Strategic Thinking Starts in ME

By Waceke Wambaa

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Blink once or more, if you’ve ever talked aloud to yourself about anything while staring at your reflection in a mirror… Since I figure this includes the majority of us, as a follow up to my last blog, I thought to add onto these and other reflective life moments, especially as we step into a new decade in just a few days.

Self, take stock! Hang on for this transforming ride…

060728-N-7241L-026 A Navy F-14D Tomcat makes a near supersonic fly-by above the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during the final launch of Tomcats as the ship operates in the Atlantic Ocean on July 28, 2006. The F-14 officially retired in September 2006 after 32 years of service to the fleet. This Tomcat was assigned to Fighter Squadron 31. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Laird, (U.S. Navy. (Released)

Mirror mirror reflecting back me, self, where do I see you in 2020?

Lessons from my past

  • Looking back at 2010 till now, what 5 things am I thankful for?
  • What 5 things could I improve about myself, my situation?
  • What goals, dreams, plans did I intend to pursue from 2010 until now that either were non-starters or have barely been achieved?

Lessons to my present… activating my action plan.

Let this be my launching platform for 2020 and beyond.

  • PLEASE D-KAF! What exactly did I desire to accomplish a decade ago? Was it a fad, a place and stage in my life that no longer holds as much weight now as it did then?
    • Then Dump it, Keep it, Act on it or Forget about it! 
Please, D-KAF… Do somethin’
  • What burning pursuits are yet to be realized?
    • Then PURSUE them!
What does your pursuit look like?
  • What new seeds, new ideas have been planted that now, are begging further exploration?
    • Then EXPLORE them!
Who said you had to explore a thing with both feet planted firmly to the ground? Take the limits off!
  • If I need a prompter on finding out more about what direction to pursue, figuring out what I was created for…
    • Explore this angle: What comes naturally to me, you know, that thing or things that require little effort on my part, where people around me always complement me on the excellence of that thing, yet I tend to brush them off?
    • My friend, the neon sign is directly above you pointing in your direction and you haven’t noticed it yet. Perhaps now is the time to PAY ATTENTION to it?!
No-one can do you like you do
  • Adversity?
    • Whoever said life was easy… EMBRACE THE ODDS.

Lessons from my future talking to me right now

Forecasting to 2020 and looking back

  1. What do I regret not doing?
  2. What am I happy of that at least I can say I gave it my best effort?
  3. What will future me, tell current me “thank you” for…?

In life there are no redos. So let’s stop existing and start living.

We were created to thrive.

Today a dream, tomorrow… reality

Am I living up to my created potential?


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