End of the year makes me look back at the highs and the lows. And of course, how I would like to do things differently.
2016 has taught me so many things. It’s taught me to be more loving, more open, more positive and most importantly, more driven than I have ever been in my life. This past year was a roller-coaster. Even though 2016 had it’s ups, it had it’s downs as well. Picking myself up from those downs and moving forward with my life has made me stronger than ever.
My life this past year had many changes, which i will not bore you guys with. I would have to say, it was neither bad nor good, but it was decent. But I could proudly say that I went through this year with my family, who stood by me, even on my down days. One of the major things I’ve learnt is to put myself and my goals as my number one priority.
My life in many ways has taught me it is precious to me. Things can change in a split seconds. Which has taught me, why wait for the right moment? Why not take this moment and make it right?
Let me give you an example from my 2016. I was very unhappy and frustrated because although calling countless amount of Physical Therapy clinics for internship, no one wanted to accept me because I did not have any clinical experience. I had almost lost hope. After talking to few of my friends, and gathering ideas, I decides to intern at a Dental clinic, hoping I would get the clinical experience as well as the recommendation letter. After interning for about 6-7 months, I tried calling the same clinics I’ve called before. Even though I kept on getting rejected by phone calls, I did not give up. I persevered and continued to show others my clinical experience. Rather than calling, I decided to go visit them and show them my great achievements I’ve done at the Dental clinic. Within a split second, they accepted my internship application and I was asked to start my internship the next day.
A couple of tips I would like to give to those who has goals, wishes or hopes to do something. Nothing’s going to happen on it’s own. If calling doesn’t work, go there and ask for what’s yours. Stand out and if you have proof of something, they cannot say no. No one could say no – trust me, I’m talking from experience. The first change you could make in your life is how to accept a no for an answer, then work on it. Action leads to change.
One thing I’ve really struggled with (and still find myself doing it) is constantly thinking of all the possibilities of “what if’s.” I would always want to do something but end up thinking to myself, “But what if this happens?” Which would constantly bring me back to the negative mindset and to achieve something in life, you cannot have the negative mindset. No matter what, positivity is the key.
3 key points to keep in mind:
- Stay positive.
- Keep pushing yourself.
- Never give up.
If opportunities doesn’t knock, build a door. -Milton Berle
Let’s all enter 2017 with a positive mindset and spread positivity and love EVERYWHERE!
Good luck and happy new year, loves! 🙂