With the new year come new wishes, new resolutions, new projects and new promises we make to each other and to ourselves. We tell ourselves that we’ll finally loose those last 15 pounds, or we’ll finally start taking photos with that SLR camera we bought five years ago but still haven’t gotten around to using. As we make these new resolutions, time slowly passes by and we allow them to slip away. We forget about them, they become too difficult to fulfill and we give them up all together.
What happened to going for the glory, sticking to your gut, using the power within yourself to make the right choices and live the life of your dreams. There are hundreds upon hundreds of books, novels and tales written for children which teach them how to follow their dreams and embrace their power. As children, we embrace these concepts and live our lives following them freely. But when adult hood rolls around we forget the important lessons these stories have taught us. We make false new years resolutions and forget all that we were taught as kids.
We were all raised with films such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Harry Potter, and Twilight. The Little Mermaid taught us to follow our dreams. Aladdin taught us that we possess our greatness with in us. Harry Potter uses magic and storytelling to show us the importance of ethics in life and Twilight weighs the ideas of the choices we make in life and how these choices create our reality.
Now that a new decade is upon us, it’s important to reflect upon the past and see how we can improve our present. Take a hint from William Shakespeare who said, “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the ground we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” Be willing to let go of your past conflicts, problems, issues, or arguments and embrace the power, wisdom and knowledge you have in yourself to accomplish what you want to achieve in life. Take the lessons you’ve learned from your past or from the stories you learned from novels and films and allow them to help you transform. Use this new decade to start a new. If you don’t go for the gold yourself, nobody else is going do it for you. Take advantage of the new year and use it to live free.