By: Vuyolwethu Dubese

“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s a new dawn, a new day, a new year and you ought to feel good, right? Well, a few have already dubbed this year as the year of implementation, the year of gaining momentum and the year that will translate winnings and feats from the programming of hard work and all those sleepless nights.  With January usually being the month of utopian drunkardness with “new year, new me” self-renewed constitutions and the immediate removal of limiting beliefs, we all just want to succeed and achieve and 2015 is that year…

Elizabeth’s quote is not one that challenges feaux depth of any sort, it’s pretty straight forward – no one else is going to want your dreams, your success as badly as you want them and be willing to work for it, it’s all on you.



It’s pretty daunting (but also nervously exciting) creating and birthing something out of existence, trust me I know. I’m currently on that route, and having people around me who don’t beg me to do what they advise me on is on is what I need – I call them my own board of executives, my own board of trustees. I don’t rely or dependant heavily on their opinions, but it’s always uplifting and refreshing to listen and be shown how to alter and elevate a pattern in which you do something, they’ve been on that journey. I’ve had to acknowledge that I need help in order to realise the full potential of my dreams, be shown that there are other avenues that can be opened and that it’s not just one long street. Shed the pride *each to his own, insert name*, shed the pride.

A new beginning is your responsibility and yours alone, you have to be your own Dj Sbu and Simon T Bailey and motivate yourself. That idea is not going to work and earn a profit by being a neuron benchwarmer. Observe how much time you keep talking about doing it as opposed to putting in all the hard work and let that gauge how serious you are about actualising your dreams.

Be active and work on it, after all, it’s 2015 right?


Vuyolwethu Dubese is a Cape Town born and based writer, radio and TV presenter. Get to know her a little bit more on Twitter:@VDubese


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