Thursday, March 8

How to #PressForProgress On International Women's day





All the women in the house say hay-ho!!!

Happy international women’s day to us- the womb men with the curvy, soft bumps.

What an honour to have a day dedicated to us. An honour we very well deserve!

If you are a man, don’t feel bad as international men’s day is almost here (November 19).

So the theme this year is #PressForProgress. I’m taking a few minutes off my full desk to help you distill the theme into power packs that you can gym on to become deeply fulfilled.

    1.   Redefine the term: 

     Progress means different things to different people. For one person, it is to move from being Miss to Mrs; for another it is to move from one level on their job to a higher level. It could mean graduation for one and matriculation for the other. It could also mean having baby number three or getting a divorce finalized. It is up to you to decide what progress is to you.


Progress is a forward or upward movement towards a destination. The key words being forward/upward and destination. This brings us to point number two.

    2.   Have a clear destination:

     You must begin everyday of your life with a clear destination in mind. Where do you want to arrive in your finances, in your marriage, with your children, in your business, in your walk with God?  You must begin your day knowing where.


One very rewarding way to set up a clear destination is to add precise emotions to your destination.

Below is an example of a destination with precise emotion.

“At the end of today, I would have hung out with my husband/boyfriend and return home happy; because I will thoroughly enjoy the date regardless of what may come up.

The precise emotion here is happiness.


Taking charge of how we want to feel at the end of the day empowers us to make decisions and take actions that eventually lead us to our desired state.


What’s your desired destination today? You can write it down. Writing helps your unconscious mind grasp your goal more quickly.

If you have a daily clear destination you will more easily reach your short or long term goals in each area of your life.



    3.   Embrace baby steps:

    Women often feel bad when they aren’t going at same pace as others.  No need to poison your soul with sadness and gloom just because you aren’t taking long leaps yet. The adult who competes at the Olympic today, once fell severally as a baby.


Embrace your baby steps. It doesn’t mean you are failing. It just means you are pressing. Keep getting back up and try again using a differently improved strategy.

Copy? (Military term for “do you understand?”)


     4.   Press Differently:

To press is to push firmly (Cambridge). To #PressForProgress is to push firmly towards a desired result in any sphere.
Pressing isn’t useful if it’s all about the effort applied. It makes better sense when the effort is towards achieving a desired purpose.

You pressed a certain way last time for a community change, for impart in a certain sector and it didn’t work.  It could be that your mode of PRESSure isn’t commensurate to the height of your desired goal. 
Don’t quit. Just press differently.

Pressing differently might mean seeking collaborators, praying (declarations and decrees) specifically for days over the matter, enrolling for a course, signing up with a mentor or letting yourself be vulnerable with your spouse or significant other. 



    5.   Re-evaluate your strategies: 


    Do you really spend time to score your efforts towards a desired result? How often do you critically analyze your strategies?

You might have heard of SWOT. An acronym for Strength, weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. While this is mostly used for business analysis, it can be used on your strategy towards that goal or vision.

 Ask often, what are the strengths of this strategy? What are its weaknesses? What are its opportunities? What are its threats?

An initial evaluation and periodicay re-evaluation of your strategies would keep you stay on track as you #PressForProgress.


How do you intend to press for progress today? Please share with me using the comment box below

Committed to your fulfillment
Anne Atulaegwu

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