In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés, a Spanish Conqueror, landed in Vera Cruz to begin his great conquest. When he got there, he instructed his men to burn the ships. I’m sure it must have sounded insane to his men. But there was a reason for that.  Cortés knew that if the ships were not burnt, there’s a tendency for his men to flee when the battle became tougher. To him, defeat was not an option.

Welcome to 2018, a year in which God has promised good things for you(Numbers 10:29). It promises to be stupendously amazing. However, for you to enjoy the goodness of this year, you’ve got to burn the ships. Burn the ship of distractions. Burn the ship of procrastination. Burn the ship of fear. Burn the ship of bad habits. Burn the ship of excuses. Depart from relationships that won’t move you closer to your goal.

As good as new year resolutions are, they won’t do you a world of good if you don’t burn the ships.

It’s the first day of a new year. There’s no better time for you to start afresh. Start well and finish strong. Feed your focus and starve your distractions.

Welcome to your year of beautiful experience.

Keep soaring!

Seyi Bale

January 2018


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