Dare to dream big. Define success in your own terms
By Dr Herbert Mtowo
People get so busy making a living that they never get round to designing a life, and they don’t even start pursuing their dreams because they become so overwhelmed with excuses and paying their bills.
Many people are drowning in excuses of why they can’t live their dreams and why they can’t get started on a life that they actually want to live.
The fake life enslaves many people to a life of misery, humans resemble the hamster going round and round on the wheel, doing the same things every single day hoping to make positive strides to a greater life, but are actually getting nowhere in relation to their dreams.
If that is the life that you have given in to then know that you will be betraying yourself to a life that is well below your true potential. It is a crime against yourself to settle for less than you deserve.
Whose life are you living? Who’s fooled you into living a life of cowardice? And who’s sold you into a life that is not of your own making?
You have to define success on your own terms based on how you want to live your life. The choice is ultimately yours how you live, but many just cower away and resign themselves to a life of mediocrity.
Most people have the capability and potential to live their dreams, but how many choose the path of hard work, sacrifice, discipline, dedication, and service?
You must start on pursuing your dreams, you have nothing to lose, you have the ability to live your dreams, you have the strength and power within you to develop yourself to be the right person and to make your dreams a reality.
Five years on what does life look like to you? Who’s life are you living? If you’re miserable and in a life of mediocrity it is your own damn fault because you decided not to start, you decided to invest your time, effort, and actions on entertainment and mediocrity and that is why you are living a life of conformity.
You are solely responsible for your life so you must take full responsibility for the results that you get as your results are a reflection of your daily actions.
Every single day matters, and what you do today can change your whole life, every single day you have to be moving in the direction of your dreams or you will be moving in the direction of mediocrity.
Time is your greatest resource, so use it well to take your life to greater heights.
Success is a mindset, a behavior, a code of conduct, and a way of life.
You have to decide what it is you want and then you have to decide what you are going to have to give up to take your life to a whole new level.
Take a chance on yourself, get started on living your dreams, take one small step in a new direction, you need not the approval of others to get started, all it takes is action.
Action is the key to all success in any area of your life. And action is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful.
You can do it, you can do it, you can do it, don’t be held back in life by the thoughts of failure, be driven by the visions of success, be pulled by your vision of the life that you will be living. Through hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything that you set your mind to.
The time has arrived for you to get serious about living your dreams. I leave you with this, are you ever going to get started on your dreams? Or are you going to live someone else’s life forever?
Coach Herbert Mtowo (PhD Business Psychology), is Chairman and Founder of Africa Entrepreneurs Network, an international NGO based in Africa, with the task of growing business in Africa and improving the lives of African societies. We are driving business with a three-legged concept, Create, Connect and Collaborate. Our emphasis is to build the Africa we want and deserve. We have Africa international business offices in Pretoria and Africa headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, and SADC offices in Lusaka Zambia, and other regional offices in Uganda, Kampala, Nigeria Lagos and 17 other countries.
Dr Mtowo is a guest on The Sunday Express Show on Jit TV this week. Catch the broadcast on Star Sat Channel 120 at 5pm on Monday
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