This year started with us stating we are out to “SECURE THE BAG”. Well, so far, we seem to be doing well. Not in every phase though. In some ways, there have been losses. Sincerely, unexpected losses and some due to how I handled many of such situations. However, we are here.
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From the beginning of this year, although I said I said Secure The Bag, I didn’t know where the bag was. Neither did I know what it looked like or how to get it. One way or another, I believe I am on the right trail.
7 LESSONS I HAVE LEARNT SO FAR ABOUT SECURING THE BAG
HAVE A PLAN
For the next 6 months, you don’t want life to hit you left, right and centre. Get intentional about things. Planning helps you keep you record of your wins and what next is left to be done. Create a vision board. Get an accountability partner.
It is easy to quit my dear. Don’t stop building. You have already started, why quit now? Life is in stages. Just do it.
TWEAK AND ADJUST
Remember the first lesson, planning, this is why it is important. Not everything you write out as a plan will work. Some will fail. After failing, do you remember the second lesson? Continue building. This is some deep level of ‘aspire to perspire’, I hope you do it.
In reality, not everyone will shout your name. Also, only you know the amount of effort and passion you put into what you do. So, my dear, blow your trumpet, please. Small wins or big wins, always celebrate. Hype yourself, that’s how you will sell your market.
Take time to rest because it is the person that is healthy and alive that will enjoy the bag to the fullest. The bag is forever on earth but we, we are visitors here. I took weeks of anything that had to do with writing and honestly, I feel better now. Also, if you don’t rest, you are bound to experience burnout sooner or later. Imposter syndrome sets in and your work is delayed. Please, rest and take scheduled breaks.
You know your goals and what you set out to achieve. Like I once heard, there are many ways to kill a rat. How are you slaying your goals?
Don’t let life happen to you. Have backups. More importantly, build on your capacity.
Man can blow at any time. Don’t sleep on it. The bag is just 1 more step away. Still, the bag is not the final destination. Most times, it is just a means to an end. Don’t lose focus.
How have you been? How close are you to securing the bag for 2021?
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