Dear <<First Name>>
It’s great to be with you again this week.
Today, I’d like us to talk about how following a plan can play a crucial role in our success.
Each year, perhaps in December or January, people make resolutions. We can call this a plan. Some people even go as far as writing this plan down. They fully intend for their plans to work out and for things to get better for them. But a plan is just that - a plan. Failure to reach goals is often a result of people not following up on this roadmap.
For example, many leaders have a manifesto. Their manifestoes are often well written. People who read their manifestoes are usually excited about it. They choose to follow these leaders based on these plans. But no sooner do they get into power than they abandon these plans. They often say that the reality they met on the ground makes it impossible for them to follow through.
So, this raises another issue about plans. Plans must be rooted in reality. Unrealistic goals will fail before they even have a chance to take off. For this reason, a leader’s plans must be well scrutinised to ensure that it is realisable. If you have seen our Roadmap to Accelerated Development in Oyo State 2019-2023 working out, it is because these factors were taken into consideration:
1. Our manifesto is rooted in reality
2. Our plan includes actionable points.
In case you have made your plans for 2021, now will be an excellent time to take another look at them and see if they are realistic and actionable. But if you have not made your plans, then create one bearing these factors in mind.
Let me wrap this up by talking to you about what I am reading this month. You can read along with me so we can all, through this book, find bricks to build our lives.
Hand Me Another Brick
by Charles R. Swindoll is a solid book on leadership. You may have heard about Governor Nehemiah of the Bible. But before he became governor, he was cupbearer to the King of Persia. You can read excerpts from the book here.
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See you next time!