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GUARD YOUR HEART; WATCH YOUR MOUTH

What will life be like for you post Covid-19? Now is the time to fashion your immediate future. Certainly, things won’t be the same for many. Business-wise, there’ll be gainers and there’ll be losers; and there’ll be in-betweens. But you can decide now, which side you’ll be on.

DECISION MAKING is your divine ability to make choices. This is one feature God put in you to make you like Him. One will have to be a robot, hybrid or cyborg – a program, to lack this divine ability. Well now, decide what you want to do. If you’re going to carry on with what you were doing before, think how things may have changed during the lockdown and make your adjustments.

You may decide to diversify, like the Scottish beer giant, BrewDog, that now makes hand sanitizers. Amazon hired 100k personnel for this lock-down period, to meet up with rising demands. Just decide what you want. According to the experts, there are a lot of uncertainties, and it is probably premature to predict the legacy of the Covid-19 lockdown regarding consumer behaviours; but you can decide where on the map of winners you want to be. CREATIVITY is another divine gift you should deploy at this time. Your potentialities and possibilities should be in view always.

Once you have decided what you want, make a PLAN. How will you achieve what you want? Make it SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound). No ambiguities, no unrealistic goals pls.

Then very important, MEDITATE on this plan. Don’t call anyone yet. The idea has to be big in you first. Incubate on it first. You can’t convince anyone until you’re fully persuaded first. Begin to visualise your progress. No day-dreaming or wishful-thinking. Dream big; make it big enough to contain God. But stay there; don’t remain a dreamer. MOVE! If you are still dreaming of your primary school days, or what someone did to you that limited you, then something is wrong with you. Get on the forward and upward wagon or get out of my class. Think big, dream big, visualise big. Execute big. That’s the direction. Get a notebook. As thoughts and ideas drop into your mind, write them down, even if they don’t make sense right now; you’ll need them later.

We have learnt that meditation is on three levels. The first is to PONDER – think it, dream it, visualise it, relate with it. Can you feel it? Secondly, MUTTER what you are meditating on – say it under your breath. No one needs to know yet. You need all the energy you can muster concentrated on this idea and plan. Once you share it with someone else, you begin to lose energy concentration. In fact, the Holy Spirit should be the only One to discuss your plan with, for now. He’ll give you insight and foresight. He’ll guide you on what to do, where to go, who to meet and what to say. Make Him your Business Partner; the Senior One. Lastly, once this idea and plan are solidified in you, ROAR it out. Now, you know that nothing can stop you. You will have only one outcome – and that is super-success and increased fortune.

Congratulations! Keep saying it. Don’t stop talking it. And soon enough, it becomes yours.

Thinking of how you’ll start can keep you in the same position for months. You can’t afford that now. We’ve been one month down. That’s why I’d rather visualise my progress. The path of the Just is as a shining light, that shines brighter and brighter into a perfect day (Proverbs 4:18).

Think of winning only. Think like a winner. Winning is your swag.

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