It is still the same day, the same evening and night. What then is the difference? Almost all the stores are shut down many people call it the day of celebration, while others think it is another excellent opportunity to make more money. Perspective takes the stage, and different feelings fuel the hearts of the world leaders. This subject of the first day of the first month in the new 365days is tough because some call it A New Year, others say it just another day of public holiday. Now let me ask you, what does January 1st, 2019 means to you?
Since I was admitted to the University of Life in the school of purpose and have been a student of life in the graduate school of lifeology, I have come to the understanding, that life is about definition. The reason is simple; a good description takes care of deflection and deviation. It is easy to miss path, step out of purpose and go into a different direction, but with definition comes stability, strong foundation, and solid establishment.
My purpose in life is to let me share the three secrets so that you will live the year 2019 with the intention of total success. The use of these three secrets is to solidify your spirit and get you ready for the task ahead. Listen to this, the demand is high, but the good thing is that knowing these secrets will make you prepare to supply what is needed. The reason is simple; you need to take a different route, what brings you this far might not take you that far.
The Three Secrets to Living the Year 2019 With Fulfillment.
KNOWLEDGE—If you do not learn well, you cannot earn enough.
Depth is a function of individual choice to learn. You cannot live a shallow life and expect respect from people. The world is too busy to give a platform to fools. Whatever you know is what will put you on the zenith of life to be recognized. You cannot be relevant more than what you know. Knowing is costly, time-consuming and intentional. Knowledge makes you relevant and once your relevant is sustained you naturally gain significant. You don’t wish to be known, you work on your knowledge bank, and great men will be looking for you. (Pro 22:29). Knowledge does not only stand you out, but it also gives you a platform and space among the world champions. Think Knowledge, think relevance. What is that one thing you want to learn this year?
OWNERSHIP—You cannot possess authority over what is not yours.
You can learn by mistakes, you can learn from other errors, and you can learn by working what you know. Knowledge is not enough. Regardless of whatever know, ensure you develop your own product. What you know and own are what gives confidence. Think about what will happen to IT world if Bill Gates decided not to create Microsoft. Imagine a World where Jeff Bezos does not run with his vision. Visualize a world where Pastor Paul Enenche and Pastor David Ibiyeomie apply to be Pastors in Winners Chapel International or think about Pastor Korede Komaiya does not make a bold step to start his own ministry. This is the secret; world champions are either founder or creators. They create ideas and develop content. Develop your product or service. One of my leaders who work for a company in the United States was asked return to Nigeria in 2017. He became so fearful and jittery. But he obeyed and left for Nigeria. While I was pondering about his situation. Holy Spirit tells me this, “Whatever that is not yours is not yours.” That statement might be hard to understanding, but that is the best way I can communicate my thoughts. Frustration, regret, and shame are always the end products of people who use their youthful energy to work the vision of others, and never to do something special for themselves. Ownership and authority are inseparable. You cannot be in authority over what is not yours, and if you do, it will be temporary. You cannot be in Power unless you own it. Life is a product of ownership. Whatever you own puts you in charge, and when you are in charge, you are in power. Authority makes you be the determining force behind all decision. Remember, ownership is not for everyone, because it comes with diligence, responsibility, and devotion. If you do not pay the price, you could as well stay at the bottom or top of some else’s ladder and consistently receive instruction and one day you will either be fire, retire, or retrench. Ownership breeds continuity, what are you willing to be called yours in the year 2019.
TIME— The fastest thing on earth is Time. If you do not maximize it, do not expect a reward from life.
What you or don’t do does not matter, but one thing is sure time is unstoppable. Time is not money, but what you do with your time is called value. It is the conversion of value that is called money. Therefore, doing nothing with your time is equal to wasting time. As quietness means consent so is doing nothing is to waste. Time does not crawl, neither does it work, time does not even run, neither does it fly. One thing time does is to disappear. Between July 2016 and September 2018, I was on minimum 472 flights with a minute 35minutes flying time, yet I can say boldly say time is faster than air aircraft. What then could you do keep up with time? Planning set goals and productively engage in things that put you in control of time.
We are still in Winter, Winters started December 1st, 2018 and it will run till February 28th, 2019. From March 1st to May 31st Spring will dominate without apology, and without your, permission Summers will take the owner of the year from June 1st to August 31st and come September 1st, 2019 fill the earth with your approval till November 30th. The big question, what is your plan for 2019?
New Year is not new, remember as it was, in the beginning, is now, ever shall it be, world without end…It is the same thing and the same thing that never change. Jim Rohn my life mentor said, “for things to change you have to change.” How will things change for you, learn something new, develop your own product and maximize your time? Lazy, irresponsibility and indiscipline are not jargons in the school of success. Think deep and think again, what do you want 2019 to produce for you?
…be inspired, live an abundant life and help others because life is good.