The motivation to write this post came from twitter, the line “leave it in 2016” became popular towards the end of December. I have more than 7 things to put down, but let’s just go with 7 to keep it short.
1) STEREOTYPES, TRIBALISM AND RACISM
Yoruba people are this, Igbo people are this, black people are that and white people are that. Fam drop that in 2016, don’t come near 2017 with this. Start seeing people for who they are, look beyond race, stereotypes, religion, tribe.
2) HATE AND JEALOUSY
Hate and jealousy have no place in this world, leave them in 2016 please.
3) BRINGING OTHER PEOPLE DOWN
Many times we try to feel good about ourselves by putting others down or by feeling like we are better than others. Leave this in 2016 please. We all are stars, we are different but we all shine. Learn to feel good about yourself without bringing others down.
My best part, I tried to practice positivity in 2016, some days I succeeded, some other days I was a total mess. Negativity never helps anyone, it destroys! Destroys you and destroys those around you, because negative vibe spreads like wildfire. Practice positivity in 2017. Start believing in yourself, try that thing you think you can’t do, apply for that job, learn that skill, you can do it. It’s all in the mind.
5) NAMES (TAGS)
I’m not talking of your name name lol! Of course you’ll need your name in 2017, or how else are we going to refer to you? I’m talking of the name people have given you, the one you accepted. Or the name you gave yourself. Those bad names, those names that limit you, those names that stop you from pursuing your goals, those names that make you feel like you’re not good enough, those names that broke you, those names that break you daily. Leave them in 2016
Absolute waste of time, learn from the experience and move on from it.
7) CRYING OVER PEOPLE
Girl/boy! You have a whole lot of years ahead of you, don’t waste your time crying over anybody. Leave those tears in 2016.
I wish you all a Happy New year.
Thanks for reading.