New year, same you?

It’s almost over, just days left and another year in the Gregorian calendar ends. And let’s be pretty fair, we’ve heard it a million times that it’s not been the best year for a lot of us; with heartbreaking events such as Syria’s violence, the Bastille Day terror attack and the death of Harambe.

Whilst browsing social media, I’ve noticed that many of us blame this year to be the worst year for ourselves, but is that really the case? If it is our actions which determine whether or not the times are good for us, then to what extent are we really eligible in blaming ISIS, Trump and the zookeeper who shot a gorilla for our misfortune. Rather than blaming what’s happened this year on “society as a whole”, we need to start appreciating that we ourselves are part of this society that we always look down on and frown upon. We need to start acknowledging the effects that our actions have on others, because otherwise, what are we but a bunch of hypocrites?

It seems as if we all want change, we all want Aleppo’s crisis to end. We all want to see love and peace and harmony. We want to see acceptance of different people, of different genders, religions, and backgrounds – but when will all this happen? Definitely not until we stand to make a change to our own mindsets! 

I hope this above quote has some meaning to you, that it inspires you to do something positive in the new year and become more aware of your role in society, as you may not have a direct impact on many of the negative experiences people across the world go through, but instead, have a butterfly effect through your daily actions.

Soooo enjoy the last few days that 2016 has to offer, and we hope you wake up with a fresh aim of making minor positive changes to yourself and ultimately acknowledge the wider, better impacts this will have on (y)our society.


Wishing you the best for the new year, 

The mindset growth network