Who are you? What do you want in life? What are your plans for life? What do you want to achieve in life, as an individual? Every single individual out there will have different answers to these questions . What does this tell you? Everyone out there is on a journey in life and this is the main reason why you need not compare yourself to anyone. You don’t have to feel intimidated by anyone’s success because you can never measure your success with someone you are not on the same journey with.

You need to understand that we are all unique in our own ways and nothing can change that fact. It was no one’s wish to be born in the midst of poverty. It was no one’s wish to be borne by a blind couple. Enough of the excuses, complains and blames. Complaining, shifting blames and making excuses will take you nowhere, neither will it turn your life around.

What is eating you up? Is it the fact that you didn’t get the opportunity to enroll in senior high school or tertiary? Is it the fact that you are fighting sickle-cell? Is it the fact that you can’t speak English language or you are not fluent in English language? Is it the fact that you can’t cook as a woman? is it because you couldn’t become the lawyer, engineer, nurse, medical doctor you wanted to be due to lack of finance or bad grades? Is it because you feel you are not pretty or handsome enough? Is it because you feel you don’t have a perfect skin color as those you admire? Talk to me. What is it actually? You tried so many times and failed?

All these doesn’t really matter. You are the one who has what it takes to give power to all the above to become a limitation in your life. Find joy in whatever you are doing now, so far as it is not social vice related and doesn’t go against anyone’s will. This is very necessary because anything around your life that does not glorify God and does not give you a feeling of satisfaction is a “BUT” and a “BUT” will turn your life into a contradiction of your faith. Begin to fall in love with whatever you find yourself doing. Wake up every morning, with smiles of hope and joy, knowing that perseverance and consistency produces results, irrespective of how long it takes.  Maybe you should side with Andrew Carnegie, who said “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do when they try to make me feel inferior”.

You need to be tough and believe in yourself because God believes in you enough to dwell in you. Don’t let anyone out there intimidate you. Let other people’s success serve as a source of inspiration and not a trigger of intimidation. Bill Cosby once said “In order for you to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”


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