Nowadays, everything seems to be about the glory such that nobody pays attention to the story which precedes the said glory. This Idea has everybody in a rush so much that most of us don’t care about having experiences anymore, we don’t want to read anymore, most of us don’t want to date prospect anymore, most of us don’t appreciate service anymore… what we are actually concerned with are: getting rich, rocking the best designers, driving the most expensive car and living large. I am not against getting rich and neither is aiming to get rich sinful, in fact I plan on making it to Forbes list myself, but we need to understand that money is a reward of success and of course a blessing from God. Actually, there is no accidental success, to put it in a simpler way so you can understand and as well take this seriously- people don’t just wakeup and become successful, they strive to attain successful height.
For your story to be that of success, a lot of work has to be done… sacrifice has to be made, obstacle have to be overcomed, tough decisions has to be made, sometimes you have to walk alone, knowledge has to acquired, learning has to be consistent, goals has to be set, purpose has to be fulfilled, change has to occur, prayer has to be employed and definitely God has to be involved.
In summary, what I am trying to say is you have to burn before you can shine brighter than you can imagine. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not saying you should literarily set yourself on fire, I meant burn the midnight oil to work on those business plan or projects, burn time and money to acquire required knowledge, burn energy for those things you’re good at even when nobody is rewarding you, burn bridges to make sure no one is holding you down, burn the mentality of how it has been done to be sure you’re not just another face in the crowd; because by doing these you will gradually work those potentials in you into real values that people can appreciate and invest in.
Stop talking and being envious of other people’s glory and concentrate on your story… For every shiny glory, there’s a story.
Babalola Michael Tayo.