There are 12 months, 365 days and 8,766.15 hours in a year.
How many days will you be spending in procrastination, regrets, and fear?
How many days will you be spending your time to meet long-range objectives?
How many days will you be spending in indecision and doubt?
How many days will you be spending to meet a short-term goal?
How many days will you be spending creating memories and building lasting legacies?
You can earn another dollar but you can't get back lost time.
We have 365 days and 8,766.15 hours in a year.
From my family to yours, have a Happy Christmas and a bountiful 2021!
If you have many goals to make in 2021, you'll likely never going to execute many of them.
If you have two pragmatic, midlevel goals, you can succeed.
You can't do too short-term, because by the time you read this blog, you are on the way to accomplishing it!
You can't do too long-term, because the horizon for the next 5 years isn't that indicative enough to make strategic foresights. COVID19 overperforms the rest of the disruptors for the global upheaval that we now experience.
Midlevel is about a year and a half- the objective is to achieve a breakthrough not perfection.
This applies to your organizational as well as personal life. The act of setting your sights is clarifying and hopefully inspiring.
Accelerate your goal achievement by reducing your wants to doable aspirations.
Okay, the cat's out the bag.
My book: Provocateurs not Philanthropists: Turning Good Intentions to Global Impact will be out in 2021.
Benevolence without impact is dead.
We need provocateurs, global impact leaders, who understand the current global realities, confident of their contributions through passion, purpose, provisions, and practice, and reimagine the current state of affairs with fresh perspectives.
When institutions and public authorities bicker over who gets to do what and who pays for the global public goods in the context of the post-pandemic world, individual leaders shorten the achievement of impacts by employing the right paradigms to work on the ground.
With the 10 Principles for Global Impact Leaders, leaders are encouraged and challenged to build bridges, connect the dots, and lead with boldness to accelerate their impacts, for climate justice, health for all, and reducing inequalities at the global level.
The world need provocateurs. It's up to you to make the first move.
A few days away from 2021, what's your current outlook for the new year?
Are you uncertain as to how it will play for the first two quarters?
Are you skeptical of the power of the vaccine to destabilize the pandemic and stabilize societies?
Are you feeling like you don't have a lot of control in gaining back revenue losses?
You're not alone. Millions will have a very bleak Christmas.
Not that they can't bounce back, but the current realities blight their outlook.
I was playing with my daughter and we have to poke each other's noses.
I can't see her when I was so up-close!
Imagine if we continue to focus on the problem, instead of finding a way out of our situation, we can't think large, even effectively. Putting a magnifying glass on the problem can't solve anything.
Taking a step back provides the perspective we need to be completely aware of our environment and the opportunities that come with challenges. Not the Pollyannaish type of optimism, but hopefulness based on the macro-trends and facts on the upswing.
You don't have to be miserable at this time of the year.
Remember, you do what you think, and you think what you imagine.
So imagine a better and more robust 2021~
Tell me that you know what to do next year?
Yes, 2021 is around the corner. Another lockdown is in the offing.
Who would have thought a year ago that we will have to endure and even thrive in this crisis?
One thing before you start planning is to CELEBRATE your achievements.
Do this in a contemplative state where even the minutest things in life are worth rejoicing about.
The second thing to do is THINK ABOUT WHAT WORKED as opposed to all the negative issues that arose out of the pandemic. There must be, think hard if you can't find, even a single thing that worked well in your business or organization as you adjusted, modified, and recalibrated your actions.
The third thing to do before planning is to FIND THE RIGHT INTERSECTION between your intention (Objectives), where the traction is (Business opportunities), and your passion.
This is difficult, especially at this point, where you might have to pivot in a slightly different way, ala curbside ordering or take-out for restaurants, phone-appointments for salons, phone consults instead of in-person, putting on lots of Zoom videos and online courses for academic and training businesses. etc.
Ask yourself, if the current business model is not working, how do you get to your objectives without putting monies down the drain? What opportunities exist during this crisis for leveraging? What new passions have surfaced in the course of your adaptation? Finding the right intersection may get you on the long but sure road to recovery and in a new place for your organization.
Do these three things and you'll have the right positive mental scape to begin anew.