Dzifah Tamakloe

Dear friends of CTF,

We would like to share with you the 7 CTF Goals for 2020. We hope you personalize these goals and have them become a part of you

Learn to love and be true to yourself. You can’t truly love others or do your best work until you love yourself without limitation first. Identify anything that you think makes you inferior and accept it completely. If it is something about your physical self that you can’t change, remember that you have life because of your body and cherish it as a miracle. If you are depressed because of poverty, or a bad economic environment, remember you have the power and passion to change that. Practice this mental exercise daily until you have strong self-confidence.  

Act as if this is the last year of your life. Put yourself in the mindset that this is your last year. What do you want to accomplish? What do you want to heal? How do you want to treat others?

Forgive immediately. Make a decision to completely and unconditionally forgive everyone who you think has wronged you—regardless of what they have done or how serious it is. Remember that anger and revenge always hurt you more than the person it is aimed at. Forgiveness is the best gift you can always give to yourself. Remember this always

See failure as a stepping stone to success. It is said that people who are the greatest successes have had the most failures. Learn to fail “upward” until you succeed. Everyone fails a test, loses a job, has a hard time, and/or loses an opportunity. Accept the failure, learn from it, dust yourself off and keep going.

Be more charity-conscious. Regardless of your situation, there is always room to give something to others. In fact, if you are depressed or unhappy about anything (including failure!), the best and fastest way to become happy again is to do something for someone else. It is amazing how well that works!

Learn how to respond to life’s challenges. What you say or do doesn’t matter in times of adversity BUT HOW you say it and how you react really matters. A great point of wisdom is that you will not be judged by anything someone does to you, but instead by how you respond. You may feel you have been taken advantage of. You will not be judged by that act you suffered but by what you do in response. What if you did something positive to each person who does something negative to you? You will win the respect and curiosity of others. Always—shake it off with a smile