Put aside being successful,
What is life?
That question can never be answered fully, a very good way to define life is how you are living and your existence in general
An English broadcaster and national historian Sir David Attenborough once said;
“We only know a tiny proportion of the complexity of the natural world. Wherever you look, there are still things we don’t know about and don’t understand. There are always new things to find out if you go looking for them”
Well, I’m sorry to inform you that no one can understand life, even the biblical Methuselah who was said to have lived for 969 years still did not understand it. So what on Gods green earth gave you the idea that you can fathom what life connotes?
Isn’t it fascinating? Just living your life without the slightest clue of what’s gonna happen the next minute. You see why i said that life is a mystery. Life is a mystery that only God understands.
Despite these odds, we still need to live, and not just live but live a life with the realization that we are on a mission
Now my friend, what is success?
Success is the accomplishment of an aim or a purpose
Two main reasons most people aren’t successful.
They have a wrong perception of success
Like i said, success means accomplishing your mission, Most people think success means
- a good car
- A good job
- An enviable status in the society
But i tell you, success is more than that. Success means accomplishing your mission.
A lot of people in our world today are chasing others vision of success. And along the line, they get cut off from the rest of the world.
That is why the rate of increase in Internet fraud and other social vices is alarming. Everyone wants to be successful, but no one is ready to face reality.
Even the most successful people in the world are at some point unsuccessful. No matter how great, wise or how much knowledge you have, you can never have it all. Peace is more important than riches.
The life you are living is yours, do not let others dictate it for you, don’t try to be like others.
“The person you are trying to be like is also trying to be like you”
Success is a mindset, just like poverty, you are successful in the little way you are, just do the right thing and that’s it
Failure to plan
Most people find it hard to plan their life and future. They believe that “when we get to the bridge we’ll cross it” they fail to understand that there is a 89% chance that there’ll be no boat or ship for you to cross when you are finally ready to.
Little or no wonder why a wise man said;
“If you fail to plan you have planned to fail”
Forget about comfort now, forget about your friends and everyone. Think about how humiliating it’ll be for your child to ask you why?
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Remember, the road to success is rough and only a few make it. Success is a process. Success and failures are not opposites.
Failure is the beginning of success.
My friend do what is right, and your success will be unlimited.
The sky will not your limit, it will be your starting point.