You see, it’s very good to be successful but better to become a person of value. Success doesn’t come on its own. Success majorly relies on values. The more value you give, the more successful you become. So, rather than working on increasing your success rate, you should work on your value rate. Continue reading
At first, we have looked three questions of pupose. To fulfill your purpose here on earth and to live on the best side of life, you need to constantly ask yourself positive questions. No one can make your life better than what you do to make your own life better. The first question is “Am I Committed to Personal Growth?” and the second question is “Am I Enjoying What I Do?“. The third question is Am I willing to serve others“? You should read them if you haven’t. Continue reading
In addition to the two questions of purpose already asked, you need to constantly ask yourself, “Am I willing to serve others”? To fulfill your purpose here on earth and to live on the best side of life, you need to constantly ask yourself positive questions. No one can make your life better than what you do to make your own life better. The first question is “Am I Committed to Personal Growth?” and the second question is “Am I Enjoying What I Do?“. You should read them if you haven’t. Continue reading
Few days ago, I asked a question which is, “Am I Committed to Personal Growth?“. Please, do check it out. That is the first question in these series of questions of your purpose I will be asking. I’ll also be looking forward to your feedback on it. The next “purpose question” is about what you do. Do you enjoy what you do? Ask yourself, Am I really enjoying what I do? I wouldn’t want you to jump right into an answer. That’s because the answer you give very fast to this is from a defensive part of human nature. Take a moment to think on this question. Look indepth into what you do and give an honest answer.
You see, you’ll never fulfill your purpose or your destiny doing something you don’t enjoy. Passion lies at the core of true success and fulfillment. You can’t be passionate about doing what you don’t enjoy. Even if doing it provides your daily meal. You don’t have to keep doing what you don’t enjoy simply because it provides your daily meal. Life requires you to sometimes go hungry in order to find what you enjoy doing and do them. If you don’t sacrifice what you don’t enjoy and the meal it provides, you may never find what you enjoy doing and may never be a provider of meals for other people. You are not just a consumer, you are made a provider.
Don’t lose your passion by doing what you don’t enjoy. You need your passion to fulfill your purpose. You need it to fulfill your destiny. Passion is the spark for your fuse. It energizes you when others around you grow tired of pursuing their purpose. Passion helps you come up with answers when others cease to have creative ideas. Passion gives you courage to take risks into the unknown when others crave for security in their present situation.
Keep pursuing excellence. That’s what life expects from you. Don’t jeopardize your integrity. You need integrity to live on the best side of life. Live your life by doing what you enjoy and enjoying what you do. You have one life to live here on earth. Don’t be tempted to take shortcuts and compromise by settling for less than God intended for you. God made you with the best material so as to live on the best side of life. That means, you don’t have to keep doing what you don’t enjoy. You can have what you enjoying doing and you can do them in order to fulfill your purpose and destiny.
The life we live in requires us to fulfill purpose, to succeed at our dreams and to live on the best side of life. But most times, we find ourselves not doing what life really requires of us. We want to succeed at what we do but we find ourselves falling short of success. Failing short of success is not really bad. What is bad is falling short and not doing anything to get back on track. We are human with life flowing through us. The life requires us to grow daily. Continue reading
Co-authors B.J Gallagher and Steve Ventura said in their book, Who Are “They” Anyway?, that the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows;
The 10 most important words: I won’t wait for others to take the first step.
The 9 most important words: If it is to be, it’s up to me.
The 8 most important words: If not me, who? If not now, when?
The 7 most important words: Let me take a shot at it.
The 6 most important words: I will not pass the buck.
The 5 most important words: You can count on me.
The 4 most important words: It IS my job!
The 3 most important words: Just do it!
The 2 most important words: I will.
The most important word: Me
Do you take personal responsibility for everything that happens to you? If you don’t, you should. This is simply because nothing happens to you without your permission. Your future depends solely on you. If the word QUIT is part of your vocabulary, chances are that the word FINISH isn’t. It’s about personal responsibility because even when you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there and do nothing.
High achievers will tell you that life takes on meaning when you take personal responsibility for your actions and pursue your goals with purpose and passion. The fact is, nobody remembers who finished second except the person who finished second. Jesus, the Christ is the greatest finisher of all time. At age 12, He took responsibility for His purpose on earth. And on the cross, He said “It is finished”. Mission accomplished.
Focus on taking personal responsibility for your life. I know it’s not easy, but you can depend on God’s grace every time because His grace is sufficient for us all.
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