Three important things you should do before 2016 ends


It is true, there are lots of things we planned and even worked towards but were unable to complete them. This should not cast us down as there are on the other hand lots of things which we’ve accomplished. 

Even as we bid farewell to 2016, I want you to know that aside all those unfinished tasks with which you’d enter 2017, there are three important things you should do before the year runs out.

These are: 

1. Reflect and Assess: all the things you did or encountered in 2016 have added to your repository of life experiences, use them as lessons. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how you can make use your experiences as learning boards read it. Reflection helps you see yourself in a more clearer lens while assessment shows you exactly how you fared. What else do you need other than these. For instance, sit down and deliberately introspect yourself, analyse how your months have been this year. 

2. Celebrate your wins: of all the tasks you’d undertaken in the year under review there must be some in which you succeed. Celebrating success is gratitude which is the mother of increase. This celebratory feeling puts you in high spirits and gets you well motivated for the tasks ahead of you in the New Year. To easily do this, write a list of things you succeeded at this year. You’d be surprised at their number. 

3. Plan towards 2017: in as much as I place so much emphasis on the doing part of things, I believe that “anyone who fails to plan, plans to fail.” consequent to your assessment of 2016, you decide how you want 2017 to be and what you must do to help you make it happen. You must align your goals, put a deadline to them, break them into tiny bits so as to ease off the pressure of having a mountain of work awaiting you. Remember, too much work load overwhelms. 

Ending Notes 

There you have it three things you can and should do before 2016 runs out. Now get to work, reflect, assess, celebrate and plan. How about that? 

See you in 2017

About Amos Gideon Buba

Amos Gideon Buba is a writer, public speaker and entrepreneur who believes everyone can make a difference by getting their voices heard beyond the noise of the world.
Friendly and unpretentious, to him words are the best tools for instigating and actualising societal change.
Aside his books and pen, Gideon loves traveling and meeting new people.

6 thoughts on “Three important things you should do before 2016 ends

    • Amos Gideon Buba December 28, 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you Ngumabi for stopping by and contributing. Indeed celebrating our successes is a very important step towards achieving more. Gratitude is the mother of increase. Do well to always remember that.

  1. Clifford Smith December 28, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Bravo!….Tnx for de words of encouragement

    • Amos Gideon Buba December 29, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      You’re welcome Clifford. I am glad you found the post encouraging.

    • Amos Gideon Buba January 1, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you Judeheadiesblog for stopping by, am glad you found it nice.

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