HAPPY NEW YEAR-2014
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Polonius said, in: Act 1; Scene 3, "To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man". It is important as we go into this new year that we realize again how vital it is that we know ourselves. It is sad to realize that most people live in fantasy about themselves, maybe their entire lives and never discover who they really are. That is the reason, I'm sure, why we are told that up to 50% of marriages end in divorce. How can a person learn to live with, and become one with another human being, if they have never learned to live with, and to know themselves.
Know your Strengths; also know your Weaknesses, because failures are the materials that Victories and Successes are made of. It is good to confess one faults and failures. The Bible says in the book of James: "Confess your faults one to another that ye may be healed." When we hear, with our own ears, ours confessing a fault or a failure to another, it helps us to face it ourselves, and it galvanizes us so that we can change that failure to a glorious success.
Speaking of Confessing failures. I failed miserably on at least two accounts last year. I write about them in this blog post because last year, I pledged myself in two areas of my life that I absolutely dropped the ball on. I wrote about them in several blogposts at the beginning of 2013.
I promised to write a post every day in 2013, excluding Sundays. What the reality was, I didn't write a post after the first week of June. I think the problem was I pledged myself into a box. What I will promise for this year, is I will be more consistent in my posting in 2014.
Another area that I posted in this blog in January 2013, and failed to accomplish was the matter of recording the checks I write, and my other financial transactions, as well as balancing my checkbook each month. I need, desperately, to start doing this as that now I am retired, and living on a pension income, I need to be able to track my finances, and know where I stand at any point in time during the month. Without a doubt, this is one area that I will be working on in 2014.
I will report my progress in these matters in a blog post.