Happy New Year!
I hope you enjoyed the festive season and spent it with loved ones, eating a whole ton of food and making great memories.
Like most people in the last few days of 2017, I began to reflect on the year I had had. I also started to seriously think about what my 2018 Goals, Objectives and Prayers would be. I wont bore you with them however, I will share this with you. I’m claiming that 2018 is a year of endless breakthroughs!
Endless breakthroughs!? Yes endless breakthroughs. Some of you may be a little lost as to what I mean. So here is the Merriam-Webster definition of endless and breakthrough.
1. Being or seeming to be without end.
“an endless speech”
3. a: A sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique.
“a medical breakthrough”
b: A person’s first notable success.
“the actress’s break through performance”
You’ve been working so hard on this project and still nothing. You desperately want that breakthrough and you’re on the brink of giving up. Well I’m here to tell you, don’t! There are a few things that we can refer to help aid the likelihood of our breakthroughs this year.
Research is a great way to know your market, further your understanding. Allow your findings to provoke your thoughts.
Whatever the case do not ignore the gems of information that your research presents. Rather use it as a tool to stimulate breakthrough thinking, you’ll be surprised what happens when you mix old ideas with new ones.
Plan Plan Plan (budget your time accordingly)
We all know that saying “failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. A plan allows you to gage the amount of effort needed to bring your idea in to fruition. Which helps to also prevent you from burning out, which could later result in a loss of enthusiasm. Which isn’t good for business.
Haste is the enemy of creativity. This is not a race! It’s really okay just to stop, recuperate and take some time just to think. These are often the times you have a eureka moment which propels you closer to your breakthrough. So enjoy the down time, after all we are only humans!
Celebrate the the small milestones as much as you do the big ones. No matter how small you may deem the achievement, be sure to give yourself a pat on the back and make a note of it . At the end of the day it’s an achievement nonetheless, which required hard work, bringing you one step closer to your breakthrough. So try not to be too hard on yourself!
And above all else, for me, prayer is key! There’s nothing too big for God, so I put it all to him! His grace and divine intervention mixed with my efforts are the recipe to my endless breakthroughs.
Who is also claiming 2018 a year of endless breakthroughs? I want to know what you’ll be doing to order your steps down the road of breakthroughs.