Each one of us has a vision, an idea, a dream that we aspire to achieve, yet very few who actually pursue them. The rest just keep on thinking and guessing, WHAT IF I was to do that, WHAT IF I was to accomplish that? So many questions and even more thoughts, but they merely dwell in our minds whirling and twirling around shouting and begging for it to break free. Most of the time we hush those voices and dismiss them, laughing at the very idea of pursuing them while they go far away back in our minds and disappear. The truth to be told, and it couldn’t have been told better than Les Brown “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dreams”. Don’t deprive yourself from greatness and start working towards it.
Take that first step.
Stop what you are doing now, turn off that television in front of you, get up off that couch, leave that horrid job. Grab a paper and write your idea and vision, stick it where you will always see it whether in your room wall or on your fridge. It will be your motivation, the reason you will continue to work on it, and the push you need in the right direction during the dark days. Don’t wait for another day and postpone, lying to yourself that you will start tomorrow. No one have made it through by lurking around and about. There is no better time than now! You are the one in charge of your life. Don’t use others or circumstances as an excuse. Don’t wait for other people to help you achieve your goals. Zig Zagler said “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”.
You ought to believe in yourself and your vision no matter what. If you crave change, you have to change your mentality about yourself, to engrave your great potentials in mind. If you think you aren’t good enough then answer this; what if you were in a coma. One day you wake up and someone tells you that you are the star NBA player, or a famous actor, or an outstanding entrepreneur. What would you do then? What will be your thoughts? Our minds are like circuits and if only we introduce the right wirings to believe, nothing can stop us from achieving our potentials. If you have managed to do that, next you need to do is silencing others’ opinions. People will judge you for your difference, bully you and criticize you, but all you have to do is ignore them and listen to your own voice. Great people think differently, see differently, do everything differently. That is what distinguishes them, take steve jobs, Bill gates, Mohammed Ali, and many more as an example. Make a choice, believe in yourself and embrace your difference but don’t forget to stay humble and down to earth.
Perseverance & Patience…
Life is no sunshine. It will hit you, and it will hit you brutally. But, it is not about how hard you can hit back but how hard you can get hit and how much you can take and still be able to move on. Life may take away from you the most precious possessions and sometimes even breathing will get so painful. When that occurs, remember that pain is temporary if you get up and keep on going but will be permanent if you give up. You will cry so many times anyways, so don’t cry to quit but cry to keep on going and get a reward for it. Nobody promises that following your dreams and goals will be easy, however it will certainly be worth it.
So what will it be? Are you ready to make that change?