Start that business you planned  to start!

Start that business you planned to start!

“Opportunities never come to those who wait. They are captured by those who dare to attack” — Dr David Molapo.
The saying is quite true — if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It does not come as a surprise then that for many dreams, their dreams, continue to float high in the sky, they float up there like clouds.

Why? Because they refuse to build a ladder to them and let them become realities. Lee Ann Womack, in ‘I hope you dance song’ is right: Time is a wheel in constant motion, always rolling us along. She continues to ask: Tell me who wants to look back on their youth and wonder where those years have gone?

It dawned on me when my younger brother — whom I will always call a little brother though he was little no more — died that we are living on borrowed time. And we really should not take any breath for granted.  I often recall how courageous, passionate, and conscientious he was. He did so much in the little time he was given. He died a hero to me and my community. Our community continues to mourn with us.

I am quite his opposite, I procrastinate all the time. I just have a habit of setting goals but do nothing to achieve them.  I often refuse to get out of my comfort zone. If I am to die tomorrow I am certain that I will leave no footprints. I will soon be forgotten.  In 2017, I decided to celebrate the life of my younger brother by setting goals and building a ladder to them.  Many people are achieving their goals, why not you? Set goals and then rearrange them in order of priority that is start with goals you want first.  Then set a target date. Remember to be realistic — I don’t know how many times I conversed with people who believed they could move mountains though they could not even move a brick.

It will do you good to remember: you can’t get things done on time unless you get started on time. Procrastination is a thief that denies you a chance to thrive. It is your birthright to shine.

Let no one or anything to stop you from being the best you can be.
Reality is, it’s easy to beat procrastination. I have started tackling my biggest challenges when I have the most energy rather than starting with the easy things.
I also, periodically, do an audit of how my time was spent — this helps me cut time spent watching television and chatting nonstop with my friends. My best friend is my confidant and keeps me accountable. She is quite good at that.

You have no excuse then for not being proactive in life. Remember, whatever you need to succeed is within you.
God is within you. Each day we have choices to make and oftentimes we choose not to let the light within us guide us.

Do not let the darkness, your inferiority complex, guide you. Remember at all times, God is with you that is, whatever you need to succeed in life is within you.
You have absolutely nothing to fear and nothing to doubt. Don’t be typical. You are just someone who is lost and is looking for the answer.
You now have the answer: You were created to shine. Shine! Start your own business. Start small, do little things.

Put an instant break on spending: don’t carry more cash on you than you need for essentials like transport; always make a list before you go shopping and stick to it; put a note in your wallet that says, “Buy only what you need!”; and get together with your friends and buy things like rice, sugar, flour, maize and conned goods in bulk.
Control your thinking, control your variable expenses (expenses you can control like electricity and fuel) and help your business thrive.
That’s how you will play a vital role in fighting poverty in Lesotho. The best you is all Lesotho needs to alleviate poverty. So, wake up each day with the sole purpose of outliving your industry.

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