2020 resolutions

Hello everyone! I would like to thank you all for taking part of my 2020 resolutions which I am delighted to brief you about.

It is never too late to set yearly resolutions. This is why I am allowing myself to write this post by mid February.

To begin with, 2019 wasn't a bad year from my standpoint. On the contrary, it has been a prolific year academically and personally. Of course it is! 2019 marks the year I have started writing my book "System independent" which is getting published very soon.

It is ordinary to face hurdles and dire straits seldom. There is nothing inhuman or prodigious about it. So let's agree at this point that there isn't a valid motivation to complain about a natural process of life. Embracing it would be a better option which brings me to my first resolution, and the most important of all: gratitude.

Being grateful is one of the key attributes to a healthy mindset. It trains your subconscious to remain focused on the available instead of the missing, to devour the tastiness of your blessings. Therefore you contribute into implementing joy onto your life and attracting more and more goods. There is a verse in Surat Al Luqman 31:12 in the holy Quran that says:

"...Any who is grateful does so to the profit of his own soul..."

I adopted this attitude as a daily habit; somedays I feel joy within me for taking a hot bath for it is a luxury most can't afford. Other days I would be so enthralled by my books that I sense the gratitude of being literate. There are unlimited reasons to be cheerful just as equal to reasons to be crestfallen. It is a matter of perspective management which is internally controlled by each one of us, and has no bounds to the external environment (unless you decide to let that be your case). Your life is what you want it to be. The change isn't going to be apparent since the very first days of implementation, which brings me go my second resolution: persistence and discipline.

I define discipline as follow: if something should be done now, it shall be. No excuses to be considered. As a fully grown adult responsible for her actions, I accept in no mean to be entitled to an element other than myself. I shall be aware of my decisions which then are going to create an outcome: I'd rather have a prolific consequence. I constantly remind myself that it is of no harm to face obstacles. The thing of no good is giving up.

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

With discipline comes persistence, doing the thing over and over again despite the hurdles and drudgeries. I like to think of it from a time perspective. I refer to it as success's relativity to time: it exists within the realm, you must be certain it does. If there is one thing I don't wish to regret is spending my days indolently, purposeless. I'd rather start today, not ready, then waiting for the right moment to move ahead. Perseverance is growth, a key to achieving self accomplishment. Today I feel motivated more than ever to pursue these attributes. Certainly, there isn't tangible outcomes expected. But what is more salient then self growth? Spiritual peace and good will?

Luckily we live in the same land, planet earth. we share the same daily and monthly lengths. 24 hours and 12 months apply to all of us.

There is approximately 10 months left for 2020 to be over, make the best out of it. be time aware and self conscious to where your efforts are invested. Invest in the good of yourself for it contributes to the good of all.

I wish you all a delightful year full of gratifying outcomes and success.

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