2020: 12 Guiding Principles for Success in the New Year

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Be Rachella

There is no one else who was created to be you. You have your own set of desires, qualities and characteristics. Living in someone else’s shadow is exhausting work. Questioning what someone else would do and living by those standards is not being true to yourself.


This one is more in line with my creativity and writing.

Practice Gratitude

Gratitude affects every area of life. It makes us more compassionate, more empathetic, more giving and more positive. It greatly increases happiness while seeking for a way to live in a way worthy of the blessings that are given to you. It changes focus and makes the heart more content.

Do the Things that Scare Me

There are dreams in my heart that I’ve denied because I was scared. Scared of rejection, scared of disappointment and scared of upsetting the gender norms.

Drop the expectations

Nothing hurts more than unfulfilled expectations.

Journal Daily

In addition to my gratitude journal, I plan to put pen to paper to increase my own self awareness. I plan to write a list daily (10–15 items)and include a one sentence statement. It is something that will take less than 10 minutes to do. 10 minutes is an ideal practice even for practicing self care while busy. However, sometimes being aware of our thought patterns is not only good for us, but vital.

Love Wins

Love is patient, kind, and doesn’t keep score.

Enjoy the process

This applies to so many areas of life:

Do It Now

I procrastinate on a lot of things, from phone calls that I need to make to organizing that pile of papers from 2014 that still reside in the same box.

Stay calm

This is the hardest one that I know I’ll be working on this year.

Focus On What I Need

Each year, we bring hundreds of things into our homes. Some of these things we need, some just fill space and are forgotten.

Be Generous

Generosity comes in many forms. It comes in being someone who lifts others up and encourages them. It comes in the form of donating time, money and energy to causes we believe in. It comes in the form of giving up our time for those who have a struggle that need a hand.



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Rachella Angel Page

Rachella Angel Page


Writer, wife, lifelong learner. I write about personal development, emotional wellness, relationships and lifestyle. rachellaangelpage@yahoo.com