New Year’s Eve

christmas-tree-544960_1280Last day of 2014… As I ‘m siting at my desk many memories come to my mind. It’s a day with mixed feelings. On one hand I am happy that a new year comes and I feel grateful for all the experiences I had during 2014. On the other hand, I have a feeling of attachment to what I lived in 2014. For me, New Year’s Eve feels like the borderline between the past and the future, and while future and every new beginning is always intriguing, the past has already left its marks in your life.

In a few hours a whole new chapter in our lives begins. It’s time for giving us the opportunity to start anew anything we wish. More than that, it’s an opportunity to give our best to improve our relationship with our self and the people around us. It’s not always easy to move on in life, letting go of the past, but this is our chance to make a further step towards our happiness. So, irrespectively of whether you have organized your goals for this year or not, be here and enjoy what you have now. It’s the only way to fully enjoy every single moment.

I wish you all Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate this passage to a new state of mind and a better attitude towards life!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   HAPPY NEW BEGINNINGS!

Daring to Dream

Despite the challenges of today, dare to dream!

Dream a better future for you, for your family, for the whole world and then every single day of your life take small steps towards your dream.

Many people don’t believe in dreaming. These are the people who often call themselves “just realists”. They claim that dreaming is equal to illusion, but what they forget is that they too used to have dreams in the past. They used to believe in the numerous possibilities that life gives everyone to change his life. But at some point, for several reasons, they stopped believing that their dream could ever come true…

Dreaming is, first of all, a source of inspiration. It gives us the power to overcome many difficult situations, to surpass our limits, to get out of our comfort zone. Dreaming has the power to motivate us in our every day life. It gives us the energy that is required to take action.

The first part of dreaming has to do with the actual dreaming, namely contemplating on how the situations could be different. The second part of it, though, has to do with us taking action. The most important stage in realizing our dreams is to make the transition from the theoretical concept to tangible reality. In other words, what is really important is to find ways to make true what we wish for.

So, dare to dream the life you want, the life you deserve. Don’t hold back! It is only a first step, but it ‘s not a secret that everything starts with a dream, a hope, a wish, a vision.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING STARTED

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GREAT TOIn the past, I used to be one of those people who were postponing whatever I could postpone. I was thinking “why doing this today, since I can do it tomorrow?”. Have you ever been too lazy to complete your work? Or maybe have you started with enthusiasm, but you felt that at the end you didn’t have the energy to finish your project? If this has happened to you a few times, then it ‘s normal. Everyone has his ups and downs. The problem begins when at some point there are so many unfinished works that they become overwhelming.

Feeling overwhelmed is a very intense feeling and difficult to handle in order to reach a solution. Why? Because when you are feeling overwhelmed, you are psychologically paralyzed and you can’t do anything to change that. A change requires first of all realization of the situation and then willing and strength of character. But the most important key for dealing with any problem you may face in life and make any change is the ability to act even under situations that leave you overwhelmed.

There are many reasons for someone who doesn’t act proactively: laziness, fear, lack of willing etc. But without action you cannot grow and live a fruitful life. I ‘m thinking of the very common phrase: “Life is too short”. I think that life is too short for those who don’t act but instead of that, they just wait passively to see the puzzle of life completed without any effort. The truth is that we have to be proactive. Life is not guaranteed and we should be mature enough to take fully the responsibility of that gift which is called life.

Living just waiting that everything will be magically solved is just an illusion. Many of us might not want to destroy this illusion, but since we only have one life on earth and one chance to make the best out of it, we shouldn’t be passive observers of our lives. Taking action shouldn’t scare us more and make us feel overwhelmed. If every person tries to take action on a daily basis, step by step, he will be pleasantly surprised with the results. Of course, every person has to take different actions in order to be happy. There are no recipes. This is why we should never compare ourselves with others to see if we are as successful as them. We should stay focused on our own life path.

Sometimes, my writing might seem to have an instructional tone, but the last thing I would ever want is to preach anyone. One of the reasons I decided to start writing here is because sharing our experiences with others can save valuable time in life to those who are willing to open up and actually listen to someone else. So, if I am writing this post is to tell you from my heart:

Let’s not waste time until everything in life is perfect to act and live the life we want, because things will not always go our way. We have to be flexible enough and act in alignment with our path. If you expect to be great before you start, most probably you will never start acting. Because unavoidably, becoming great requires you to start without being great. We are all here to learn. No one learned swimming outside the water and no one became an expert in his field without failures and obstacles.

What is important, though, is never to allow fear to paralyze us. This is life. We are here now. You are here now. Don’t miss the opportunity of starting whatever will make you grow, whatever will make you happy now. Not tomorrow, not in ten years, not when you will have money, not when you will have the perfect partner. Live in the present and act in a meaningful way to create the beautiful life you deserve!

Our path

Our path

Each of us has his own path. A path full of our dreams waiting for fulfillment. A path of adventures, of challenges, of bright new beginnings. This is it! Make the choice to own your decisions and dare to live your life to the fullest. Only this way at the end of your path, looking back, you will feel blessed for what you have experienced all this time.

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