Investing in things or other people is a good thing, because you can rely on them for decent returns, if the ‘clockwork’ in the mix is efficient. In a relay race, each person runs their course and passes on the baton to another. The individual distance run by each individual is much smaller compared to the sum of all put together. My point is that a long distance or marathon runner usually covers the whole distance alone. I believe that you cannot afford to let yourself down.
You have sole responsibility for your success, and it is only you who knows how far you want to go and at what speed. I’m not suggesting that teamwork and collective responsibility is a bad thing, no. Even with a team, there is an expectation that each individual will have a reasonable input in order for the organisation’s forecasts to be realised to an impressive level. The year has just started and you know where you want to be by the end of it.
Whatever you do, it is helpful and greatly rewarding to continually invest in yourself. Allotting time, money, effort or resources are all things that cannot go to waste if you are investing in yourself. Hence my belief that the best investment is in yourself, it is very securely attached to you.
I wish you well.
A visionary is one who is ahead of his/her time in a creative and imaginative way, with a grand future plan for positive change. Being a visionary puts you in the league of individuals that easily see what some people struggle to imagine. Examples of such individuals include: Thomas Alva Edison, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. So, just be you and aspire to make both a living and a positive difference in people’s lives in whatever you choose to do.
Each of these visionaries had a great vision in their time. They deemed their plans to be important. However, their visions may not have been pleasant to all ears. One of the ways to avoid upsetting some individuals is by doing nothing important. If you choose not to do anything important, you may be endeared by many, but at what opportunity cost? Your progress and the potential beneficiaries from it!
So, how do you navigate the choppy seas of diverse interests? I believe that if you are to stay the course, it is best to keep a safe distance between you and those that belittle your ambitions. It helps to smooth your journey to greatness, remember that nothing worth having comes easily. Ensure that any traction is in your desired direction, by delineating between movement and progress.
I wish you well.
You might have been in your comfort zone at the weekend, rightly so. You deserve the best in both work and pleasure. There is a time and place for particular things in life. A balanced life is usually a happy life; I’m yet to learn of anybody who is averse to happiness.
I start by commending you for the brilliance of your ideas; you are resourceful and adept at your craft. It is a new week, a fresh start and you are bustling with new ideas. The numerous opportunities before you await your decisions. It is another day to make choices. Your intent to make this week better than the previous one, is something that many people would concur with.
If you made some rough decisions last week, yes, that was last week. It is a new dawn. Any situation that presents itself as an obstacle is an opportunity for you to skill yourself in that particular aspect. The hidden positives in a situation can be obscured by the superficial negativity, which is not deep rooted but only apparent. Just unmask the superficiality of the hindrance and the reality of the empty threat is revealed. It is akin to a prank that you should not allot a great measure of seriousness to.
You know what needs a great measure of seriousness, your craft. Now, your ideas are a vehicle on which those that count on you will ride. I trust that it will be a smooth and happy ride, because you believe in yourself and there are those that believe in you. You are both interdependent: they benefit from your professional services; you have a loyal client base. If you are a student, you derive benefit from the learning and facilities at your institution. On the other hand, your high grades can contribute to your institution of learning being held in high esteem.
As a healer, I’m hopeful to having a great start this Monday, and I wish you an equally great start in your field.
I wish you well.
I believe that one of the valuable attributes of a good chess player is strategy; they are often wonderful strategists. Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term goal or aim. In life, it can be a helpful thing to have strategies for the aims and goals we have, a kind of master plan of how to get what you want and to where you want. Self-made guiding principles that are followed through, in charting a way forward through the choppy sea of life. In doing so, nasty surprises may not be totally eliminated, but can be greatly reduced to negligible levels.
However, a word of caution is that in doing so, there has to be a healthy amount of strategic ambiguity. Yes, strategic ambiguity in a world of competition in almost everything; from studies to work/business is a helpful tool. I do not mean to be apocalyptic but, the realities of life seem to suggest that perhaps not everybody is charitable towards another. This is where strategic ambiguity can be helpful in protecting you from uncharitable groups and individuals along the way to achieving your goals. Reading and knowing situations and people at a given point in time and place can help to inform you if it is worth being clear or ambiguous.
You know your intentions well, but you may not know or be so sure of other people’s intentions. Make god use of your social intelligence skills. Just because you could be strategically ambiguous as and when necessary, you should maintain consistency regarding you/your organisation’s strategy. When you review situations and see where you have been, where you are at the moment and if your goal is within reach, is how you can tell whether you are making good or slow or no progress. Where re-calibration of particular aspects is necessary, do just that. Additionally, your wellness matters and should be maintained. Furthermore, where other professional expertise can be of help, mine inclusive; you can make your wise choices at your convenience.
I wish you well.
Reflecting on the week/month/year, whatever your vantage point, it is a helpful exercise with a multitude of benefits. Business or whatever work necessitates good productivity and efficiency for good financial rewards to be realised. However, reflecting on the work and well-being to date is a helpful tool in improving efficiency and output. When reflecting, you know how you went about what you went about, and you need to know how you could manage a similar situation better, next time. Reflecting and devising better strategies is a work in progress because situations are dynamic, changing over time and ever changing.
Additionally, that board meeting or business deal could have either diminished or boosted your self-esteem. On reflection, you have learned what you have learned, know which areas need improvement. Did events unfold according to your expectations? When you look at expectations versus reality and there was a mismatch, this becomes an obvious trigger for better strategy and action next time. Furthermore, realistic expectations rarely disappoint. Preconceived ideas can be a two edged weapon, they can be of help or a hindrance to achieving desired outcomes. Open-mindedness, the receptacle for all that comes is a good thing, coupled with an analytical and discerning mind to make the right decisions.
When reflecting, I exhort you to take a holistic approach, among other things, integrating your well-being as well. Wellness should be pertinent to your future plans and aspirations, self neglect should not be an option to explore. Taking a holistic approach to reflecting, by integrating your well-being can stave off: self neglect, low productivity, low returns, diminished confidence, avoidable morbidity and the adverse effects of some medicines. As a certified healer and herbalist, I can be of help where situations necessitate and where my assistance is requested.
I wish you well in your endeavours.
I believe that cutting your losses and letting your profits run is a helpful thing to do; additionally, you should know when to do so. You are emancipated and freed to think and work on master plans and projects that are grander and beneficial to society. You are now wearing your actual shoe size, because you were previously “wearing” a size or two smaller than what befits you. It is often a way to doing greater things life, in perhaps a more rewarding and fulfilling way.
You are more equipped than you think. Firstly, you have knowledge and skills to date and you cannot unlearn what you already know. Deploy your knowledge, skills talent and experience in a different capacity; the rewards are always waiting to be received. Looking from an economics focal point, take into consideration the micro and macro, society will be appreciative of your work and diligence. Do your maths: Among other things, you are now more able to use your intellectual capacity to a greater extent ( – ) undue stress ( + ) better prospects ( + ) a better quality of life ( + ) appreciation of your clients/customers or patients = success.
Focus on your life task and let your failures inspire you. Despair should not be an option, just drive your wishes and aspirations through the one-way street of hope. Having hope opens up many possibilities, including opportunities to explore along the way and having realistic speculations that come to fruition in due course. A good strategy with realistic and not outlandish targets is helpful.
Surely, if your desire is to be successful in life, it may then be worth noting that you can get to your preferred destination. Yes you can, just get in lane onto the one way street of hope, you are on the right trajectory, just power on and success will be your crown. Reconstitute yourself, be in the fast lane and disprove those who did not believe in you. You thought you could be successful, yes you can, be ready to reap big, stand tall and enjoy your blessings!