Walking through the stairs of 365 days without missing steps, go beyond making new year resolutions.
Taking each day as a step on the stairs of this new phase (2018), we would realize that as days crawl into weeks and weeks run into months in the course of the year, the will to thrive beyond all odds may begin to dwindle.
As a result of this, hopes will definitely fall whenever we miss our steps in the course of this journey. To this end, it is important for us to note that It’s not enough to make new year resolutions. It’s more paramount for us to become them.
Yes! Become those resolutions!
Consequentially, this connotes that each day counts! In other words, those tiny seconds, little minutes and few hours in each day matters a lot.
In order not to get the same result at the end of this new year, we must change our approach to life in general. It’s high time we realized that:
- Change isn’t just a theoretical phenomenon
- Change isn’t a part of life
- Change is life itself
So, it’s either we live it or it leaves us behind.
Start Now! Start Right
Sometimes, we never discover the beginning until the end. This is why many are left stuck in heaps of regrets towards the end of the year. But hey, this is another phase, another beginning to determine the end.
There’s no better time to execute those beautiful plans in your head than now. “A good plan vigorously executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week”.- General George Patton
It’s never wrong to start right, but the big question is- HOW DO WE START RIGHT?
The first step to starting right begins with the mind. Most times, life may leave our minds clogged up with so many negatives that we tend to close our hearts to the opportunities that come knocking.
Goals and dreams seem to be far fetched, especially when one is surrounded by people who are ready to give 101 reasons to be content with failure.
Here, it is required that you go not just steps away, but miles far from these negativities. No wonder Gandhi said- “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feets”.
Bill Newman also asserted that “minds certainly are like parachutes, they only function when they are open”.
Indeed, an open mind is most sensitive to even the faintest footprint of opportunities, rather than lingering within the confine of self-pity.
How ready are we, for the opportunities we crave for? The truth is, opportunities are right there on each step of the stairs. As we build on our abilities, we lay a stronger foundation for our capabilities.
Learn something new each day! “In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exist”. -Eric Hoffer
“The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”-Alvin Toffler
Carry people along
Imagine a life where you have the whole world to yourself, just you with nobody else. No one to share the wealth with, or the joy, peace, and love – if there will even be any…
As we go through the steps on these stairs of 2018, let’s remember that we all need each other, regardless of the ‘buts’. Therefore, we need not get too serious with life that we forget to put a smile on a face each day in this new phase.
We need not push ourselves off the stairs, for everyone has a pace, a lane and a destination which is the beauty of life.
It's not how high you climb, but how many people you are prepared to take with you Click To Tweet
As you go through this stairs, remember, taking the wrong steps will never get you the right result. Just Live the change you desire! Start now! Start right! Live ready!
You may not have silver to deliver, but you sure do have love and care to share.
Cheers! To this new dawn
If you’d like to share your story with She Leads Africa, let us know more about you and your story here.