Fly

May 31, 2012

Only you can do it for yourself. No one can flap your wings for you. You have to jump off the cliff on your own. That doesn’t mean you won’t see other birds in the sky. Everyone who or everything that deems flight, reaches for the Heavens. To keep you company, to be on their way. It requires guts and a whole lot of faith. You put more belief in yourself than a shrink. And you constantly confront your fear.

Flight. It’s something so few of us do, although we’re all capable of it. Many believe it to be fantasy, others give up on it, too damn easy. If anything in your life is worth having, then you’ll have to put up a fight for it. And if you lose, you’ll have to fight until you win. It’s that easy. Funny how dumb we sometimes choose to be. Entitlement doesn’t exist. It’s a tough world out there, and if you want it – go get it! It is possible to learn flight from the get-go and just build up the pieces as you make a living for yourself. There are times though, when you’re falling through great depths – and the only thing you can do to stop it, is to learn how to fly. I belong to the latter group, despite having identified with the former for a long time. In order to save myself and prevent disaster, I resorted to flight: Barely able to run, I spread my wings and reached for the sky. I flew to make it. Now I fly to be free.

Your biggest potential, your greatest skill, I do not know about. Your best achievement, your largest victory, I’m not aware of. You can be your key ally or your worst enemy. No one can live your life for you. Since you’re reading this, know that you’re incredibly privileged, because you’re part of a minuscule, global minority who can afford the luxuries you take for granted! I used to complain of having bad shoes – until I acknowledged the destitute with no legs and then I shut the fuck up!

It doesn’t depend on the world for you to spread your wings. Humans are angels, on a test to see how well they can co-op without wings. Believe and you will achieve. People are not a confirmation of your strength: It doesn’t matter if what you’re about to do, has never been done before. After my second year at university, I failed a first year examination for the overall third time. I was broker than joke and struggled bad to keep up. That summer, I got kicked out. When I met the student adviser about getting back in, he told me I had a better chance winning the lottery (Yes, he actually said that.). I refused to concede defeat, opened up to the campus counselor and wrote my appeal to the board of the business school. A few weeks later, I got re-instated. I never informed the adviser because I didn’t need to: That was the single most powerful where I realized my capability to greatness and vowed to become self-dependent from then on. Fast forward six years and I’m running my firm, won a World Summit Youth Award Runner-up for developing a superior e-project, called ‘Mother Nature‘, that was chosen among 30 winning e-projects out of 630 international youth new media creations; scored a total 90% grade in a highly competitive Internet Governance capacity building e-programme for high-performing technocrats & government officials, under the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders course and am releasing a brilliant product of my competence of brilliant creative writing & illustration, this year. My hunch was right because it came from my spirit, and whatever your spirit tells you (if you choose to acknowledge it) is right.

Am I done? Nah, not as long as I live. Versatility complements success: You re-define your game when needed and stay fresh. We’re conditioned in this world to compete others. Unless you’re using competition to improve some part of yourself, it’s the dumbest thing you can do! Only you can breathe for yourself, how can anyone do it for/with you? Where is the sense then to engage in an activity, that only you can ensure your participation of – by yourself, against other people, so as to see who will ‘come out on top’? Doesn’t that sound stupid? ‘Yeah, I can only dead-lift 100kg, by myself, but I’ll compete with ya!’ I think most people fear truly being alone, by only being able to do things by themselves, that they throw themselves into competitive activities, to take some of that ‘sting’ away. What you don’t know, doesn’t have to sting you, though. Isn’t ignorance bliss?

What they only need to do is gather up all the balls they can muster and give themselves that push. They may crash off that cliff but if they, in their descent, believe in themselves, nature will be but all too happy to see yet another rising star. I’m flapping my wings already. In the race against myself, I’m doing good: I think I’m ahead! What about you, how far are you? If you is still kicking your ass, it may be time to give that push to yourself. Don’t worry about that unknown, the people there know it’s humanly possible. So jump! Fly! SOAR!

 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”

– Ephesians 1:3 (abridged)

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Happiness

May 30, 2012

Simplicity. It exists in all of us. It abounds everywhere. Some see it, others cherish it, most ignore it. Smile. It uses less energy than a frown, and yet the majority of people choose to be sad than to be gleeful. Giving. Makes you feel recognized, you get appreciation and that is the most important need to your being. Love. Happens everywhere, everyone is capable of giving it, but it’s the commodity least given out by the masses of the world. Unfortunately, too many are taught to hate than to love. This world is in the mess it’s in, because that choice is happily made.

