Happy 2012 to one and all! Here we are once again, at the beginning of a new year. It’s a time for renewal and an opportunity for a fresh start. Out with the old and in with the new. Out with the bad and welcome the goodness that a fresh start can bring. It’s a time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s a time to break bad habits. It’s a time to lose weight. It’s a time to become a better person all the way around.
The New Year often defines a time of change, for better things to come, for prosperity, for good health. The New Year is a good time to wish well upon others and inspires the desire to wish well upon ourselves. And, even with a running start, motivated by all of the positive vibrations that the universe has to offer, the booster rockets firmly attached to wings of hope are often fueled by a small capacity tank. The boost is over almost as soon as the thrust began. It’s more of a hiccup really. That one day of fasting and exercise often leads to one more pound gained. The two days away from caffeine often leads to a few tall whatyoumacallits with a lotta heavy cream. The three days without a smoke often leads to … well, sorry for deflating the hope that is often like a hot-air balloon. But that’s what these ideas are often to begin with, a flexible shell that fills with hot air and completely deflates without the fuel needed to sustain its flight. Whoa, sounds like a downer that’s beginning a new year of hope. Well, the harsh reality is exactly that: Harsh. The cycle begins, yet again.
So, this year can be different. It doesn’t have to be what it often is. Actually, that’s the problem from the beginning. Waiting for any particular moment to do something different, or be something different, is the problem. Don’t wait. The problem also includes trying to throw something away and trying to replace it with something else in hopes that “this” will solve the problem.
Two weeks ago, for my 102nd video post, I wrote about building blocks. I wrote about the matter of focusing on one building block at a time. I wrote about working on the first block and then the next and the next that will lead to building something to be proud of, and to be thankful for. Don’t forget about the importance of beginning with a strong foundation. Without a strong foundation, all of those bricks will become unstable and fall.
Experiences are built upon one another. Experiences cannot be thrown away. Experiences do become knowledge. Turn that knowledge into wisdom by learning from each experience, good and bad. Obviously, the good stuff is easy. Turn the bad stuff into wisdom and use it for your benefit. Sure it’s easy to say and hard to do. The true value of experience lies in the journey of turning knowledge into wisdom. This is the foundation for the future. A person can live life and gain an immense amount of knowledge, but can remain devoid of wisdom, depraved of the valuable rewards that life can offer. Turn that knowledge into wisdom and unlock the invaluable treasures only understood by experience.
The point is that learning from each experience means that acceptance is the beginning and denial is the enemy. Accept the fact that mistakes are a daily routine. No matter how much effort is made to do better, some mistakes are repeated often, like flaring tempers, for example. Completely eliminating a bad temperament is unreasonable and basically not possible. Instead, managing adversity one step at a time will lead to lasting resolution. Create a solid foundation, learn from the past, and create the best opportunity to become a better person. Build upon each effort with conviction. Failure is a daily routine and success follows with the conviction to Live Life to Fullest.
“When I Fall in Love” is an inspiring song to begin the New Year. The lyrics express a passionate conviction to pursue a great yearning. And yet, a condition is required. Love me and I will love you, completely. It’s ALL about conviction. Success is completely determined by conviction. Remain steadfast in your personal endeavors and success is guaranteed.
"When I Fall in Love" is a popular song, written by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics). It was introduced in the film One Minute to Zero. The song has become a standard, with many artists recording it, though the original hit version was by Doris Day. Doris Day's recording was made on June 5, 1952. It was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39786 and issued with the flip side "Take Me in Your Arms." The song reached number 20 on the Billboard chart. A cover version was recorded by Nat King Cole on December 28, 1956. It was issued by Capitol Records on an LP album, Love Is the Thing, catalog number SW824. The single was released in the UK in 1957, and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart.