YEAR 2015- WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Expand Your Vision.
Only frustrated people will move out of where they are for the mere reason of being tired of being there; but a visionary person will move out of where he is, having with him the picture of where he is going.
Have you ever set out on a journey without having any definite destination in mind? No other word will describe such person than “wanderer” because he goes around having nowhere to go. That is the simplest description one can give to people who live this life with no aim or objective as to why they should be alive just like starting this new year with no vision or mission. It is popularly often said,
If you don’t know where you are going, you will not know when you get there, or taken passed it.
I’m sure you may have practical experience to explain this when you board a cab to get to an unknown place. If you ever find yourself in situation, nothing else you would other than ask for direction from those you may think is familiar with the environment.
The above is so true for life’s journey. Many are around today and all they know about life is; wake up, get money, eat and sleep -same thing every day, no purpose or vision. They merely always desire to earn more money, have a better life but have no vision to become somebody or achieve a certain thing in their life. That is why such people are always frustrated because they run aimlessly and focus on nothing – no benchmark or landmark that can measure how far they have come in life or how far they want to go. When we go on in life with no definite plan/mission to achieve a goal/vision, we are simply wandering in the wilderness of life but when the purpose is in place, you have the drive to forge ahead, a map to trace your route and an instrument to appraise your life. What is your purpose in life? Myles Monroe said,
If you don’t have anything to die for, you don’t have anything to live for.
If nothing motivates you to live or nothing you are striving for, you simply are marking time and wasting all the resources in your life. If whether you live or die makes no sense to you, it means you don’t have any reason to be around in first place.
You don’t have a reason to live if you have no reason for living because the reason why you live is the reason why you should be alive.
Lack of vision is what makes a man settle for just anything or think that he can’t go further than he has gone or achieve more that he already has. Many people get too comfortable with what they have or where they are, forgetting that in the next couple of years, what they perceive so golden now may fast become obsolete. Have you ever heard it said that the biggest room in this world is room for improvement? Move out, step out, and pursue your vision!
Know When To Move On
Perhaps you have made any great accomplishment in life in this past year, it’s only a pointer that you can achieve yet a greater course in this new one. Why are you pending your lifetime celebrating past glory when you can launch out for bigger ones? I don’t mean you shouldn’t have jubilation on your achievements but don’t waste time on it because other landmarks are waiting for your exploration. The first category of automobiles that were ever made were so celebrated but you remember what they became several years later. Further years down the lane of inventions, you can simply tell that the first automobiles have become mere artifacts in museums. If they have been so celebrated that we forget to improve on them, where would we find the today’s Ferrari, Buggati and Limousines we have today? You think you have done anything great lately? Congratulations. Move on, and forge ahead. Expand your vision!
Expand your perspective. See every challenge as an opportunity to add another feather to your achiever’s cap. As long as you have equipped yourself and live ready at all times, you will see problems as stepping stones to move higher and as opportunity to test your knowledge, strength and capability. Many are always of plunging because they think they are not armed enough to take the risk. How will you ever know when you are ready when you will not take any conscious action to get yourself fortified and decides to take a test of strength? Whether you are prepared or not, will always have to fight because life has its way of forcing you out of comfort zone and it will become a total tragedy if life has to dictate where you go and what direction you take simply for the reason that you have no vision or mapped our plan to guide you on how you want to live your life; you will soon have breadth snuffed out of you
Until you depart from where you are, no matter how beautiful you dream, you will not discover new places, new opportunities and greater landmarks. Do you have a plan? Execute it! You have vision, get on a mission! You have goals, live out the plans! No matter how many times you think you have tried and failed, you haven’t tried enough until you eventually achieved it but don’t forget to always have a backup plan in case you miss such opportunity that comes only once in a life time. It all depends on you to make it worthwhile because no achievements of one person are inferior to another as long as everyone put in their best and achieve their desired result.
It’s time to break out of the box! Make your life count in this new year.