Hey Readers & Blogger Fam,
I hope you all are having a blessed and productive weekend. This one (surprisingly) is gonna be short and to the point. Today, I just want to touch on classifications, limitations, categorizations, etc.
Pardon my French.
But seriously. Forget everything you’ve ever been told you couldn’t do up til this point. Forget those primary school and high school assessments that told you what you’d grow up to be. Pay no mind to the family members who tried to prod you into certain career paths with two-sided statements like, “Are you sure you want to study Law? That’s gonna take a lot of work, you know. I think you have such a natural knack for writing; you should be a journalist!” Ignore those of your friends who continue to remind you of what you’re not good at because they “know you so well and don’t want you to fail”.
Fuck all that.
The secret to success is not hidden in some blueprint that you can Google or read in the latest self-help book. It’s not derived from the advice of people who wish to live vicariously through you. The secret to success is enveloped in two simple virtues:
Every thing that we know in this world is the result of human thought. It was first conceived in the mind, and then brought to life. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we create our reality every day with the power of our minds and our words.
Proverbs 18:21 states: Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.
You don’t have to be a bible-toter to understand that as fact. For the disbelievers, take a look at The Law of Attraction, which states that: like attracts like.
It all comes down to one thing: What you believe will happen, will happen. And where you plant the seeds of doubt, you will reap no fruit.
Faith is the first step to achieving your goals. You must visualize yourself at the peak of actualization. You must speak it into existence, and thus it will exist.
But the only way to truly believe that something is possible is to desire it with all your being.
The human condition is an amazing thing. Our bodies and our minds are programmed to adapt to most environments. More so, they evolve to suit our needs. The homo sapiens genus survived because we were the strongest and the most intelligent
(and some say, the most violent – but that’s another blog) of our common ancestors. We utilized our skills to create technology and advance society, and to this day, we are still finding new and easier ways to do everyday things. That is the power of the human mind to innovate in the event of necessity.
But the same drive that comes from hunger, discomfort, poverty, can be nurtured in us all with a thing called passion. Merriam-Webster defines the word as “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something”. A lot of people set out to attain something, but quit or lose faith once they begin encountering setbacks. Setbacks are inevitable. So what separates those at the finish line from those who started the race?
Having a true passion for something means that you are consumed by thoughts of it. You eat, sleep, breathe, what it is that you set out to do. It’s not a task, or a burden, because you truly enjoy it and couldn’t see yourself doing anything else. When challenges arise, your brilliant mind will create ways to work around them instead of resigning to inaction.
I call this the lottery test:
If you won the National Lottery, would you quit your job and invest in something else? Or would you invest that money into improving what you already do?
If you’ve chosen the latter, you may be one of the lucky people who have found their passion. See, those who haven’t are always looking for an excuse or an escape. The ones who do what they love are always looking to improve or invest.
The aforementioned principles work in synchronicity. It’s a two-part system and one cannot exist without the other. Faith may be the vehicle that takes you there, but passion is the fuel. We need to have our tanks fully gassed up so we can go for the long haul.
Okay, so it wasn’t short and to the point; I may have rambled on for a bit. But you get it.
Have a great Saturday and a peaceful weekend.
Til next time.