As a year draws to a close we all normally – at one point or another – reflect silently on what we had done during the time.
Two things are important:
- Things change. “You never stand on the same river bank twice”.
- Time goes by – relentless. “Our tomorrows are not endless”.
So what do we do to distinguish ourselves from the one period to the next during the passing of Time? Do we groundhog-live the same life again or do we tackle new things, brave new adventures, leave a fuller Chest of Legacies?
Many years ago I spent 3 years with a backpack on the road – and tried to make each day different from the previous day – learning new things, experiencing new places, savouring new cultures, building a mental album of things that I can now both reflect on and find blank spaces to put a “snapshot” in.
I sat on our patio the other night watching a fantastic sunset and noticed that the crumbs that I spilt (I was celebrating the release of my 2nd book) attracted some ants. As dusk settled in it dawned on me that if I sit still long enough in one place I will be eaten by ants.
So, rather than be eaten by some virtual ants, I make it a point to keep moving in life. I do not intend to live groundhog years.
What are your Goals for 2016?
My 2015 in Short Review – Activity-wise
- Published 36 blogs
- Completed and published my 2nd book (50 PERSPECTIVES – The Value of Things Unseen)
- Started on 2 others (one practical, one semi-autographical)
- Appeared at Faeryville Singapore Red Carpet Event with award-winning producer Tzang Merwyn Tong, his production team and my co-stars.
- Enjoying a 2nd season of organically self-raised (“free range”) vegetables.
- Delivered 6,000 free local newspapers in our suburb, walking 250kms in the process.
- Played Santa to 2500 children and their parents over 7 Saturday in a national chain store.
- Playing in another movie.
- Making a record.