I smile in reminiscence of the past year, a year thronged with trauma and its later days with slight pleasantness, and I remember the ember frenzy, when everyone was in a hurry to accomplish goals that they had  lined up for the year; only to realize they hadn’t covered half of it .

The scrambling, the fear of the unknown next year, the questions  and the obvious fact that the previous year’s plan haven’t been completed yet. My first words will be to say ,’No Sweating It’. Yes ,you couldn’t achieve the goals of last year and now you have plunged into the new year confused or with new goals added to the last and yet not sure where to start

Stop to think and you will see that my realizations are true; that we are in no race/competition with anyone, only with ourselves and our goals setting, Who really cares , truly who’ No one ! everyone has their own cross to bear, their own mistakes and their own take on life and its issues. I have been with people who are worried sick about what people would think or thought about them, I probably have been guilty of it too. but I have come to learn that no matter how much they talk about you , they will move on to the next topic or the next concern , and you will never be in the news for a long time .

Even when it comes to success stories, a typical example will be Bill Gates been Richest Man for a while; it is carlos slim in the news now. Its just  life , quit brooding please, because nobody truly cares.

I am not an authority in the field of maximum success but hey! I can count my blessings , I can wake up in the morning and dream, then walk  towards achieving them, they might be called small steps to people but they are milestones to me. People are not important, when you really try to put a face to them, their opinion of you almost honestly doesn’t count. Will Smith once said, Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want ,to impress people they don’t like. In the end when you  look at it, these PEOPLE don’t really matter, all that matters is you, your goals , aspirations, plans , and achievement process.

What do we do now STOP! Take a day off everything and everyone , do a full assessment of your self , who are you really, what’s your composition what do you like, who do you love or want to love, what can you take , what cant you’ There are many questions , what is your dream ‘ Have you achieved anything in life’ All these questions should attract answers that are genuine and not under any influence.

In Steve Jobs words ,
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped in dogma – which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice .And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

In my own words , be your own kind of beautiful .Because there is no passion in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living – Nelson Mandela

The best things in life are free; so love freely and rightly , laugh freely , rock and work your passion (job or business) because it’s only in fulfilment that success can be born.

Have a fabulous 2013!


Omua Onyon
– Creative Director @ House Of Flavors