The festivity is over! The reality of a new year is starting to kick in. The frenzy of the period has gradually given way to the usual hustle and bustle of trying to earn a living. A few weeks from now, new year resolutions will start getting dumped. It will be back to business as usual. The more vague the resolution, the easier it is to abandon such. I’m almost certain that by the end of the year, majority of us would have forgotten what our resolutions were.

However simple or ambiguous your resolutions might be, let me share with you five factors that if strictly adhered to can really differentiate you from the rest. They will not just make you prosper, they’ll also give you joy and that peace that surpasses understanding.

Love is the ultimate commandment. God is love personified. Love Him with the whole of your heart and everyone that comes your way too should be treated with love and kindness. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”- John 13:35 [NIV]. Let love guide your desires and actions this year and God’s presence will sure abide with you all the way!

Diligence is one other virtue that will stand you out this year. You should not just work hard but work smart. Show finesse and pursue excellence in all you do. “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men”- Proverbs 22:29 [ESV]. If you truly want to shine, be diligent in all you do and you will attract favour, fame and fortune.

… be continued tomorrow.