If you hate, you’re angry. Aggression is carcinogenic and/or can cause heart disease. With that in mind, you might wanna think about holding that grudge against someone. Emotions are like a continuum: On one end you’ve got happiness, on the other you’ve got sadness. This continuum is not horizontal but vertical. Happiness is at the top, while sadness lurks at the bottom. The better you feel, the higher your mood goes up the emotional continuum. That’s where the feeling of being at the top of the world is derived. When you’re feeling sad, you spirit descends down the spectrum, and cannot relate to anyone unless that person is or those people, are at equal depths. These abyss-like pits spawned expressions like feeling down/low, when describing sadness. After all, ‘Misery needs company’. Wallowing in pity doesn’t do you any favors, it just does your body harm. It’s virtually impossible to solve a problem by worrying.

I am a naturally happy person. This world darkened me. I allowed this world to darken me. Now I break ties with neg heads and chase my dreams. I recommend you do the same, if you want happiness, too. Leaving people you’ve known all your life or for many years, can be one of the most difficult things you ever have to do. You initially contend with fear of loss: That they are all better than you and that you need them because they’re so valuable. Regardless of what the listed benefits of you leaving might be for your happiness, you don’t stop repeating mentally what good things they may offer you, even though you (may) have gone your independent ways, aren’t in touch like when your friendship started and have become such different people that it really doesn’t make sense to remain connected. When you feel like you’re the person who’s got the most to offer in your circle of ‘friends’, it may be a good idea to look for new ones.

Failure makes you succeed. In Basketball for example, you can only become better by getting your ass kicked, repetitively. Playing against Michael Jordan makes you work up your d. I imagine the same thing in Football, when playing against David Beckham: Not the best day for your defence! Now, I understand this may make me come across as psychopathic and/or narcissistic. Most of my life, I’ve been secondary or an alternative to so-called ‘friends’. I was always in somebody else’s shadow and it didn’t stop until my mid-twenties. At 26, I said STOP – and never looked back. Most people want to use you unscrupulously or subdue you undignifying below them. I’m a peacock and realized my brilliant colors, at last. I broke out my prison because I’m that bird too beautiful to be caged in!

Sometimes in life, you have to break down to be built up. If you understand that, you’ll have no problems confronting failure ever again. Because failure is only temporary. What you do with it, that becomes permanent.

Happiness is the yearning to enjoy yourself, in whatever way you imagine. There’s nothing like living your life as your own person. Nothing. It is the most exhilarating feeling you can ever have as a human – because you’re FREE!


The happier you are, the more happiness you attract. The higher your spirit is lifted. A smile is contagious, laughter is epidemic and a good mood can improve a society.

At this point, I’m not gonna tell you what to do! What should I? Even God doesn’t: You’ve got free will. Being happy, you confidently tell the whole world that you know your value and won’t let it be diminished, by relating to pessimists. Like many hater however, you can also give the impression of your blissful happiness, by laughing forcibly while bringing this person or that thing down. And who would stop you? Go ahead! If your prerogative is to spend your finite time hating, best of luck to you! Or you could cut your losses, abandon negative people and abhor (their) evil forever. In doing so, you would commit to the continuous attempting of nurturing & growing YOUR happiness, regardless of situation, for the rest of your life. I’m on that path now, and what I can say, from my perspective, is that it’s worth it.

Happiness is life-enhancing because to attain it in the first place, you have to tell yourself that you’re worth it, which increases or validates your value. That’s why happy people always have so much to offer; they consolidate themselves in so many ways. True happiness comes from giving, it is found in helping people. That’s why I have no problems working as hard as I do for both my websites – yes, I’m providing value to people, but the gains I make from it, I couldn’t describe! Happiness doesn’t cut short another, in inferiority: A truly happy person appreciates value in others and does not perceive arrogance in humble celebrations of success. A hater reduces his/her quality of life by trying to undermine successful people due to his/her inferiority and/or insecurity. Haters don’t last. Lovers do! It’s only a matter of time for the hater to convert into a lover or be cancelled out by life.

A simple tip to become happy, is to do something. Motion creates emotion. The emotion you essentially feel when you’re active, is gratitude to be engaged. Why do you think so athletes and sports-enthusiasts do sports for decades, at least? If you’ve monetized your hobby, go find another one. Your world is only as small & finite as you imagine it. Think I’m crazy? OK, when Thomas Edison was attempting for hundreds of times, people thought he was crazy. Now, many take the existence of light bulbs for granted. Tell me who’s crazy! Boredom doesn’t exist. A person who is bored, doesn’t want to think of anything to do and/or undertake it. There’s no such thing as boredom in nature, write that word out of your mind now. (Yes, I AM telling you what to do!) Life is living. Living is progressive. To be happy – do.

