Because if you've not started gearing up for 2017, you're probably too late!

This might as well be A Note To Self but i'm sharing it with you all because I know I'm not the only one that needs to shed some of this negative weight and step into 2017 like a BOSS! The year is not officially ended but I don pack all my load, I don dey ready...No chill. I don't want to wait till the 31st, during Cross Over service to start thinking about things like new years resolutions. Thinking about prepping now for the new year like running a relay race....you cannot afford to be docile if you want to win, you gats dey jog as your partner is running forward and then you grab the baton and GO!

I'm one of those people who can worry for the whole of Africa, I will sit on a rocking chair and worry, worry, worry. Who worry epp? Over thinking causes a headache and gets me no where, so I will start being proactive instead. No more time to spend doing "what if", "what if"...Have  you noticed how it's hard to overthink in the positive direction?

Sai Baba! 2016 has been a rollercoaster kind of year for me, up, down, sideways, down, up, up, up, down...just higgi-hagga. It has been continuously changing. Some situations that I hoped would be constant weren't and those I thought would be transient look like they are here to stay. Year of change...the only thing constant in life is change so if you are busy loathing change instead of going with the flow, you find yourself in a mess. 

Self Care above everything else right now! Emotional,  financial, anyhow kind of self-care. If you're not making yourself happy why are you existing? Take time out to relax, to have fun, to be present! Have you ever taken time alone to ponder on this "What Is Life About?" 

Because procrastination is a thief of time. You lose time the more you procrastinate and this is something I struggle with. I am actively working on this and hopefully in 2017 this would have reduced to a bare minimum if it hasn't completely stopped! LOL. The best time to plant a tree is yesterday. A lot of opportunities will be lost if you don't stop putting things off.

Because you are not Jollof and you cannot make everybody happy. If you're constantly thinking about how to make everyone happy you will drive yourself crazy. I know. So staaaaaaaap it! You will bend over, lean in, if you like sef fall over in your bid to please people but if they don't appreciate you, you are just wasting your precious time.

I don't know why I do it sometimes... Selling yourself short can affect every area of your life, you end up short changing yourself and eventually unhappy. Why do you think you don't deserve the "good life" (or whatever it is you're going after?). If you're an entrepreneur this is one of the worst things you can do to your business and people will ride you!

Because what is worth doing is worth doing well, you either do it well or not at all! Go all in! Pursue your dreams ferociously...don't be mediocre. Do it for 1 year and see positive changes. Make 2017 that year to give it your everything...your best!

What other things do you want to stop doing in 2017?


  1. Most blogs I've read today have been quite a lot about self. If you have the time you could check out my post latest post and tell me what you think. I fall under the category of procrastinators,and I detest it. How would you advice one to get out of it.

  2. This is so spot on for me. I also started my 2017 planning. I want to be able to take stock of my goals and be more responsible rather than just rolling with the punches like I did in 2016.

  3. Chei! Me too o, I can over think and worry for Africa, I will definitely take your advice and work on it.

  4. Sisi yemmie tnx for the tips please visit my blog too its supamoms.blogspot.com and tell me what you think tnx,plus we are new

  5. Very true
    Procrastination is the thief of time and selling yourself short can affect other areas of your life.

    Thanks for these tips

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  6. Thanks Sisi Yemmie I enjoyed this post. It is important to work hard and leave the rest to the Almighty!No need to be worrying.


  7. Sisi, this is pretty much everything! It has to do with the mindset a whole lot. I'm really excited for 2017 and determined to be so fruitful!

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  8. So true Sisi. 2017 should be the year to improve on self and these tips are definitely great and helpful. Thank you.

  9. Hmmm...thanks for this though.


  10. Great post. I will certainly a ton to be less generous with my time, after all regardless of how much we try it is impossible to please everyone.

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  11. Kai! I'm guilty of everything! :(
    Here's to stepping into 2016 like a boss! Loved how short and sweet this was by the way.
    Thanks for sharing. :)

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