Life is in phases, men are in sizes. It’s quite a popular quote actually but most people still don’t understand it, especially the youths of today. Nobody wants to work hard.but they all want to make it big, have a mansion, drive a Bugatti and wear all the designers. That’s the dream of most persons but funny enough, most of them are not ready to face the challenges that lies ahead. You want to acquire within a year something that took another person 10 years to get. If you are not ready to be patient, then you have to put in the same amount of effort to a power of 10.
Someone will wake up one morning and say, “i want go into music” because he saw a popular artiste posing with a new ride and living expensive lifestyle without knowing how he got to the top. If you want something so bad, you must be willing to go all out and get it. You need to pay the required price of hard-work, persistence and discipline. Don’t just do the dreaming and wait for someone else to actualise it for you.
If you want to be successful, you need to start making plans for it. Success doesn’t come easily. It takes consistent and a determined effort to attain it. In a track event, You can’t from the starting position jump to the finishing line. You need to run and that’s where your determination and perseverance comes alive. We all want to enjoy all the good things of life but there’s a price we have to pay in order to get it. Nothing good comes easily. It takes persistent and determined effort.
Success doesn’t come easily. It takes consistent and a determined effort to attain it
In the little research i have made so far, i have noticed that great men and women of our time didn’t follow any shortcuts to be where they are today. They worked hard, persevered,Passed their tests and they launched to where they are today. Dr. David Oyedepo said, “there’s no shortcut to greatness in life”. So there are steps to achieving success and you can’t maneuver any step and expect to gain success. This is not about being a christian or Islamist. There are certain keys you need to press in order to obtain your desired results. No highway options.
Have a personal ritual
You have to follow the required processes to obtain good success in your field. Ritual in this context is a habitual excercise or an activity you can’t do without if you are willing to succeed. John Maxwell once said that you will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. Michael Jordan,a famous basketballer had a morning ritual(routine) of being present on the training ground very early before the actual training starts to take at least 200 shots before the three point line .
The secret of your success is found in your daily routine
That involved a great deal of determination and consistency. You too can develop your own ritual in your field of specialization. Yours, as a student may be studying and making research about a particular topic before it is thought or a business man reading at least one book on business management every month and applying it in your business. Some of you may know what i mean but didn’t see it as a ritual.
Learn how to think
For you to have good success, you should learn how to use your brain. Learn how to think. You can think your way out of poverty. The Same amount of money someone used to purchase a house back in 1995, someone else used it to start a banking firm and today the firm is worth billions of Naira. Now tell me the worth of that mansion today compared to Zenith bank. Everything you need to succeed in life and change your world is just beneath your skull. All you need to do is to dig it out. And that process is called thinking. Bishop David Oyedepo’s main line hobby is reading and thinking. That’s what he does with most of his time. No wonder he is where he is today. There’s no way you will think of something meaningful to engage in and your life will become meaningless.
Everything you need to succeed in life and change your world is just beneath your skull
Before science and technology came in to this world, Men had to sit down to think. You need to sit down and think–“what i am doing now will it improve my life?” “Is it driving me towards my destiny?”, “How can i improve”,”What is my purpose on earth?” these are questions you need to start asking yourself. Spend some time alone with yourself to think, to learn who you are. We all need that moment of solitude. It’s very important in order to live a successful life. I hope you would take these few points down and apply it in your life today and i see you moving to a new level.