Life By Design

In Retrospect

It’s that time of the year when most people are taking stock of different aspects of their life at the end of the year and I know this can feel very perfunctory.

Some will argue that there are too many sentiments about this time of the year and that there’s no significant difference between December 31 and January 1 as they are just like any other day.

This stance has its truth in it, however, there’s nothing wrong with some introspection per time.

Emphasis on per time, because on this plane of existence, time and space are our reality. Harnessing the element of time and space to assist us in navigating life and maximizing experiences by sectioning happenings and events, and our goals is definitely a great strategy.

The end of the year is a good time to introspect and retrospect on how the year has been while strategizing on how to navigate the coming new year and hopefully be and do better.

Nobody gets wiser by the number of years or experiences they’ve had but by the lessons they can pick from those experiences, this is where introspection comes to play. As the popular saying goes: “those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it”.

We are able to understand things, situations, events, and even people better in retrospect.

So yes, let’s get to putting that pen to paper and make sense of the year almost gone.

I’d like to add also that in the world of retrospection, perception wins! It’s not so much about what has happened so far in the year as much as how we choose to perceive it.

Hence, your perception is what will determine if you come out of this year as a victim or a winner.

What has happened this year has already happened, it can’t be undone but how we move forward to better in the coming year is determined by our perspective.

Will you be taking the victor’s stand or the victim’s?

If all this retrospection does for you is to be grateful? You’d have won 100%.

If you don’t count your blessings, the magnitude will be lost on you.

I’m grabbing my pen right now and continuing my retrospection, I’ll be dropping some notes likewise.

Let’s share the high points and glean lessons from the low points so that we can become better from these experiences and avoid regurgitating life.

Glitters and Sparkles

Adenike Aweda.

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