Most people spend their lives stuck in a ‘Catch 22’ situation because they are scared to take that plunge. It could be frustrating and sad leading such lives, but look on the bright side because there’s always a way out. Don’t sit around whining and complaining like a normal ‘Desperate Housewife’-no offence!
For some, success could be seen as acquiring wealth and power while for others it could mean making a positive impact in people’s lives. Knowing this, it’s up to you to make the right choice of path.
When Thomas Edison was asked in an interview how he felt after all his failed attempts at inventing the light bulb, his response was epic;
He replied,” I didn’t fail, I just learned hundreds of ways not to invent the light bulb”
That’s the mindset of success!
Pay attention to your failures and have an unwavering resolution to succeed. Think about the achievements of individuals like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, their biographies are inspiring! It just recapitulates the fact that it’s not about falling down, but getting back up after every fall.
Everybody wants to make it big. Lots of youths today would trade almost anything to choose the quick and easy escape route, even when there may be severe repercussions. Nobody wants to exercise patience and perseverance anymore. That’s the real problem.
Determination and trust in God is absolutely necessary in order to reap the fruits of your labor. It may be hard work initially, but it will pay off eventually. Trust me, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.
Don’t spend your whole time living a dream, rather take charge of whatever situation you are posed with, face your fears and be courageous.
I remember when I started blogging; before I clicked on the publish button for the very first time, I wasn’t sure of what to expect… there was fear of the unknown and lots of uncertainty of what the future had in store for me. But I went ahead and did it anyway. Thanks to hubz though, and a few months down the line, I’m enjoying every bit of it.
From my own personal experience, I would say that motivation is the key ingredient behind every achievement and success. If you’re passion driven and willing to put God first of course, then everything else will hopefully fall into place when the time comes.
Just know that behind every success story is an embarrassing setback, stumble or challenge which you may not be aware of.
On a final note- Don’t just exist; do something meaningful with your life. Become your own success story, not someone else’s.