A few days ago, I decided to write to myself. Its proved to be the best preparation for the new year.
Dear Dumi in 2015,
This letter is a start towards a great journey. A journey limited to twelve months, to take rapport, reflect and reassess where you are in a time to come. My future friend, I trust that you have come to the point of confidence and satisfaction in yourself. I have laid the foundations and hope that as time moves on, you have a better understanding of yourself. Uncover the many dreams you have dreamed, the hundreds of ideas you have let away in the midst of life. These are your soul and source of inspiration. These are the hopes within which your life is to be defined in times to come.
There will be times of hardship and challenge, as you have experienced. There will be moments that will redefine your future self, as I have done in the twelve months past. Your mission my friend, is one bestowed upon you by God. Your mission my friend, is to take the dreams, talents and gifts together for greatness. Your mission is to ensure that all these factors of success, are articulate despite the circumstances, many failures to come or what others might envision for you.
The lessons learned have proved that it is okay to let others down and not live up to expectations. It is okay to prioritise and focus on your mission. That it is okay to be human, to take a rest and pause in the battle of life. Remember to rediscover yourself, remember to work on yourself – even if it’s just 10 minutes a day. Do not just go to work – work on the dreams, the talents and the gifts with which you strive to change your surroundings. Work on the hope to better change the world through better changing yourself. Having learned to make decisions and execute growth with no guilt, doubt or remorse, to do what is the best that you can, this is the journey to continue in the time to come.
No one can take away your mission from you, no one can take a dream, talent or gift from your soul. You must consciously talk to yourself; sometimes the only good things you will hear about you and the things that you say to you. Never live in quiet desperation and never be scared. You must be resilient and you must take pride in those around you. Anything can happen to interrupt your journey; “Nothing is neither good or bad but thinking makes it so” William Shakespear.
Change your ways, never give up, never give in. Accept yourself beyond your fears. Accept yourself beyond your limitations. The journey is not over. You can get knocked out of the field of life, as a spectator or as a player, but this should not be the end. You have gone through it before and let me be the reminder when you might be in doubt. You have never been afraid to fail, you have never been afraid of making a decision, you have never been afraid to work hard. This is your journey my friend, one of might, courage and greatness.
Patience, Persistence and Positivity.
These are the keys to delivering your mission.
My dear friend, live now.
You are blessed and highly favoured.
Believe that this is you.
You are the one.
You are the shinning star.
A shinning star you are.
Dumi, the shinning star.
Dumi in 2014