What will you do differently this year? | © Fola Daniel Adelesi
It’s a few hours into another year and the race has begun already. Some people are already making the needed moves and a few others have started lazing around like they did last year. Some others have stated hoping for hand outs in order to get by but you need to think about what you will be able to do differently this year.
I think it is a beautiful privilege to get into a New Year and we all get that chance to do things differently. It is like getting a new clean state which gives you the opportunity to rewrite things. Now you have to start thinking about how you want to end the year. Yes, think about how you want to end the year that is just starting.
While I am not saying everything will depend on your planning, it is still very important to have things planned out. You should know what you want in this New Year and how you are going to go about getting it. I know a lot of people will say God knows everything and they want Him to guide them. That’s fine but remember even God expects you to have a plan.
This year will not be different from the past years if you don’t do things differently. There must be something that you really want to achieve which is tied to what you have already done or how you have been doing things. If you are not getting the desired results then you need to note that something has to change it must change really fast if you will get a different result this year.
Were you wasting a lot of time last year? You need to look into that and see that you cut off a lot of things that are helping you to waste time. Did you take too much time before making decisions? While it is a good thing to carefully arrive at the decisions you are making, you need to be a little faster with some decisions. When you make decisions too slowly, you sometimes lose the benefits of the decisions you finally arrived at.
Did you have so little to do last year? Did that affect your income terribly? Now that means you can’t afford to take chances this year. You will have to set out early and start talking to people. Go and meet as many people as you can. Work out a strategy to ensure that you have some regular business and that you can make something on a daily basis.
What I often do at the beginning of a year is to have a plan or a detailed goal of what needs to be achieved. In that document, I have a list of the things I want to achieve for the year. I also have a list of some things I must buy before the end of the year. I go a step further by adding the names of some people that I will be collaborating with for my dreams to become a reality. Now this does not mean the list is final or that I will not do things outside the list but it guides. So as I start getting resources, I know where to channel things in order to have a more productive year.
If there are things you have been doing and you weren’t getting results with them in the past years, now is the time to review such things and see if you need help or you have to partner with someone to get it done. That something didn’t work before does not mean it will not work now. You just must think about how to change a few things which will ultimately change your results and your life at the end of the day.
Don’t watch things happen in this New Year. Get up, go out and make things happen.