Life might not have dealt you the right cards, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. You may think your situation is bad but there is always someone else worse off than you.
I once heard a story of a man who was ready to give up on life. Things were hard, he couldn’t get a job. He had no money. He couldn’t even afford food. He felt as if he had come to the end of road. He was tired of struggling so he got a rope and climb into a tree. He had a ripe banana and he peeled it and threw the skin to the ground. While he sat there up in the tree eating his banana another man came along picked up the banana skin off the ground and ate it. The man climbed down from the tree because he realized that although his situation was bad there was someone worse off than him.
Be Eager to Succeed
Success will take time. It seldom happens overnight. You can liken it to the growth a child. A baby isn’t born walking, they go through stages. First the child learn to sit up, then he learns to creep, after which he learns to stand, and then he takes that first step. A child does not take that first step thinking I might fall. No, he does it with eagerness. He is filled with excitement and happiness when he takes that step. And if he falls, he doesn’t stay on the floor and indulge in self pity. No, he gets back up and with the same eagerness, tries to take another step.
Be eager to succeed. Let that eagerness propel you forward. And if you fall, get back up and with that same eagerness, try again. Life is not about giving up, but rather it is about taking those baby step until you master your goal. Life is full of people who started out with bright ideas. However, some encountered set backs and gave up. The ones who achieved success were the ones who took everything that came at them, but stood resolute, refusing to give up. Be one of those people.
When life’s problems overwhelm you, know that you are not alone. God will listen to your problems. He understands. And when you feel you are losing hope, know that just as he takes care of the birds and all living creatures, he will take care of you!
Start Where You Are
Quit putting your dream on hold waiting for the right moment which never seem to come. Start where you are with what you have and have faith that it will all work out.
The world will break you if you let it. Sometimes life may get overwhelming. Nothing seem to go right and you want to make a change but you are afraid. You ask yourself, what if things don’t go right. What is I fail? But on the flip side, what if things work out the way you want it to? Be courageous. Do not allow your fears to hold you back. Take that step. It could lead to success.
How many of you are not living your dreams. How many of you are stuck in jobs you hate but you stay because you are afraid to take a chance at something new. How many of you have had a dream, a vision or a business idea sitting on for years, but you haven’t taken the chance to put it into motion because you are afraid you might fail. Do not let your fears hold you back. Take a chance, grasp this moment. If you are determined, and hungry enough for success you will achieve it.
One of the most important steps towards empowerment is having a reasonable belief in yourself and your abilities. Self-confidence plays a key role in your growth and development as an individual.
One of the main reasons people fail to evolve and grow is due to a lack of self confidence. It is not for a lack of strength or even for the lack of trying. As individuals we all have our weak moments, but we must never let go of self-confidence. Confidence is believing that in spite of what you might come up against you will overcome and achieve success.
Are you where you want to be in your life. Are you pursuing your dream, or is fear holding you back? Are you sitting around waiting for the right moment to come? Perhaps that right moment won’t come so it’s up to you to start where you are and allow things to fall into place. How many times have you rooted for others and supported their dreams? Now it is time to take a chance on you. That dream you have been putting on hold for so long, find the courage to go after it now. Shake off the shackles of doubt that you have allowed to hold you back. The right moment is not going to come looking for you. You have to create the right moment.