In a few days’ time, 2014 will be added as another chapter in the history of my life.
Putting aside another year and adding another one to my life has been a conscious exercise that I started 10 years ago. And there’s a good reason for this. Whether I like it or not, I have to accept that my life will end one day just like my mum’s life ended this year, and my dad’s eight years ago.
I call this stage of my life now as taking over the ‘pole position’ from my dad and mum if you know what I mean by this.
To prepare well for this reality for the remaining years of my life has become a more and more important feat.
So, how did 2014 go?
My scorecard says that it has been a very eventful and dramatic one; probably the most ever, as I lost one of the dearest persons in my life that I was not prepared for at all. It came so suddenly like ‘a thief who came in the night’, like Jesus said. I wish I had been more prepared for this which would have meant spending more precious time with her, telling her how much I loved her and saying sorry for the things I did and didn’t do that offended her.
Well, it’s over now and I have to be strong not to live in regrets as life still has to go on. I now have to remember that there are still many beloved people in my life whom I have not done enough for; my wife and children top the list. I have to be very mindful and make a conscious effort to close the gap of what I should do more for them.
Career wise, I have nothing to complain but only praises to God for He has showered me with extra kindnesses and abundance in so many ways:
- Enhancing the superiority of my coaching skills,
- Increasing the profits in my coaching business; and
- Opening opportunities to contribute to society and the coaching community.
This audit makes it very clear that my life direction for 2015 will be more towards ‘closing the gaps’ in the outstanding things that I owe to my loved ones.
What does your 2014 life scorecard tell about yours, and what will your 2015 life direction be?