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Don't just do nothing. It is a big deal to live for yet another decade

Uncategorized Dec 30, 2019

A letter to the readers of my newsletter:

It took me a while to think about the article I wanted to write, as it is the last newsletter of the year. However, I am feeling differently about it now. So I decided to write you a letter instead.

You see, what has been troubling me is that I see so many well-known personalities in the world or influencers as it were, telling people all over social media that they do not need to do anything such as new year's resolutions, or new year plans. And that they have a right to be here, and they can just exist. While it is true that the majority of people in the world make these plans or resolutions and do not stick by them, telling people they do not need them, is giving people permission to not be accountable for anything, now that's another story altogether.

Maybe these famous people do not realise the impact or power of their words and how they can influence a person into action or inaction. They even say, just because it is 2020, we shouldn't be pressured to make plans. I don't know what to think of these "feel good" words.

Unfortunately, life is just not about feeling good, life is difficult, and that is the reality. And if we do not have anything to look forward to, we can easily be brought into a state of inertia, yes we are that vulnerable. And social media is not helping when they give people permission to lag.

There was huge pressure from society in the past decades on people to perform, i.e. they must make plans, they must achieve results and so on. And I suppose people are sick of conforming and being pressurised, but to move into the other extreme of not doing anything is just as bad!

My suggestion to you is that you do need to be accountable to yourself, if not for society or people around you, at least do it for yourself.

  • How can anyone live without something to look forward to?
  • How can anyone not have any goal in life (it doesn't matter how big or small)? Have you seen how retirees drive each other crazy when they don't have a goal in mind?
  • Having goals, resolutions keep us accountable not just to ourselves, but it is our commitment as planetary citizens that we do have a part to play on this earth. And how we can make a difference to someone else's life, even if it is a smile or greeting every morning!
  • Don't just do nothing. It is a big deal to be able to live for yet another decade. IT IS A BIG DEAL, so celebrate that.

If big goals sound scary to you, make plans at least for the day or week, and then extend that out to the month. And maybe if you want, extend that to a year.

I feel if goals are not scary enough, they are not real goals because it only means we are still in our caves -- in our comfort zone.

Personally, there are several caves I need to get out of, and I want to celebrate that with you when I reach those milestones within 2020. So watch out for my celebratory emails!

Before I end off, I want to remind you that if you have been thinking of joining my INNER SOUL SCHOOL where we have classes on meditation, ascension, emotional/mental development, life skills etc. The Christmas discount for the monthly subscription is ending on 31 Dec. It is now $7.99 but the price is going back to its launch price is $19.90. Within the membership site now, we have over 40 classes already, so come on in. Here's the LINK, and please use the discount code: XMAS2019SALE to get the big discount.

Hang on to your seatbelts everyone, 2020 is coming!

©2019 Shamala Tan

Let me know how I can assist you if you have any questions [email protected]

Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly level.

One of her success stories as an author is to being featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.

Shamala’s clients include small business owners, holistic practitioners as well as those seeking to find more significant meaning and value in life. Shamala offers laser coaching to her clients on a one-to-one basis or in a group environment, offline as well as online.


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