Strategies on How to make your life work as planned every year – Tips to avoid not achieving anything – Based on life research, I’ve able to realize that these five factors will help make your life work as you’ve planned it and will also give you things you must do to make your life work better every years of your life.
Of all the challenges people faced in life, the most occurring and one which have dealt with vast majority living today and had done a very good job countering their life plans is the financial dilemmas that have widened the gap between what they plan to do every year and the results they actually gets at the end of each year.
Depending on the pattern you used in structuring your life, you can lessen this wide gap, not only lessen it but also overcome it completely. Let’s talk about some of the reasons that brought about the disparity between your plan from the beginning of the year and you get as end results at the end of the year?
The reasons could be…
- Your Strategy. That is what how you intend to achieve what you planned to do?
- Your Resources. What you have, are they sufficient to achieve your goals? Do you have hope of multiplying them in subsequent time? What you must do to increase it to match your goals?
- Your Focus. Is your focus channel on the things that matters? Is it the right goals that leads to success per time?
- Your Input. It’s only when we have an input that we can expect an output and so what you put into something is what generates your final results.
- Model. Who do you look up to? Do you even have a role model? Your role model also plays an important part in determining your end results.
Let’s take this factors one after the other to get a clear insights on how they affects our lives and our plans.
I want you to pay a very good attention on this factor as it determines everything you do, because if you fail here, you might not make anything good out of the whole thing. For example, you discovered an investment platform or maybe you’re introduced to it and you’ll need a sum of about N100,000 which is just the least capital to for anyone who wants to join and you can make more money by investing more in the business. Asuming you and someone decided to start it at the same time, they both came up with different strategy, decided to take loan from the bank and invested N5,000,000 in the business to gain the total of #10,000,000 at the end of the year and you gets to pay the bank N500,000 as loan interest. The other person didn’t have much money, so he used the money he could get, amounting to N2,000,000 and he gets N4,000,000 at the end of the year, during those periods, because he used all he had to invest, he bought lots of things on credit and ends up clearing debts of about N200,000 at the end of the year.
You’ll realize that both did the same investment, had the same percentage yield results according to their input but with the use of different strategies. Strategy one could be considered to be very smart, saves energy, and frees up time to earn more income. The other strategy is hard, downgrading, and limits income potential. Most people are earning in one year what they could be earning in one month because of their decision of strategy they applied.
When your strategy is not smart, you overwork yourself and still end up broke. Your strategy will to a great extent determine how your life Works.
We know that man’s resources are always scarce. You can’t get all the resources you have but you can generate some that can be utilized in achieving your goals. A goal is a goal because you do not yet have the resources to pursue it.
Goals come to you not based on the resources you currently have but based on your capacity to produce these resources. To produce additional resources you need to reach within and beyond yourself, develop the capacity you need, and produce the income that will help you achieve your goals.
One of the fastest ways to increase your income is to upgrade the kind of problems you solve. Money is made through solving problems. When you solve problems, you earn great rewards. To solve high-income problems, you need high-income skills. You also need the capacity to expand your current abilities.
Identifying problems that can make you rich and solving these problems is the fastest way to elevate your life. If you want to increase your income and make your life work, there are three kinds of problems to solve.
- The first kind of problem is the Revenue problem. The Survival of every human being rests on the consistent availability of revenue. Individuals and organizations need revenue to stay alive. Revenue is thus what runs the world. The closer your job role is to the generation of revenue. The more money you will make. The key to success with solving revenue problems is to choose revenue problems that has the capacity to make you rich.
- The second problem to solve is Savings problem. Everyone wants to save and organizations want to reduce their cost of operations. If your current job role helps your organization saves money in ways that are measurable and accountable, you increase your chances of earning extra income. The key to solving the savings problem is to ensure that the savings are measurable.
- The third problem to solve is the Time problem. Everyone is running out of time and time is the scarcest commodity in the world. Thus, most people are looking for ways to save time. There are two ways to help people or organizations save time. The first is to increase the speed of doing certain things. The less time it takes to complete a task the more money is made. The second is to make a certain activity more convenient. Convenience helps people save time and people pay for convenience to save time and energy.
These are the three problems to solve if you want to increase your resources and achieve financial success. Among the three types of problems, none other has the capacity to make you rich like the Revenue problem. When you solve revenue, you accelerate your own success.
Let your focus be on your destination. One of the greatest obstacles to success plan is distractions and the greatest kind of distraction that can abort your success or postpone it is financial distractions. Financial distractions emanate from three different sources – you, your family, other people.
The combination of these three can abort any vision and cause financial distractions. You will agree with me that these things can’t really be overlooked or avoided so what you’ll do is try to manage them and how you can do these are
Firstly, how are these three factors creating financial distractions? They create financial distractions in two ways.
The first is through the problems they create and the second is through the problems they solve. Every one of us comes out of a day with two problem reports. The first is the problem we create and the second is the problem we solve. The problems we create are divided into two types. The first is Growth problems and the second is Ignorance problems.
Growth problems are created when you take action and attempt certain goals. Usually, you make mistakes and create certain problems. However, growth problems are good problems as they ultimately lead to progress, learning, and growth.
Ignorance problems in contrast are problems that lead to liabilities. They are problems created through ignorance, poor decisions, or indecisive actions and these problems are the kinds of problems to avoid. The key to making your life work each year is to create more growth problems, gain more knowledge, and reduce the number of ignorance problems you create.
The problem we solve also creates financial distractions and they create these distractions in two ways. The first is the problems we solve that adds value to the world and increases our wealth. The second is the problems we solve that sacrifices our own financial security.
It is also possible to be solving a good problem at the wrong time. To make your life work each year as planned, you must solve problems that increases your wealth and solve the right problems at the right time.
The second thing that determines how much financial distractions you suffer is the problems other people create that you take responsibility for. While certain problems are your problem, certain other problems are other people’s problems.
Drawing a clear line between your problem and other people’s problem and deliberately choosing the problems you accept is critical for financial success. If you shoulder everybody’s problem, accept problems that people throw at you, then you will at best win the best man contest for as long as your resources last.
When your resources dry up, you will lose the contest. Worse of all is that you will never be able to achieve financial success. The key to managing other people’s problems is to accept only problems that do not sacrifice your own financial security. You must deliberately create a distraction-free environment for yourself if you want to achieve financial success.
What you’re able to do can make your life work by examining what you get done and the speed with which you do those things.The difference between successful people and average people is their input. Successful people close the gap between learning, doing, and things they’ve done. Average people learn, continued learning, continued planning, continued thinking, and never get things done.
Thinking, Planning, doing, or wanting to do will not lead to financial success. It is only what gets done that swells the size of the bank account.
So, take a look at your life this moment from the beginning of the year until now. How have you fared? Have you done all the things you said you wanted to do? How many of them are still pending? And how many new things have you learned that you have not taken action on?
To achieve financial success and make your life work, you must close the gap between learning, planning, doing, and what gets done. This is the ultimate formula for success.
Who is your role model
Your role model determines how your life works. Who is your role model? And are your daily actions aligned with the daily actions of this person?.
The person you looked up to and really envied determines your end results because you envied the person because you wanna be like him. You cannot want to be like a someone who is a failure and achieve success. Although, the majority of us grew up in average neighbourhoods and around average people. We must strive to find successful models to look up to.
There is a big gap between the attitudes and actions of successful people and that of average people. Average actions and attitudes can never produce success. So, if you want your life to work, you must find successful people and model them. The key is to find the people you admire and respect and follow in their footsteps.
These are the five factors responsible for making your life work and what you can do to make your life work better this year and subsequent years.