2019… the year of truth and success

14 December 2018 | Columns

It's that time of the year again where resolutions are made and comments that end with 'should be left in 2018' will be commonplace. I know this will sound clichéd but some people, and their behaviour, need to be left behind in this year. I also want to clear up this: Just because you had a bad year it doesn't mean that we all want the year to end. Some people actually had a very good year and such energies need to be passed along to the next year. There are those that had terrible few years and maybe, if they left certain tendencies behind, things wouldn't be so bad. Here is a list of what to avoid to have a good year.

Tendencies of lying should be left behind… for the love of Jesus. Guys, not everyone is meant to be a hero or heroine. If you can't do a certain thing, let people who can handle it. It's the 21st century and this is the era of giving each other opportunities to shine equally. Let's learn to eat together. If you lie about your abilities and you fail you not only wasting time but also resources.

The biggest social ill that should be left behind is that 'support local businesses' tip. I am saying this because many micro businesses or those that want support are actually ripping people off. How can you just want to be supported 100% event if you are selling a mediocre service or product? Certain designers copy and paste international designers' looks and want to sell the same concepts locally at high prices. Other local businesses purchase goods at cheap prices and want to make 200% profit. This type of extortion should end. We are all affected by the economic recession and that is not an excuse for daylight robbery.

In conclusion, may next year be for all of us. May we all aim to be better and strive to be the best in our specific fields. May we always find solutions to problems; may we learn to say no where necessary and may we have the will to learn, and the courage to change the things we can.



Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2019.



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