As humans we crave for a life of greatness, a fulfilling and
successful life yet for most of us success dribbles around us. We spend many of
our years wrestling with our insecurities most especially financially. Many a
people even believe that they can do better than they are doing at present and
no wonder we are the best judges of what others do. The paradox is that we can
only judge than do what others do because we long lost the script of success.
Life has nothing to offer those whose time is wasted on judging others than
putting themselves of the coals of fire to realise their dream. Life rewards
sacrifice. It is those that take action on their dreams that get rewarded than
those judging the actionated dreams of others.
It is necessary in life that you find out the purpose of
your life. Ask yourself, is this all what life means? Am I living the purpose
of my life? Is what I am doing indeed giving me a sense of meaning and purpose?
It is not surprising therefore that many people do not live a life of purpose –
they go to jobs they hate no wonder they always complain day in day in. They
are like a square peg on a round hole. This disillusionment emanates from the
fact that they did not in the first place took a conscious effort to find out what
is it that they can do.
Les Brown was right, ‘your life is worthy finding out what
is it that you can do. Most of us do not go to the next step because we do not
know what to do.’
To live a fulfilling life, a successful life entails that we
re-establish the foundations of our life. It is appropriate to shift your
focus. We waste a lot of time focusing on things that do not matter then we
wonder why we are failing to be successful. We hang around with people that
long lost the ambition to do better then expect to rise on the ladder of life.
That is impossible. You are the average of your best six friends. Shift your
focus. Get in touch with people that will inspire you, challenge you. Be around
people who made it a point in their life that anything is possible. These are
people that have a positive mentality and can hardly take no for an answer.
Turn a deaf ear to people who all they can contribute is
talk about how negative things are because they are born in the consciousness
of the world, so says Les Brown. Does what you waste time commenting on on
facebook really matter? How much time does your whatsapp consume as you are
trying to impress people that you know things better, comments which they will
only read and do nothing about? While you are wasting your time, people that
are living their dream are reading books, listening to motivation and
leadership audios and attending conferences to sharpen their minds. Your
friends are busy investing in themselves. Shift your focus, be disciplined.
What percentage of the phones you make are useful and add value to your life?
What stories do you talk with friends? What drives you forward?
More than often times we are unable to shift our focus
because of fear. We have an inherent perception that we cannot achieve the
ideas we conceive. We fear because we want to walk on the path that everyone is
walking on. But that is not your dream. People that achieve do not fear to walk
their own paths. Whatever idea you have, focus on it and you will achieve your
dream. It would require discipline, a change in the way you live. You will
encounter new fights in life, never run away, get in the midst of them. That is
where your greatness lies. Tony Robbins well says: ‘if you want to change your
life, change your focus first.’
Look at the purpose of your life, look at what can take you
to greatness and fear not to travel on the downtrodden path to realise your
dream. Face fear head on till it retreats. Obstacles are not there to be
escaped but to be conquered. Conquer fear first then you will realise your
Fear kills dreams, so says Les Brown. Fear kills hope. Fear
can hold you from doing something that you know that you are capable of doing
it. Fear can paralyse you. But the million dollars question is: what is the
benefit of allowing fear to hold you back?
Find the purpose of your life then shift your focus to live
the purpose. There is no formula to success than that.