That a dancer falls mid-performance doesn’t change nada. That a model twists her ankle on the runway makes for more drama. In Summary: the show must go on.
Things will always crop up in life. Circumstances will change and almost nothing will go as planned. Sorrow and tragedy will knock and sometimes you will fall flat on your face. Your past mistakes will hunt you and the future turns into a beast hounding you down at night. Amongst all these, the show must go on. You can’t afford to give up by losing hope. You can’t let your life and future be determined by your environment. You can’t judge yourself based on what people say. You can’t lose it because of your skin color. You can’t shy away because you’ve been made to feel you don’t have what it takes. You can’t just let it all go just because you ain’t getting it right yet. You must keep hoping and trying. You can’t just stop when you’re tired except you’re done. When you’re going through hell, you need to keep moving because hell ain’t your bus-stop. You have to believe in yourself and see to the end of it. Persevere. Be persistent in achieving the impossible. Face your fears, Don’t give up. Don’t end your life being a mediocrist, in fact, nothing feels better than proving someone who tried to put you down for what you wanted wrong. I see myself as GOLD most times, whenever the road is rough, I remind myself that the gold must pass through a hot furnace before its beauty can be seen. I’m a WILDFLOWER that will thrive no matter the condition of the desert. Get up. Dust your pants. Pick your baton. Get back on track.
You have to fight some of the bad days to earn some of the best days of your life
(strictly my quote).
Trust it was a great read. Thought I should share this editted excerpt from the original post 21 Lessons @21, check for other lessons. Much Love 💘,
Purpose is in seed form and just as the seed requires the right environment to flourish, so does the seed of purpose in you require the right environment. Keep around you people that will stretch the limits of your thinking and inspire you to rise higher. Note: Avoid toxic people at all costs!
Usually people worry a lot about why they are not making progress in life thereby choking their ability to allow their potentials find expression. People worry if they’ll get things right; If their purpose can afford them the lifestyle they desire and they end up working for a living with no joy of living. Working in purpose makes life look like a playground. You just enjoy what you’re doing without worries. You take limits off of your ability and there is motivation to push further.
Truth is, I’m on the path of discovery too and along this way, I’ve decided not to put limits on the dreams I’ve conceived and I’m sure I’m on the right path because I’ve read, see and talk to people who living a purposeful life has worked/is working for.
The principle is as simple as doing that one thing you enjoy, gives you peace, completes you but you’ve been having cold-feet starting or resuming to do. Go back to your canvass and bring those imaginations to life. Go to your early days and sort through the crumbs of your childhood dreams. Revisit the child in you and dream again (I’m sure you will be amazed by what you’ll find). Take the brakes off of your mind. Neglect thoughts of whether the dreams are achievable or realistic (It’s all in the head), Read – Quote-Restrictions. Let your thoughts blossom to the fullness of what could be of your life and you’ll be surprised to find these activities are within your comfort zone, don’t relax in your zone but stretch… Break the barriers of your mind and start living out your dreams.
“If there were no limitations and failure, what would you dare to do? Where would your imagination take you?”
Note: This might be a long read but i can assure you it will be worth it… Happy Reading 📚!
As children we don’t have or know the concept of limitation thereby we dreamt big and believed anything is possible until we grew up and begin to learn limitations from Parents, Teachers, Older siblings and other well-meaning people who begins to educate on how big the world 🌎 is and the series of chaotic happenings in it, slowly and steadily these authority figures built the concept of impossibilities in our minds, and as it usually happens, our personal failures and environment coupled with the information begins to reinforce these limitations in our minds.
What we didn’t realize was that inherent in our childhood dreams are the true visions of the potential(s) placed on our inside. Usually, we think children knows nothing about the real world, but, I think we should ask ourselves what we consider to be the reality; Is it depending on paycheck from doing a job that frustrates you then you end up not enjoying your retirement money because of old age or healthcare bills? Taking anything or everything that numbs whatever stress or pain you’re going through? Giving up on who or what gives meaning to your life?…
Maybe, just maybe children actually do have the keys to life; Don’t worry, Play hard, Be joyful, Help people and Place no limits in the imagination of your potential. #ToBeContinued…
There is always a greater good in everyone which is bigger than whatever their worries are and when you feel too weak to get a grip on life, channel all the good in you to help others and seek the greater peace from Empathy with people while you surrender your worries to the creator…
Today I choose to embrace my failures as lessons seeing every wrong attempt discarded as another step forward because now I know better that what lies around the corner could be my answered prayers, with the realization that everyday won’t be perfect but out of these imperfect days are lessons to help build a better future of better days. So today I choose to embrace my setbacks as lessons and bring the best out ofME! Much Love,
In my last post, i talked about celebrating my birthday recently *best so far* and honestly is still have gifts I’ve not touched. I look forward to a better year ahead.
Like my yearly ritual or tradition, i like to talk about lessons learnt in the previous just finished year and this year won’t be an exception. I’d like to talk about one major lesson learnt and trust me, i believe it’s a great and important one.
Lesson 23: Live Like You Mean It!
Over this past year I’ve learnt to live in a more purposeful way which can be attributed to defining the reason why I am where I am or why I’m doing what I do. I have learnt to attach importance to my actions such that i don’t just do things or act somehow without having a defined direction as why it should be so. Living like you mean it gives purpose to the essence of who you are and it helps you enjoy what you are doing. It helps you chart the course of your life and you don’t just live like a stray dog with no bearing. When you live like you mean it, you can easily reach out to the world outside yours because it wouldn’t just be about yourself but about every other lives and destinies that are attached to yours. Attaching more purpose to life and rocking it like you mean it serves as the strong gust of wind you experience when you spread your wings and it propels you to fly.
In consequent posts, I’ll talk better in line with how to live like you mean it. Thanks for the time and it means so much to me.
Hi everyone! Its really been a while. I’ve been on and off and inconsistent because of my busyness. Friday marks the end of the session in the High school I taught (worked) and I couldn’t be happier with my students’ results. What more could a teacher want than the joy of seeing his/her students excel?! When I started the vacation job with the school in the beginning of the term, a boy was brought into my class who could even hardly spell his own name *parental factor cos’ he was given double promotion even when they knew he couldn’t cope*. And I’ll stay extra hours with this boy doing private lessons, I’ll even beg him to do my assignments cos he wouldn’t do them, at a point I almost give up on him cos he just wasn’t improving but I couldn’t just give up cos I believe God to work on him so I’ll pray with & for him in addition to the teaching.
Just when everyone gave up on him, he started getting things gradually, he could write proper sentences and solve mathematical questions, he could interpret questions well. Wow! God worked on him… And when his results were collated, even the school management doubted his promotion but after checking it all through, he had above average which was the pass mark and my heart was filled with so much joy… God has done it again!
Though teaching ain’t an easy job but it sure teaches you more about life; Being responsible for younger ones, imparting knowledge, serving as role models, and so on.
As much as I’ll miss those kids, I also look forward to resuming back to my school for the final lap next week *smiles*, 500 level here I come!