With most matters still yet to be resolved, we can’t help but look forward to the New Year in hope and anticipation. And it is the role of each and every one of us to assume his/her responsibility towards this new era of human history… Assume our responsibility for our own wellness and health, for the health and wellbeing of our community, and that of the entire planet.
As it is said, if you want to change the world, start by changing yourself. Allah tought us in the Qur’an: “Verily, Allah will never change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves” (Qur’an, 13:11).
So, what is your plan for the New Year?
A good place to start is by defining your dream, hope and purpose in life. What’s your biggest dream? Once you see it loud and clear, think about what makes you want that dream, what will make you hold on to it despite any challenges or obstacles on the road? What’s your intention? Why do you long for this dream to come true? How will it benefit you and the whole world?
Then, it is time to devise some plans. Devise your long term plan for the whole year. Don’t forget to include your 8 fields:
1. My Nation
2. My Religious and Spiritual development
3. My Health
4. My Family
5. My Social Life
6. My Personal Development
7. My work/career
8. My Life
P.S. For more about these fields you could refer back to my older post: Are you ready for the New Year: http://www.amiraayad.com/1/post/2010/12/are-you-ready-for-the-new-year.html
How do these fields fit in the Big Picture of your life Dream? and how do they fit into your Bigger Picture in life, this one and the Hereafter?
One step at a time, you can soon see your dream materialize before your eyes. By assuming responsibility for your life, you are assuming responsibility for the whole planet, you are definitely helping to make our world a much better place.
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try going to bed with a mosquito”
Have a great week, a happy New Year, and an amazing, healthy, successful, and rewarding 2012!
See you next Year in shaa Allah