An attitude of gratitude.
When I was 25 year old I wrote my first 5 year plan ever. It was categorised into overall vision, personal, career, health, spiritual and financial goals.
I had what person of income will be saved, what will be used for charity, what will be invested in both my own and other startups, when I would get married, what kind of jobs will I do to build my career, what I would eat and how frequently I exercised, how often I attend Mass or go for confession.
It was detail, smart, achievable, realistic, time bound etc.
Initially I was great at monitoring my performance and I was satisfied with my 80/20 pass mark. But by the third year I was not as diligent in following and planning monthly and weekly targets inline with the goals.
Life was just happening to me, I was no longer active seeking what I wanted from life.
So now as I take stock and plan the next 5 years, I am amazing and grateful to God for what I have accomplished, for my setbacks that I have taught me who I am as a person, where my strengths lie, what I need to improve.
The most ironic thing about it is that actions I took in distress or by inspiration have not only been in sync with the overall vision I had for my life but I been blessed with graces, friends and experiences that I would not trade or change.
Even my struggle with my chronic condition has taught me the importance of balance, consistency and disciple (I come home every time with a renewed clarity of purpose; I just need to learn how to take time to do that without all the drama).
So for today, I enjoin my readers to be grateful, for your past and present condition. There is value in you and value from all your experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly. You have accomplished more than you are aware, impacted more than you consciously recognise and are loved more than you can fathom.
So face the new day, the present with renewed faith, unending hope and an an attitude of love.
p.s. so it was saved to draft…Hahahhaha….well now you see two pieces on the same topic…comment on which is better.