It’s Truthful Tuesday!
Last week we started talking about possible reasons why we don’t or why we haven’t left the ground level, especially when we call ourselves good people. Out of the six points, we talked about three and so today we will be talking about the last three.
I summarized that the reason is that the mind is not ready for greatness many people think they want. This point was explained better and I talked about disbelief of self-ability, disbelief of God’s ability and the absence of positivity. Let’s look at the other possibilities hindering growth and progress.
Hard work is not overrated. The coinage of words like #softwork and #worksmart seems to insinuate that there is no need to work hard but to use your head. We all know that using one’s head has many misleading meanings. Hard work is important. No matter how smart you want to work, no matter how soft you think your work is, there is a point you need to work to for you to get favourable results and so you need to work hard to get to that point.
Many people try to avoid working hard with sentences like, ‘it is not about working hard, it is about working smart.’ That is wrong thinking. It is actually about working hard, smartly. You can’t expect to rest on your laurels, waiting for the time you think you should work smart and expect that you will be on the same level with the person who works really hard to make ends meet.
God is not mocked, you reap what you sow.
Some people hide behind serving God to avoid working hard. Some hide behind praying and fasting too. Go do the work, go do what you are supposed to do and see if your diligence won’t be rewarded. All over the universe, in heaven and earth, hard work is rewarded. Those people we term ‘worldly’ work harder than we will ever know. They put in the hours, the sleepless nights and the energy and we somehow want to be better than them just because we did some forty days of fasting and prayers? No matter how you pray, if you can do your laundry and you refuse to do it and you are praying for it to get done, it won’t be done. As I have always said, Divinity will not do for you what Humanity can.
We can’t call it grace if we just want to be lazy.
Go work hard and then pray, that is when you see the difference. We live in a world of cause and effect, you reap what you sow.
If you don’t put in the work, don’t expect to see the rewards.
Lack Of Grit.
You know, God doesn’t train weak children. One reason many people are yet to attain great heights is that they are weak. They lack grit. They try for a few times and they give up. They somehow expect that things should be given to them just because they tried. Well, you are not supposed to try, you are supposed to get it done. If you want to get your business booming, you believe in yourself, you believe in God, you stay positive, you work hard UNTIL you get your business booming. You don’t stop halfway, you continue until you are done.
Grit is a rare ability. It is a mixture of diligence, determination, perseverance, hope, positivity and vigour. It is no small feat to possess grit, but like every worthwhile character trait, it is built over time and with practice. When you get hit down, you get back up. You can’t give up, you are not allowed to give up. If you get tired, cry, rest, do what you have to do and get back up.
There’s a book named, ‘The Enemy Called Average’. The greatest enemy on mankind is mediocrity. We settle for just okay. We settle for fine. We are comfortable with just surviving. We don’t care about being good, we don’t care about being great and we don’t care about thriving.
That is not the way to live if you really want to ride on the high places of the earth.
Pursue excellence. Always. You can’t want greatness and act mediocrely. You can’t want to be the best but act average, that is you living a lie, that is you living a confusing life.
Mediocrity is not studying hard enough. Mediocrity is not doing what you have to do. Mediocrity is trying to cut corners. Mediocrity is trying to bribe your way through instead of doing the right thing. Mediocrity is anything that you do which you can’t call right in every definition of the word.
If you say you want to go up there, you have to climb. Climbing takes time, energy, practice, balanced diet, clear mind, and every push you can garner from within, but when you get to the top, where the view is great, you can say, ‘I did it!’
No one can come and say how he or she knows of the things you did to hasten your movement upward.
If you have a business, register it. Do what the law in the country says about having a business. The truth remains that in the long run, doing the right thing will earn you respect, save you time and save you money, but most of all, you will have peace of mind.
Stop being mediocre, start living excellently.
So, lovelies, it is Truthful Tuesday, and some truths might have been spoken, but the truth doesn’t have to be bitter, it can be enlightening. You can be successful, you can attain your goals, just believe in yourself, believe in God, be positive, work hard, stay gritty and pursue excellence.
Employ these in 2019 and see the difference.