By Femi Koyi
Happy celebrations guys! Hope you had a splendid christmas.
Being the last day of 2013, I can’t but reflect on the memorable moments I could recall from all the lessons and experiences I have picked up from those around me. Looking back at the year, I see the resolutions that never showed up, the dreams still in the incubator, the mistakes, the new learning, all flipping like the pages of the book of life (I have never being to heaven o… lol).
It’s all good though. In 2013, I’ve learned from once-soaring financial eagles who’re ending the year as flightless fowls as well as a handful who took tiny grains of ideas and built fresh, green forests of wealth. They all inspire me in different ways.
I still sigh heavily at the stories of young people blown away by the whirlwind of CONSUMERISM; who ran their lives on mad spending habits, desperately seeking to prove a false social status.
Here’s the touching part. Poor people most times, are not the ones without cash but those passing over opportunities repeatedly. Folks in this category force themselves to appear richer than they’re truly worth so they could be accorded some form of respect that is mostly premature or worse still short lived. This is how I see it- a case of a well running a race against an ocean! What a waste!
In retrospect, I’m further convinced that the back bone of any financially successful person (and I’m talking about you!) lies in being able to consistently spend less than earned, made or acquired, while reserving a handful of good seeds to be directed towards future ventures. Wish everyone knew this. Wish more of us practiced it.
Friends, 2013 will be gone in few hours. For those who ‘made it’, congrats! And if you’re still crawling, it’s ok- remember, you can be up and running again if you don’t let the regrets of the past or the fear of the future hold you down. No matter what you suffered, you can let it go. There.
In closing, I’ll leave you with these. They helped me in the last 12 months and I’m sure they’ll do same for you moving into the new year.
Forget the competition. Sometimes, the smartest way to avoid losing is simply refusing to play. No one’s really worth digging yourself into a financial grave for. Those that may be truly worth it (to you) will not demand that from you anyways. Resist mad spending because you’re not competing against anyone. Just live your life.
Gather useful information by networking with better minds. The currency of the world is in what you know that could solve another man’s problem (for a fee of course *wink*).
Live in financial sufficiency. I can see you’ve got the seed. Water it to full life. Wake up financial giant and take charge of your 2014.
It’s just a few hours away but I’ll still say it anyways- Happy New Year In Advance!
From all of us at Grow360, we say thank you for letting us be a part of your 2013. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!