As we near the end of the year, can you tell me what challenges you’ve faced and what changes you’ve experienced for 2022?
A few years ago, I had a chat with a young friend who mentioned that he was getting bored with life. He felt that there was nothing interesting left to do and that he already knew everything there is to know about life. To this, I told him that growth and change are constant in life. You need to at the very least learn something new every year. It does not have to be something that would benefit your career, it might be something more creative.
At that point, he challenged me, asking what new thing did I learn that particular year (2020)? I proceeded to list down new things I learned, both big and small. He said the small things do not count.
I said they count if I say they do. And for me, they do.
So as 2022 winds down, I suggest taking time to look back at the year that was and see if you learned something new. Write it down. Be grateful for the opportunity to learn.
If you feel you have not learned anything new, then I suggest getting a lined journal, or a notebook, and writing down things that you would like to learn. I suggest making those goals smaller, more achievable, and some that are big.
End of the Year Challenge
Since December 2022 is technically not finished yet, I would like to invite you to learn something new this month. Here are some ideas:
- Learn to play Christmas tunes on a kalimba (you can use a kalimba app).
- Learn to DIY a Christmas ornament.
- Learn to make an advent wreath.
- Learn 25 new words in a different language.
- Learn something new about Christmas.
Okay, maybe the themes are Christmas-themed but ’tis the season.
Give it a try!