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It is said that if a frog is suddenly thrown into hot water, it will instinctively jump out because of the temperature, but if thrown into cold water and you gradually increase the temperature it won't notice the rise in temperature until it dies. How different are we from a frog if we become so used and insensitive to our current environment, level or circumstances that we fail to realize that we are all called us to a higher life, bigger and better than what we may currently be experiencing.
Rise above your limits, all circumstances may not line up in your favour, but find a way to win. Know exactly what you want out of life and go for it with all you've got. As Zig Ziglar once says, if you aim at nothing, you will always hit it every time. Success starts with you defining what success means to you. You are too important to just drift through life, no, you are not a nomad. There is more to your life even if you don't know it yet.
Get your life priorities in order. Don't major on minor and don't minor on major. Time is all you have in exchange for all you need in life. Once you realize you can do something well, start training someone else to take your role, and move up to a more bigger thing. Sam Chand has rightfully said, "As you age, you will realize a lot of things that had seemed so important before were no longer things you will die for."
Don't accept average, mediocrity, barely getting by as your lot. Reach for the best, there is no greater regret, than coming to the end of life only to realize you've only lived just a fraction of God's intended purpose for your life. Dare for more, reach for more. Don't get used to just an O.K life.
Ask yourself, if everything in life line-up as you expect, what will you reach for? Dig up the buried dreams, you are born and raised for such a time as this, your generation is counting on you to make a difference, there is no point playing small, serve your gifts to the world, the grave won't benefit from your unused potentials. Michelangelo once said, "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we missed it, but it is too low that we reach it" The onus is on you to rise to your higher calling, and leave a footprint in this world. When all is said and done, what will this world remember you for? Myles Munroe was right when he says, "Live full but die empty."
Take risk! Fail, but fail faster. It was Theodore Roosevelt that says, "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failures than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the great twilight that knows not victory or defeat." One of the riskiest things you can do in life is to take too many precautions and never have any failures or mistakes. Failure is the opportunity to start over more intelligently. You will fail. You will make mistakes, that's O.K. A life spent making mistakes is more honorable than a life spent doing nothing. Simon Sinek said, Always plan for the fact that nothing ever goes according to plan. Remember, a ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. You need to leave your comfort zone if you are going to rise above life limits.
Don't go through life chasing shadows. Be specific about what you want out of life. Ignorance is not bliss. Invest in meaningful and progressive relationships. The people you surround yourself with can put a lid to your reach in life. Relationships can be limiting if the people around you are not making you better. Relationships matter but be selective about people you choose to do life with. Get rid of anything or anyone that doesn't further your goals, dreams, and hopes. Put your dreams out there, but you have to follow through.
Paul Scanlon once said, if something excites you, go for it. If it excites and scares you, go for it twice as fast. Just because your younger days are behind you doesn't mean your best days are. Every current season always prepares you for the next, but don't go through life blindly and insensitive, pick the lessons. Celebrate your success, but heed the lessons of your failures.
Remember, words may inspire but only action creates change. It's time to start living your best life now. The road to success is often long and bumpy, but stay persistent, you will make it. Be focused and always remember, he who will lead the orchestra, will not face the crowd.