Millionaires Weigh In on the Successes and Failures of the New Year

Elon Musk made billions of dollars last year despite the ongoing pandemic. He has moved ahead with many new projects. He shares this.

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
― Elon Musk

Take some time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments. They were all significant, no matter how minor. Be proud of the obstacles you faced, the innovative new ideas you came up with, and the help you provided to others around you.

Also, be thankful for the blessings you’ve received. There were always those unexpected bright spots when the sun burst out from behind the clouds, no matter how chaotic, perplexing, or difficult things were. It may be helpful to make a list of your accomplishments and things for which you are grateful. You can carry this list into the next year and continue to add to it as time goes on.

Create Abundance by Zhang Xinyue adds some thought and wisdom about these topics. She believes in meditation, in forgiveness and in changing the way we think.

“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree — make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e., the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”
― Elon Musk

Zhang Xinyue includes this quote from her book, Create Abundance:

“However difficult it is, you still need to choose love and understanding.”

Those are wise words that will help us all to move forward in a positive direction.