The end of a season marks the beginning of another. Many mourn the end of a season without realizing that it also signifies the beginning of another. The end of the year is a time when most set out to have “new year resolutions”. Some opt to participate, while others opt to “wing it” for fear of failing to meet set expectations, yet there are those who simply haven’t given it thought. Whatever the reason, there is value in planning.
A plan may be considered as an intention of what to do, while to plan involves making a decision(s) followed by making arrangements to facilitate the plan in advance. Planning is an important part of making the most out of situations. Sometimes, things don’t always go according to our plans, nevertheless, we should plan. Planning is an integral part of preparation. Preparation puts us in a better position to navigate what life throws at us.
So, should we make “new year resolutions”? Not necessarily… Should we plan for the year ahead? Most definitely!
This year has been quite an interesting one, many started by claiming the year as theirs with a “2020 vision”. And this… was awesome, however, when the challenges came, many gave up. The best thing to have done was to readjust the plan, in order to get to the goal. We don’t need to get discouraged over spilled milk. The year has already passed and is almost over, but what we do have, is an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming year.
This brings to the forefront one of the greatest character trait in uncertain times, which is that of adaptability. Being agile of mind sets us apart from the pack. It enables us to readjust to make the most of a changing environment.
Another character trait is that of gratitude, something about being thankful for who and what we have, made things easier to handle… more bearable. While it is true that many things didn’t go as planned and many lost a lot, the attitude of gratitude gave a clearer perspective.
While brotherly love seemed to have skyrocketed in my limited experience. Persons reached out to others and helped each other in varied ways.
Let us continue on the path of growth, growth seemingly predominantly on the inside but made such significant effects on the outside. Let us enter 2021 boldly, courageously, and with a plan, for surely, we will discover that we are so much more…
See you in 2021, on purpose!