The success process: New Year 2015 message.
You see, there must be a lot of programs that you pushed aside in the last year of 2014 simply because when you first thought about them, they weren’t easy and would possibly take a whole year to be realized. Surprisingly, the year ended and we are already in the New Year and you must be regretting. Questions like why you couldn’t carry on start lingering in your mind and you feel bad. However, there is no need to regret for the New Year is another chance and maybe you wouldn’t have it if everything happened in the past year, including your own death. Just take it as if it was God’s will and move on without feeling guilty.
In the movie, IRIS, Baek San says to his son, “No matter how soon you regret, it will always be too late” and I agree with this. However, I feel like it is not too late to understand what went wrong in the past and get ready to change it if a chance shows up again. They say that opportunities appear once but I say they appear always. Actually, the opportunities that we miss are possibly not ours. It is a new year and you can achieve even more. So today I have decided to share with you the five stages of success process and if applied will make your 2015 a year of harvesting.
Back in the nursing school, we had a nursing process that we used to apply on patients and meet their needs. This process enabled us to manage patients with the best results assured. And though some would still end up dying, we would be happy that we achieved what we planned. I am going to use the same approach to teach this SUCCESS PROCESS.
The stages of SUCCESS process
For those who follow up with my writings, we have defined success as having your bread and eat it (as cited by Zig Ziglar). We said that success is making your bed and have time to lie on it. Success means acquiring values and gets time to enjoy them. It is peace and happiness. However, in the article, another fact to be accepted, we said that it usually not easy to have peace and happiness in a very poor family or relationship. In other words, we need money and property to enjoy abundant peace and happiness though these things don’t create or produce peace and happiness. I am sure it is this concept of riches maintaining happiness that people confuse success with richness and power or fame. The truth is that peace and happiness originate from within God Himself and it is in God that we can find true success. Because money, power or fame can help us enjoy peace, love and happiness doesn’t mean they are all that matter.
1. Assessment (Deciding on your aims or goals).
Hey, in the article, press your orders, we agreed that the world and the forces of nature are there simply to serve us according to our orders. We thus concluded that it is our duty to know what we want (which is easy to tell if we know who we are and what we deserve). Today, we want to add on this that after assessing the situation within and around us and confirm what we want; we set goals of achieving that which we want. So what do you want? What are your aims in the year 2015? What do you want to achieve? Is it marriage, building, buying land or a motorcycle? Is it writing a book, singing, or joining the university? Is it getting to a new church and have new transformed faith? Exactly, what is it that you want?
You see, the good thing with having aims or goals is that we learn to concentrate our time, energy and resources on defined goals. Also, when we meet resistance along the way we are able to resist and maintain our balance since we have a defined destiny. Even when we fall off the track, we can fight to come back to it as long as we know where we were going the time we were attacked. Lastly, having goals or aims makes you achieve something no matter what. Listen, you may achieve less or higher than what you planned to achieve but still you achieve something and that is important to note.
2. Diagnosis (telling exactly what problem you have or defining exactly your need).
I think we have already covered part of this. After assessing and observing your situation basing on what you know, what you see and what you hear plus your personal observations and experiences, you are able to tell what you need in this year. Reading good inspirational books and watching inspirational programs all help you in fashioning what is best for you. No, walk around your room or home and diagnose what you really have to put into place. Some suggestions are given above.
The biggest challenge is putting up the means of achieving what you want. There is a mistake that we always do: We have a lot of things we would like to have but we rarely make strategic plans of how to acquire them. In the book, Think and grow rich, Napoleon Hill writes, “examine the first hundred people you meet, ask them what they want most in life, and ninety eight of them will not be able to tell you. If you press them for an answer, some will say-SECURITY, many will say MONEY, a few will say HAPPINESS, others will say-FAME AND POWER, and still others will say-social recognition, ease in living, ability to sing, dance or write, but none of them will be able to define these terms or give the slightest indication of a PLAN by which they hope to attain these vaguely expressed wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence”.
These words have explained my point. If you want a car in this year, how do you plan to get it? What are you going to do in order to find money to buy it? Whatever you listed as your need in this year, make a plan of activities to make it come true.
Yesterday I was watching Bukedde Television, and a presenter shared a story how he was helped to travel around the city by a bodaboda guy who was doing the job for the first time. This guy had got the motorcycle from parents but because he didn’t know how to ride it, the older brother wanted to take it away from him. What the guy did at the end was to go to the street and learn it by carrying some passengers and the Bukedde presenter happened to be the first client. The lesson out of this was that there is always the first time of starting up your dream or your planned activity and we must do it.
Yeah, after planning every activity, you need to do it. Don’t fear, do it. You may have it rough as you begin but you will soon get used and learn methods to make it simple and achieve greater results. If you have a good assessment, good diagnosis of what you need and good planning but don’t work on the plan, the results will still be nil.
Here, you simply look back and grade your desired plan and see if everything is happening according to your desired outcomes. You can do this at the end of the year or in the middle and see if you can change something in your planned activities or goals. Sometimes, you may have to push some goals into another year till you achieve them. And don’t forget to celebrate your achievements and have fun, it gives morale and enthusiasm to plan and achieve more. You need persistence and patience and also prayer so that God can help you.
Finally, you may not have it all as you planned but you will have achieved something great by the end of the year. God bless you