Don’t let the giant in you wither away

2018-05-30 06:01
Ponane Mahlaba Social Observer

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In one way or another, all of us are faced with challenges.

These challenges frustrate us to such an extent that we think there is no solution to them.

We then adopt the attitude of a house-fly which, having entered the house, falls into the milk jar, struggling to fight its way out; and which, when it finally succeeds, cannot remember that the same door it came in through can be used on its way out.

Is it not true of some of us that we usually give up while we are a few minutes from our destination, or success?

One saying goes: If you cannot rise from where you fell, just crawl your way forward.

Thomas Edison said that the greatest mistake we can make, is not carrying on.

We may have started well in our pursuit of success, goals and visions, but we became tired, perspired and never got inspired to reach the top.

We stopped along the way.

Sometimes we may have committed serious mistakes which stole our worth away, leaving us with the mentality of a loser instead of a winner. Not until we realise that these are learning opportunities, will we see our way to the top.

Each one of us was born with a giant in him, which, when realised and released, propels us towards achieving our purpose without losing hope along the way. This is the giant that indwells the mind of the winner – an optimist.

The thing about pessimists is that after failing, they do not see the opportunity of getting up. They finally give up.

Visionaries, according to Eileen Caddy, are those who set their sights on doing more, and expect most wonderful things to happen right now.

They refuse to have their dreams doomed, and when struck down they refuse to stay down.

Possibilitarians turn the impossible into possibilities, negatives into positives, a mess into messages, a grass hopping attitude into grace hoping attitude, chameleon disabilities into champion abilities, painful experience into gainful experience.

They never worry, even when they are suppressed – for they believe that suppression in the negative sense is compression towards greater opportunities.

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