A society without rules will be one void of law and order. I’ve tried several times to get the words of my secondary school teacher out of my head but no, it’s stuck like a song on repeat; maybe because there are elements of truth in it. May I modify this a little?
Rules will always be broken because it operates on the same principles as ‘Plan’. Rules are broken and plans fail but that shouldn’t stop us because they serve as a guide. If they don’t work out we will still try, for imagine if they did work out?
The New Year is here, see if these help.
RULE 1: PLAN
Plans may not go as planned. Still, plan. It will serve as a guide. Just keep it short and simple for each goal or task. Be realistic.
RULE 2: FORGIVE
Start by forgiving yourself. You most likely made avoidable mistakes in 2017. Hey! This is a brand New Year, one you’ve never walked in. so let go and start again. Let go of business partners who failed you. Let go of family members and friends who betrayed you. You’ll meet new people this year who will make you feel special and valuable.
RULE 3: BE OPEN-MINDED
Don’t be quick to sign off ideas and people. Be open to receiving, then you can sieve what’s not useful.
RULE 4: DON’T BURN BRIDGES
You never know when you need something or someone. Perhaps from that person you tag bad and evil. Maintain a cordial relationship even when you feel you’re not treated right. Close the door gently behind you, so it doesn’t jam just in case you need to go back into the room or forgot your bag inside.
RULE 5: LOVE
Love has many meanings. Your love should be kind, tolerant, giving, helpful and real. You don’t hate yourself; don’t hate anyone. A friend’s mum once told me that the word ‘hate’ is too strong to be used in reference to people. Remove ‘hate’ from your vocabulary and mind. Let love rule as you rule your world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!!
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