This week need no reminding, begins another new year of 2021. There ever will be no year 2020 again in our lives, that chapter is gone. Depending on your understanding and level of knowledge on use of words you might either be saying you already have drawn your goals or some will say resolutions for the new year 2021. Does it matter which word you use? I don’t know, perhaps personal preferences. Some may say the two mean one and the same thing.
It does not matter what you call the list of your ‘to-do-things’ and dreams for the new year 2021, whether you call them resolutions or goals. What matters is their application and implementation. Therein goes the contribution of habits, beliefs and knowledge for the materialisation of the goals or resolutions. Can old habits die with passage from one year to the next, though they say ‘Old habits die hard’? Perhaps a difficulty question to attempt but individually, we all each one hold the key.
Key in the implementation and application of the goals is how one starts-off the new year. An analogy of two strategies on how you could possibly do this may be a clue and of help; some may start as you would do in taking off a big aeroplane as the pilot. While others wanting a more quick take off will emulate what you would do if you were flying and taking off a helicopter. Again its all personal preferences and the measure of ones importance of the goals or resolutions they want to achieve. Just to mention that the aeroplanes take some time heating up, slowly launching before they speed off and take off to very high heights, going to very far lands. While helicopters do not take such slow time-consuming starts, they take off abruptly with very little warm up time, but they dot not soar higher neither do they go far to far off lands. The choice is yours on how you want to take on the new year 2021.
For other important life lessons, quotes extracted from one of the best selling books worldwide follows. I am sure these below will somehow make you reflect on your New Year 2021 goals and or resolutions; their impact to your life and their execution. Read and enjoy the quotations:
RICH DAD POOR DAD by Robert T. Kiyosaki
“Rich dad explained to Mike and me that originally, in England and America, there were no taxes. Occasionally, there were temporary taxes levied in order to pay for wars. The king or the president would put the word out and ask everyone to ‘chip in.’ Taxes were levied in Britain for the fight against Napoleon from 1799 to 1816, and in America to pay for the Civil War from 1861 to 1865. ——– In 1874, England made income tax a permanent levy on its citizens. In 1913, an income tax became permanent in the United States with the adoption of the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution…… ——- What these historical dates fail to reveal is that both of these taxes were initially levied against only the rich. It was this point that rich dad wanted Mike and me to understand. He explained that the idea of taxes was made popular, and accepted by the majority, by telling the poor and the middle class that taxes were created only to punish the rich. This is how the masses voted for the law, and it became constitutionally legal. Although it was intended to punish the rich, in reality it wound up punishing the very people who voted for it, the poor and middle class. ——– ‘Once government got a taste of money, its appetite grew,’ ……….”
“Once we leave school, most of us know that it is not so much a matter of college degrees or good grades that count. In the real world outside of academics, something more than grades is required. I have heard it called many things; guts, chutzpah, balls, audacity, bravado, cunning, daring, tenacity, and brilliance. This factor, whatever it is labelled, ultimately decides one’s future much more than school grades.”
“…. Few people realise that luck is created, just as money is. And if you want to be luckier and create money instead of working hard, then your financial intelligence is important. If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the right thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for the five miles before you’ll start your trip.”
“The government ideal is to avoid having excess money. If you fail to spend your allotted funds, you risk losing it in the next budget. You would certainly not be recognised for being efficient. Business people, on the other hand, are rewarded for having excess money and are applauded for their efficiency. As this cycle of growing government spending continued, the demand for money increased, and the ‘tax-the-rich’ idea was adjusted to include lower-income levels, down to the very people who voted it in, the poor and the middle class.”
“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth seemingly instantaneously. An untrained mind can also create extreme poverty that can crush a family for generations.”