I have spent thirty-plus years on earth and the lessons learned so far have shaped not only my world view but my personal values and beliefs that I hold as I navigate life. I believe that you will find one or all of them useful.
1. Everything you can imagine is possible. If you put in the work:
Before anything is possible in the physical, it starts on the inside. Now if what you come up with on the inside is so real, best believe that it is absolutely possible to accomplish it.
The thing is, most people usually stop at the talking and planning stage but fall off the wagon when it’s time for the execution, and naturally, their dreams simply never materialize. The point of this is that whatever you want is within reach if you work smart and hard enough, persevere in the face of challenges, and driven enough to achieve it.
2. There’s black, white and there’s a whole lot of colours in between: When you are raised in a particular environment with its norms, nuances, and traditions, it’s very easy to think that’s how big the world is. You more often than not, view the world through the lenses you were raised with.
However, life is full of all shades and hues of colours that one can think of. There are so many varied lifestyles, values, belief systems that exist beyond yours that you can not help but adopt a respectful, tolerant mindset, and behaviour in order to co-exist peacefully.
I believe that the lack of understanding or acceptance of this is the major reason for the strife we see in the world today.
3. Whatever you set your hands to, do it excellently well. No cutting corners: Excellence is a virtue that should be pursued in every area of our lives.
Granted, we are not perfect and therefore cannot always deliver 100 per cent all the time, however, excellence must be imbibed as a mindset, as a lifestyle that whatever you do or say is done to the best of your ability. It is a decision to go above and beyond than is expected.
I encourage you as you begin this new week, think of how you can incorporate these beliefs, and believe me, you will be amazed at how far you will go in living your best life.