I hope you had a cosy time with your friends and/or relatives over the Christmas weekend. Many will be setting New Year’s resolutions this weekend, with varying degrees of success. I want to talk about that.
I grew up in a sectarian religious movement which prevented me from participating in certain traditions, like Christmas and New Year’s Celebrations. For the longest time, I was a bit annoyed by it all, to be honest. But as I’ve moved away from the dogma in which I was brought up to a more rational and empirical view of things, I’ve come to appreciate those events and the wisdom behind them.
Winter is a natural time to rest and reflect. It’s a time to reflect on whether or not we’re going in the right direction. We can analyze the path we’ve taken and change our course if need be. I think that’s a very valuable thing. When we take a moment to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can start to look back. I suggest writing down what you’ve accomplished, then you can see yourself in a greater context and see things more objectively. That’s how you get some really valuable insights into your personality and your goals as a person, in my experience.
Personally, I’ve had a very good year. Settling in a new city, building up a real-life network of friends and allies and getting into a new career are some of the things I’ve done which have made my life better. Naturally, I plan on building upon these advancements and have set some reasonable goals for the next year. What about you? What accomplishments are you proud of? What are your biggest challenges right now? What can you do in 2018 to become a better advocate for our people? What can you do to make yourself and your civilization great again? Those are questions I ask myself as often as possible. The more we examine ourselves and strengthen our personalities, the stronger our movement will be, and the higher the likelihood of victory.
Happy New Year.