I know 2020 hasn’t been a great year for many of us. Maybe for the planet in some sort. Not sure. I don’t know. So it was hard for me to decide to do this past year review as, to be honest, my year, luckily and gratefully, has been good. Not easy, but good. Of course, many people have endured a tough year, some people have lost loved one. My kindest regards to you. It was my case in 2019 actually. So I know what it is, I didn’t lose a love one from covid but from cancer. I guess it’s something that we all experience at least once in a lifetime and the more we age the more we need to be prepared for this. Anyway, as I like to keep optimistic and positive I will make a past year review which will reflect this, and as hard as it is there is always a bright side on everything, I believe, I think.
Lessons I’ve learned in 2020
I don’t know anything
I and you don’t know anything. Everybody talk and talk without knowing. How can you really state what you say? Surrounded by media telling things that we are not sure happening. I’m even not sure we are 8 billions of people in this world anymore. So there are many voices around myself, friend and family, the government etc… And it feels like nobody knows what is really happening, and everybody talks. The only thing I know is that the world is always changing. Impermanence is the truth. That’s the only things we can say is the truth. Without us, no belief can happen, but without us, the world we’ll still be changing, evolving.
Love is the biggest force
There is one other thing I learned this year is that love is the biggest force of all.
We’ve been in a year surrounded by fear, anxiety and all the bad forces around us. The fear of losing people, the fear of put in danger others, the fear of losing jobs, finance, etc…
However, love is the strongest, love kills fear. That’s why I was really surprised to see that member of the family can’t kiss each other anymore because of “Covid”. Remove love, and fear wins over us. Never remove love as love is the strongest and can kill all disease.
Live the moment
This is tattooed on my chest so I could never forget as I see it in the mirror when I’m facing it topless. The present is the only thing we have and that we can enjoy. The truth is we don’t know if we’ll be there tomorrow, and we don’t need “covid” or any other names to tell us this. But this year, I think we all understand that we can’t predict the future. We see that we adapt to any situation. The human being is pure love and can adapt. But many of us live too much in future and past, even me with my tattoo on my chest. This moment where I write needs to be my only focus, not what I’m going to eat later on or how the world we’ll be in 2021. My only thing is to do my best now when I’m writing to you know. Please let’s stop to plan everything ahead as we can’t. Let’s share the love with what we do, who we are, with who we share our lives.
Thought for you
I think it’s important during this time of the year to come back to yourself and to ask yourself what is the biggest lessons you have learned this year. I believe in introspection to know better yourself and to have a better life. So take a moment and ask yourself what are the biggest lessons you learned this year.
Best Things I did in 2020
Biking in Vietnam
In February 2020 I travelled again. I went to Vietnam and met someone special. I was lucky enough to travel before the “covid” stops us to do so. Maybe it has been my last trip with everything tv and people said. Not sure… We’ll see.
With Pret-a-Train and as a CEO, I didn’t make the step to go and travel away as I love doing that but as I was held by my business, my clients, and my “duty”. Duties and responsibilities are good but living life is more important.
So, I needed to travel, to discover again, and to play. Plays allow me to help people better so travelling was great, I bike around Vietnam and I love it. With everything I was lucky to do before, biking in Vietnam was one of the best things I never did, and I was sharing it.
Finished my 1st book
In terms of professional level, I finally finished my first book. I wrote many parts of it in Vietnam actually. I was in a good atmosphere to write the 4 elements that I will soon share with you. Writing a book was one of my big dreams and I did it. When I finished it, I cried, I cried from joy to finish something so meaningful for me. Hopefully, it will help many people to be healthy. Being healthy can save us and the environment.
Start an online personal training service
In Pret a Train because of “covid”, we started giving online session, keeping the business up during this tough time was important and also keep making people working out. So we’ve been working on giving great session online via video live. I’m so grateful that Pret-a-train can still run during these times. I have a think of all people who been disturbed in their business and professional life. Nonetheless, I believe that they will strike back by doing something maybe more meaningful for them. A touch of hope. Hope and faith are strong forces as well. If I lose Pret a Train he won’t be the end of the world, I will do something else and help differently. Anyway, I’m grateful to have opened a new service. Thanks.
I’d like to finish by saying thank you. Thank you for all the human kindness. Despite what the media shows, there is a lot of kindness in this world. The human being is kind. Let’s remove the history focus on the present. Let’s see how people stay at home to protect others. Let’s see how we react when we can’t see our family. Feel the love. Always see the beauty. Let’s share the love and always being positive. Flowers always blossom, sun rise and set every day. Life is good. It’s all love.
What I’ve you learned yourself and what are you grateful for?