Most of us think of the wonderful things we would do if we could only get rid of the worries, the annoyances, the disturbances that prick us day by day, as well as the things that defeat our ambitions – the failures, the disappointments, the heartbreaks, the blunders, the setbacks that continually tend to befall us and discourage us.
Yet the real test of our strength is whether we will fulfil our purposes; carry out our life plan and become successful in spite of all the things that are apparently trying to hold us down, or, whether we will allow ourselves to be overcome by the hindrances that slow the steps of everyone going after their dreams.
For how long will you whine and carry a long, sad face giving the world the impression that your life has been full of disappointments? For how long will you keep telling your woe stories, that you haven’t achieved your goals because of the setbacks that you have experienced this year?
For how long are you going to let your troubles and trials, challenges and annoyances which happen to every career and everyone, keep you down? For how long will you keep allowing disappointments and failures to worry and devitalize you that you cannot do the biggest thing possible to you? Are you going to be a victim of your troubles and trials in spite of your divine possibilities? Continue reading How to Deal with a Challenging Life→
I know it is not easy to be cheerful when after doing your best, everything you do just go wrong or don’t turn out the way you expected. When your business enterprise you started that looked really promising for you ends in disaster; when your plans to earn a college or university education – plans that you or your family members have sacrificed for are suddenly overturned due to some unforeseen unfortunate event or adversity.
These are just two of the many thousand and one disappointments and setbacks that can befall you no matter your status, race, faith or nationality. But what do you do when you encounter such adversity or setbacks? Are you to just sit down and weep and bemoan your hard luck because things go wrong?
That is the easiest thing to do, and that’s why we all do it. “The ignoble thing seems far easier to do than the noble thing.” So that’s not what I want you to do.
I want you to choose to rise above your disappointments and setbacks whatever they may be. Choose to stand back up even if it isn’t straight; make an effort to get your life back together. Too many of you are waiting for others to come by and help you, just like the man at the pool of Bethsaida who waited for almost 40 years because he said he had no one. Continue reading Give it Another Try→
From boardrooms to bedrooms, from faculty halls to athletic fields, in medical schools or music schools, and in every age group and every human activity, and across every racial ethnic group you find one thing in common; people who are achieving less than they possibly could; people who abandon their dreams, and settle in mediocrity.
All over the world you find self-defeating habits and mediocre expectations and efforts towards goals. Millions of us are living below our God given potentials. You see gifted people who shine briefly, and for one reason or the other they disappear into obscurity.
Mediocrity is so common place today in our society that it has been accepted to be normal. That’s why many underachievers today don’t even realize they are one – because they look around and think “At least the other guy isn’t doing better than me.”
If you find yourself going back and forth, up and down, you know within your heart that you can do better, yet you are not doing it. I am sorry you may be an underachiever. Here are five characteristics of underachievers you may access yourself with: Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Are Underachieving!→