Thursday, January 3, 2008
Everywhere in the world, people admire winners, they celebrate them, and everyone wants to be like them in every endeavor and different works of life. A lot of people wants to be there, but only a few knows how to or what it takes to get there, others just dream it, but they never get to live it. All they say is “I want to be”, but it’s never “I want to know how to be”. Some take the initiative and inquire, but when they see what it takes to get there, they back out just like that Tax collector guy did when Jesus told him to sell all he’s got, carry his cross and follow him. All they want is the pleasure that comes with winning; they don’t want to feel the pain of the process involved. Like my chairman once said to my hearing “the result of hard work is more work” but what most Nigerians want today is fat pocket, and a condo on the beach of Bermuda with little or no work, that is why the dream so many today is winning Baba-Ijebu and National lotto, few will win by luck ☺, but the fact is that the winner takes the money of the millions of loosers that played the game.
The present Nigerian situation is plagued with the problem of money consciousness and gluttony, young minds that are meant to desire knowledge flee in purchase of money, even the leaders make them believe money is it by stealing even what is their own but believe me. Winning is more than just money.
This world we are living in is no rainbow or sunshine
It is a very mean and nasty place, filled with hard hearted people
(Just like most Nigerian politicians)
It doesn’t care about how tough you are
It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
To life, you and me are nobody
It is going to hit us so hard and that is life
Nature supports this down ward pulling trends
The pull of gravity on everything, ravaging might of fire, the strength of the winds
Everything about life is about falling hard, crashing out and staying down.
But there are basic principles in life that not only lead to success
But also delivers victory only if we follow them.
In order to win, it’s not about how hard you can hit or get hit
It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward
How much you can take and keep pressing forward
How you can always stand up and stand tall when you fall
That is how winning is done
If you know what you want in this life, go for it
If you know what you are worth, go out and get what you are worth
Your positive attitude and winning mentality makes you worthy to take the hit
Because you have to be worthy to take the hit
Stand up now, rather than sit-down and say you are not what you want to be because of the Nigeria situation or anybody. Only cowards do that and that is not you
You are better than that, and that is what you have to know and believe, you have to start believing in yourself, think positive.
You have to believe in yourself, until you start believing in yourself, you are not going to have a life, and without a life you can’t be renewed and will naturally some to nothing.