Hi friends, this is coming rather very late but being my first post of the year,  I would love to say Happy New year to you all and do have a very wonderful 2012. The year started quite well except for some economic and politically related issues in my wonderful country Nigeria that led to more than a long week industrial strike coupled with protest all around the nation. It’s been quite a wonderful period of learning for me, as I looked on for the first time in my adult years in a democratic government, citizens who were ready to fight to the last for their rights. It was an amazing time with lots of debates and groups springing up to mobilize individuals to stand and fight for want they wanted from their leaders.

It’s wonderful to see people coming to a self realization of the need to be actively involved in the policy and decision making of a government that is supposed to serve their interest. It is on this precipice that I would base my write up. I love seeing people wake up to their inner abilities and interest, long gone the time when we as a people swallowed whatever was dished out to us by our so called leaders who claimed to be working for our interest. Politics has never been a strong point for me but I’m beginning to develop a keen interest in the affairs of governance.

Importantly, as I followed closely, the activities of government, the various protest groups; I witnessed firsthand, a reawakening of great minds people rising up to their leaders demanding that they fulfil the mandate of their political office. I was struck immediately, that indeed “the future belongs to those who dare to paint it’’ I also love the phrase “You demand from life what you desire”. This is not the year to let opportunities pass you by; it is a year we all must seek, demand, and take hold of only the best of our desires. It’s a year to chase away fear and dare to attain heights we’ve dreamt about.

I for one, have come to dedicate the first part of my year not just to writing goals, but to engage in spiritual and meditative activities, it helps to detoxify me and keep me fresh and awake for the months ahead. It’s a whole New year ahead of me as am not only taking up a great new job but charging up to meet my goals in the months ahead. I leave this with you, “goals are not meant to be written down alone, but written to be acted upon.” We must chase our fears, face challenges squarely, and get up immediately when we fall. It is the time to be actively involved in all that happens to you in the coming year. Do not fail to acknowledge your creator this year in all you do, it is time to place Him above all other. Do have a great year. Ciao

For a better blogging year, all questions, enquiries, stories, experience sharing should be forwarded to damilolabalogun2009@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you. Cheers!