To step into
higher grounds, you need to confront a height you’ve never confronted.
Attainment of new levels requires a newer level of effort, input,
determination, courage, strength and knowledge. You cannot assume to be moving
forward when your gaze is fixed on your rear mirror. Align your actions with
your thoughts, make achievable plans and follow through.
confronts you with threatening realities and you are boxed between the devil
and the deep blue sea, you may have no other choice but to walk on water; doing
the seemingly impossible. Life usually stretches people beyond their limits and
they soon realise that they are experiencing a circumstance that demands an
extraordinary and an out-of-the-box decision.
For instance, a
friend recently quit paid employment to start a small business of his dreams. I
praised his courage and he stated that the urge had been beating him for a year
but that the struggles over the perks of paid employment and how to sustain his
family thereafter pulled him back. “Why
should I continue to postpone the ‘evil day’ ”, he concluded. The founder
of Ford Motors, Henry Ford says: “Whether
you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” You hold both the
yam and the knife.
How to do the unimaginable
1. Consider your options- What is the price
of your inaction? What is the prize of your action? Which of the two do
you prefer? Don’t run with your eyes shut, think through the pros and the cons
of either of your decision and follow a sustainable action whose result would
2. Stand to fight- Face your
battle and resist the pressure to despair. Don’t procrastinate the evil day, run to the battle and fight. Gather
sufficient inner strength for the battle.
Don’t flee the battle you must face.
3. Do it- “Success has
only 1 calculation formula: stop thinking in terms of limitations and start
thinking in terms of possibilities.” (Anonymous). Go against the grain, just do
the impossible! Distraction is inimical to distinction and excellence. Persistence
is enough proof of desire; act till you get the desired results. Act with the available
resources at your disposal. Waiting for utopia may just be another attempt in
futility. Waiting for an external push may be a pipe-dream as your inner belief
may just be all you need to push out the brain child the world awaits.
Just do it, one step at a time. Afterall, great people don’t have 2
4. Seek Support- Since no man
is an island to himself, everyone needs help through relationships –vertical and
horizontal- the supernatural and the natural. You need God, family, mentors,
contemporaries, competitors, friends, staff, neighbours and adversaries. You’ll
miss your life’s purpose if you decide to live independent of God and you’ll
equally frustrate it if you live independent of people. You need sound counsel,
a helping hand, a rod of correction and shoulders to cry on. Find people who
make you tick.
What a child does not see standing up, an adult sees sitting down.
There’s a friend that sticks closer than
Photography: Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin II