Initiating is easy. It could be starting a project, trying to curate a contact as to expand your network, or it could simply be anything which involves a process/steps over a period of time. But following through to the conclusion is the more difficult part. Doing this is what separates success from failure and those who go on to do great things and those who don’t.
Sadly, more people don’t follow through than do. Strive to follow through in all you begin. This habit could be what brings about break throughs in your life and pushes you towards your potential.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
We all have challenges we face; some of these challenges have easy answer while others other don’t. But for the most part, it can be said that the answers to these challenges are within our grasp. But in order to reach these solutions, we must first focus with a laser beam intensity. To focus, that means removing all which stands in our path and dedicating all our mental and physical energy towards the task at hand.
WARNING: I am no pastor or preacher or some 100% perfect (none is by the way!) Christian. This should not be taken as some sermon or anything similar. These are just my thoughts!
Today’s sermon at Church continued with a long series on the story of the Israelite’s who wandered in the desert for 40 years despite a journey which was to last 11 days after being miraculously delivered from 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
Some might be Christians and other might not and some might simply not even believe in the concept of God and a higher power. Others might believe the story literally while others don’t. But regardless, life lessons and applications exist to be learnt from this story.
I have known this story for as long as I can remember but never really deeply thought through the meaning as a child or even as a teenager. But with me taking on different paths in life and making key decisions which would impact my life for a long time to come, the meaning of the story is more crystal clear than ever.
The story is simply a warning meant to make people examine themselves to see if they are aimlessly wandering and not on the path they should be on.
We live in an era of great abundance and choice which makes life better and make the possibilities from human flourishing almost endless. But a downside side is that among the myriad of choices which exist, getting distracted, prioritizing the wrong things and following the wrong path is easier than ever.
No clear cut formula exist for finding out if one is one the correct path or just wandering around because everyone’s situation differs. But a good way to start is by having clear cut life-goals/mission-statements and always trying to live up to such.
Ill kind of confess that this is kind of a lazy mans post. But in whatever you do, if you are truly passionate about it, just get lost in it.
Right now, I am doing some work which is startup related. I set a deadline for getting everything done by Wednesday. But its so engaged that I will be probably continue for the next 6 hours and get done (or at least done for the most part) by the time I head to bed around 6AM (yes, I still I’m a night owl from my college days). I simply don’t see myself doing anything else between now and then, even if it means kind of ignoring other things I planned on getting done.
Its in getting lost in what you do that great results come about a new opportunities and breakthroughs are born. I surely can say that with what I am working on new opportunities and growth should come about for iTruck.
I don’t know what your work is or what you are passionate about. But once its something you like and it gives you joy and you see it as worthwhile, simply get lost in it and give it your 1000% effort.