You are approaching the end of the year. You have worked hard. You have put in your effort. It may not matter whether you have won or not, but you finished. Even if you did not conquer territories, you saw the end of the year’s campaign. Maybe you are just like me, having had a lot of goals written so you can reach them in the year. You achieved many but missed some. Or maybe the year didn’t even start on a great note, but you managed to navigate through the complexities of the year. You are looking at the end of the year, taking stock, wondering if the year was successful or not. I have good news. The real feeling you would experience at the end of the year depends on how you think it went. It is a perspective.
Meanwhile, we must all realize that we have another year to look forward to. Instead of worrying about the year that is passing, we can pull back from all the busyness and find time to rest. This is the season of rest, a time when we withdraw from the hassles so we can draw new strengths for the coming year. Retreating helps us to relaunch so we can gain new momentum from the recoil effect. You have emptied your fuel tank during the year. It is time to refill, reload and replenish. As we approach the December holiday, you and I need to find time to recuperate so that we are fit to achieve bigger things in the new year. It is truly a festive season but also a season to recharge. Would you make it a restful season?
I have decided not to start the new year under stress. What about you? I am spending time resting, reflecting, and setting specific goals for the new year. I want to be smarter next year than I have been this year. I want to rebound with energy, full of hope, grace, and goodwill to everyone I encounter. I hope you are willing to do the same. Let us use this season to retreat, replenish and rebound.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep. – The book of Ecclesiastes 5:12 (NLT)
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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