2018 promises to be very interesting and exciting; for those that know what they are doing or about to do and are going about it with the right rigour, vigour, determination and enthusiasm. They are pragmatically the keys of 2018. Knowing your stuff and going about your job- business- career with the right amount of discipline and equanimity. Peace of mind will steer many ships clear to the coast as humankind faces the greatest uncertainty in this era. The topic of our discussion is Shaping Your Life As A Harbinger For Success And The Good Life . Shaping our lives should not be a one time event. It is a daily affair. We need to continuously shape and reshape our lives. We need to move with the wind . Of course, we should be able to know the nature, content, quality and sustainability of the current wind before taking the plunge. Working or walking around with uncertain air is not only suicidal but injurious to our economic and physical wellbeing. There is a great need to possess the right spirit. There should be no basis for guess work at all! Getting to know your stuff and giving it all it takes is a sure berth for success and the good life. Keep on keeping on. An athlete desirious of winning and breaking barriers keeps himself in shape. He does not just indulge in mere wishing. He throws all spanners at work . Same goes in any worthwhile pursuit. When the late Michael Jackson was asked the secret of his phenomenal success, he said nothing other than,practice, practice, practice. Michael Jackson was said to be spending 18 hours daily on the studio practising and rehearsing. Again, when Spike Lee, the foremost African American film producer was asked the secret of success, he said that he knew no secret of success other than practically killing yourself in pursuit of the goal . Practically killing yourself is the answer! Success knows no age nor barrier. Put yourself in shape. Keep on keeping on. Drive. Push . Be eager. Be earnest. Be zealous. Be optimistic. Soon, soon, success will come and you see the good life. Folks, get down on it if you really want it. Jimmy Cliff once sang, Try, try, try … …… See You!