Have you Inflated Your Balloon with the Right Kind of Gas?

We are already several days into the new year and people and businesses are slowly going back to normal. There will be so many launches...


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We are already several days into the new year and people and businesses are slowly going back to normal. There will be so many launches of products and services in the coming months from the hard work of innovation teams. I love the fanfare at these events even though more often than not, the guys who work hardest are barely recognized.

At these events, there is one common featured –  inflated balloons. They are used mostly for decorations and the usually bear the colour code of the particular organization. One of the common practices is releasing the inflated balloons into the air along with sprays of confetti. Now, for a balloon to rise in the air, it has to meet some conditions: one it has to be inflated with gas and two the right gas. The inflating gas is supposed to be lighter than the air and so helium or hallogen are the most  commonly used gases even in hot air balloons.

We are into the new year and our resolutions (for those that made them) are still fresh in our minds. Many people rarely manage to fulfill their resolutions and this got me curious. On closer checking, I realised that many of these are unrealistic and they are made in a moment of emotional ecstasy. Once the “high” subsides, reality strikes home and we start making all manner of excuses.

 Many of us make these resolutions but we don’t first give them enough thought so that we can measure whether they are achievable or not. I equate this with our principle up here. We put the wrong kind of “gas” in our plans, goals and visions, so when we try to launch, they never take off from the ground.

Before you make any move in your personal life, business, studies or relationships, ask yourself whether you have “inflated them with the right kind of gas” May the new year bring more prosperity to us all. To read more posts by Mwangi click HERE

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