You only live once, so live it in such a way that your vacuum will be hard to fill when you are gone. It is usually said that no one is indispensable but the truth is some are irreplaceable. Have you found people in the likes of Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi? These lived to the fullest. They gave life their very best shots. The world literally stood still when they passed on. What marks are you making? Who will miss you if you breathe your last today? If you can’t provide satisfactory answers to these questions, then you are not giving life your best shot.
You need to understand that an ordinary life does not in any way make the world better. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. (Newton 1st law of motion). The world doesn’t move for ordinary people. It takes extraordinary people to move the world! People who impact the world don’t live ordinary lives. They are barrier breakers, record setters, mountain movers and world shakers! They are those who defy all odds to achieve their goals. They see every obstacle as a stepping stone. Mount a wall before them and they will create a door through the wall. Lock them up in cells and they use their experience to liberate millions from prison of limitations. They are simply unstoppable.
Where are you today? Are you down and counting your losses? Has life knocked you down and you are playing the blame game? It is time to get back up and give it your very best shot again. You may be down but you are not out. Make a lemonade from the lemons life is throwing at you. Build castles with the stones life is hurting at you. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Don’t ever settle for the ordinary life. Give it your best.
When you have given your best shot, win or lose, you mind will be at peace. “You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.” – Gordie Howe.
So, is what/where you are now your best shot?
God bless us all.
Good morning Africa!
Good morning Nigeria!