I feel that these days time flies away too fast. It’s already at the end of month 10, out of the 12 months of 2017, which means it’s time to make new resolutions for 2018. Making a resolution has been a yearly habit for me since a way back but I have only started to be serious about it since last year. One of the reason is just that: time flies too quick. When I look back, I can’t seem to remember what I have been doing for the past year. A lot of days I live my life like a zombie, waking up to whatever that day brings me. I don’t want that anymore, I don’t want my days to just go by.

The year 2017 has been quite adventurous for me and it started with only one resolution: I wanted to improve my public speaking skills. This has led me to watch numerous Ted Talks so that I can learn how other people present their ideas. What I didn’t expect was the unlimited resource of knowledge that comes along with watching the talks. It started with the aim to improve my public speaking skills, I end up getting to know myself better, which brought me to enjoying life so much more.

There were two topics out of the hundreds that caught most of my attention, which were fear and happiness. It was two things that I never took notice going on in my life.

These talks made me aware of my fears and how it has blocked me to see the strength that I had. It turns out I fear on a lot of things. I’m afraid of what people may say, not achieving my goals, failing and the list just goes on. I can’t say that I have let go of all my fears, but as I am more aware of it, I make an effort to control it. Now I get to see life from a different set of perspective – with so much more less fear.

Reducing a lot of my fears have enabled me to see that life has given me so much opportunity. It made me more appreciative of life and how I should be grateful in the things that I already achieved or experienced. Spending time to search for things to be grateful for each day has made my days brighter and lighter.

While there are a lot of things that I haven’t achieved yet, I now enjoy the process of achieving my goals so much more. I’m definitely looking forward to a whole lot more better days to come!