Congratulations to us for surviving Njaaaanuary and thanks be to God for keeping us alive through the longest month of the year. It only has 31 days but they multiply to 100 days of January. Google 101 taught me that the world rotates on its own axis in 23 hours and 56 minutes which is about 24hours but it revolves around the sun within 365 and 1/4 days. If we delve further into this class, there is a difference between rotation and revolution whereby rotation is the process by which an object turns around an internal axis while revolution is the process by which an object goes through an external axis.

So can you imagine that any time you are busy or idle the world is going through two processes.  When a year ends, it is mans tradition to look at their goals which they had set at the beginning and evaluate themselves whether or not they have accomplished them. Similarly when a year begins, we cut and paste the goals we did not achieve planning to achieve them and we buy notebooks, sticky notes all in the name of our willingness and dedication to achieve them. This year picture yourself rotating on your own axis, do you and be you and as we commonly say-STAY IN YOUR OWN LANE.

The entertainment industry has produced various cinema shows showing literally the events that unfold within 24 hours. Such examples include 24 the series starring Kiefer Slutherland, 24 Legacy and 24 Hours to live. If you watch these three with the notion that we have exactly 24 hours to do everything that we want with our lives that is when we will put stop watches to avoid wasting time. Time goes by so fast yet we cannot recover any second.

It is 11 months, 9 days, 14 hours, 24 minutes to the end of this year.  This is the month where we have been perpetually told to detox all the junk we consumed during the festive season, goal setting and having a vision and how to make sure we achieve our resolutions.  Well I am not here to do all that because I know you have the information and I will not repeat all that stuff.

My emphasis lies in the fact that we only have 24 hours to make a meaning, living and legacy. By now we have been told oh well since you have not achieved what you had resolved from the beginning then you will not achieve them. Well guess what you remember our class discussion on internal axis and external axis; the former is about you while the latter is about them. If you allow your life to be about revolving on what other people tell you then trust you me this is not your year.  STOP telling yourself you have the whole year and start proclaiming that it is only a day.

So what if you said you will not be getting late to work and on the third day of this month, you reached work thirty minutes past the reporting late; you still have tomorrow to achieve your goals. Do not give up yet and postpone it to the next month or next year, you have twenty four hours. Be your own axis and rotate on your own goals, call that cousin whom you have always wanted to catch up with, use the Madaraka Express as you go to Coast, start tithing and saving and lastly put your phone down and listen as well as meditate to every conversation that you have. All the materialistic things will be there but as for our families, friends, husbands, wives, children and goals we have twenty four hours.


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