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The flight principle

30 Mar The flight principle

More often than not, many of us are the ones responsible for our own misfortune and catastrophe. We sit quietly through life, being satisfied and giving wasteful effort and attention to WHATEVER comes our way. But we tend to hope that things are going to get better.

The truth of the matter is that the wind of life seems to be against positive virtues. For instance, whenever you take the decision to do something right, you will discover that some people are still against what you want to do, the day you decide not to eat will be the day you will feel hungry the most. There is law of inertia in life. If you don’t take control of the situation, life will keep loading you with more problems, burdens and responsibilities. These burdens have a deceptive way of appearing in form of opportunities but they are the forces keeping you ineffective on your way to the top. They leave you nothing but one big mess to clean up.

Know what you are good in, locate your strength and master it. Stop being carried away with everything that comes your way, it’s alright not to know all. Make the best of the little you know.

An older friend once told me “Wole, limit your life to one or two things, it helps you monitor your growth, focus your energy and keeps you moving forward in the right direction”. Man…i tried it and it worked like magic. It was just like a short-cut to the height I want to attain in life.

Am I saying having more than a dream is bad? Hell no…life is very flexible, there is probability to be able to do more than one thing but you do need to recognize when you have had enough. Also make sure to NEVER compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is all about. Other people can act as advisors, but never allow someone’s opinion outweigh yours. We are different people with different views. Your life is TOO precious to leave it in the hands of someone else. Growth begins when you take control of the situations surrounding your life.

OVERLOADING your life with responsibilities will only cause  more harm than good. It makes you lose focus and become ineffective.

Just like a flight, for it to be able to soar  it can only carry a certain amount of weight. If there are too much loads on board, it will end up ineffective and won’t be able to soar as it ought to. Most people ignore their limitations and end up failing to reach the height meant for them. Some even exceed their weight limit by the desire to please or impress others. Let me tell you something…as soon as you die, your identity will change, it becomes “a body”, people use phrases like “bring the body”, “lower the body to the grave” etc. Those whom you tried to impress your whole life won’t even call you by your real name. Live to impress the Creator (GOD), not His creations.

For you to get the best out of life, choose the things to respond to and those to ignore. Determine what is worthy of your attention. There is something you can do better than the next thousands of people. Discover and develop it.

Whatever you are, be a good one.

Oluwole Fanegan

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