Nothing Just Happens
Nothing Just Happens - Introduction
Most of you would agree that such statements make sense when it comes to prosperity and success. But would you agree that cause and effect apply to poverty and failure as well?
What I mean is that it is generally accepted that if you are rich then you must have worked very hard to get rich. You must have done something special or extraordinary in order to acquire your wealth.
However, if you are a failure it is generally thought that you did not do anything, but simply happened to find yourself in that situation. Failure seems to be accepted as default circumstances in people’s lives.
Nothing just happens - introduction
Similarly, it takes effort to be and remain a failure. You have to dream of failure, see yourself a failure, not plan, avoid working on anything worthwhile everyday, give in to temporary defeat and fold your hands to opportunities.
Nothing just happens - successful at failure
Nothing just happens. Success has to be worked at. Equally, failure has to be worked at. I would propose that it takes just as much effort to succeed as to fail. What determines whether you succeed or fail is where that effort is directed or applied.
Everyone in Zambia is successful. The question is: “at what?” If you are a failure, then you are a poor success or a success at being a failure. So if you are not doing something to be a good success, you are doing something to be a bad success. There is no middle ground. You cannot be doing nothing about anything. You are either working very hard to succeed or you are working very hard to fail.
Nothing just happens - defining success
You see, success cannot be looked at in isolation. It can only be properly understood in the context of the desired outcome. What you desire or plan for ultimately determines whether you are successful or not. It therefore becomes unimportant how society in general defines success.
Nothing just happens - society's standards
Before I go any further let me say that I am not by any means trying to put down those that are not financially well-off and those that are suffering for one reason or another. Sometimes people find themselves in bad situations that were not their own creation at all.
My message is not that these and others like them are totally to blame for the situations they find themselves in. My message is that even in these desperate circumstances one thing remains true: we have the power to make a difference in our own lives. We have the capacity, one way or another, to change our own lives. Therefore, we have the option of staying in a situation or escaping it.
Nothing just happens - nothing is hopeless
Furthermore, you know that you have the full responsibility for your own life and should be in the driver’s seat, because it is your thinking and your talk that ultimately determine your destiny.
Nothing just happens - conclusion
Do not be a hearer only. Be a doer. Reading these articles every week won’t help you achieve your dreams. Action is what will bring your dreams to reality. Nothing just happens. You have to make it happen.
You are all you can be. Go on and be it!
I hope you have enjoyed these articles on motivation and that they will be of benefit to you as you reach out to your dreams.
Other Books By Dr. Moses:
"Powerful And Life-Changing Lessons On How To Maximise Your Potential And Live Your Dreams"
Power Principles for Fearless & Abundant Living
"How To Let Go of Fear and Embrace Prosperity"
In the POWER PRINCIPLES series of books, Dr. Moses Simuyemba, "Africa's Success Coach", shares his knowledge, experience and insight to help you in overcoming your personal challenges and limitations and inspire you towards the life you desire and deserve: a life of greater purpose, free of fear and full of abundance.