Life Lessons

A Lesson in Missed Opportunities

Many times we’re looking, but not really seeing.

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Opportunities lie right in front of us but we’re much too blind, or rather just distracted to see them. Like distorted glasses covering our eyes, we need them removed to get a higher, a greater perspective towards life.

Sometimes, we just have our energies focused on the wrong things, or fighting unnecessary battles, that we are left drained and unable to then focus on the right things and fight the battles that really matter.

Having a microscopic view of the world rather than a magnifying lens to broaden our horizon. It’s important we strip ourselves of everything that’s draining our energies negatively.

I’ve learnt a hard lesson to not procrastinate on the instructions and leading from the Holy Spirit because when I do, I end up with missed opportunities.

I find myself sometimes lethargic, unmotivated and generally too relaxed on my outlook to life. Like I expect opportunities to keep falling into my lap, not bearing in mind that I also need to push myself forward and stop waiting to be propelled.

I’ve missed opportunities in the past due to this lethargic attitude of mine and I did it yet again simply because I didn’t want to push myself.

Life is a competition, don’t be afraid of it.

Stop considering others in ways you won’t be considered. Life is a fair game. It’s a battle. Pull the bull by its horns.

A bitter, hard lesson I’ve learnt is to not give up on your dreams and desires too soon, to back it is the need for strong intense follow up.

Whatever it is that you do, do not be negligent about it.

Ensure you always do a follow-up. Check up on it to see what’s the latest, what’s new, how far, rather than show a lackadaisical attitude of disinterest towards it.

The serious-minded fight for what they want.

To wrap it up, note these three important things:

  1. Avoid procrastination.
  2. Embrace social networking.
  3. Follow up on your dreams.

Remember that you have to do the chasing yourself. No one will do that for you. They may try, but ultimately, what will matter most is how much you push yourself, how much you want it, and what you will be willing to do and sacrifice to achieve your goals in life (that is morally right).

Know that your network of friends, contacts, also help determine the kinds of opportunities that you’re exposed to and predisposed to get. So build a worthy network of quality friends. They will come in handy a lot.

If you think it is going to be easy, let me burst your bubble right here: it’s not!

There’s never an end to hard work. Just when you think you’re done, you’ll realise you’ve only just begun and there’s still a whole lot more…

Do not make hasty or rash decisions. Hard work will never be enough. Just when you think you’re done, then you find out you’ve only just begun.
– Dara Nuga

Open up your eyes to a new path, to diverse possibilities that abound. I wish you well on this journey called life.

Love and Grace,

© Zizi 2020.


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