By Wanambwa M. Rogers
As we end this decade and consequently the year 2019, we should ponder on what we have managed to achieve, on a personal level, on a family level, on a communal level and indeed, on a country level(worldwide a lot has been achieved too of course).
We should also reflect on our failures and see where we went wrong. From these, we should derive lessons learned and see how we can improve.
Consequently, we should seek to do better in the coming decade. We should seek to do more, more than we have achieved in this decade. In whatever we’re doing, we should seek to leave an impact there.
To change the world for the better is what should be our priority in the next decade. Here, I mean our world and by this, what I’m really saying is we should better our community for ourselves and for those yet to come.
I can go on and on about resolutions but everyone will have theirs. In the end, what we should really take heed about is the danger of low expectations.
In Acts 3:1-5, we meet Peter and John who while going up to the temple of God, are called upon by a lame man. He expects alms from them but they end up healing him. In this few verses, we see how our expectations can limit us in so many ways. Good thing for this man, God had better plans for him.
“And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.”KJV
As we enter 2020, dare to dream bigger, be more tenacious and bold. Do more for yourselves and expect more, from yourself as a person and from the universe(here I mean everyone from your immediate neighbour to the whole world).
By raising the standards of our expectations, even our resolutions will be bigger. We’ll fail spectacularly, but we’ll win even more grandly. By setting ourselves up to win big, we’ll not settle for anything less.
Life is conquered by the brave and so our brevity so also increase. Let us not be satisfied by lackadaisical things. If it means going back to school, go back, or finish it. Read more and consequently write more(this goes to everyone, not school going people only). Develop more things. Travel more and become more acquainted with the world(even the country). You never know where your opportunities lie.
Dare to get into relationships, both personal and business. Build these up for yourself. You can never know when you’ll need the help of a certain well placed someone.
Have more positive faith. You cannot expect things to fail every time and then be surprised when they actually do fail. Positive energy flows towards the optimistic.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
As we start this new decade, dare to start companies, to start families, to start farms, to build. Dare to simply start afresh. Do not be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
Indeed, do not expect less.
A Blessed 2020.