So, what is the best piece of advice you can ever give to a person celebrating their birthday? Or what inspiration or motivational talk can you give? Indeed, there is so much you can share with such a person. From telling them to plan, dream big and accomplish the impossible, to seizing every opportunity that comes their way. To others, you may advise them to live life to the fullest, travel the world and explore the undiscovered areas. To others, you may advise them to keep on keeping on with the good work especially if they are doing a commendable job.
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But, the big question is, what piece would you offer to the uninspired? To that young person who works tirelessly day-in-day-out devoting 100% to everything they do yet, they see no tangible result? I know you will say that they ought to hang in there, and that good things take time. Well well well! Ahem! They will say that if there is anything that motivates them each day is that someday they know that they will get it.
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An individual’s birthday presents a favorable chance for them to turn over a new leaf. It also gives them the opportunity to review the year that has passed and see where they ought to rectify or enhance. I tend to view it as a time to conduct a SWOT analysis of one’s life. It is during the birthday that you will decipher your strengths and find ways to maximize on them. You will know your weaknesses and come up with a plan for minimizing them. You will probably look back and wonder why you did not grab that opportunity when it presented itself. In the end, you’ll look back and thank the Almighty for delivering you from hazardous moments that almost took your breath away.
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Today is my birthday. After a stock take, I have come to look at this new year as a chance to practice kai zen.
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I consider myself a Work-In-Progress. I choose to put in not 40%, not 75% but 100% in everything I do. As for commitment, this will be my principle: if I am in I am in, no dilly-dallying, no hesitation because I know that I am only as good as the chances I take.
Tom Cruise on commitment.
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Too often, we are faced with situations where we are required to choose. For long, I have been battling with choosing: I always want it all. The “I want it all” mentality is driven by the “fear of missing out” on the benefits of the foregone option. I suppose I am not alone in this. However, I am still learning to stick to a decision till it bears fruit. I have come to appreciate the fact that I cannot be at two places at the same time and that is what makes me human. If at all I am to pursue two things, then it is better off when I delegate the other duty.
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Summing everything up, this year is a year of action, not hesitation. A year of focus, not divided attention. A year of constant improvement, not being a sloth. These are my goals. However, I am still in need of counsel for the scripture reminds me in Proverbs 11:14 (AMPC) that, “Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety,” and in Proverbs 19:20 (AMPC) that, “Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come.”
So, please feel free to share your piece of advice with me at the comment box below.
Happy Birthday to me!