My 2019: Achievements and Failures - I have found the wealth
Achievements and Failures are defined by oneself and are quite subjective for every individual.
It depends on how you have define them for yourself and how you evaluate them. I saw quite a good posts for this contest and upvoted some of them, thank you @blocktrades and @anomadsoul for bringing up this contest. Because I think, these are the kind of posts that adds the social feelings to the steem blockchain. Its expression of feelings and that is when a social media becomes hit - when the people feel happy to post something on their life, their feelings.
For me Achievements and Failures are mostly measured by how well I am able to live my life. Its not measured by any means on how much financial wealth I have accumulated. As long as I am able to earn a decent earning to live a good life, provide decent living to the family, provide good education to the kids, I am success. And most importantly everyone being healthy is the biggest achievement for me. As its told Health is Wealth - I realize it to be very true as I am getting older. Today no one sees my certificates which were once considered as our biggest achievements. And when you grow old, no one is going to ask you , how much wealth you have. Rather people will ask you How healthy you are, how happy you are.
Year 2019 did not start well for me. I got diagnosed with a cyst in the liver in early this year. I was suffering from chest pain since long, and its only in early 2019, it was detected. Though it was a simple cyst, but as you know, anything can happen from there. I always feel, Prevention is better than cure, and took every step to consult the right doctors to know about the implications and take the rights steps to do the remedy - get cured. And I was lucky to find the right doctor ( believe me, its the hardest thing today to find out the right doctor) who advised me well for the remedy. I did a post on this sometimes back and started on that journey. And since this last post, I have really increased my daily exercise and the results are amazing. I can feel the difference today of being well. I have been able to loose almost more than 10% of my weight. I am about to do my next scan sometimes in January, but the most important thing is that I am feeling being well, being active and most importantly being happy. I have found the wealth in my health - to enjoy this life.
I am spending more time with the Family, going out more frequently, trying out good foods in some nice restaurants and enjoying the family life more now. That adds a lot to live a stress free life. So I consider 2019 is bringing more achievements and setting the stage for a nice 2020.
I wish you all success in your life as well. One thing I have learned of late - One need to live a constrained life to be happy. You need to define your own limits - to be able to reach there and then treat it as a success. If you dream too high then its always going to be miserable ending. So set up your own limits - consider your failures as a learning point and determine to surpass them next time to achieve success.
Life in my opinion is a time pass on this great earth, and its important how much good time you have here. Be Happy.