“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.”
It’s no news that we are now more than half way into the year 2017. For some persons, this could be real good news but for some others, it could just be a reminder of set goals that were not achieved or abandoned projects. Whichever category you fall into, the good news is the year is not over yet and it is not too late to start working towards making 2017 the year you envisaged. It is my desire to see you make progress, so I put together four tips that can help you make that happen:
An object is treated based on the perception of its value; if you value time, you will make proper use of it. I don’t mean to sound like a motivational speaker but the reality is that the perception and use of time is what differentiates high achievers from those on the other face of the coin. The premium you place on time is the value that life gives back to you. If you do not value time, you cannot make good use of it. Understand its irreversible nature and ensure not to waste it. The number one time waster today is social media. Many of us spend our productive hours shuffling between social media sites to get wind of the latest gossips and trending hashtags. The unfortunate thing however is that there is nothing that will change your life by staring at social media past bedtime. It is advisable to take a break from social media every once in a while.
Have A Plan
I believe everyone has grand dreams but not all of those grand dreams find a place in reality because most of the time, there is no plan to back them up. If you have great dreams for yourself but you never get to see them in reality, the problem here could be that you are too vague with your dreams. So, If you have the long-term vision of becoming anything, I mean anything at all – an accomplished writer, a footballer, an actor. Have a plan! Prayerfully prepare your plan and know that plan like the back of your hand. Don’t have a plan? It’s not too late to create one.
Do Something That Takes You Close to Your Goal Everyday
Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant sand
- The nursery school rhyme above conveys profound truth. Little consistent efforts made everyday eventually become great success stories. If you are willing to start small and be consistent while at it, it is only a matter of time before your success becomes visible to the eyes of everyone. So, everyday for the rest of the year, do something that takes you closer to your goal.
Take A Break When You Need One
In the words of a respected mentor, “he that fails to rest will soon be laid to rest”. I know it is cool these days to brag about sleeping for less than three hours everyday but apart from the health hazards that may cause you, it also reduces your productivity level. When you need rest, please do not hesitate to take one! After taking a break, your levels of productivity are heightened.
Thanks for stopping by and I sincerely hope these tips make the rest of the year a very productive one for you