An ambitious student chooses to put in extra hours studying in order to distinguish herself from all her peers and be at the top of her class. A committed athlete forgoes parties and late-night TV to spend time at the gym in order to represent his country in the Olympics. An employee volunteers to take on an extra demanding project and puts in several overtime hours to ensure that he is recognized by his boss as a dedicated employee. In all of these cases, people are working hard and sacrificing short term interests in order to realize long term goals. Not only do they understand the importance of distinguishing themselves from their peers, but also of working diligently to do so.

Let this be the year in which you apply this extremely important trait that you already possess and use it to enhance your inner life. Sacrifice short term comforts and work diligently on your spiritual growth. Use this time to gain answers to the most important questions of life: Who am I? What is the goal of my life? How can I reach my goal? 

Take on this extra extremely important project of spending time to know yourself and your mission in life. Sacrifice small pleasures in favor of genuine happiness which is attained by the select few who pursue it.

Put in all the extra hard work that you can to make sure that your efforts do not go unrecognized in the eyes of the only one who matters: God.

Yours,
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Didi Ji

Yours,

Didi Ji