The New Year is here! We have raised and clinked our glasses whilst wishing each other great and wonderful things in the coming year. And, if you’re Ghanaian, like me, you’ve probably said something like, “afehyia pa, afi sesei…” (Happy New Year, next year by this time) followed by some grand and ambitious dreams and desires. And your intentions are well-meaning. You indeed intend to get that promotion at work this year. You intend to get that man to propose marriage to you, and by God, you intend to finally pay off that debt so you can take that dream vacation to the Islands or Europe, or wherever.
But, are you ready to put in the work it takes to get your dream life? Will you say “afehyia pa, afi sesei” this time next year having achieved all you wanted to achieve, and looking forward to more?
In order to live the life you deserve, you must first believe that you deserve that life. And it begins with changing the way you think about your life, your circumstances and your ability to achieve something bigger and different. When you look around you, you probably realize that you’re not where you’re supposed to be – that you’re so much bigger than this; and yet, you remain there year after year.
Well, here’s an idea that is sure to help you get where you want to go – change your thinking! Change the way you view the world and your place in it. The way you think determines your attitude, and your attitude determines your actions. And unless you take positive action fueled by positive thinking, you’ll find yourself stuck in the same place come 2014, with a bad attitude; and we both know that’s not what you want. You really want to get out there and make a difference. So do it!
Yes, just go out there and do it! Trust that God will give you the strength to do it. Believe that you’re worth it. Persevere until you get it. Be patient when things seem slow. But, by all means, believe that you’re capable and worth it and then go out there and get it!
I certainly hope that the stories you tell at the end of this year will be great, inspiring and wonderfully delicious because, finally, you just got bold in your mind, went out there and did it! Good luck, and Happy New Year!!!
Publisher/Editor, Afrikan Goddess Magazine