Create a vision for your life and do not allow your environment, the people around you or past circumstance determine how you execute your dream. Stay focused. Ever so often rather than staying focused on what is important people allow naysayers to cause them to question their judgment and as a result lose confidence. One key element in achieving success is believing that it is possible. We all have something to offer the world. Your contribution is important. Challenge yourself to reach for the stars.
Getting motivated and staying motivated is often difficult. There are times when you may feel like giving up. But remember that the ones who achieve success are the ones who didn’t quit when the going got tough. If you surround yourself with people who only have hard luck stories to share you will become disheartened. It is therefore important to have in your circle positive people who will encourage you and help you up when you feel you are slipping.
Many of society’s ills are noticed by many but few intervene because they either don’t care of feel it is none of their business. Society have placed people in different groups and class and are they treated in a manner in which others believe they should be treated.
So often people see others being unjustly treated and turn a blind eye. Often the way you are treated depends on what race you fall under. I recall an incident at an airport where cops were trying to detain a white man. He was furious at the way he was been handled and he shouted and I quote, “YOU ARE TREATING ME LIKE A BLACK PERSON” My thought was damn, and yet people pretend not to notice that black folks are treated differently. I believe that injustice is injustice. Color should not matter. Stop being silent.
People are often intolerant of others who may not look like them or have different view points from the ones they hold. Intolerance has created division among different groups of people and it is one of the reasons we all can’t get along. People are intolerant of different skin color of of those of different political views, religion, sexual orientation and social status.
In my opinion everyone is entitled to be different or have unique qualities. We don’t have to all look the same or share the same views in order to get along. When we become more tolerant of each other there will be less conflict in society.
We live in a world that thrives on negativity. It is the negative news that often make the headlines. It is the negative posts on social media that often get shared the most. Therefore don’t be surprised if people have negative things to say about you. You can do ninety-nine good things, but it is that one thing you did wrong that people will focus on.
There is much gratification in seeing your hard work pay off. It makes the journey all the more meaningful. Continue to invest in yourself. You are worth it!
Life will not always go as planned. Sometimes the people you trust and believe in are the ones who will let you down. However the answer is not to trust because whatever field you venture in, trust is necessary. Learn to choose your circle carefully. The right ones will always have your back.