Monday, January 02, 2012

The Holstee Manifesto

The Holstee Manifesto

This Is Your Life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love. Stop over analysing, Life Is Simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating. Life Is Short. Live your dream and share your passion.

I'm not all for New Year's resolutions. I find myself setting goals throughout the year not only when the calendar year is out. Though, I can understand why the idea of a 'new year' can be a strong motive to start a new chapter in 'this book called life' reflect on the changes we want or need to make and to wipe the slate clean in order to so. During the hype surrounding New Year's Eve, I came across this confronting yet amazing piece of writing that in all honestly, hit home for me – The Holstee Manifesto. It literally blew all my personal fears and insecurities right out of the water as soon as I reached the final sentence (or at least I hope so during those few seconds!) I know each of us have our own dreams and goals embedded in the back of our heads or in our hearts, but sometimes we can lose our drive and steer off track from achieving them. The Holstee Manifesto can be applicable to everyone and serve as a reminder of what is important in life, regardless of what is written on your list of New Year's resolution. Perhaps so, this piece of writing may replace your list all together. I've been told before to do the things you love and enjoy and everything will come to you naturally – success, love, happiness. Having learned the importance of this in the past year, this is something I will strive to uphold in 2012. If I'm ever feeling doubtful, I know one more read of The Holstee Manifesto will help me jolt things back into perspective and pull me back on track.

I hope this post will be beneficial to you in some way, big or small and that you may take away something from it to kick start your new year and embrace it. Between Twitter, Tumblr and the whole wide blogosphere, The Holstee Manifesto has been viewed over 50,000,000 times! To find out more about The Holstee Manifesto and how it came about - head over to Holstee, lifestyle design with a conscience.  You can even purchase the poster! Which I've just done! :)

More exciting blog posts to come! Thanks for sticking around this new year.

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  1. Love this post, your comments are very true regarding New Years. I don't always understand the hype surrounding new years & the call to celebrate it in style. This year I have been more interested in planning 'resolutions' not just for new years but for the path that I want to take and the people I would like to surround myself with! The starting of our blog with my best friend is the first one of these goals that we finally got to doing, which has already helped us to reassess where we are and what we want on achieving our dreams. Love your blog - congratulations on your success in 2011 & best wishes for 2012. xx
    P.S I am about to go and purchase this poster right now!

  2. Oh how inspirational! was tossing up between doing an America trip in April or not..I've pretty much decided (after checking the site) to do it. Life's too short to worry about saving, eh!
    hope you have a great year!

  3. I love this photo!
    And happy New Year to you :-)


  4. happy new year lady! and get excited as i have no doubt 2012 is going to be an AMAZING one for you!
    big love - bel xxx

  5. I have the same quote blown up and printed on my wall!
    I definitely agree with your ideas about new years. I don't believe in new year's resolutions either because I think that you should set goals throughout the year, regardless of whether it's the first day or the last.

  6. I've come across this before but how crazy that it has been viewed THAT many times! Happy New Year xxxx