Lessons from this year to take into 2022, and beyond

Wide Impact

Let’s make this year better than the last 

Written by: Dr. Salam Slim

As the 2021 comes to a conclusion, the words of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s words come to my mind: “That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.” it’s true that 2021 was way easier to us from the previous years it still wasn’t an easy year for most of us، no though I still have big expectations for 2022and  I’m looking forward to the new year now that 2021 has come to an end. Despite its chaos and ups and downs, there was still a lot I learnt in 2021 that I want to carry along into 2022. Here some lessons that I’ve learnt, re-learned, or experienced in 2021 that I will implement in 2022: 

Change Doesn’t Have to Be Scary 

A certain life fact is that change is unavoidable, and that those who adapt well to change do so more quickly and efficientlym it’s true that when you’re thrust into a new situation, whether it’s good or unpleasant, it may be difficult to adjust, stress levels increases when one faces a new challenge or change in which they have no previous preparation. It’s easier said than done, but there are a few things that you may use to improve your ability to deal with change. These include:  

  • Remember your specific goals and objectives.. Remembering where you’re heading and where you want to end up might help you stay motivated and easily adapt to change
  • Believe in yourself and be patient in face of change, there is a period of adjustment when we make significant changes in our life. Take your time and don’t become discouraged if things don’t change right away, the finest things in life frequently require time and persistence. 
  • On the other hand, keep your eyes open for change, find what is most important to you and fully personalize it. Take some time to get to know yourself and realize that no matter how huge the shift is , there is always a way for you to regain control. 
  • In the times of change, don’t be hesitant to seek assistance and help, you mighht be surprised of the strength you’ll gain from asking for help, without the help of others, it is very hard to develop in your job. Be clear about what you need and the effect that assistance will have. 

Avoid Procrastination 

Procrastination is the downfall of any productive person, as we all know, Procrastination has been around us during the pandemic years and before it as well. Needless to say that working from home has directed us in the trap of procrastination, maybe because we thought that being at home doesn’t apply the professionalism of working in an office, or maybe we just felt at ease for being home. 

Many of us and at some point, procrastinated, we tend to putting off time consuming or hard work till the last minute and then deal with the stress-of being late or deliver needing projects on time. You probably know what you should be doing but you just don’t want to do it, to avoid procrastination try to hold yourself accountable, prioritize your tasks, set goals and deadlines, be organized, eliminate distractions, do take a break in between and reward yourself on the job done.  

So one of the important things that I’ve learned in 2021 that I will carry to the next year and the years beyond is  to push  Procrastination out of my way I will opt to Eliminate interruptions, Remove distractions, Prioritize tasks  for each day, Break down large projects, Find peak time of day, Restrict using social media to the minimum time  and Use the internet to your advantage, Start a “done list.” and Get enough sleep.  

Never stop learning 

As Albert Einstein says, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” 

This past year was also a year to keep on learning, during the pandemic we’ve witnessed eLearning and online webinars were widely spread and truly they’ve  have helped us survive the lock down and had the opportunity to learn even during difficult times, And somebody this previous years taught us to keep moving along this life that never stops teaching us you too must never stop learning.

learning is a lifetime journey and does not end when you graduate from school;. continue your education by taking online classes, Reading books, subscribing to useful materials on media platform. There are always new ways to gain knowledge and learn, grab any chance to Improve you through learning 

Never stop dreaming, 
Never stop believing, 
Nver give up, 
Never stop trying, and 
Never stop learning – Roy T. Bennett 

Last thought 

There is no question that the year 2022 will bring with it a lot of unexpected things, with the lessons learnt from the past difficult years, you can easily tackle any obstacle by having more confidence and hope. Taking care of yourself, surrounding yourself with the proper people, and concentrating on what motivates you can help you become the change you want to see. Remember that you are more competent than you may believe. Use all of the problems, troubles, positives, and accomplishments you discover as you reflect on 2021 as tools as you prepare for 2022.  

Let us close the year with an Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes On Work and leadership: 

“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of Heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper, who swept his job well.” 

Wide Impact team wishes you a Happy New Year!
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