I once had an experience that left me emotionally bitter and hurt for a considerable period of time. Despite my being a Christian, I found it difficult to let go of a situation that long should have been gone and forgotten. Rather, the resentment within me grew, day after day.
Relationship is a key driver in the pursuit of success and sometimes, success happen by drawing inspiration from others. If you want to be successful in life, you’ll have to hangout with people who share your kind of passion for success.
People who have succeeded in the area you want to succeed in. People who are focused, driven and heading somewhere meaningful. I guess you’re familiar with the saying, ‘Birds of a feather, flock together!’
In this life, the determination to succeed will definitely be challenged at every conceivable level. The minute you make a decision to stand for something meaningful that you believe in or perhaps a decision to make something happen for yourself or for a loved one, things are likely to go wrong.
Therefore, it is critically important to learn the power of persistence, without which you will fall short of where you could be. Walt Disney said and I quote, “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”
In life there are two kinds of people, the optimists and the pessimists. If you belong to the latter group of individuals, chances are you find it really hard to acknowledge the little victories climbing up the ladder to success. A quote by Alphonse Karr says, “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses”.
For such people, the climb up seems tiresome, boring and they give in to easily to obstacles that come their way. With the other group of hopeful and present minded people, they see the journey to success as a mapped out adventure, with road blocks and a lot of ‘Xs’ to be unearthed.
What do you do when you find yourself at the crossroads of life? Where do you go and who do you run to? This post by Elsie Bowen-Dodoo dissects the very heart of the subject, Indecision. Elsie is the first guest-blogger on soempowering.com
The saying, “Too many cooks spoil the broth” is one we must pay heed to very carefully. Who do you live for? Your family, your friends, yourself? At times, you’re in a position of second guessing yourself and that really becomes an open passageway for people to manipulate you.
It is important to know within the depths of your soul what works for you. Once you allow indecision to breed in your home, you become a tenant, no longer the home owner. Too many people deciding how your life should be makes it harder for you to progress to greater heights.
As a teenager in the early 90s, I saw a movie called ‘The Lord of the Flies‘ which was set during unnamed time of war when a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys was shot down over the Pacific. The pilot of the plane was killed, but many of the boys survived the crash and found themselves deserted on an uninhabited island, where they were all alone without adult supervision – no parents, no teachers and no academy. Continue Reading