Sometimes we fall into the habit of thinking we have to find happiness, find success, find fortune. Sometimes we think they will land in our laps and sometimes we think they only come to the chosen few. But actually, we make happiness, make success, make fortune. It isn’t about luck and it isn’t about how much privilege we were born into, even if it seems like these would help. We have the most important tools already: determination and hustle, positivity and perspective, strength and faith, lessons from mistakes in the past, wisdom from observing life around us. We might need to nurture them and strengthen them. But they are there. They’re all there waiting for you to use them. Anyone can be happy, success, fortunate. Including you.
As the year draws to a close, we should ask ourselves: how well do we know ourselves and how are we honouring what we know? What are our strengths and have we been using them? What are our weaknesses and have we come to terms with them or turned them into positive actions? How do we feel, emotionally and physically? What do we want out of life and are we letting something or someone stop us? No matter what our answers, there’s scope to pledge to get to know ourselves better this upcoming year. We have so much to offer and so much to share. We have so much potential. And ultimately we are the only ones responsible for our lives, not anyone else. We shouldn’t let anyone dictate what we do or who we are. We shouldn’t be pretending to be someone else. We decide and we can change our minds. Let’s guide ourselves on our own magical journey and thrive.