Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.
– Malcom Gladwell
Sometimes all that can go wrong will go wrong. Life will sucker punch you in the stomach and throw onions at you instead of lemons. Close contacts will disappoint you and friends will desert you. Family will never understand/appreciate, nor support your central vision but in the midst of it all . . . Will you succeed?
Many of the greats knew long before they were great that they would be. Against all odds they forged ahead. When we stop/pause to look at the names who are names we discover that success wasn’t thrown on their laps. They had to exact effort and possibly sacrifice to get to their mark.
Against all odds means that nothing can be received without effort. Effort is required to reach that state where effort looks effortless. Despite the odds, effort is applied to get to their desired goals.
Many people would rather throw a pity party, sit around a fire, gather other sorry ass people and wail, lamenting the sudden rise in dollar, the increase in the price of pure water, the problems in their life and how some dark forces have held them back and their great reasons for not getting to their promised land.
Effort is required to reach that state where effort looks effortless.
It’s good to share problems and discuss deep issues but what’s the aim? For people to feel sorry for you? I met a young lady who shared not just her story but that of some others she had been able to help. While we spoke this title dropped on me. The people in the story may not be legends yet but they, in their own little world, have been able to overcome their odds and make some head way in life.
What is your strong excuse for stagnancy? Why is your life still the way it is? Chances are that if it’s somebody else’s fault then you are not worthy of greatness. If you can come to terms that it’s legally yours then you are halfway there. It’s that time to think deeply on this. Why is my life still this way? Am I exerting myself appropriately? Some people are their own greatest enemy. Take conscious actions to change your current state. It will absolutely not be easy. Effort is needed. Change will not come until effort looks effortless.
Now remember that success doesn’t just happen, there are often predictable circumstances that crop up. If you aren’t prepared then you very likely have to exact more effort. The odds could be in your favour for just one week in a year but then do you tell yourself that against all odds (positive and negative), I’m gonna excel.
Don’t let anybody be the referee of your life blowing whistles and calling fouls that you have to heed. Block them out and tell yourself despite the odds, the problems in my life, death of a wife, child, parent, lack of capital, no connection, physical disability, speech impairment, etc that you are going to succeed.
Think of ways to get better, Act them out despite and against all the odds and see the Change that you desire. It’s not easy but in the end, it’s worth it!
Think, Act, Change.
♥ Bible Quote for the Day:
2 Samuel 22:30 KJV
For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Oladapo Omotosho is a trained public health specialist, public speaker and wealth generation consultant. He believes in people pushing the limits around them. He runs the Think Act Change (TAC) campaign which is focused on helping people get the best out of life. He currently has 3 years public speaking experience, a close relationship with God and is working on a project to impact 1000 lives directly before 2020
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