HAPPINESS. Go create it. Successful business professionals often feel the more actively they work, the luckier they get. You create luck, you don’t just get it. Opportunity makes itself obvious to people who work on their dreams, and re-visits them regularly because these people are able to recognize her. Opportunity doesn’t give preferential treatment but knocks only once. If you’re too cool for school and demand a second knock because of your ego, by the time you open your door, opportunity may not even be on your street anymore.

Living gratefully is a good way to happiness. When you realize just how many blessings you’ve got, Nature starts throwing more at you because you’ve figured out the meaning of wealth. Material things can make you smile, blessings make you happy. If you don’t believe it, try it for yourself: Giving to others, unlocks the vital blessing to true happiness. So, you’re gonna have to become grateful, either way… and don’t stop giving.

I once typed give in a major search engine. I got over 3 billion search results. Then I typed take and got an additional billion more, about. Maybe that’s why true happiness is an endeavor for one’s self: The world will not find it!

Happiness is a decision: When you realize that you’ve made it through all your tumultuous eras and are still just as valid today, you can leave them in the past and consciously live in the NOW. Be happy & stay that way!

“He who gives to the poor will not lack, but he who hides his eyes will have many curses.”

– Proverbs 28:27

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Acknowledge

May 26, 2012

As a teenager, I used to flex my calves anytime I walked past people by the side, whenever I wore shorts, to make them look bigger. I’m skinny & I’ve had lots of issues with my body type, ever since puberty. People in school would always laugh at my natural features: Long legs, thin arms and a tall frame. Growing up, I remember my parents struggling a lot to make ends meet. We never lived like the many affluent people of my school. We were always way below their spending-power. Family life was hard & I never really got stimulated by school. My spirit couldn’t stand the type of education: All scholastic, not creative. Skinny, young me had problems often in class & got poor grades, averagely. Apart from excelling in Fine Art, Sports & English, I sucked at school.

I used to expect negativity from groups of people I’d walk by. Feeling insufficient, not good enough and/or just not up to ‘their standards’ would make me anxious. Being one of the few black people in a German private school, I wasn’t everyone’s taste. I still get that anxiety from time to time. Paranoia.

I have a gap between my two front teeth and from a young age felt self-conscious about my ‘incomplete smile’, from a period a growing number of school-mates would notice it & pick on it. I am emotional, sensitive and could never really harness it throughout the bulk of my life. Though I’ve started, I’m still working on it today. It took me 26 years to realize that being emotional & sensitive is incredibly powerful. Self-teaching: When you win a battle, you remember how you fought.

I have a birth mark over a corner of my lips and my family regularly used to ‘tease’ me about having a characteristic of the supermodel, Cindy Crawford. Being male, I never really knew how to take that, and it caused issues.

I live very much in my imagination, ever since I was I was a toddler, animation used to fascinate me. Because animation is pure imagination, I sometimes had troubles living in reality when switching from imagination. I once placed a pin upside-down on a teacher’s chair and when she came in the class and discovered it, I couldn’t really distinguish the severity of the action in reality from the anything goes in animation.

I used to stammer from my childhood until my mid-teens. The older I got within that period, the more embarrassing it became to me. I got embarrassed because from the time it was first noticed, my classmates used to laugh at me and news spread quickly. Every time we would sit in class and the teacher would make us read a text out loud individually in turns, I would agitate loads all through the exercise, inside. When it got to my turn, I would just pause and not say anything until the stuttering inside me would recede and I’d be able to read fluently. I did that in conversations as well, regardless with whom. And people would be weirded-out wondering just what my problem was but I would just stay silent. I still do that, intermittently. Rather than pausing though, I try to think of alternate ways to say my words in order to suppress my stuttering, then just say it. Now I’m all grown up. I outgrew most of it, I suppose – but when I hear kids stammer, I can’t help but to feel related!

I used to play on the basketball team in school. One time, we had a championship with other schools and we played an important match. We were doing well until the last 7 seconds of the game where I was passed the ball, decided to go for a lay-up and traveled instead. The opponents won the game and the team never forgave me. Never having addressed that, caused a handicap mentally that knocked my confidence. I made other teams but never saw myself as a competent player again – I would prefer to pass the ball once it was given to me. My game has now changed & my ego is making me state that but the scars remain.

