LESSONS FROM LIFE LESSON NOTE
The day you decide to be whom you really are and to purse your dreams is the day you would begin to unravel the mystery behind your existence. Things would never be easy at first, but these are what sharpen you, make you stronger and make you determined to want to succeed and move higher in life.
When you are comfortable, you can never think about how to make it. That dream of yours would take you out of your comfort zone and it would make you realise what life truly is. Some People would mock you; some would pity you, while others would praise you. Be wise enough not to be carried away by the praise and be wiser not to be discouraged by the criticism and pity.
Don’t wait for opportunities because they might never come at first. Develop yourself and create opportunities because waiting for opportunities is like building a castle in the air. Start small; don’t wait until your parents, your family members, your friends, or the government to give you money before you start planning on ways to actualize your vision.
Humility and forgiveness are great attributes of great men. Humility costs nothing actually, but it buys everything and the only person that is expected to be proud is that person that created his or herself. Humility opens closed doors and makes way when there is no way.
Humble people make friends with meaningful people because they know when to say thank you, not too proud to say sorry, and are willing to always stand their ground to defend the truth. Forgiveness frees us from guilt and allows us to interact positively with other people. Watch out, the people who find it hard to forgive others don’t see themselves realistically. They are either arrogant, or they most time feel insecure.
Now the truth is although hanging on a grudge gives some people a feeling of satisfaction, those who do not forgive are hurting themselves more than they are hurting others. When hurt, forgive as quickly as possible so that you can free yourself from guilt, worry and unnecessary loads.
Failure has an explanation, and Success also has an explanation. The explanation for failure is EXCUSE, and the explanations for success are KEYS, PRINCIPLES and TIPS. Nobody appreciates, understands, cherishes or cares to listen to the explanation of failure because they understand that failure coupled with its explanation which is EXCUSE cannot produce the result they had always wanted which is SUCCESS.
People are ready and willing to pay to hear the explanation of SUCCESS or perhaps spend their money, energy and time to read the books of a successful person. FAILURE is not bad, but an excuse makes it worse. When you fail, propose in your heart to be better, add that extra effort and believe in yourself that you can make it rather than telling stories to make up for your failures. The world is waiting for your SUCCESS tips.
There are four laws every successful man follows. The law of accountability states that ‘’ IF YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR MONEY AND YOU DON’T SIT DOWN TO PLAN WELL ON HOW YOU WOULD SPEND THE MONEY, YOU WOULD END UP SPENDING IT ON THINGS YOU DO NOT NEED, OR ON THINGS OF LESS IMPORTANCE’’. The law of becoming states that ‘’ YOU CANNOT BECOME SOMETHING IN LIFE UNTIL YOU FIRST BECOME IT IN YOUR MIND’’.
The law of money states that ‘’ YOU GET MORE MONEY FOR PROBLEMS SOLVED AND VALUE EXCHANGED’’. The law of sowing states that ‘’ YOU CANNOT HAVE AN HARVEST UNLESS YOU SOW, YOU CANNOT GET MORE MONEY UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO INVEST THE MONEY YOU HAVE WITH YOU’’. This laws look simple, but the work wonders when you apply them.
There are three states of people in life. THE FIRST SET ARE THE LIQUID STATE OF PEOPLE (They are always adopting the shape of their container. They are easily influenced by their environment, the books they read and the people around them. They don’t have a mind of their own and they always follow what others tell them. They don’t have their own identity).
THE SECOND SET ARE THE GAS STATE OF PEOPLE (They are better than the liquid people but they have the same characteristics. They are not that easily influenced by their environment and the people around them but after much persuasion they tend to follow what they do. As much as they try hard to be themselves, they still tend to form the identity of those around them).
THE LAST SET OF PEOPLE ARE THE SOLID STATE OF PEOPLE (These are the people that would always be themselves no matter the environment they find themselves in. They have found their identity, found purpose and are willing to carve a niche for themselves. They are the heroes and they are really hard to find).
SEUN EMMANUEL ALAOFIN (SEA).