Its all within YOU, Champ!
“One of the most amazing moments of my life was when I realized that I had all that I would ever need to fulfill purpose within me!” Those were the exact words I said when I was invited to speak at business forum for mid level managers from 20 organizations a while ago. As I spoke, I could see wonder on the face of the men and women seated in the auditorium that day….there were looks of puzzlement, looks of amazement and yes there was that look of sheer disbelief! so I walked slowly and deliberately to the man who clearly was not believing what I had just said and asked him what he had on his mind. A bit uneasy, he responded saying it was far fetched and too simplistic to believe that all anyone would ever need to get ahead in life was already within the person.He didnt believe that he for example had what it took for him to attain the dreams that he had for himself…in other words, he believed that “his help” was from without him, dependent on someone or something else outside of him…………….. hmmmmm
I wonder just how many people reading this piece have the same type of struggle that the man I just mentioned had….. how many people simply believe that its up to something external for them to thrive in life? let me put this question in another way…How many people believe they themselves dont have the power to win in life..and perhaps its just a question of luck and “fortunate” circumstance that can possibly give them a shot or chance at a break through or at a victorious life. OKAY! Here it is…let me say it one more time “ALL THAT YOU WOULD EVER NEED TO SUCCEED AND FULFILL PURPOSE IN LIFE IS WITHIN YOU”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just as the oak tree or the Iroko tree grows to its imposing towering height from a small seed; same is the greatness in you placed within your skills, giftings and passion. Champ, what you are required to do is to acknowledge the seed by paying attention to the seed within you, nurturing the seed by watering it with acquisition of knowledge, developing relationship management skills and fine tuning your giftings to the point where they add value to people within your reach. the Seed will surely grow into a massive tree when it is paid attention to. On the flipside, if you don’t pay attention to the seed within you or even acknowledge the seed, you could even out of ignorance uproot the seed and truncate your destiny………for the seed carries all that you would ever need to fight the battles of life, to handle the responsibilities that are necessary for you strengthen yourself so that you can build the capacity to manage your greatness appropriately!
I am not done yet….got so much more to say and I will in the days to come but let me wrap up this edition by saying to someone out there…Please do remember that you are wired to win and equipped to excel! You should never forget that….. because your approach, perspective and response in life is positively correlated to what you know and what you understand….which is why I would say this one more time “ALL THAT YOU WOULD EVER NEED TO SUCCEED AND FULFILL PURPOSE IN LIFE IS WITHIN YOU”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God bless you , Champ as you keep walking the Pathway of Champions