Birthdays remind us that we’re growing older, they tell us how far we’ve come in life.
Just like for others it was a special day for me, celebrating how much I have grown in the past year.
Pssst …. No, I was not referring to the weight I have gained but rather life lessons.
It was an accelerating year in terms of career expansion and learning to step up, especially in technology. There was no waiting game!
It was a year I made a stronger presence online, versus just an offline presence. This is something I was contemplating for years. Despite everybody telling me to go for it, I was stuck with “What if I fool myself online? Or What would people say about me? “. I was worried about others earlier than recognizing my strength.
It was a year I learned that although the world is moving at a high speed, some things required patience and some things require persistence. That’s the only way to win and earn things in life.
I took an interest in new local foody places. I went to more than 30 new places to wine and dine. In the early days, I would only go to a new place to eat when somebody invites me. I decided to lead than just follow!
It was a year I learned that life is short and simple, let’s not complicate things. The death and suicide of friends gave me a harsh slap on my face to live in the moment and complain less.
It was a year I realized, I do not need many necessities to survive. I always had enough but was never really able to see it in past.
I became more glued to Netflix and never felt guilty watching Squid in one sitting. I call that testing my weak heart to be stronger even in the deadliest situation.
I reflect on my life habits and practices every once a year.
It allows me to do a self-check, areas where I am progressing and areas that I am slacking plus an opportunity to re-wire and replace habits and practices.
What about you … do you do a self-check?