This is another edition of our Win to Last Ideas. It is meant to put you in personal power gear and make you feel great and good to go with momentum throughout the week and perhaps beyond.

Generally, life appears to be full of uncertainties. In several nations, prices of foodstuff, costs of energy, transportation, accommodation and other basic necessities are going upwards. Living expenses are rising. Some concerned governments of some nations are battling to see how they can be brought under control, sometimes with success, sometimes with little or no success. The economic wind blowing across the world creates some worry and anxiety.

Wind means “moving air” or “air in motion.” How is wind created? When sun heats the land, the air there is warmed and hence rises, leaving a vacuum in the space it occupied before. Cooler surrounding air then rushes in to fill the vacuum. This movement of rushing air is known as wind. Some winds are stronger than others, for instance, cyclone, hurricane, etc.

If you observe the economic winds, you’ll not sow, you’ll not take business, investment, and career actions that will culminate in a positive change of story for you. God’s Word in Ecclesiastes 11:4 says that, “He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”

Wind is not all destructive. In fact, there is wind energy, that is, the energy contained in the force of the winds blowing across the earth’s surface. It can be harnessed into say mechanical energy to do various kinds of work such as grinding grain, pumping water, and so on.

When others observe the economic winds and are afraid to take an action, that is the best time for you to harness the unseeming unfavourable wind, into some good economic energy to start or expand your business, implement that investment advice you have been carrying in your mind for a long time now, enroll in the university, take up a part-time job to have extra buck to invest. You can also pay for that land, or start building that house this week, this month, and so on. Times may never be better than now.

In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good” (Ecclesiastes 11:6).

The uncertain times are when most people don’t act. The few smart, proactive, future-oriented persons, entrepreneurs, groups, and companies that take action, most often, are already in the lead when others adjudge that it is time to act.