It's the western new year at present and Tet, the Vietnamese one, is in about three weeks. Whether in a western country or in an Asian country New Year has some meanings in common.
It is considered a time of renewal. It's a chance to start again, to do the things we need to do for our well being, lives and the world, that we didn't do over the last year.
It's a time of inspiration; it's at this time of year many feel inspired to take on the challenges of change that are meaningful to you, whether to exercise more, eat a better diet, to meditate on a daily basis, to go to university and become more qualified or to volunteer regularly.
It's also a time when we think about how we can be a better person, how we can contribute to the world, how we can make the world a better place.
But for this all to happen on an ongoing basis, the challenge is to stay inspired each and every day, not just on New Year's day and for the week afterwards. Inspiration can displace personal doubt and cynicism which hold us back in achieving what is important to us.
Wishing you all an inspired life so that you can be the best person you can and contribute to the world in a meaningful way to make our world a better place each day!