BURNING BOATS..,


I sincerely have no idea when or how this happened but I did not realize we were in December(My tummy knotted-if this makes sense- when my brother pointed it out). In between trying to make sense of the things I've been preoccupied with, I somehow lost track of time. Time flies. Ah. *sighs*

I'm not a huge fan of December and Christmas that falls within this month. Perhaps its the cost implication (or maybe not as nothing pleases me more than spending and splashing the extra coin to feed my savvies) or the once-a-year pretense that is the 'spirit' that encompasses it. Everybody everywhere 'giving' because it's apparently a time to give and remember those who do not have a thing..oh what bullocks! PS..I do not have the front bench at church-its apparently for elders/ushers-but before you think it, no, I'm not an atheist.

Giving should not be relegated to 'one' season. It should come as second nature as is the love we are born with- love is innate(Hatred is triggered, learnt). We should be able to give not because we have so much we've nothing to do with it but because we can in the much or little we are endowed with. We should always give, where giving is justified and called for.
Give. Give. Give.

After Christmas, the new year beckons and with it resolutions top among them weight loss and the urge to mend the wrongs of the previous year or better yet, to supersede  the achievements of the previous year.

Today, we tackle resolves. The resolves many will seek to make and probably write down as a check point to keep them accountable.
A resolve, to me, is a strategy. An approach that seeks to better the present situations.

Alexander the Great comes to mind whenever I think of resolves.
I like Alexander the Great. Tales about him make my days.(As do those of one  Hernán Cortés.)

One particular tale stands out, though.
Whenever either of them took their troops out to the battlefield, they would burn their boats. This was to prevent them from reneging on the ultimate goal(s)/intent of the war..WINNING.

It was a DO or DIE situation.

This tale resonates well with me because I love to see things to the end. If and when you start something, you should set its goals and see it come to fruition.

By burning his boats, Alexander committed his men to victory over the Persians, who far outnumbered the Greeks in great numbers.

“Strategy is all about commitment. If what you’re doing isn’t irrevocable, then you don’t have a strategy — because any­ one can do it. That’s why burning the boats is so important. Treat life like you're an invading army and there is no turning back.”(Troy Tyler)

I'm certain a lot of resolves will be made this month and toward+at the start of the year,2014.
This is an early heads up to come up with a resolve you're willing to see to the end-
BURN the boat for it and every other project you intend to undertake.

Finally, in the 'spirit' of giving, here are a few splendid outfit ideas for your end of year work parties/cocktails:-)

I think this is a splendid idea especially if you are hosting.
African print dress for an edgy look
Elegance in length
 


Which one's your favorite??


Image Credits: Here, Here
Buy here, here

Xoxo,
Kazini Daily!!
KAZINI DAILY: BURNING BOATS..,

Monday, 9 December 2013

BURNING BOATS..,


I sincerely have no idea when or how this happened but I did not realize we were in December(My tummy knotted-if this makes sense- when my brother pointed it out). In between trying to make sense of the things I've been preoccupied with, I somehow lost track of time. Time flies. Ah. *sighs*

I'm not a huge fan of December and Christmas that falls within this month. Perhaps its the cost implication (or maybe not as nothing pleases me more than spending and splashing the extra coin to feed my savvies) or the once-a-year pretense that is the 'spirit' that encompasses it. Everybody everywhere 'giving' because it's apparently a time to give and remember those who do not have a thing..oh what bullocks! PS..I do not have the front bench at church-its apparently for elders/ushers-but before you think it, no, I'm not an atheist.

Giving should not be relegated to 'one' season. It should come as second nature as is the love we are born with- love is innate(Hatred is triggered, learnt). We should be able to give not because we have so much we've nothing to do with it but because we can in the much or little we are endowed with. We should always give, where giving is justified and called for.
Give. Give. Give.

After Christmas, the new year beckons and with it resolutions top among them weight loss and the urge to mend the wrongs of the previous year or better yet, to supersede  the achievements of the previous year.

Today, we tackle resolves. The resolves many will seek to make and probably write down as a check point to keep them accountable.
A resolve, to me, is a strategy. An approach that seeks to better the present situations.

Alexander the Great comes to mind whenever I think of resolves.
I like Alexander the Great. Tales about him make my days.(As do those of one  Hernán Cortés.)

One particular tale stands out, though.
Whenever either of them took their troops out to the battlefield, they would burn their boats. This was to prevent them from reneging on the ultimate goal(s)/intent of the war..WINNING.

It was a DO or DIE situation.

This tale resonates well with me because I love to see things to the end. If and when you start something, you should set its goals and see it come to fruition.

By burning his boats, Alexander committed his men to victory over the Persians, who far outnumbered the Greeks in great numbers.

“Strategy is all about commitment. If what you’re doing isn’t irrevocable, then you don’t have a strategy — because any­ one can do it. That’s why burning the boats is so important. Treat life like you're an invading army and there is no turning back.”(Troy Tyler)

I'm certain a lot of resolves will be made this month and toward+at the start of the year,2014.
This is an early heads up to come up with a resolve you're willing to see to the end-
BURN the boat for it and every other project you intend to undertake.

Finally, in the 'spirit' of giving, here are a few splendid outfit ideas for your end of year work parties/cocktails:-)

I think this is a splendid idea especially if you are hosting.
African print dress for an edgy look
Elegance in length
 


Which one's your favorite??


Image Credits: Here, Here
Buy here, here

Xoxo,
Kazini Daily!!

5 Comments:

At 9 December 2013 at 15:20 , Blogger mama jay said...

I love this post to say the least...so true and resonates with me sticking with something to the end is a lessons am trying to learn...thank you xoxo

 
At 9 December 2013 at 18:11 , Anonymous naijawife said...

We're usually too risk averse these days. Every one wants a plan B, C or D!

 
At 14 December 2013 at 15:28 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

@Jay..all the best as you make your new year resolutions:-)

@Naija Wife..I think people need to have a plan A that is ALL or NOTHING.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 
At 30 December 2013 at 16:11 , Blogger JustPorsh said...

Happy Holidays!

Great outfits.

 
At 31 December 2013 at 12:46 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

Thank u Portia:-)

 

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