The Year of You

We are now a month and a half into the year 2013, and have just entered the Year of the Snake according to the Chinese calendar, but what about if you were to forget about that. What if I said to you that today is not February 13th, but day 01 in the Year of You.

We spend so much of our time running around, obsessing about time. We have to get up on time, get to work on time, if we run late we get annoyed, stressed. We spend out time running around, pleasing other people and before we know it, another year has gone by.

In the blink of an eye you will wake up one morning and think… where did the time go. Why did I not do it differently?


Life gives you nothing, it takes, and it will keep taking until you have nothing left to give, and then it will keep you down. Don’t let it. Turn the tables and make life work for you.

The dawn of the Year of You is your chance to take a stand, reclaim your own world, your own time. Make it yours. Reach out and grab what it is you want most in life, because if you don’t try, you will never succeed.


Living life is about failing. It is about trying things, about reaching for the stars. It is about falling… time and time again. Because if you never learn to get back up, to pick up and pieces and come back stronger, you can never truly achieve.

Nobody gets everything they want, there is always something more. We may not know it at the time, but true satisfaction is impossible, or rather it should be. We should always want more, want to tweak something or other for the better, to grow. The moment we allow ourselves to become stagnant is the moment that we are lost, and left behind. It doesn’t mean that the game is over, it just means that you have to fight that much harder.


Right now is the best possible moment for you. This very day is waiting for you to take to your feet, set your stance and grab life by the balls, because nobody else is going to do it for you.

Whatever it is you want, love, friendship, money or success, it makes no difference. True happiness is something only you can judge, and only you can give yourself. One things cannot exist alone however, so to experience the true joy of your own determination, you must brace for the pain that is inevitable. Do not avoid it when it comes, do not hide or back down, but meet it head one. Smash it down to its knees, and crush it, for once you crest that wave, your path it will once again appear.



One thought on “The Year of You

  1. Beautifully written. My greatest difficulty is embracing the pain. Too often I give up when things get difficult. Work in progress.

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