January 15, 2017 – Sunday Motivation: Tips To Making 2017 The Best Year Of Your Life
Dear friends, You are most welcome to the year 2017. A lot of us couldn’t wait till 2016 came to an end. While some were thankful for a very good year, some had bitter tales to tell and after learning from mistakes, they are determined to erase the bad memories and forge ahead hopeful of a damn good 2017.
Unfortunately, some have failed yet again in achieving their dreams and appear to be knocked out by life. All they expect from this year is whatever life has to offer them- good or bad. They are emotionally-drained and this affects their vivaciousness and gusto.
A lot of us tend to take life for granted, “taking life as it comes” and using that to justify inaction or lethargy. However, if we learnt to consciously make an effort to write out the script of the type of year we want, it could go a long way in shaping things our way.
Although, life does not readily present to us what we want, we also have the ability to let our imagination and will power grant us our greatest heart desires. Are you still feeling bad that you couldn’t get an admission into the university in 2016 or you lost an altar-bound relationship again? Babe, you are too beautifully loaded and packaged by God to be let down by anyone or life itself.
You have all it takes to pursue and recover all you’ve lost and even overtake your contemporaries.
It’s all in your hands. Life’s too short to be left to time and chance, you will agree with me. And everyone is solely responsible for his/her success or failure in life. Perhaps, the previous year was an unpleasant one for you; the following tips could make 2017 the best year of your life.
Self-examination is the study of your own behaviour and motivations. It is essential if you want to succeed in your endeavours and if you want to attain personal excellence. You need to examine your thoughts and feelings because they more often than not define your attitude towards personal achievement and motivate you. How well you live is affected by the state of your mind.
And what occupies your mind determines where you occupy eventually. You need to rid your mind of self-deprecation and other negative thoughts. When you self-deprecate, you are dismissing yourself as unimportant. You misrepresent your own abilities or achievements as being of little worth.
Each time you do that, you are making it easier for yourself to lose whatever confidence you have in your own merits and capability to become what you want to be. You must assert yourself in the most positive way and get what you want out of life this year. On the other hand, is God really on your side? Be true to yourself: have you been faithful to Him or you only call on Him when you are in trouble? Our God is faithful to those who are faithful to Him and His hands are not too short to help us but our iniquities would keep Him away.
If you were far from Him last year, make amends today so He can beam His light on you and guide you on the way to go this year. You will be pleasantly amazed at what would happen even before the end of the 1st quarter. What a good God!
Self-motivation is being motivated to achieve something due to your own interest without influence from other people or situations. It is the only motivation that really produces the desired result. It stems from one’s own desire, eagerness and willingness, enthusiasm or ambition. It is the most powerful force needed to succeed in anything that’s worthwhile.
If you resolutely believe that you are going to achieve great success this year, you are motivated to think and behave in ways consistent with your belief and you inevitably make it come true. Likewise, if you believe unwaveringly in your blessed life and that good things are happening to you, your belief will be fulfilled and significantly improve your life this year.
And if you want to perform great exploits within the shortest period, all you need is the fullness of the spirit of God. Once you climb on the wings of the Holy Spirit, you are simply unstoppable and your limit will just have to be farther than the sky. You’ll be treading on supernatural grounds and the world has no choice but to lie at your feet. Whoa!
Self-control is the ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations. Almost everyone wants a dream life, but few know where to begin, and end up just taking the path which is most hassle-free.
This path leads you very far from your desired destination. There’s a price to pay for every dream but not everyone is ready to pay because of the great discomfort that comes with it. A lot of people just back out and give in to their emotions. When you have self-control you have the ability to exert control over your feelings and reactions, and to conduct yourself calmly and sensibly in difficult situations.
Also, self-control is being disciplined and concentrating more on that which is going to bring you to your desired state. You may have to deny yourself of a lot of pleasure and energy vamps. Be careful about misusing your time with people or situations that don’t serve your highest purpose.
It may not always be possible, but value the allocation of your time wisely- every moment of this year is precious. Use it and spend it mindfully in the presence of God because He has the final say over your life. God can be with you every moment of this year as long as you can carry Him in your heart.
The best year of your life is within your reach-if you are willing to allow Jesus drive the vehicle of your destiny. Surrender to him today. Have a great year!
[Article By Temilolu Okeowo]