‘Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dreams are powerful, they can consume us, they can give us sleepless nights as we turn and toss, thinking of ways to make them a reality.
But dreams can be suffocated if we give in…
to problems taking control, allowing problems to dictate how our we live our lives; dreams do take a back seat. In a matter of time you can find yourself wondering if that dream was your true passion, or it was a mere fantasy
No matter what is demanding your attention, do not allow your dream to die.
The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself. Your self-talk overrules every other voice that every speaks to your life.
It does not matter who believes or does not believe in you. Who belittles you or build you up. What will make you believe in yourself and eventually go for what you want in life is what you hear from you all day long.
Build your inner voice with self empowering messages. Let your inner voice tell you the person you want to be, not the person you hate to be. Let your inner voice affirm you, encourage you and give you hope.
Always strive to keep a positive conversation with yourself. No matter where you are in life, train your inner voice to speak life, hope and encouragement to you. Let it say words like:
I am strong
I am beautiful
I am not average; I get better and better in what I do
I am a success
My life is a blessing. Things will keep getting better for me
No matter what my past was, I am meant for greatness
My future is bright……….
When your self conversation is healthy and positive, it will dominate your life, your conduct will follow and your results will testify
“If you’re not willing to risk, you cannot grow. If you cannot grow, you cannot be your best. If you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy. If you cannot be happy, what else is there?”
“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”
“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.”
“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.”
We started off with nothing, but us. Therefore even when we lose everything, as long as we do not lose ourselves, we can start all over again.
In life loss is real. We lose loved ones, we lose jobs, we lose possessions, at times to a point of being left with nothing but ourselves. Be the person who is not afraid to start up again, no matter what you have lost.
You may feel you lost the best in life, but God is able to restore and enable you to have much more and better than all you have lost.
Joel 2:25 ‘I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten……’
When we say God has been good it is not because life has been perfect
But it is because life battles have allowed us to see that He is with us,
We have seen Him delivering us when we were oppressed and helpless
We have seen Him providing us when we did not know where the next meal will come
from, We have seen Him being a friend when we had no one to turn to
Now we know, we have seen and we have experienced that indeed He is I am that I am
We now call Him with what He has done for us:
God our way maker
God our comforter
God our Deliverer
God our Salvation…..
He is Jehovah all that!
Indeed God has been good
I’m made by a master designer
Am the best among the best
I shine my light in the dark sky
That adds beauty to the sight
Of all my fellow stars
I have my maker’s unique genes
That identifies me among the billions
I was sent with a unique mission
That only I can accomplish
My hand and footprints are crafted
That none before or after me can match them
No one can be better than me
Because no one was made to be me
Everywhere I go I add value
That only I can bring
I’m happy to be born in such a time as this
It delights me to wake up and know
That each day is yet another chance
To yield all my treasures within
To the world that’s eagerly waiting
For my true light to shine
Indeed I am fearfully and wonderfully made
And will live my days to the fullest
To be all that my maker made and sent me to be
The best of me compares to none
And for that I am grateful
To the Maker who made me
And had a smile on his face
As He said “This is My best handiwork!”
Excerpt from the book ‘Rising above limitations’ by Milo Mlangeni
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.
Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Author: Jim Rohn