I love to dance! Ever since I was a kid I used to dance hardcore. As a teen, I looked funny often when trying to do what I saw in videos. I thought I looked good, but apparently reality & perception are two different things. Eventually I stopped perceiving myself positively and bought into criticisms of my wackiness on the floor. I would secretly drill hard on myself when I’d be watching videos but I’d never get up to my adopted, external standard. Disabled self-perception.

At about 12, I couldn’t do 3 push-ups. I was too skinny. I was ripped apart for it in class and that made me to always hang around with and compete against the more athletic guys in class, exclusively in sports. I felt I had to prove something to them. I’d be good at marathons, but would choose sprints instead, just so I could compete against the guys & prove myself! I would regularly lose (badly), but inside I’d feel a bit good for having done it with them. I still see ricochets of that in my adult life sometimes. The need to always have something to prove, to everyone but myself; for pains I suffered way back some time ago, tucked-in deep in the past.

Being skinny made me muscular. Being the dumb kid in class, made me work hard later in my studies. Being in education I couldn’t stand, made me dive into my strengths & interests. Being lanky, made me not stop dancing. Being indecisive and discouraged drastically changed my game. (Hello, Ego!) Being insecure, inferior & paranoid made me ferocious towards living my life. Being blessed & in touch with my feminine side made me gratifyingly love myself. Being a stammerer made me accept myself. Being imaginative made me confident in the world. Having a gap between my teeth, taught me how to smile.

We always hear about self re-invention, becoming the new you and re-engineering yourself. Personal development is good but what isn’t is when we’re conditioned to hate our ‘past’ selves and embrace our ‘new’ selves because that’s who we are now. And it couldn’t be further from the truth. There is neither a ‘new’ you, nor an ‘old’ you. Just YOU! When we start to see ourselves for the great big achievements we’ve earned, the things we’ve overcome, the behavior we’ve adopted, our ego takes over. And that creates problems. We start to only see ourselves for the changes we’ve made and/or gone through but not for the the great pain, hurt, tribulation, woe, sorrow, agony & misery we’ve endured, with all their negativity. One-dimensional monsters. How can we become one-dimensional, when we are truly multi-dimensional? We exist in mind, body, soul, spirit, art, time, literature, love etc, each of which combine not to make us one-dimensional monsters but PERFECT humans!

I am my pain. I am my healing.

I am the better moment. I am the painful memory.

I am all these things.

I am what I have experienced. I am what I experience.

ACKNOWLEDGE and you shall be set free. Because you never went nowhere – you were always you. Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful perfectly fits the bill here. When Lady Gaga appeared on Ellen, she explained her song ‘Marry The Night’ as the negativity you’ve had that is a part of you and made you who you are today. She was so eloquent, when she said people should not deny it as a part of who they are.

We are. We are our successes but we are also our failures. Acknowledging the bad, helps stabilize us in our perception, in our psyche, in our lives. Think & be positive, absolutely, but know it’s been the same you who went through your suffering. The discarded self, and there’s now no re-incarnated persona. We acknowledge our darkness. And that’s OK because Jesus saves. In the end, he will!



“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” 

Jesus Christ, Matthew 11:28

 

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Breathe

May 20, 2012

I forget to breathe. When I remember, I get paranoid & fret I may stop when my mind goes elsewhere again. That’s what this article is about, remembering that you have a chance to be with yourself and then letting go. My mind races most of the time, creativity calms it down, and I just bree-eathe. And man, is it good. Imagine being on Life Support – and not being able to breathe by yourself. What’s being in a coma like? All I know is there’s a bright side & dark side to breathing. The bright side is beautiful & the dark side is anguishing… to loved ones. Only nature knows what people in the dark side of breathing really go through. We use less than half of our brain. We must never forget that both the bright side & dark side constitute breathing – and how blurry their combination can be.

 

Do & Become are about chasing your dreams, full stop.This is about enjoying yourself while you’re at it. Breathe. Do it now, take a couple of deep breaths but before you do, think of a good thought for yourself. Go ahead! It’s not important what it is, what’s important is that you just inhaled goodness! 🙂 Now breathe Hope. And then Peace. OK, now Faith. And now, Your Dream! Take a minute & pause. You just rejuvenated yourself with all the power that you have: YOU! You may feel like an idiot, but that’s only ’cause it’s your first time. Several times today in your quiet-time, will take a portion of that jackass feeling tomorrow. It takes a month to form a new habit; try it! I don’t think you will not change.

