As I reflect back on 2015, I have to say it was the best year of my life so far. This is because I discovered an inner warrior in myself. This inner warrior granted me the strength and courage to get through difficult times, uncertainties, and changed my mindset to appreciate life as a collective endeavour.
The best experiences of 2015 were shaped by the mindset I had adopted, every situation that made me take a step backwards, I gave myself time and courage to take two steps forward. Despite rejections, I never doubted my abilities, my burning passion, and good intentions to make a difference in my community in any way I can. I changed careers, moved to a new country, got closer to my family, accomplished a worthy test score, learned from my mentors, became a mentor to start-ups, received invitations to be on panels and judge competitions, learned how to invest in the market, went to the gym regularly, made new friends, and donated & volunteered for causes close to me.
We don’t share our bad experiences often, making each other feel like we are flawless individuals, but actually – it’s these experiences that help us learn values, the inner mechanics of ourselves, and celebrate the good times.
2015 was FULL of these ‘bad experiences’, I experienced stressful personal issues which would define the next few years of my life, MANY rejections about my ideas, subsequent rejections for my visa which I had no control over, losing friends, challenges of moving to a different country, and feeling lonely at times.
They say time and tide wait for no man, and boy – were these tides unexpected and huge. But I could not be happier today. And while 2016 may bring its peaks and troughs, my inner warrior can only grow stronger and my unwavering passion for giving back to my community can only get more encouraging.
My vision for 2016 encompasses giving back in any way I can, creating more memories with loved-ones, staying fit, and having fun. One of the BEST advice I received in 2015 was: Do whatever you want. The world is your playground, go and have fun – fall down, and pick yourself up again. This is my vision for 2016, chasing my dreams, taking risks, and learning from my experiences.Read more "A Reflection of 2015 & A Vision For 2016"