Enjoy yourself and have some fun, the world can be a dreary place, you only have to listen to the news to hear the worst of it all, but the great new is that you can always make your own world, this doesn’t mean burying your head in the sand and being unaware of what is going on around you, it means, knowing and acknowledging what is going on around you but still creating your own atmosphere and not letting the circumstances around you determine how you live your life or who you are.

‘No one but you knows how hard you work, how many hours you put in behind the scenes, so rely on yourself for approval, not the outside world’

It is a really great idea to read this and other quotes like it daily. Of course it is great when others appreciate your work and recognise who you are and what you do, but your joy should not come completely from that, you are the only one who knows the victories you have won, no matter how insignificant they may seem, celebrate them anyway. It may be a small step you have taken towards your goal, celebrate that step, don’t look at what you should have done that you didn’t do, celebrate what you have done instead because that would encourage you to do even more.

For example, you have always wanted to start a business or something as simple as wanting to learn a new skill, you have talked about it for years and every January, you have said to yourself, this is the year I begin but you don’t and by the middle of the year you get upset and frustrated, firstly, a dream doesn’t have to begin at the start of the year, we celebrate January as the first month of the year, but we determine the start of our dreams. So finally you decide to start taking small steps towards your dream, you enrol for a class to learn your new skill, celebrate your enrolment, and when you start attending, celebrate, because these small steps will definitely accumulate to make a giant leap, so it is only fair that you celebrate your small successes.