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Get back to reality like a rock star

2020-01-12 00:15

With almost everyone back  at work or school, and some contemplating a big move at the beginning of a new decade, Welcome Lishivha weighs in on things we can do to make  this year worthwhile.

Life easily passes by in minutes that turn into hours and, before you know it, the year has whizzed past, leaving you feeling aimless.

To combat this and gear up for a good start to a new decade, it is worth looking ahead with a sense of purpose and a healthy world view that will sustain you through the obstacles ahead.Now that we are all back to the grind, it’s easy to become anxious about the next difficult thing you will need to tackle.

Yes, South Africa has many challenges and it might seem like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.But there are resources we can tap into to alleviate the burden on ourselves and those around us.

As we get back to work or school, or embark on new and unknown trajectories that will include job hunting, we all need to remember that a new year is a second chance to complete things we didn’t finish last year.Instead of beating yourself up about the goals you didn’t achieve last year, be patient and prioritise things that are important to you.

Plan and execute everything on that to-do list. Make space for fresh opportunities without feeling weighed down by outstanding tasks. Your priority list should be easily accessible so that you are constantly reminded of the bigger picture throughout the year.

Go further and break that list into monthly, then weekly and daily tasks.

Never underestimate the small milestones, they go a long towards achieving your bigger goals, and they make you feel accomplished in the process. 

The impostor syndrome, generally understood as the inadequacies that persist regardless of one’s success, has a way of keeping us from realising our true potential.As you start the year, be adamant about taking up your rightful place on the seat of power.

Take stock of your accomplishments and constantly remind yourself that you are a work in progress. You deserve to take that place at the table. Heck, you’ve earned your spot.


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