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By Comfort .O. Opoku
When you see the beauty in someone’s life without knowing the scars behind it, you definitely think all is well and good. Most people are triggered by what they see in other people’s life with a conclusion that those people should be heroes in their life, not themselves. Though I wonder why this kind of perception is resting in their heads which has turned to blur their imaginational vision. Well there will be a whole bunch of reasons for that, which I will give some at the end of this article. When you are wrapped with situations and unforeseen circumstances and you realise there must be a way out, you turn to someone to help you out. Of course knowing well things are beoming harder and harder and you run out of options. You will wished that somebody should be your saviour in the crisis you are facing. But one thing i know for sure that when you are down nobody sees it more than yourself. The pain and struggles you go through is not an easy thing. But you need to still get up and keep pushing because you know and believe that’s not the end of you. Am not insinuating that you can’t ask or seek help from anyone but first of all have dealt with the issue yourself before extending it to other hands, that’s something it should click your mind first. Everyone on the earth is bound to achieve anything, though challenges may come but you need to be focused and persevere to overcome it.
Elon Musk started SpaceX in 2002, he had a vision , a vision to land on Mars, a vision to travel to Mars, making Mars another place for a homo sapien to live on it. He works with his team to make it successful, guess what Elon Musk and his team faced or encountered many failures but yet still they are still working and correcting their mistakes they did in the past that resulted in their failure to achieve perfection. He then again started talking about electric cars , how he and his team want to start producing electric cars. When he started preaching that, some people said that is not possible, it can’t be done. I mean how can you suddenly change something that’s been there for decades that’s fuel cars. Even some people had the notion that he is totally out of his mind. Well that never stopped him.
In 2008 Tesla Motors released its first electric cars and from that their journey has been impressive, I mean with that Elon Musk has been named the richest person in the world with networth of $ 219 billion according to the Forbes Magazine. Despite going through enormous challenges, he still manages to go through it. Working ultimately hard to achieve his goal. He is the hero in his life. Why is it so!. “Nobody wears his shoe that he was wearing”. The uncountless failures he faced but never gave up on that, extremely working hard to attain his goal. Musk had an interview with “CNBC this Morning host Gayle King. Gayle was asking Elon about the stress he is under as Tesla works to be on track. Elon said “I definitely feel stressed, yeah. It’s like – we’ve been incredibly difficult and painful the last several months,” Musk said.”Painful?” King asked.”Absolutely, of course. Yeah, I’m sleeping on the factory floor, not because I think that’s a fun place to sleep. You know. Terrible,” he said.”Sleeping on the factory floor, doing – why are you doing that?“”Because I don’t have time to go home and shower,” Musk responded. It’s that simple?”Yes,” Musk said. “I don’t believe people should be experiencing hardship while the CEO is off on vacation.” This tells you how focused he was. In this world nothing comes easy, not even the shit that comes from our anus. If you are waiting for the appropriate time to start something, the appropriate time is now.
You can plan it but you need to start it. You are having doubts that the idea you have is too ambitious for you and you can’t achieve or might not be able to achieve it. Well am definitely telling you that is a fallacy you’ve inserted in your mind. You need to erase that before you start anything other than that, it’s going to affect you negatively. Because negative thoughts are real and positive thoughts are also real, so you choose your preferred one. Each of us is what we are because of the dominating thoughts we permit to occupy in our mind. Who you spend time with is your future. The kind of people you spend your time with determine whether you are moving forward or backwards. Apparently some people don’t take it into notice. Surround yourself with people who talk about visions and ideas, not other people.
You know every successful person has “jumped”, believe it or not , they have. If you want to be successful you need to jump. It doesn’t matter what you are doing, it doesn’t matter with your age. There are some people who drop out from school and focus on their passion and talent and they made it. They made it because they jump despite the fear they had, they still jump. There are some who finish college or university, have their degree and a job and they are ok where they are because that’s what they want. Thomas Edison didn’t have proper formal education. He thought it wise to self educate himself and focus on what he wants to do with his life. As an inventor he was able to invent many things such as the incandescent electric light, telephony and telegraphy. An American inventor who singly or jointly held a world record of 1,093 patents. He also created the world’s first industrial research laboratory. Was able to attain this with little formal education but more with self education.
I’m not insinuating that formal education is not good or is not an appropriate thing to enroll yourself in, but I want to draw a point where if you really focus and are determined to make it in life you can, regardless of your educational background. The best things in life are on the other side of fear. You dreaming bigger doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. Is just that you are too big to think small. Stop thinking that your life is over because you’re a certain age or you aren’t where you want to be in life. One thing I’ve learned from Steve Harvey’s quote, it says “No matter what happens, life ain’t over. As long as God wakes you up, that means he ain’t through with you yet. When God wakes you up, he has something for you that you haven’t received. Everyday you have opportunity to make something happen”. So the fact that God wakes you up everyday means he has something special for you. No matter what the situation is, still press on, still be focused and work hard. https://enerriseinspi.com/index.php/2021/05/01/2199//
Love yourself enough to work hard for yourself. Love yourself enough to fight for yourself to make your dream and aspiration come to pass. Love yourself enough that you will work on yourself to achieve a better tomorrow. Love yourself enough to be able not to be distracted by a bad day or situation. Love yourself enough that you see yourself as a blessing. Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they arrive. Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches !. Faith removes limitations. Faith is the basis of all miracles and mysteries that cannot be analysed by the rules of science. Faith is the only known antidote for failure. Faith is the element, the ‘chemical’ which when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with infinite intelligence- Napoleon Hill. Without taking a step of faith, things will sound to you as unreal or not easy but you need to still persevere only if you want to be at the other side where you have financial freedom. God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a reward for your faithfulness. Trust him and don’t give up, because he has not given up on you yet.