Happy new month.
Wishing you a fabulous February.
As the journey of 2016 doubles up and moves at a high speed, the picture of the desirable, the big dreams, visions and goals remain alive and huge in our minds.
Life journey has many routes and paths that pop up on our drive to the desired end. Sometimes the first path to take is an unusual, unsure, undulating and untarred pathway that differs from our pictured luxurious desirable future. Other times, reality can feel like wilderness experience with cactus plant scattered all over as the only evidence of life on the sand. In the midst of all these are opportunities lurking around, in the worst of all negative situations, there are hidden positives.
Grab every little opportunity that comes your way, nothing is ever too little to start with. Life is progressive, succeeding on one level is usually a precursor to attaining the next level. Every stage of life should lead to an advanced level. While you’re waiting for that “big catch” job, start with a volunteering opportunity or a job in a corner with little pay. While you hope for a means of livelihood, look around, meet a need, sell something in exchange for returns. While you search for that big idea that will blow your mind and yield mind-blowing turnover and profit, learn and hone tutelage under one who is already working an idea out.
To become a success; knowledge, skills, imaginative and creative energy are essential drivers. Failure is not the opposite of success, they are allies. Failure helps to put us on our toes, clarify our goals and to put success in proper perspective. Perception of failure and positive attitude towards failure cannot be overemphasized. Reality of success is embedded in hope, faith, will, expectation and perspiration.
“Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while, there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life” ~Ralph. Ranson
Olubamike Fadipe is a writer with a passion to inspire, impact and motivate.