How to Make the Most of This New YearPosted: January 6, 2013
Many things have happened since the last time I wrote a post. I went skiing in the Swiss Alps, Gangnam Style hit 1 billion views on YouTube, Lionel Messi scored 91 goals in a calendar year, the world didn’t end on the 21st of December, Christmas happened, I got to see my girlfriend after many, many months of long distance, I went skiing in the French Alps, a new year was born, and I’m pretty sure some of you have celebrated your birthdays along the way.
So, it’s 2013 now. I keep catching myself saying “two thousand thirteen” instead of “twenty thirteen”. Yeah, I’m not cool yet. Last year, 2012, was a pretty huge year for me. It had a lot of character-building as well as really fun moments. I wrote a book, recorded drum tracks in a marvelous studio for an EP, and started watching Breaking Bad. Pretty solid year, I’d say.
I realized something obvious the other day. The world won’t become a better place as time passes. In fact, the opposite is the case. The world will become worse and worse. More crimes, deaths, natural catastrophes, laws and restrictions, and on and on. So don’t be surprised if such things happen increasingly. It’s up to us to outbalance the evil with good.
Many people come up with new year’s resolutions like, “I’m going to go to the gym more often, eat less unhealthy food, and donate to charities.” How about only doing good? How about trying to be as honest as possible, even if the truth hurts? How about being as selfless as someone could possibly be? Invite people to your home, have them over for dinner, talk to them and share your lives with each other, for example. Better yourself for others – don’t just better yourself for you.
Take this year to leave behind a legacy wherever you go. Live your life in a way that, when it ends in twelve months, nobody will be able to say a bad word about you, not even your ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends. You’ll see that if you do good to others, others will do good to you. Heppeh Neh Yehr.