Between dreams and success lie a process

2016-06-08 06:00

LET me take this opportunity and expose the stage that has shattered a lot of dreams and visions in the lives of many people

The process stage

Almost everyone has a vision­, dream or goal they want to achieve or succeed in.

We put a lot of hard work and sometimes even prayers into them hoping for some divine intervention to assist us.

But somehow the process stage shows up not we don’t expect it and it’s strength crushes our dreams as we complain helplessly.

It is the most difficult stage in one’s life because it’s unpredictable and sometimes too complex to understand, and it can be very painful and lonely because everyone goes through it alone.

Let me give a simple example - an apple plant does not bear fruit when its small, it has to grow for a number of years, enduring harsh weather conditions.

But the farmer knows the seed that he sowed as he patiently waits for the plant to grow mature enough to bear fruit until its year comes.

He don’t cut it off in the years it is growing, he waits, even when people laugh at him saying “maybe you planted a wrong seed” he waits patiently.

Like that apple plant, your dream, visions and goals are facing the process stage - don’t give up on them just because of the harsh conditions of life or other people. Don’t understand them and they make fun of you saying you are a failure and you will never taste

success.

Your goals are still in the process stage. Be patient and be prepared to stick to them through pain and joy for you are their master, they depend on your “never-say-die-attitude” to see them through.

Don’t give up.

Sthembiso Myeza Pietermaritzburg

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