The best is ahead!

Posted: August 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Don’t let bad situations detect your pace, direct your course and douse your verve for life! Despite how the current situation is, you are the best candidate to remake it so as to shape your future. Some people have said that if life gives you lemons turn that into lemonade.  Life in general has its twists and turns, the good and the great. Most people have no problem handing the good, but have a challenge in handling the negatives that darkens their lives.

Success is what most people, if not all people would want to attain in their lifetime, but that does not come freely. This could be either in marriage, money matters, career endeavors, in your business. It all takes proper decision, drive, determination, discipline that has a guided action plan.

All biographies of great people I have read have shown that failure is part of the success journey. The only mistake we have been taught, especially through our education curricular, is that we shouldn’t make mistakes. In fact we are punished for making a mistake, instead of being taught how to handle a mistake and even learn out of it. This makes people not to attempt certain things because they are afraid to fail.

 A friend, author and life coach, Rabison Shumba in his writings says “Realise that life has seasons; it will not always be terrible. Remain with the HOPE that things will turn around ONE day. If not today then five years from now. If not five years then fifteen years. Persevere in the face of imminent hardship.  Know that if you survived the worst moments then you can still survive whatever phase you face.”

 The bible puts it like this: “Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way” (James 1:2-4, The Message Bible in Contemporary Language)

 You are the architect of your destiny. You definitely control your success; take every hard mile with a smile until to hit the finish line. The inner being has more to say than our outside circumstances. Lessons derived from failure/ hardship:

  • Learn from mistakes: See every fall as a positive lesson in life. Don’t lean on but learn from your mistakes. The greatest mistake you can do for yourself is to stay forever bogged in your mistakes and forget that the future holds more.
  • Use your head: Don’t make decisions out of a feeling or an emotion. An action done in seconds because of the upsurge in anger could cost you fifteen years of your life.
  • Use your heart: Help other people either fulfill their destiny or get out of their current situations and they will not forget you the rest of their lives. Plant the seeds of things that what you want to see come back to your own life.
  • Use your tongue: Speak of what you want to become and not what you are in. The worst thing that could cripple your good future is to see your current bad or weak state as the final determinate of your destiny. That’s were some people have parked their lives in.
  • See opportunity in hardships: We are rewarded of the problems we solve in life for others or corporations. The bigger the challenge you solve, the fatter the rewards.
  • Be polished by hardships: The problems or bad character you fail to conquer while in the desert will decide how long you will stay there. We can’t graduate to another level if we fail the current stage. Challenges are not there to kill us but to polish our protruding traits in us.
  • Package your self for success: I have come to learn that I feel more comfortable in certain garments. This makes me exude confidence and walk with a spring. I feel like the best and that has attracted the best too. People usually address us the way we are dressed.

Parting Point: Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you”. Recharge your inner being with the thought that there are better things ahead. Locked deep down in the inside of you are great and deep reservoirs of power and potential.

Jonah Nyoni is an Author, success coach and motivational speaker.

Tel:  0772 581 918. Email: jonah@classicmail.co.za

Web: http://www.jonahnyoni.wordpress.com

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