The key to lasting success is this (adapted from Luke 16:10)

Be diligent and faithful in the little responsibilities that are given to you so that the Almighty can trust you with heavier responsibilities, bigger tasks and greater resources.

Taking Responsibility & Being Accountable

The day we cross from the stage of dependency to the stage of independence no longer under our parents’ charge, we automatically assume responsibility to take care of our own time line. This requires a sense of duty and care to plan and be responsible for our own futures. Nonetheless, we have seen so many who simply live day-to-day, without much thought and preparation for the future. In many instances, when reality finally catches up with them, they get caught off-guard and suffer the pain consequential of their careless attitude.

Take steps to look at your own time line. Have a moment of review, reflection and evaluation about your journey thus far and also contemplate on your journey ahead. Take a moment to ponder and seriously consider the needs for change, adaptation or even reinventing yourself to be better prepared for the future –your future.

Just like the story of the master and the servants – if you do not take responsibility to be accountable to the resources, gifts and talents that are entrusted with you, then whatever you have will also be taken away from you.

Are you organised? Are you taking steps to move forward? Your time line is dynamic and must be handled with care. Your own failure to acknowledge and accept Accountability and Responsibility will ruin your loved ones who are dependent on you and also the older person that you will be someday.

My parents’ ignorance or failure to take Accountability and Responsibility changed the future of my family. The cost of oversight or denial can be very painful with long-lasting implications.

Five steps to start with in taking charge of your future:

Have a plan
Identify your present resource position
Allocate your resources at the right places with the right advice
Establish a series of capital preservation programs and enhance your    savings as you move towards the retiree    stage.
Institute a proper distribution and succession plan for your loved ones

Vision vs. Reality

Without vision many will perish. It is good to have a clear Vision for the future. However it comes at an unusually high price. Here are three options to managing your future:

Stick to your VISIONand fight REALITY
Accept REALITYand compromise your VISION

Accept REALITY and give up your VISION

Without a doubt in my mind – “I will try and try and even though I fail, at least I have tried.”

I will never give up on my Vision for anything. I am here on earth for a season and I have nothing to lose if I try and give my best. The rewards are not in the destination we arrive at but the life lessons we have learnt along our journey, that is:  What makes us stronger, tougher and more resilient to face life’s challenges and battles.

“Success is not by Chance. Success is by Choice.”

Take the challenge today and be the architect of your life. Design it well and to your advantage. Be focused in the endeavours you have committed yourself to. In due season, you shall reap a great reward. Your future is worth it. Live it well.

Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only TODAY.
Let us begin.
                                                –           Mother Theresa


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