“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Jesus, the Christ.
Some people have failed so much or made several mistakes in their life or stayed too long around people with failure experiences and mentality that their innocence has been contaminated. They can no longer believe in the possibility of success. This is seen in the way some people respond to local, national and international issues, both secular and religious. To them, there is nothing you can do to make things get better. As far as they are concerned. Failure is their nature and that cannot be changed. As such, success keeps eluding them. To them, the slogan becomes “it is impossible to succeed” and if you ever do, you must be involved in something evil to achieve success. But none of these is true. So, it is to those people that today’s edition of#LAST70DAYSOF2013 is made for. You may be in this category right now (not by any means, trying to look down on you) or know someone who is around you. Read this and share with such person(s).
So, what do you do if you find yourself in such situation? Do you continue to give in or do you break yourself out of the box, so you can be free to dream again, to believe in possibilities, to try again once more, to challenge your doubts and confront your fears?
I think that a time comes in our lives when we need to give ourselves a chance and consider success to be a possibility and as well inevitable. It may not happen in a bang, but it will happen in your lifetime. One of the things successful people believe in tenaciously is the inevitability of success. No matter how many times they try and fail, they still keep believing that it is still possible. What they do is to sit down and review their steps, strategies and methodologies and identify points along the track that they need to make changes in order to get to their destiny.
To achieve this, there are just a few things you need to know and I will share them briefly with you.
The first thing is “with God” mentality. Men may discourage you and tell you that you cannot do it but it is left to you to choose whose report to believe. In the sight of men, it is not possible but God says with Him, all things are possible. God can make a way for you if you believe He can. Does this mean that you will leave the entire process of considering and achieving success to God? No way, it is not done that way. You have to play your role while God plays His too.
The second is developing the inevitability thinking process. This is a process that requires you to respond to some intrinsic questions about where you want to be per time in your life. Such questions include but not limited to such like:
Where do you want to be in 20 years? 50 years? Imagine yourself at your own funeral. What’s the outcome you want to achieve? Where do you want to be by the end of 2014? What is the highest leverage thing you could start doing immediately to achieve those different levels? What conditions would you need to set up so that doing that thing is inevitable? What can you do to get that condition in place as soon as possible?
You will need to review and update your answers to these questions regularly in order to maintain your focus on you long-term vision and success.
Thirdly, develop a system for tracking your progress. This will require that you pay attention to details and become accountable for every goal you must have set to yourself. You must be willing to tell yourself the truth when you derail from the track as this is the only way you can come back to focus. You must be willing as well to rebuke yourself and accept the truth about where you got it wrong. Most importantly, you must be willing to adjust and make positive changes that lead to success. These are all possible when you have the right mindset that ‘success is inevitable.’
Again, decide to do one thing everyday no one is courageous to do. Challenge your abilities. There is more to you than meets the eyes. You are more than who people say or think you are. So, do not limit yourself at the points where your friends and people around you limited themselves because you are different from them. Tell yourself you can do it. Just one. Even if it’s simple. Even if it’s small. Do one thing every day. After a week, you’ll be uncommon. After a month, you’ll be special. After a year, you will be remarkable.
Prayer: May your God-ordained success never elude in 2014. You keep moving forward until you win in Jesus name, Amen.