I have seen the poor become rich which is as a result of time and chance. But what frightens me most and sends a call-to-action to my memory is to observe the obvious which is to see the rich become poor and I ask myself this question at the end of my rumination that “how on earth is that possible”. Although; I have not come to pin-point the reasons why these happens but am here to share some light about life and its nature. To a few, life may be tagged as interesting and easy, but to the majority it’s a contest and quest for survival whereby the poor outgrows the rich in vast number.
I have a question to ask that bothers me a lot which is “what is this life itself”. I stand to believe that not all that glitters is actually good; and not all who seem promising at the beginning of their life stay tuned to it even till the very end; for life has no settling stage. Ever since I was born, I have never seen a person who is complete in all qualities and characteristics. Struggle is a necessity in life; it’s just that price we pay for living in this world. It could have been possible we shouldn’t have existed but something happened and we are all here and therefore have to match up to the standard of living in this world which is quite difficult.
Struggle is the proof that you have not been conquered; a proof that you are still a champion. Remember, there is only three days in a year and that is yesterday, today and tomorrow. Give homage to whom it is due, for life is too short to carry on yesterday’s past to affect your present and future. What has been a smash to we all is the fact that we do not know how to handle failure when it arrives. Criticism for example is something that can’t be eluded from this world. It’s as though a star that never leaves the sky, so as criticism never leaves your side. I understand vividly that no matter how successful or likable you may think of yourself, there are a few people who don’t just accept you and It’s a big progress in realizing these people because they might serve as a stepping stone to your greatness.
You should be conversant with the fact that life and struggle go hand in hand with one another. And I believe that we all know that life is older than each and every one of us. Life gives no worry about what you think or who you are but there is a surety that life will recognize you when you determine to die empty and leave the earth an inheritance that gives life to others.
Struggle in one word encompasses everything that poses threat to us in our everyday life. A life without struggle is a life without freedom because indeed satisfaction demands effort. Stop looking at where you have been and start looking at where you can be. Struggle is something we can’t take away from this world; it has always been and will always be until the final end appears to us all.
Life should be enjoyed with grace, for with it comes opportunities to subdue struggle but not to eradicate it completely.
The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read. I leave you with these five inspiring lessons to help you get ahead in life. I will urge you to take-in these quotes, and dwell on them
- The people who get ahead in life are those who have learned to understand and use their resources
- Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you will be criticized anyway
- We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit
- Your future is ahead of you, it lies within you
- Nothing worthwhile in life comes without a struggle
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