I am often fascinated by the way we try to be like so many others and neglect our true selves, surely when we look in the mirror we must see the image of our Creator. Imagine the fact that every human being on this planet (all 7 Billion), have a unique fingerprint unlike any other, surely that must be something to shout about. We have become a society of copy cats, not truly taking quality time to fully appreciate and embrace the wonders we are, and this is so sad, because I firmly believe that we were all placed here to fulfill a specific purpose. Instead we have found ourselves chasing after fleeting shadows and mysteries of celebrities and the rich and the famous; who for the most part are just as human as we are, but with a little more luck.
Don’t get me wrong people, for some of these folks are my heroes and motivators, simply because they share with us their pains, hopes and doubts, and even their failures.
The point I am stressing on is that we should be spending more of our efforts and resources in to being self empowered and enriched, looking deep into our hearts to determine what makes us rise out of bed in the morning, what makes us do and say the things we do, what motivates us and why we think what we think. I spent a good deal of my time in being introspective, because for me it was important to discover who I really was, especially after I got married and then divorced.
Yes; I too have some stories to tell, some sad and some uplifting, but one thing I am sure of and that is I have learnt to place value on who I am. I don’t need to be compared with any star or headliner to feel like I am somebody and I belong; no! I am somebody because God created me, and when He did there was a plan for me to live and to succeed in this life on this planet.
We need to learn to place tangible value on who we are and focus on the things that we are blessed with, we must ever be mindful that we are a member of the human race, and the world is our birth place, that we should appreciate our purpose and find our niche and live it to the max. There are no shortcuts to success my friends, hard work with smart intentions can reap great rewards, but we must first believe in what we can do if we want others to believe as well. We must prepare to be winners even in the face of odds, no one was promised a rose garden, and even if that were the case then who would prune them and nurture their growth and sustenance!
The beauty that we possess has no price and therefore one must not seek to place a dollar value on it but rather see the limitless potentials we are all blessed with, sad to say some have become lazy and complacent, while others simply just did not care. My take is just this; if you haul garbage everyday for a living, then strive to be the best because without your input, how would the rich folks walk the streets and conduct their business. If you are a cab driver, take time out to study your routes, make your cab as homely and as comfortable as you can for your passengers. Take some pride in what you do, have a mini refreshment bar on board, get copies of some magazines or dailies, learn a new language or two; just don’t settle for anything do something.
We are all extraordinary in some way in our own right, but we just need to dig deep and discover it, we need to come to terms with our own realities and upon self actualization, take what we have discovered to the next level. Let us be ambitious enough to mark upon the sands of time our own legacies, and leaves footprints in the sand for our children and loved ones to follow if they so choose, for what we have become is as a result of the choices that we have made.
There are no takers to blame if we have faltered; if we have failed to achieve our true potentials, the buck stops with us. So man up my friends and let’s be honest with ourselves, see the good within as much as we see in others and live our individual dreams, today belongs to no one, and tomorrow is a promise yet to come, and even if our portion is but as ashes, at least like the Phoenix we can rise and claim the trophy of our souls. Godspeed everyone!