 

I forget to breathe not because I want to, but because I allow myself to. We all shut down in our regular battles & hustles through the world. Society tells us to aspire & reach for ‘the top’, but it doesn’t do our bodies any good because we slowly shut down: Obesity, hypertension, fatigue, mental illnesses & all sorts of sicknesses. You quite simply burn out. You have to do what needs to be done but many of us, unknowingly, (have) put ourselves on the back-burner. I’ll be the first to admit that about myself. If I could live my youth all over again, I would give myself more time – to be myself and allow ME. Just breathe. All my youth, I’ve struggled & felt I never really took the time to stop and smell the roses. I hardly took the time to chill and take a moment appreciating to be me. Maybe I’m being a bit unfair to myself but a great deal of my teens & 20s felt like, I was chasing shadows. Can’t change the past, can only accept it.

 

Look in the mirror. Aren’t you good-looking? No, I mean seriously: Aren’t you the best-looking person you’ve ever seen? Be honest! Think of 5 things that make you bad. OK, now think of 1 thing that makes you really good. Doesn’t that thing like crash out the 5 ills? (If not, you’re being too modest about yourself, THINK HARDER!) When we vibe to our own rhythm, the world is a better place. The big, wide world with all its problems. Yet, when we appreciate ourselves and feel good, that big, wide world doesn’t seem like it could hold us down, with all its problems. You just feel like, ‘Whatever! It’s all good and I feel good!’ And as corny as it sounds, you actually feel that way. Think of the person you are. Isn’t that something? Man, it must be awesome to be you! And you still wanna hold a grudge against yourself for this or that thing you did or that happened? X(

No one gets through life with a clean sheet, EVERYBODY IS A F*CK-UP! Despite the obvious though, aren’t you still exceptional? I think you know the answer is YES.

 

Some people choose to acknowledge this, every day. Some mistake low self-esteem for humility. Like me, I used to be that way. Now I’m happy that I just typed ‘used to’. Where do you fit in? There’s no pressure, you’re not doing it for anyone but yourself. Live life at your pace, give yourself all the time you need. And then live it. Live through it. Do what makes you happy, that makes your heart sing. If your soul is euphoric like a child on the playground, you know you’ve hit the right spot. Live! Appreciate all that you are and all that you are not. No matter how hard anyone may try, no one will ever be like you! So, count your blessings afresh. Fulfill your dreams and stick through it, every day. Take one step after another. Instinct ensures you inhale & exhale. But while you’re at it – don’t forget to breathe!

 

 

“Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.” – 1 Corinthians 8:1


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Become

May 18, 2012

I don’t take ‘No’ for an answer, every time I’m given one, I try to overturn it. I don’t let rules restrict me, if they stand in my way. Am I preaching illegality? No, but I’m definitely preaching a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude. You live only once, so why not do what has to be done, that you really wanna do? Lemme tell you something, this world is not impossible to overcome. As hard as it is, you can withstand it, if only you go about it in the right way. There are probably a few of them. I’m talking about mine.

Mine: I’m DRIVEN! Like the devil is chasing me? Is the devil chasing me? Yes, because he doesn’t want me to succeed. This is no conspiracy ish, this is a pledge. And you’re not pledging to me or nobody, you’re pledging to GOD! No one makes it out of this world alive so don’t take your mistakes seriously. We live in a time, in which it’s cool to be bad but it’s wack to talk about GOD. Well, here’s me gonna make talking about GOD cool! Every time, I had an extra painful moment, I suffered a lot. Today, I’m so hardened by all those experiences that I can’t imagine growing up successfully without them. I’m almost 30 – ’til date I’ve had about 5 Near Death Experiences. The only thing I can say about N.D.E.s is that they make you so much more grateful and make you appreciate life, for whatever it is. You don’t know how much you cherish your life until you risk losing it.

While I’m alive, I want to make all the dreams in my head happen. I will rather DIE TRYING than die without EVER having given it a REAL shot. A loser procrastinates. A loser always makes excuses for everything messed up in their lives and is never to blame. A loser finds every single excuse under the sun, in any idea suggested to him/her. A loser has no self-belief – just doubts. A loser can be gifted, but will never allow it to flourish because the loser cannot face DEFEAT! A LOSER CIRCUMVENTS FAILURE BY NOT EVEN ATTEMPTING IN THE FIRST PLACE! THAT’S WHY A LOSER IS A FAILURE!

