“You can be anything you want to be
Just believe, think upon it and you’ll become it
It’s just the law of attraction, you’ll attract it”
This is the advice that has led so many people to live a frustrated life. Many people, even those termed successful are deeply depressed because fulfillment is far away.
You see a young lady who just started selling things in school not because she has a passion to sell stuff or because she’s necessarily broke but because someone told her she can do anything she wants to do, and become whoever she wishes to be.
Wait! hold on.
Let me explain,
no one is fashioned to do just anything, we are all specially designed to do something specific.
None of us was mass-produced so why should we listen to the noise that seeks to dictate the rhythm of our lives.
Maybe it’s human to want to be Picasso, Shakespeare, Ronaldo and Tyson all at the same time. However, each of this identity requires a high sense of dedication and commitment in a mix that’s contradictory.
We are all beautiful flowers and so we’ve all got a place where we would blossom. Take a rose plant away from adequate sunlight and watch its beauty fades away like the stars of the morning.
Plant a rose flower in full sun with moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter and see the beauty it displays.
What I’m saying is; nothing is wrong with any one of us, there are questions we need to answer;
- Why am I doing what I am doing?
- Is my job; my passion or just a means to get by?
- Am I in the right relationship or I’m just hanging here until the perfect mate comes?
- Do I do seek what gives me joy or I just go with the trend?
I understand that many times we have to take detours to get to where we ought to go but to settle for the “Ok life” is to settle for pain and anguish.
Dr Mensah Otabil in his Parable of onions (click here to read)explained how he came to realize that it is not like onion to sting the eye. It’s the sulphur in the environment where it’s been planted that’s responsible for the sting. He then quickly added;
“It struck me that a person can be so good but if he is planted in a wrong environment, he is going to turn up so bad,”
So find your Sulphur free soil, find your niche, find your true north and do not settle until you are where you ought to be.
There’s nothing wrong with you, you are a viable seed, find your soil.