As the year gradually grinds to a halt, you can agree with me that 2020 has been an unconventional year. Unprecedented happenings and the unforseen pandemic changed the trajectory of the global economy and brought us to a new reality.
Despite all that has happened, 2020 remains a good year for those who saw the opportunities and lessons it came with and made the most of it.
Here are lessons I have learnt so far from 2020. Lessons that will help to define 2021 and make it a better year, if duly practiced. I hope you find them as useful as I did.
Want to have a better 2021? Grab your popcorn and read along.
🔴 Read good books in 2021. Broaden your horizon. Cultivate a healthy reading culture. Invest in knowledge if you want to have a better 2021. The difference between where you are now and where you envision yourself to be is the knowledge you have at hand. Knowledge will always give you an edge over others and stand you out.
🔴 In 2021, understand and put to good use the power of social currency. Keep a well defined circle and build new rewarding camaraderie. Keep a circle that constantly pushes you to stretch beyond the stage you are and think beyond the border. Keep a circle that makes you uncomfortable with inaction and mediocrity. A circle that allows you to be the pro-max version of yourself.
🔴 Dedicate the first three months in 2021 to learning a HIGH DEMAND Internet skill. The world is fast evolving and you can’t afford to be left behind. You can’t afford to dull in 2021.Dedicate your time to learning just one high demand skill and monetise your knowledge using social media to your advantage. Here’s a list of high demand skills you can acquire with low cost from the comfort of your bed but has the power to change your life completely.
✅ Copy Writing.
✅ Web development.
✅ Graphics design.
✅ Photo/video editing.
✅ UI/UX design.
✅ Media buying.
🔴 In 2021, focus on making money legally, by creating value. The easiest way to create value is to look around you for problems or needs to solve or provide solutions to. This should be your focus if you’re tired of asking for urgent 2k. Make money and make more money. That’s the point where it becomes wise and healthy to suffer from malignant and incurable moneria. Financial independence should be a major goal for 2021 if you want to make 2021 your best year yet.
🔴 In 2021, take full responsibility of your life. Kill that entitlement mentality before it destroys you. No uncle, aunty, boyfriend or friend owes you a dime. Don’t choke on their generosity. Take full responsibility for your own life.
🔴Want to have a better 2021? Practice self love and self care (Emotionally, physically and spiritually). Give yourself all the love you deserve. Be greedy when it comes to loving yourself. Until you get to that point, don’t expect love from anyone in return.
🔴In 2021, be intentional about life’s decision. I have a lot of growing up to do in this area, but growing up, we shall.
In this space and time we embody, have definiteness of purpose and get intentional with your life’s decision. Pursue your dreams like your every breathe depends on it.
🔴 Confront your inner demons and doubts. face your fears. Learn new audacities. Burn the bridges of all that set and hold you back and illuminate your path with the flames.
🔴 Normalise wishing others well. In a world filled with envy, self- centeredness and greed, do yourself good by genuinely wishing others well. I made it a culture to pray for my friends and loved ones because that’s my greatest proof to God, man and myself that I genuinely wish them well.
You want to succeed? Pray for the success of others.
You want to grow? Pray for the growth of others.
You want to be celebrated? Celebrate others.
Until it is your turn, don’t get tired of clapping for others.
🔴Here’s the conclusion of the whole matter, you want to have a better 2021? Get lost in God. Love and serve God uncompromisingly. Anything that keeps you away from God or makes you compromise your love for God is never worth it. It is too expensive. Loving God is the shortest route to having a fulfilled year ahead.
Thanks for staying tuned to my TEDx talk.
Cheers to a better 2021.
May we always win🙏
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