Habari Gani? Kujichagulia!
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
The second principle in the Nguzo Saba calls for us to spend less time worried about what 'THEY' are thinking and more time focused on our own decisions. We can't waste our time trying to live up to the expectations of others. We must value the importance of our own personal goals. How are we living up to our own inner compass of what is right and wrong ... our own values ... our own dreams.
I plan to spend more in 2014 focused on setting and exceeding my own financial, family, physical and spiritual goals. I intend for 2014 to be a year in which I live my dreams. No more sitting back and waiting for others ... it is time for me to take control of my situation fully and completely.
Today, I take the first step.
I hope that other villagers are considering what the concept of 'kujichagulia' or self-determination means to them.
Here is an affirmation for today that we can all use -- 'On this day, I will take five minutes and visualize that I have accomplished one of my goals.'