I love December of every year because it’s the time we all see the report card of all our actions in the last 11 months. The report card is always very honest because people treat you in that month based on the value they place on you and how they perceived you.
In December up till the first few days of the new year, there are two categories of gifts that goes out. Gifts of benevolence and gifts of appreciation. Benevolent gifts goes to the poor while appreciation gifts goes to the rich.
Now let me give you another 3 advise in this new year.
1: GET OUT OF THE LIST OF BENEVOLENCE OF PEOPLE IN 2021
Didn’t you notice the huge difference between this two kind of gifts? A live chicken, a bottle of vegetable oil, a pack of Maggie and quarter of a bag of rice or less. Kai!!!
I know nobody will tell you this is a huge sign of poverty. Please don’t hate me for being bold enough to tell you this for the first time. May you never receive such gift again!!! Haba!!!
May you in December 2021 receive a big cow, 10 bags of rice and a million NAIRA. Funny enough when you get to that level when you collect gifts of appreciation, it’s always nothing to you because you don’t really need it but yet everyone wants to give to you.
It’s called abundance. Therefore, I challenge you on this 04:01:2021. Get out of the welfare list. Get out of the list of benevolence of people. Stop sharing such testimonies. Even if you are a widow, stop giving widow’s mite. Start living in abundance.
2: BE DISCIPLINED
It’s not that you don’t know what to do, but rather that you don’t have the discipline to make yourself do what you should do, whether you feel like doing it or not.
DISCIPLINE is the ability to do what you are supposed to do whether you feel like doing it or not. It’s the present pain you must subject yourself into for the sake of future benefits. It’s the down payment for a future withdrawal.
It’s a gruesome exercise that incapsulate your ego and clips the wings of overeating and damaging emotions. It’s the tool that helps you face your fears and helps you make good decisions. It’s the pain you need in order to make good decisions.
Discipline helps you delay your gratification and takes you on the path of strength, health, intelligence and happiness. Those who fail in life give many excuses why they can’t push forward. Whereas, the few who are very successful do what is hard regardless of their feelings knowing fully well it will pay off at the end of the day.
3: BE A PROMISE KEEPER IN 2021
Keep the promises you have made to yourself first and the ones you made to others will be easier. You have written all you want God to do for you in 2021. You took it to crossover service and you are convinced it’s going to be done. Now get to work.
Read that book. Write that song. Write that proposal. Make that call. Don’t live on hands me down. Don’t live on the mercy of the state or people. It’s a brand new year full of promises. What you are looking for is also looking for you. But there is a version of you you must become before you guys can meet.
Plan your day and do all you wrote on your to-do list. Put pressure on yourself and not the people. If all your friends are always broke and you are the only one helping them, fire all of them. Put them in your charity list and never go beyond your budget for benevolence and source for new friends in this new year.
If there are some people you have been trying to reach but they won’t pick your calls. Take their numbers off your phone and go and work. You will see them call you later whereby you will now be the one to say “who is this?”.
Stop being too attached to people. Remember you are a pilgrim. You are just a passerby. The play button of your role in the stage of life has been pressed. Play it well. Take responsibility. Stop begging men. Ask for Favour only where you know you’ve added value to men.