Life is a pot-of-gold, grab all it has to offer

2015-12-10 06:00
Zyd Mzamo

Zyd Mzamo

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Let the door open: the magic door. What door do you want to open in your life? Is there a door you are gunning for? That’s like a goal, isn’t it? I guess it is. But we don’t look at it that way. But it is.

What’s behind the door? It is all what you want to do. You know it is not about want only. I want this. I want that. It is your occupation – doing want you love. Working your dream. And living it.

Better to live your dream than getting all you want and do nothing.

Some people want. They don’t want to do. I want to do. When you do; you live. You are alive. You are part of life. You enjoy what you do. As Confucius says, “ If you choose a job that you enjoy, then you will never work a day in your life.” That’s the door I am talking about. I am talking about a door that will give you a kick of life. I mean; we’ve got to want that, don’t we? We can’t be pessimistic. We can’t go on saying life is tough. It is not good. Let’s be reckless while we can. Let’s drink and be merry.

Winners don’t do that. They don’t go about degrading themselves in public. You don’t see them drunk in the streets, just because they want to be happy. If losers can’t get what they want, they will create it.

And they will create it bad. They will become reckless. No, winners don’t do that. They find the door. To find the door; you’ve got to prepare. You can’t just find it without preparing. You’ve got to go to school, and do well there. Recently there was a survey. It was about school children. It asked why were kids leaving school. The answer was that they were not getting what they want there.

In other words, schools were not preparing them for the door. What a shame! Schools were not giving them keys to life. If I were a teacher I would be ashamed of myself. What are we there for, then?

But you can also self-prepare yourself. This is even more important than school. For after school you are on your own. And what are you doing to guide yourself? There are temptations to forget about your career.

There are temptations to tell yourself you are done. You do not need to take it further and improve yourself. Time to relax and enjoy life. Is that the door for you? Have you reached your pinnacle in life? Mandela said after reaching a summit there is another. I don’t buy the yearn that says, “I want to retire young.” That’s some ego without substance. Life is a journey to a door. And after that door there is another door. Stay positive.

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