A verse of scripture says, “Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”
yet too many people with dreams and goals are waiting for the right moment, the right opportunities, the right and perfect partner, and everything to just line up for them.
Do you find yourself in this category – where you are shifting, and postponing the pursuit of your dreams to some future date when everything will have be perfect.
Hey its time to wake up! There will never be a perfect time to go after your dreams and goals. Watch this video and find the motivation to get up and start taking the right actions to actualize your dreams.
I went to the inner part of the city I live this past week, and there I saw something I haven’t seen in many, many years now; Men and youths gathering around to play board games, and argue of trifle matters and events.
As I stopped for a while to really try to analyse the situation in my head, I still couldn’t understand why people with so much abilities could be “idling” or “killing time” so early in the day. So when I met with the person I went to meet with in the area, I asked him, why are these able bodied people wasting their lives?
To that he responded; “you haven’t seen anything yet. There are no opportunities.”
Do you or someone you know think this way? That you don’t have opportunities or resources to prosper and have a great life in our economy today?
The truth you must know is, for anyone who has the ability, there is always opportunity available. Just as the fields wait for the plough, and the sea wait for the ships and boats, so does God stand ready to corporate with you in your labours, and to reward you according to your diligence and industry.
The statement, “There are no jobs, no opportunities, or nothing for me to do with my ability” is either an expression of vanity, an excuse for negligence, or a confession of lack of mental resource, or of inability to utilize opportunity.
There are numerous opportunities to prosper today. In fact so many people have proven that a downturn in the economy presents a big opportunity for those who have the ability to think and look beyond the obvious, and who also have the capacity for work. Continue reading Is Money All You Receive From Your Work? Pt.1→
Oh how we waste golden moments daily, and yet we claim we don’t have enough time to pursue our dreams. Most of us are familiar with the phrase; if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. I hear it used every time, in fact it is shared as tweets and posts on facebook too even by those whose life is going nowhere.
Take a look around you and you will crowds of people, restless, uncertain and wandering through life. You will find men and women, boys and girls drifting hour by hour, aiming at nothing and going nowhere.
As for you, be well advised and make sure you fill your life with a definite purpose. Know where you are going and what you wish to accomplish and what means you intend to go about accomplishing that purpose. Make use of the valuable moments that the majority of the unthinking people in our world are throwing away.
Realize how well spent minutes multiply into hours of productive efforts. You have all the time there is, and now is the best time to do the best that is in you.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown
“This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” – Psalm 118:24
“Each night I go to sleep I die and the next morning when I wake up I am reborn again.” —Gandhi
Each day is a gift from God, and the best way to live it is with rejoicing and gladness just like the Psalmist said. Receive this day as a special gift from heaven, an opportunity for us to be reborn and begin our lives again. If you see this day as a gift, you will treasure it, and not waste it on unproductive activities. Never allow the pains, hurdles, handicaps, and defeats of yesterday to poison your attitude towards this day. Never allow the words, actions or inactions of others to cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. This day is too precious to be wasted on thinking about the hate, jealousy and envy of others.
The world is filled with people who live in tomorrow. People who believe that it is easier to act tomorrow; that by tomorrow they will have been perfect, or the conditions will have changed, and so on. They forget that no matter what we do, where we do it, or when we start, we will never do it perfectly.” The time is never right for anything, just as the Bible says; “whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”
No writer started out writing bestsellers. There is no artist whose first work was a masterpiece. Everyone who is doing great work or things now, didn’t do so at the beginning. They started doing small things until they became great. Every master was once an apprentice. “Before a salesman closes that big sale that puts him on top of the world for weeks, months, or even years, he suffers dozens of disappointments, rejections, and refusals”…but he never allowed those rejections to keep him down. He just kept knocking on the next door, and to the next, until he got his big break.
Having known this, we should stop striving for perfection, rather we should always put in our best efforts no matter how imperfect they may be, because “it is always better to try to succeed and fail, than to try to do nothing and succeed.” We also need to understand that our best efforts may not always be appreciated; there are people who will laugh at us, criticize us, mock us, scold us, jeer us, but not to worry, even Christ Himself suffered these things. No matter what we do, there will be somebody out there who wouldn’t be pleased by our best efforts, but our goals shouldn’t be to please anyone but to just do our best NOW. Continue reading Why Not Act Now?→
The reason why you are facing so many challenges at the moment and everything around you seem to be going at snail pace is because God is preparing you for a great future.
Never mind if everyone around you is making progress but you don’t seem to have any headway yet. You see, though we all strive for success in life, some of us are just aiming for survival, to live average and comfortable lives. What these individuals would require to succeed is not the same as what you, who is striving for greatness would require. “When a person takes a journey to the nearby woods, to return a few hours later, he doesn’t have to prepare a supply of food. If he has to travel 100 kilometres, he would need to prepare food for overnight. If he has to travel 1,000 kilometres, he would need to prepare food for three months.”
when one is destined for greater accomplishments in life, the preparation for such a journey can be extensive, often you will be ridiculed, laughed at, scoffed by people who do not understand your purpose and goals, but never mind, endure till the end. Real success takes time.
We live in a world that every day is lived in a rush, and everybody is in a hurry. In a hurry to be rich; in a hurry to get married; in a hurry “to be there” now. While we have to manage our time, it is important that we apply gentleness and patience with ourselves as we pursue our dreams, and not be too much in a hurry. Some of us want the results before we do the work. Due to this rush, some of us cannot enjoy our lives; we run through pleasures without enjoying them, in our hurry to get through everything too soon.
Folks all great people know how to wait. They understand that great results in life cannot be achieved at once. The secret of great success is to learn how to wait. An Eastern proverbs says; “Time and patience, change the mulberry leaf to satin.”
Patience is a virtue we must all have. Maybe you have done everything right, spoken to all the contacts you know, well all you have to do next is just wait…it may seem long but at the right time your break will come. You find in the Bible that, all the men and women who had great miracles had to wait…even when all hoped seemed lost. In the end their patience was rewarded. Every farmer knows too well that there is a planting time, a waiting time, and the time for harvest.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34
How often we ignore these words, and put off living our lives daily, one day at a time as instructed. Though this year is still young, some of us are already worried about tomorrow, next week, next month, next six months. There are others who’ve fast tracked into December, thinking if they were able to end the year successfully. Maybe yours is the next month’s car payments; afraid of the bills, mortgage payment, house rents; afraid you may not have what to eat in the coming days, weeks, months etc. if we put the words of Jesus to practice, we would discover that, “everyday is a new life for a wise man”.
We must “learn to forget the yesterdays and to not think of the tomorrows”. No matter what you are going through, try and enjoy today and make the most of it, for as the psalmist says; “This is the day that the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Today holds your future! Here is an inspiring poem by Kalidasa (Indian Dramatist) I found in one of Dale Carnegie’s works, that asserts the importance of Today:
Salutation To The Dawn
Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendour of achievement.
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.