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Three Ways On How To Set The Right Resolutions!!

In about a month’s time or so, the year 2018 will surely be half spent. A reader of my previous post felt confident to comment on her expectation that was not met. She expected that I suggest a book that would to guide in setting right resolutions. The post she was referring to is “What are your Big Four…?? based on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state of the nation address on 2nd May 2018.

Personally, I have been in a very anxious place in my life that has seemed to perfect my impatient tendency. Even as I led a home-based Bible Study session this past Monday, picking out Phil 4:4-9 was in a selfish aim to get help from the larger body of Christ. I was glad to know am not the only one as the devil would want me believe.

So to answer my beloved reader, let me attempt to give successful methods to ensure we fulfill our plans and resolutions from this book that I read. Well this book has been severally referenced by so many great and successful people in this world. So here goes, a few points that I managed to pick out! Just to point out that this is definitely not the exhaustive list.

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  1. Trust The Soldier In You….πŸ’ͺ!! How do you view yourself as you pen down your plans? Do you feel honestly feel capable of achieving your new year resolutions? Or are you writing just to conform to the pattern of this world…the trend? Your self image plays a very critical in the quality of plans that you will write down leave alone working towards achieving them. Meaning the desires of an ant can never be compared to those of an elephant. These two differ mainly in their views and perspectives of the world. You are much more than you give your credit to be..πŸ€‘πŸ€”. You need to remind yourself of who you really are. This should not be based on your previous or current circumstances but on the hope of a better future life. This forms a great foundation to success or failure in achieving your goals as it feeds directly into the next stages.
  2. You Need To Up Your Spying Skills..πŸ”­πŸ•΅!! Yeah I know, we need James Bond’s contact for some tips..πŸ˜•πŸ˜Š!! There is definitely need to find more insight in a narrowed perspective of the specific interest you would want to pump your efforts/time, finances, relationships/family/networks into. One thing to consider here is the quality and quantity of information sufficient to assist you make vital decisions.
  3. What Do You Have In Your Hands…πŸ€”πŸ€·?? What are you good at? What is your skill/financial capability/time availability/commitment? Am sure we have heard this bit before. However, my focus today is opening our eyes to what we may not think we are capable of achieving. Personally, for a larger part of my life, I thought I loved numbers until I found more satisfaction in writing. You can find out more about yourself by what other people compliment you on that you have ignored all these years. There is also the sure way of prayer πŸ™ The choice is yours! Whose report you will believe?

The above three points are just the first part of ways that can guide you in setting your resolutions. And yes, I know I have not shared the book till now and this might be out of the selfishness creeping into me. So what I would do is promise to give you the title and author of the book in my next post which will focus on the ways to achieve your resolutions.

My reason mainly is to give you time to think through the above points and honestly evaluate where you stand with all your answers to the questions above. Then hopefully we can continue to the next stage of actual implementation. So God willing, see you next week Friday!! God bless πŸ˜‡πŸ™‚ !!

#HappyNewYear #Resolution


What Are Your “Big Four”?…πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜‡

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered his State of Nation address to a joint session of the Senate and the National Assembly. He expressed his dream of transforming Kenya through the Big Four Agenda that includes Universal Healthcare, Manufacturing, Affordable Housing and Food Security. This comes as a priority in his second term in office.

In the same way companies, whether private or public, set objectives aligned with time deadlines that would go along way in meeting their goals of success. This is mostly done at the start of a financial year or specific projects. Coming a bit closer to the aim of this post is the existence of the common trend of setting resolutions for individuals and even families which often occurs in the beginning of a time period like the calendar year. This is quite similar to the objectives set in an annual staff performance appraisal in the workplace.

In a few months I will be turning one year older and I must admit the address by the President stirred my thinking….all political inclinations aside!! My bedroom has plenty of sticky notes with things I desire God to fulfill in my life. A bit more of such reminders are in the living room and kitchen too…😊.

For those now thinking, this post’s aim is to emphasise the need to focus on what you could do for God instead of vice versa, well, please lower your expectations….though not to diminish the vitality of this aspect in anyone’s life. So, the focus today is really to narrow down on the individual’s goals to those that can help one grow to a better version of themselves….sort of a self-help theme!

In the spirit of leading by example, my “Big Four” agenda as I look forward to my birthday include:

  1. Love Me More. Yes, I want to love myself more. One way I plan to do this is to actively filter my thoughts. I desire to see more positivity in my thinking pattern. In addition, increase my answers to NO if I truly feel that is the right and true answer…All the best to meπŸ˜€.
  2. Show The Real Me. Many people truly think am an extrovert because of my talkativeness and sometimes loud personality. This has been a coping mechanism to the outside world that has been perfected over so many years. I often go home feeling very tired of the smiling and laughing and especially the talking. I recall watching a movie once years back of Sandra Bullock where she worked indoors throughout. Can’t recall its name but I remember wishing for such a job where I would not have to meet people and do much talking. Life has not allowed me to do so and hence the adjustment 😊.
  3. Forgive More Often and Quickly. Yes, this holding grudge business tends to take a toll on someone. My greatest concern has been on my spiritual walk and my desire to grow even more. The more need to shed this off me for the greater purpose of my life.
  4. Take Things Easy. Those who have watched my videos or heard me speak, do know that am a fast talker. Sometimes too slow for the speed of my thoughts. Yes, my thoughts tend to outrun my words leading to my assumptions sometimes that I have actually spoken what is in my mind in the midst of a conversation. Other times, I proceed to speak the second sentence in my mind assuming that I already spoke the first one…Oops! Been trying to get control of this if I am to become a good public speaker. This definitely has to be under better control.

Once again, all the best to me on my agenda πŸ™. So what are yours? What is it that the inner you needs to improve on? If you desire some guidance on how to come up with yours, I believe the Fruit Of The Holy Spirit will do. Please note it is not the fruits but rather the fruit!!
Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

All the best in drafting yours and many more wishes of grace in their achievements. God bless and see you next week Friday!πŸ˜‡πŸ€—πŸ˜Š