Sunday, October 18, 2009

Talking tough and doing nothing.

No matter how well we talk or verbally marshal our plans; we will not go any where if we do not take action. Big dreams are good and they are the reasons why the world witnessed major advancements. It is of a fact that such dreams require us to start from somewhere. The big breaks do not just come over night.There is always a period of sowing. Efforts, well planned attempts and even some degree of failure come before hand.

I could remember a man I was told about who talks so tough. He had read a lot of motivational books and he was always fired up. He had the fundamentals that any 'possibility thinking' mind should posses-dreaming big and believing that he could do the unthinkable. In addition, he never believed he should work for any body. He detested the monthly pay check. His dream and desire was to set up and own his own firm. He emphasized that ideas were what mattered. He never applied for any jobs.

The young man was right, however one thing was lacking. He had no capital. He had also been jobless for over three years. Imagine where this "tough talker" depends on friends who are salaried employees for hand outs. Yet, he does not believe he should be anybody's employee.

Now, who is fooling who? Is he fooling himself, is he being fooled by the books he read or is he fooling his benevolent friends? The point is clear. The young man needs to act on his dreams. He could start by taking up a job as a leverage, after which he can save some money and start his own business or seek for other legitimate means to raise money and man power.

We all differ in our abilities, guts, risk taking skills and innovatory abilities. Whether we dream to climb to the highest point in the corporate ladder or start our own firms; apart from dreaming big, we need to act rightly.

Actions speak louder than words. No matter the wonderful ideas we may have or how tough we talk, we need actions to step up our games.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who loves to fail?

Who loves to fail? Nobody does except if there is a reason that will lead to a greater success.In the midst of lives successes inhabits failures. They come once in a while.
What matters most is how we handle it. Imagine a situation where you curse, blame, bear grudges, wish and most of all worry when things do not go your way after you put in so much work. It will only keep you more tensed up, sick and block any inflow of creative solutions into your mind.

A young man worked so hard to set up a business which was very desirable to him at the time. Unfortunately, at the crucial time, the venture failed in a perfectly inexplicable way. He was not disappointed; on the contrary he thanked God that his desire has been overruled, and went steadily on with a grateful mind. In a few weeks an opportunity so much better came his way that he would not have made the first deal on any count; and he saw that a Mind which knew more than he knew had prevented him from losing the greater good by entangling himself with the lesser.

Learn to view failures with gratitude, believing that something better is coming your way. No wonder Beverly Sills and Henry Ford said that "Failure is only an opportunity to begin more intelligently." Never cease to thank God as you believe that another door will open. Take out time and review the processes that led to the failure, ask intelligent questions where necessary and learn new lessons on how not to fail.

The mind is the major battle ground, do not let fear or depression as a result of failure to grip it. It is your power house. Keep being grateful to God and look out for even better opportunities, as you fly like an eagle above any torrents of failure or apprehension that abounds. Take your game to anotther level; fly like an eagle.