It’s year end a time to be with family, a time of reflection and introspection. A time to let your hair down and relax and do the things you like, such as sleeping in or out, partying the night away playing golf or whatever floats your boat. It’s also a time for those dreaded New Year’s resolutions. The ones we never keep and never follow through on.
I got an email from a friend at the office today something along the lines of we should be thankful for the year that was and such. But quite frankly I’m tired of being thankful for what was and hoping for what is to come. I’m tired of being thankful for being mercilessly screwed by the system. I don’t know about you but 2012 is yet another year where I haven’t achieved greatness.
So my chain Christmas email for 2012 would reads as follows; I’m not thankful in fact I’m gatval of being thankful for yet another mediocre year, I’m tired of hoping that the best is yet to come. It’s time we got angry and took action, the best isn’t yet to come the best is NOW, action needs to be taken NOW! It’s not enough to have a vision for there are many visionaries without execution and many executioners without vision one without the other is inoperable. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there’s not happiness with action” Benjamin Disraeli. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be unsuccessful, perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action” Norman Vincent Peale.
So let’s stop being grateful for the mediocre, the average and sub-par (don’t get me wrong I’m not preaching being unappreciative) but if we never get angry with our current situation we shall never amend it. Let’s stop hoping that the best is to come, for it may never come. The best is today for that is all God has granted us control over.