You can alter the path of your destiny
By Ozias Mucheriwa
Of all the life forms on earth, the most fortunate is the human life form, for this reason: as human beings we have the option to change the course of our lives and hence our destinies.
Of all the life forms on earth, the most fortunate is the human life form, for this reason: as human beings we have the option to change the course of our lives and hence our destinies. A guy comes across some excellent teaching and a collection of good ideas thereby getting a ‘light bulb moment’ and makes a conscious decision to turn his life round in an instant. A lady picks a good book and she makes an application of the principles from the book enabling her to raise her children in an excellent way. A man has been bankrupt for the past twenty years but after attending a finance and investment seminar decides to relook at his spending habits resulting in a reshaping of his financial circumstances. This is all made possible because of the human life form’s capacity to make choices that can change the course and direction of their lives. The chemical, plant and animal life forms are deprived of this benefit since they do not consciously make choices. Surprisingly, a good number of people lead lives that are far from satisfactory but remain reluctant to take advantage of the ability to improve on themselves.
You could have been at the bottom of the positional title totem pole for quite a good number of years now. I can almost guarantee you that It has not been comfortable for you down there my friend. It is always crowded at the bottom and lonely at the top. All the natural credentials for greatness are in your possession but you only lack the resolve to go to the top. It might only be an extra skill that you require to be at the top, which is not impossible since all of those at the top followed the same path as they climbed up the ladder. I call it the same path since the disciplines and principles that lead up there are the same. One successful business leader once said that the most important skill of the 21st century is the skill of learning new skills. How dare you look at the limiting factors of your life and do nothing about it? It is not beyond your ability to change. The better life that you dream of is just a decision away- a decision to change.
A surprising number of us get challenged and see the truth but develop cold feet when action becomes imperative. Realization of the truth unaccompanied by corresponding action will only lead to remorse which is said to be the poison of life. Once you realize the truth jump into action especially during these first months of the year. Enroll at college, attend classes, read books and develop the required discipline to study. Hang around with the people whose mindsets you wish to be compatible with. Stop associating with the old folk that is not going anywhere and shape your destiny for the better.
Sit down to count the obstacles and start attacking them one by one. Draw a program of action and make the necessary corrections. Decide on how you intend to tackle the challenges as you pursue your path to the top.
To your zenith, Ozias Mucheriwa