This is often the time of the year in which I focus on market trends and observe things that transpire as another year comes to a close. “What?” you ask. I often take this time to seek to understand what I need to learn, engage in, or stop doing.
As I assess what I need to learn, it is a future focus exercise. I want to plan for the future and be ready for a situation that’s coming up. I always remember that my dad used to say that you’re doing this for your future. While you cannot see or picture what your future looks like, have faith that it will be what you’ve working hard for. In essence, you can only reap what you sow. In my mind, this is the most important exercise and I see to it that I spend adequate time on this exercise.
The second one is what am I not doing that I need to be engaged in. This is a bit interesting, because this is one of those: go out, participate, and network. After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is network and talk to other people. But I force myself to participate. In fact, I have two events that I need to attend to in the coming weeks. This goes back to the saying that you can only reap what you sow. Networking is a process not an event. It is something you do throughout time and not a one-time thing. It often amazes me when I meet people at an event and they will only ping me sometime later to ask for a job. But between the time I met the people until the time they ask me for a job, they never both to drop a note to say hi.
Finally, check my do not do list. This is really important because what are on this list are things that I’m still doing that are preventing me from achieving my dream. If I don’t stop doing these, I will be stuck forever. By taking stock as to what these are, I am aware of what I need to work on and how to improve myself.
Remember that you can only reap what you sow. If you desire something to happen in your life, you need to do something today and continue to do something tomorrow and the day after in order to achieve that dream.
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