By Abdulaziz Al Jahdhami — The last page of 2016’s book was flipped yesterday and the first page of the new year has just been opened. Today, we are starting a new book in our life with 365 blank pages to write on; it’s us who decide what to note down or stamp on those pages every single moment we live each day. In fact, the New Year is another chance given to us all to make things even better than the past year. Therefore, people are welcoming the New Year differently with certain ideas, plans and dreams they are planning to achieve during the full-year journey.
Everyone has different plans, dreams and goals to chase and get them accomplished someday throughout the year. It’s a good start indeed that people are planning ahead of time on what kind of stories and tales to report on their new book. Although not all their plans, dreams and goals can be achieved in the coming year, at least they have them ready.
It always worth chasing your dream in order to make it come true someday. All dreams are possible, but it’s a matter of how much we strive to make them possible. For that reason, every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
As it has been said that success comes only to those who believe in their dreams. Accordingly, the more people believe in their dreams and objectives, the easier they become possible and achievable. Regardless of how challenging our dreams are, it’s us who can make them become reality by believing them and persisting in achieving them. Hellen Keller said: “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we grab them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities. Hence, it’s upon us to decide how to make the most of all the challenges and opportunities that we encounter.
Although nobody can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending at least for the coming year. I believe we all can make a promise and have a dream and work on achieving our dreams and fulfilling our promises regardless of how difficult they are.
Let’s all start by looking at the lives of all those who achieved outstanding successes by being committed to their goals and plans. They challenged themselves and proved they could make their dreams possible. There are millions of examples whose endless efforts and perseverance brought guidance and enlightenment to humanity overall. Thomas Edison, the inventor of light bulb and other countless inventions, was very committed to succeed even though he failed at least in 700 different projects.
We are all similar to many other successful people like Edison. The only difference is that they were committed to achieving their goals and dreams. So we should all be self-confident and believe in our dreams and goals. Through our wisdom, hard work, commitment, persistence, and God’s will, we can succeed in what we have set out to achieve. The only key question we all need to ask ourselves is where do we stand in setting our goals and what are we doing to achieve them?
Another year with both happy and sad memories, success, achievements and disappointments has passed. With every New Year comes greater challenges and obstacles in our life, but it’s part of the experience and life enjoyment. As the New Year has just kicked off, I wish you all courage, hope and faith to overcome all the challenges and hard times that you come across.
As the New Year dawns and approaches us with new hopes, I wish each and every one of you a wonderful year ahead filled with promises of a brighter tomorrow.
Happy New Year.