|Maxims for the new year|
On the whole, I am actually quite proficient at the dreaming and believing part. It's the achieving element that causes me strife. Achievement is the tricky part of the equation, the petulant third child, the bit that sometimes falls outside our control.
Which is where new-year optimism comes in. Like a religious leap of faith, optimism is there to paper over the cracks. Or, perhaps it's the oxygen that fuels our dreaming/believing, with a little left in the tank to make the achieving part seem tantalisingly possible.
So with 2017 in the rear-view mirror, I feel able to press my re-set button and let the wings of optimism carry me through the days and months ahead. I could swear that the whirring numbers on the time-counter are speeding up, but who knows? 2018 could be the year when all my/our hopes and dreams become a reality. So think big, fall over, get back up and keep on striving.
As the sweatshirt says, dream, believe, achieve.
Happy New Year!