The year 2023 is in the house; a new year for the wonderful people of the planet earth. There will be the usual resolutions made and later broken. The holiday season is over and for many people it is time to pay for 2022 festivities. As we head into the blank pages of the year 2023, I have a few suggestions for the citizens of earth.
The first suggestion is to release all negativity out of your life. Negativity comes in all forms and people. Let the negativity go. Life is grand and your mind will accept the beauty of it when you rid yourself of negativity. There are situations in life that would not be so bad if you let the negativity that is influencing your thoughts fade away. Sometimes in order to do this you have to say goodbye to people. Many people in your life are bastions of negativity. Do not be afraid to distance yourself from anyone who is bringing negativity to you. You may have to say goodbye to family and old friends, but the results are worth it.
Once the negativity is released from your life start assessing yourself and situation. Now that you are not bogged down with negativity you can analyze your life clearly. See everything about yourself, even appearance, and embrace you. Once you embrace you, you can change you. With a positive mindset you can be, do or achieve anything you want on this planet. This ability will manifest once you are thinking clearly and know what it is you want to achieve. Be sure your goals are ones that you want to embrace and not goals society, family or brainwashing via education has placed upon you. Remember, you chose where you are and only you can change where you are and pick where you are going.
Let go of fear. Once you have an understanding of who you are and where you want to go, make it happen. Do not let fear of failure hinder your progress to the goal you want for yourself. Do not let societal fears dictate what you do with your life. This is your life, not society’s; do what you want with it. Fear can block people from using their true talents to manifest the life situations they truly want. Fear keeps people locked into life situations they do not want, but are scared to step out of. This is why you must let some people go out of your life. Many people are in situations they hate and unconsciously want others to be in similar situations. These people use fear to keep their friends and relatives in the same state of misery they reside in. Leave fear and the “you-don’t-want-to risk-it” people in 2022.
Another thing that bogs down individual progress is self-doubt. Once you let go of fear and make a decision, follow through. Do not burn your own bridges down by second-, third-, and twenty- guessing yourself. Doubt keeps a person locked into a shell of their true potential. When you combine fear with self-doubt, you have a volatile cocktail of failure. You are a powerful, positive beacon for good. Do not let doubt of yourself keep you imprisoned in a mental redoubt of mediocrity. Understand yourself and your ability, goals and decide to achieve these and don’t question your decisions.
Welcome to 2023, wonderful people. Remember, the world is what you make it. If you don’t use your talents to reshape your life, then someone else will. This last statement is extremely true for people of color around the world.
Frank James IV © 2023
The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the writer and not of the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper or HT Group, LLC, its staff or management. “Being Frank” is a bi-weekly column exclusive to the Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper.