As the year 2021 draws to a close, several of these “aspire to perspire” social media motivators have begun to create tension. They’ve started asking you things like, “It’s 59 days until 2022; what are you gonna do about it?”. Now you’re scared and agitated, and you feel pressed to do everything before the end of the year. You suddenly find yourself in a rat race against time, but who is winning?

Like most people, you probably set goals for the year and timelines to achieve these goals. However, you still have some things that are yet to be accomplished, and because someone is reminding you that time is running out, you are running helter-skelter trying to get it all done.

There’s also the extra pressure of social media, attempting to match people’s expectations of what you should be doing and what you should have accomplished. And you’re striving to catch up to this high pedestal you’ve been placed on, especially if you’re in the spotlight. This could include accomplishments in education, marriage, accolades and recognition, finance, owning your own home or car, and so on.

Whatever goal(s) you haven’t checked off your list yet, is still doable. It should not, however, be done hastily or in an attempt to catch up with other people or meet the expectations of others. The biggest mistake you’ll commit is making hasty decisions without due diligence all in a bit to beat time. That is how people fall victims to fraudulent schemes, get into the wrong line of work, marry the wrong person, and generally make a mess of their lives.

Take your time, there’s hardly anything that is either now or never! Whatever can’t be done now, can be done tomorrow. There could even be a higher power at work keeping you from crossing that “achievement” off your list because it may not yield the desired effects. Whatever the case may be, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Let me tell you about my experience. Throughout the year, I’ve been looking to make some investments. I remembered a friend telling me about a foreign investment platform he’d been utilizing. He told me about this platform last year, and I signed up, but there was a problem with my registration, and I couldn’t access my account. So this year, I was determined to correct that oversight so that I, too, could participate in this foreign investment and begin earning in dollars. I retrieved the link he had sent me and attempted to access it, but I kept getting an error message stating that the website did not exist. I called my friend to see what was going on with the site or if I got the URL wrong, and he told me that the investment platform had crashed and he was glad I didn’t invest my money. Here I was beating myself up for not being proactive and investing my money, while God was protecting me from con artists!

Another recent example was an investment platform I discovered on Instagram. What drew my attention was the fact that they had credible social media influencers and brand ambassadors. I looked into the site and everything seemed legit, so I was thinking about investing some money in it. But, for some reason, I was sitting on the sidelines. A couple of days ago, I saw a post from one of their brand ambassadors implying that something had gone wrong and that they were attempting to find out what had happened from the company. I went to the company’s social media page, and the first thing I saw was a message informing investors that they were closing down operations and that any money invested would be repaid in batches.

I used to be a person who rushed to accomplish things, but this year has reminded me of a vital lesson I learnt a while ago. Most things you rush into, you rush out of. Now, I’m not suggesting that you shouldn’t pursue or aim to make your goals come true. All I’m saying is that you should make wise decisions for yourself, not for others, because they won’t be there to pick up the pieces when it all falls apart. What is meant to be will be, and if it isn’t meant to happen now, it will happen when at the right time. I rest my case here…

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