January is often a time of refection for most, but also a time to look forward. Looking ahead at the possibilities and potential troubles the journey of the coming year may bring. 2020 was a turbulent year for all of us, Covid 19 has shaped our futures in ways we could never imagine. But what we must all remember is the success of 2021 is down to us. It’s in your hands.
Many people wonder “What is life?” – I know this sounds a little deep but bear with me. Life simply is – the ‘C’ between ‘B’ and ‘D’. When I heard the phrase, it sounded more like an equation than a philosophical or religious viewpoint. However, when I untangled it some more, I drew a few things out:
B – Birth (pretty self explanatory)
D – Death (once again self explanatory and also not something I want to ramble on about during a cold and wet pandemic in January!)
The important part of this equation (if you can call it that) is:
C – Choices
Your life is a series of choices you make on a daily basis, mostly without thinking. You have made a series of choices throughout the course of your life, which have brought you to where you are today – the school you went to, the friends you chose, the college or university you enrolled in, the effort you put into your studies. These choices have vastly influenced your journey and how you see the world.
You could make one “ Bad” choice that could impact your life forever. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can ALWAYS control the attitude and mindset that we take towards situations and our day to day lives. Taking time in your day to reflect on some of the decisions or choices you have made and where they have led you can aid in better decision making in the future and better outcomes moving forward.
I will not lie to you – I have made some unwise, selfish and embarrassing choices in my younger years. I now look back, reflect and can learn from these choices. But this is ok. Be conscious and aware of the importance of the choices you make. Choose to be kind, choose to do something to help another, choose to do things that are in line with your personal values.
At Ignite Training Wales, we choose every day to go one step further for all our clients and trainers. We choose to make every training day exceptional and one to remember.
To finish –
One choice we have made as a team is to bring additional training to our clients and friends this year. We have now recruited a fantastic trainer who will be offering an extensive Safeguarding package to be included in our syllabus. This will cover absolutely everything your organisation needs to know about safeguarding and protecting vulnerable people. More on this in the next few weeks where the synopsis will be available online at www.ignitetrainingwales.com
Make the right choices for you and your organisational training needs this year.
Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.