Do you ever reflect on an experience in life, and realize the lessons your learned? only to experience that situation again and have to repeat the same lesson? How do you feel once you realize, ooops I DID it again? or Ooops I LET it happen again! There is something instinctual about the human experience to reason critically for survival,but it seems that when we are out of this intense survival state and we are just coasting, we don't do whats best until it comes down to the wire and we think about what happened. They say hindsight is 20/20 which basically means after a situation, you can clearly examine the strengths and areas of improvement of your role, behavior, feelings etc. The challenge though is to make sure it does not get repeated. 2013 was a year of life lessons for myself, and I committed to myself on new year day to write down all the major lessons of my 2013 year, post them in a very visible space in my home, so that I can constantly review them, and not repeat them again. I feel that once God has presented a test to you, you will be retested and if you don't pass, you will continue to be retested until you conquer the subject at hand. This can be faith, commitment, relationships, self-love, etc. We are generally creatures of habit which is why its difficult for most people to improve or change their ways. Yet when life situations continue to challenge us, and the outcomes are not what we desire, its necessary for us to take our role in the situation and do things differently. Some of my major lessons for 2013 were:
1. Stay committed to my Faith, no matter what
2. Operate in FAITH no matter what
3. State my gratitude in the morning and before bed
4. Let go of people and situations when my spirit is at unrest
5. Make sure to incorporate at least one lengthy family interaction a week
6. Listen to music and Dance EVERYDAY
7. Engage in artistic activities everyday
8. Its ok to feel imperfect (because tehre;s no such thing as perfection), but surround myself with love so I don't get too hard on myself
9. My best will always be good enough for me; it doesn't matter about anyone else
10. Look to others for inspiration, never comparison
Remember, when we do the same things over and over again, now that's insanity.
So what was your lessons for 2013?