire people will be realised soon. I accepted change and I am better for it. 

*Stop being Angry

Many people let anger and rage alter their decision-making skills. I use to be one of those people, but I moved pass my irrational behavior. 
Controlling anger is an extremely difficult skill to master, but it is very beneficial. I decided to find a way to change my negative emotions. Music helps me stay cool, calm and collected. It gives me a clear head space and allows me to think things through before taking action. Find that one thing that makes you calm and be better for it. 

Positivity is a choice 

A positive attitude isn't necessarily something we are all born with, but turning our minds away from self-pity, defeat and negativity and towards motivation, humor and encouragement is a talent that can be purposely developed. It is your super power, the decision to be positive in all things. Now, this is different from being delusional in the sense that problems don't exist. For instance, we all encounter financial challenges and sometimes difficult people, but you can be positive that your mindset is bigger than a problem could ever be. The trick is the realization that while none of us can control much, we can control our attitudes in response to situations that may occur. 

"Positivity builds and is contagious in a good way. Negativity is destructive. Being positive isn't about being false. It's about being real, but ending with a good message. " -Greg Duffey

Celebrating your Individuality 

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. " -Ralph Waldo-Emerson 

We all have unique skills and talents. Do things you enjoy, things that you're passionate about and they inspire you as well. Our passions are indicators of our skills and talents. Interestingly, when we admire someone it is a sign that we share same skills with them. It is OK to emulate someone's lifestyle and look up to them as role models, but trying to be them and replacing your unique attributes for theirs is unacceptable. Discover who you are and grow from that. 

"What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others."  

Be prepared for Success

You can't wait until you're successful and until you have a large audience to start doing your very best. Instead, you become successful and you gain a lot by producing top quality work even when you're tiny. 

"Start with what you have and do what you can. " -Samantha

This concept is applicable to every aspect of life, not just blogging. You have to aim high and live like you've achieved everything you want. 

"Create a vision of who you want to be, and then live into that picture as if it were already true."

Be prepared to welcome success into your life. Devote yourself in preparation for it. Publish your craft or what ever it is that gives you purpose. Strengthen your body and sharpen your mind and spirit so they are ready to welcome it.  Do your job diligently. Give it 
all you've got and enjoy success when it comes. 

With that said I wish you all a prosperous and fulfilled year. I hope this post is helpful to your growth this year. Leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Thank you!

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2018!
With 🖤 from Kuku  


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