5 QUESTIONS THAT WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES IN THIS NEW YEAR
By: Hussein Abdulbashit
Happy New Year good people. Today, we are all merrymaking that we are privileged and chanced to see this new year, while many people are no more. We are happy and excited that we are healthy, physically and mentally sound, while there are some people grappling with it.
However, there are some salient questions we don’t seem to always ask ourselves when this new year comes. These questions are very imperative because it revolves around our lives and make it meaningful
1. HOW MUCH HAVE WE BECOME BETTER ?
If we have not improved with what we are doing, then we need to sit down and ask ourselves if we truly have passion for what we are doing. Many people have recorded failure last year simply because they are doing what is not meant for them or what they don’t have passion for. Our years and days are numbered and for this reason our living must have essence and purpose. Stop doing what you don’t like no matter how profitable it is. redefine what you have passion for and that wealth, fame and respect in those profession will surely come easily to your path. It’s our passion that give birth to our purpose, it’s our purpose that give our lives meaning, and it’s our meaning that make us live forever and that’s true success.
2. HOW MUCH HAS HUMANITY BENEFITED FROM US?
It was Lionel Messi who said “if all we have achieved over the course of our life cannot be use for the benefit of humanity, then we have achieved nothing”. Ask yourself if humanity has benefited in anyway from your wealth, health, knowledge, skills, time and creativity. It is not necessary you have much before you can help others or give others. If we can give a little out of the little we have the world will have become a better place to live. Mandela lives on forever in the heart of all South Africans and even the whole world because of his struggle for a better living of his people. Remember, Mandela was not the son of a white man.
3. HOW MUCH HAVE WE HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE LANGUISHING, STRUGGLING AND HAVING HARD TIMES?
Believe me this is one of the flaws of the 21st century. Today, we call people our neighbor, friends, and relative but we have never care to help them out of their difficulties. Some of us are found of complaining we don’t have enough money to help and this is where the misconception of our lives rise from. Money is not everything, why don’t we just use the time we use to gossip about them in helping them to become better? why don’t we spend that our leisure time to make them feel better? why don’t we try to put a smile on their faces and make them forget their worries and adversities. A small act of kindness can make someone become a legend.
4. HOW MUCH HAVE WE LEARN ?
A female Scholar once said learning is a continuous process, and He who is tired of learning is tired of life. Also, It’s said that if a white man fails he’s not much concern about the pain he got, but He try to look at the reason why he failed. All those adversities, mistakes, failures, challenges and struggles that we met twelve months ago should be didatism for us, we should not let go of it for they are wonderful tips for our new year which is another chance to become better. Remember, it is not a mistake if we make mistake, but it is a mistake if we repeat the same mistake.
5. ARE WE WALKING WITH PEOPLE THAT HAVE SAME MINDSET LIKE US ?
This is one of the biggest reason why many of us have been like stagnant water over the past few years. We should check the people that we are walking with if they are like minded people like us. A philosopher once said that ” an optimist see opportunity in every difficulty, while a pessimist see difficulty in every opportunity”. If those you are keeping beside you are not visionary like you leave them and hang out with people that make you feel better.
How can we see the best of Usain Bolt without Grin Mil? How can Rafael Nadal be one of the best tennis player without Carlos Moya? Walk and work with people who are ready to invest in their time. Study with people who are ready to sacrifice their precious time and you will clear all those carry over. This is a new year, design a new system for yourself.