BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

on finding your path…

2020, we move! 

Yeah.

But move to where? In what direction?

If there’s anything we all agree on it’s that 2019 was a class none of us want to repeat. But for that to happen, it means we must take the lesson notes and fall back on them again. 

It means going back to the drawing board. 

The Bible says “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

Luke 14:28NIV” so don’t expect to have ideas and march into a new year with just that. 

Have the logistics on ground. Consider the options available to you. Calculate the risks. Put everything in writing before shouting “we move!” 

The direction is more important than speed. They say “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there” and rest assured you don’t want to end up on a stony path dressed in heels. The idea is that you have to be ready for the movement you want to embark on. 

Some things that will aid you as you redirect your path (wish we could make a ‘one direction’ joke here):

Start early – literally wake up earlier than you’re used to. Say you wake up by 7am most mornings, move it to 6:30am then back to 6:00am preferably till you can do 5:00 in the morning. The reason is this, the world is still at (relative) peace by that time. Distractions, especially from outside, are tending to zero then and because of this peace, you are able to think clearer, make better decisions and even start following through on them. 

Write – notebook and a pen. If you can avoid using a device for this, please do. It reduces self induced distractions. 

Itemize your day and any other activities you’re generally planning towards. It’s as therapeutic as “hearing yourself”. 

Stop shouting – not every good idea will birth a great accomplishment. Some things are just that – good ideas and that’s all they will ever be. But you can only know this if you settle down and keep things to yourself so you can actually think it through.   

Even though you, at some point, will have to share this great idea, it has to get past the inception stage in your mind. You should be able to come up with something feasible before laying out your plans. 

Plus the time you take to think will get you more confident to ignore naysayers. 

Get assistance – doing everything alone on a new project is tedious and you might end up not getting anything accomplished at the end of the day. Search apps, devices, methods or people to help you do things quicker and smarter. 

Understand exactly what it is you’re aiming for then shoot. We hope you find the focus and clarity you need to make the right moves this year. 

Tell us what 2019 taught you in the comments. 

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Written by Lois Samari

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