The beginning of every year sends a tingling sensation for many people with a resolution of what to be and what not to be, what to do and what not to do with high spirit and acute optimism. Usually, the year starts with so much confidence and high hopes, a long list of dreams, goals, hopes, ideas, plans and resolutions with an endpoint that revolves around picture of a desirable or preferred future. As the 365 days in the year unfolds, the several dreams, goals, hopes, ideas and plans are expected to unfold with the new year desires and wish list fulfilled.
As the year progresses and the 365 days in the year gradually winds up, the ideas, goals, visions, dreams hang around us and haunts us. As many as these desires and wish list can be, having a desirable and positive outcomes is the desirable achievement and the success story. These success stories are usually not as many. Translating the dreams, goals and ideas into reality is the herculean task, going through the haul and giving it all it takes. On this path of reality, some dreams and ideas fizzle away, some get discouraged and turn back, a few keep up and stay firm while some redraw the dream, goal or idea. The litmus test of every dream or idea is in the consistency, commitment, adaptability and flexibility.
It’s sad to know that bad circumstances often occur to our dreams, ideas, plans; sometimes things don’t go the way we project. Life often deal us a mix punch of good and bad, fun and pain. Failure happens to plans, dreams and ideas, the cost is high but it definitely is not license to truncate the idea or quash a dream. The colour of failure is bleak, dull, lacking luster and casts a melancholy facade on dreams, plans and goals. Failure casts shadow and a spell on its subject. It veils rays of brightness. The reality also is that, staying firm on an idea is not an assurance that it will sail through or succeed. Failure is an unavoidable part of life, it magnifies itself and create a halo on many other aspects of life.
As thick as the darkness of failure can be, it often forms a platform for future success. It becomes the tutor of the future knowledge and innovation. As the year runs to a visible end, it won’t be a bad idea to critique how the year has fared so far. Do a self-audit: consider and examine the failures, weaknesses and the shortcomings. Reevaluate the dreams, goals, hopes, ideas and plans that are still in the pipeline, for goals yet to be achieved, for ideas that are still in the womb, it’s not too late! Never too late to take active step. The best time to begin with anything that is worthwhile at all is NOW!