“There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take possession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire." Andrew Carnegie
Once upon a time I was reading the bible about a widow and her children about to starve to death. She goes to the prophet for help and the prophet asks if she had anything in the house. “Just a little jar of oil” she said.
The the prophet instructed her to go borrow as many containers as possible and start pouring from the little jar to the containers. According to the bible, the oil continued flowing until all the containers got filled up.
In order to become successful in life or create wealth and prosperity, you must recognise that you have something in you or within you to trigger the flow. Many people will never make it big because they will never seek for solution to their problems or for ideas on how to create wealth and prosperity within, where the true seed of success resides. But as you can see, it is the oil in the widow's house that got multiplied. So here's your take away...
It is in you – No matter your situation in life and no matter what you're going through, wealth and prosperity is your destiny. You can turn things around and get on the path or recovery, but the trigger is within you. It's not in your church or in the economy or in the hands of politicians.
You must do something – The jar of oil has always been in the widow's house (just as the talents and abilities to create amazing solutions are in all of us) but as far as she was concerned, there was nothing at home. Ignoring the little things has cost many a people loads of troubles resulting in the myriad of crisis they're battling with. Take action. The only way to be successful is to take calculated action to keep growing and improving in every aspect of our lives.
Don't ignore the small still voice – Before an agent or catalyst intervenes in our situations, we would have already been communicated by the 'small still voice' which many are too deaf to hear. I am sure the inner voice whispered to Julius Caesar before he went to the Capitol; and failing to hear, a repeat message flowed through his wife, which he also ignored. Always start from within. All the answers are in you and you must have been communicated to before a catalyst shows up. Besides, its more than necessary to listen to your heart these days because good prophets of the biblical widow are hard to come by.
Still, you have to seek for help – There are times when the flood is close to the neck and you find yourself close to drowning. Don't waste time, my friend. Seek for help. The most successful people in the planet are the greatest askers. They ask questions. They seek for help and so should you. If anybody turns you down, don't take it personally. It simply means that person is not the right person to help you. Keep going. All successful people mastered the art of dealing with rejection.
To summarise, I don't really care what you believe but I know that there's something great in you and something special about you; you are bigger than you think, smarter than you know, stronger than you've been made to believe – it is in you. And although I may not have met you personally, I'm more than convinced that you're destined for greatness. Don't squander it. You must pay attention to yourself, listen your inner voice, cherish your personal strengths and take more actions. Seeking for help is a sign of strength not failure as some people. Don't die in silence. There's so much to live for. Best of luck!