Hello everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been unable to post anything since my last post “LET IT GO” and this was due to the fact that I’ve been busy writing my tests and should start exams pretty soon. This post is a sequel to LET IT GO, if you can recollect I wrote its to be continued and here you are today reading the second part.
I’m going to be sharing with us life experiences and principles that has been practiced and has worked for many people of which I’m an example. Some of these stories we already know and might not have seen how it applies to us or we simply overlooked it.
Most of the time when we face challenges in life, we don’t see the possibilities of getting over it,we only tend to wish it doesn’t affect us much and when its finally over, we draw the curtain and accept defeat. It should not be like that because really when we LET GO of our fears we should EMBRACE the challenge again and keep at it until we win. We should never give up on ourselves. We need to learn to pick ourselves UP every time we found ourselves where we started from even after LETTING GO. Its not just enough to LET GO but to see the POSSIBILITIES in the word IMPOSSIBLE. We can do whatever we set our minds to if only we won’t give up. Sometimes, we tend to be paralyzed by our overanalytical thoughts and get blinded by the number of defeats and stories we heard that we tend to lose FAITH in ourselves.
In my years of reading books and learning to develop myself, one thing distinct those who are successful in their field or path from others and its CONSISTENCY. . . These people won’t give up on themselves even in worst life scary situations, when nobody even believe in them, they kept on doing that which they believe in and never gave up on their dreams. They pick themselves up each time they fail and try all over again.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – NELSON MANDELA
There was a conscious effort from these people never to give up on their dreams and not see the difficulty in it. Instead they try to work it out better and stronger each time they fail. For some of us, all we need is to read a book while for some, we need to talk to someone. I can practically make do with both, reading books related to my challenges help a lot (I love reading) and I can talk too. . . It helps a lot to talk if you’re talking to the right person. You need to check your friends and everyone around you,do they believe in you and are they supportive?! Are you comfortable sharing your problems with them?! I’ve had my share of friends like that (that’s a story for another day) but was able to overcome that by positively seeing who I am not what they see me as.
“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Sir Ken Robinson
There was a course I took in my year one that I failed because I needed to cram it which ain’t a talent on my part, Its an automatic extra if you have an outstanding year 1 course before internship year in my faculty. With anxiety and fear, I retook it in my year 2 only to fail again and I’m left with only one slot to save me from an extra year. At a point i thought of quitting and starting all over or probably just travel out and start afresh just because I was scared of failure again and couldn’t stand having an extra over a 3-units course, I was frustrated and devastated until I talked to some people about it and was admonished on what to do then I read books on ATTITUDE. I realized I just had to give in my best and be optimistic so I cancelled my travelling plans and gave my last shot my best which resulted in an “A” at my 3rd time of doing it.
“[If you are reading this]… You’re alive! That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything. If you change the world, the world will change.” – Neil Gaiman
Below are also humans like you and me who made it after failing many times but whose consistency to succeed worked for. . .
Abraham Lincoln was born, February 12,1809. He lived through so much without giving up: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the Legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for congress at 46. Defeated for congress at 48. Defeated for senate at 55. Defeated for Vice president at 56. Defeated for senate at 58. Elected President at age 60.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the world’s most famous political prisoner and a Nobel Peace Prize Winner renowned for his work in fighting apartheid in South Africa. Even when in prison for 27 years, Mandela maintained his optimism and his strong belief in the fight against apartheid. His consistency gave hope to his fellow inmates and to the black population of S. Africa which culminated to the defeat of apartheid rule in S. Africa and his release from prison. Even in worst circumstances, he maintained a steady and consistent character which accounts to making South Africa one of the most respected and successful nations in the world.
One of the most popular works of art in the world is the Mona Lisa. Known for its mystical beauty and flawless execution, it is often referred to as Leonardo da Vinci’s finest work. He worked on it between 1503-1516. Behind the heavy layers of painting is a hidden secret. In 1888, the painting was X-rayed by William Forsyth, who discovered that there were three other versions of the Mona Lisa under the final product. Da Vinci had redone his painting 3 times over the course of the decade. He didn’t get it at the first try but kept at it for many years before he created his final product.
“Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.” – Anais Nin
These people and many more like; Joyce Meyer, Isaac Newton, Ben Carson, Albeit Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Kiyosaki, Bill gates, John Maxwell, Hugh Jackman, Jordan, Serena Williams, Marie Curie, Mike Tyson and so on never had the journey so smooth and promising at first, for some a lot was lost and for some a lot of sacrifices were paid but the idea was they NEVER gave up on themselves. They saw the possibilities of making it in their choice of field even when it doesn’t look like it, they never saw the end in their failure rather they were optimistic and try till they become successful and who we CELEBRATE today . . .
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.” – Anonymous
#ToBeContinued. . .