I’m not a loser. I have failed countless times, that I don’t keep count. But I don’t give up. A few times in the past, I have given up – only to turn back again and give it another shot! It doesn’t matter what became of it, what matters is that I turned around and gave it another shot! I have done what I could over the past few years. It is what got me here. I am doing what I can, because I believe in the future. I believe in MY future and by me trying my best as best as I can (and trust me, I don’t joke), I will realize my dreams that exist in my head. They may not be exactly what I planned, I dunno what the future will look like but I have every faith in myself that whatever the world “throws” at me, I will overcome and make it to my dreams. BECAUSE I HAVE SELF-BELIEF AND BECAUSE I’M NOT A LOSER! Nothing that goes on in “the world” can be controlled. Everything that goes on inside you, can be, by YOU!

To be human, is to be gifted. There are two types of people in this world: Those who have discovered their gifts and those who haven’t. Not having discovered your gift, doesn’t make you a loser. I only discovered my gifts three years ago. And ever since I was a child, I always knew what my strengths were, the things I loved  to do but never took seriously. I’m not a loser because after 27 years, I turned around and GAVE IT ANOTHER SHOT! And now, I’m here. And that’s all that matters. The only people we ever compete with are ourselves. THINK ABOUT THAT!

Why am I writing all this? I dunno, I’m competing with myself to improve myself – even though I’m already good, because I’m gifted. And my gifts are my personal blessings from GOD. He already planned me out, you see? If you follow the same path, the only thing you need to do, is to unleash your blessings, to avoid being a loser. You’re already a winner, but first you must become.

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”

Brian Tracy

‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.’

1 Peter 5:8

FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST!


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Do

May 16, 2012

It doesn’t matter what economy exists: Boom or Bust, in the end it comes down to you to prosper. It doesn’t matter what time-frame we live in: Modern or Old, ultimately it’s your choice, to be. Everything you need, to achieve, is already in you. What makes you succeed in your goals or not, is your disposition. It’s not bad to admire people, but it’s horrible to not recognize yourself. There is no such thing as ‘elitism’ because as beings, we all have equal resources to work with, naturally. Even, a disabled person has a purpose. Even the disabled person serves a purpose. And it’s up to that human to acknowledge it. One thing we all share, is the most powerful tool in the world: The mind.
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It’s a fact that you can reach an attainment; whether you succeed in it or not, is up to you. No two situations are ever the same but in each & every one, a simple rule is always applied, if progress is to be commenced: You do what you can & try your best. This principle, you apply to every task, at every point along the way. It sounds easy, because that’s exactly what it is. However, the application needn’t become difficult, if you fear it to be so. Words are mighty, abusing them can negatively impact your life.

Nothing is impossible because the mind has imagination, and imagination lives in the unknown. If we all have it then, why do so many people fear attempting the impossible in their lives? Imagination believes in you, why don’t you believe in it, too? It makes no sense. You must do what you can & give it your best. The biggest need of humans, is to connect. Many dread to be embarrassed before others. Nonetheless, when you reach for your goals, there is no shame. Just a person realizing a dream.

It’s called going to work – on yourself. Is going to work peculiar? Do you laugh at commuters going to work? Anyone who does, is not worth to be acknowledged. So go after your dreams! Seek what you can & give it your best shot. The output is part of a sequence that only you know the final looks of – so ignore how modest its status may appear. Despite its great achievement potential & limitless capacity, the mind still requires us to start any engagement with a first step.

Use your imagination. It’s your genius. You will disprove yourself that you’re not one, when you begin achieving with & through it. Use your mind. Use your creativity. Think out the box. If you don’t know what a box is, you’re doing good, already. Any feeble start is an advancement to something colossal because it comes from your natural customization of the largest, worldwide power: The human mind. Hone into your strengths & likes, then develop your skills out of them. Work hard on them like you never had the gifts in the first place. Procrastination is the foe of imagination, fight it! If you have to do just one thing – do something. Whatever it is, just do it!

Live in your world – that means don’t compare anything of your life to other people’s. Learn what you can from others, but be grateful to be yourself. Stick to your plan daily & celebrate every little success. In time, you’ll realize you’re worth it. Then you’ll look back & be glad you proceeded on that journey with all the ups and downs. The mind & imagination feast off achievement. What that means, is the more you achieve, the less you feel anything at all is impossible. Do.

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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