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The Five D’s of Success part 1

This is a 2 part series talking about the five D words of my life; Dreams; Desire; Diligence; Determination and Discipline. Life is not for the lazy, our creator engineered us to live a very fulfilling and enjoyable life on this earth. He further gave us all the implements and apparatus needed for it. It […]

Motivational Quotes

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer.

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.” – Frank Outlaw.

“There are no secrets to success it is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy.

 

 

This is a 2 part series talking about the five D words of my life; Dreams; Desire; Diligence; Determination and Discipline.

Life is not for the lazy, our creator engineered us to live a very fulfilling and enjoyable life on this earth. He further gave us all the implements and apparatus needed for it.

It is entirely up to us as individuals to tap into and know what those implements are.

I personally do not believe that living an empty life is the desire of our creator, no no it is an individual’s choice.

If you are living a mediocre life it is the choice you have made. It is entirley upto you to get yourself out of it.

There are two things in life, either you make the correct choices or decisions and live a very fulfilling and pleasant life or you make the wrong ones and be on the other side of the good things, that’s entirely up to you.

At the time am writing this article I know that am on my way to living a very fulfilling life and have come up with a guide I am living by.

It is very important that you derive yourself a set of standards to follow.

I have a dream and that dream is to help change the future of most of the young people in my neighbourhood and society at large.

To do this I will not give them money but help change the way they think about life and help them become what they want to be in life.

Most of the people I have come across so far indicate that it is their thinking or rather their mindset that is a problem and nothing else.

I want to be the change I want to see in the world before I can reach out to helping others. I have outlined below 5 very useful characteristics to help me achieve my goal.

Dreams

Remember I have a dream. This is what keeps me posting these blogs to help someone out there to change their thinking and perhaps their attitude towards life in general.

Dreams are very important they are the tenets of success. Whatever, you want to be in life starts with a dream.

Am sure we all have dreams at least I have mine. Dreams are your aspirations and therefore, it is very important to keep them alive.

Write them down so that you can have a very clear idea of them and read them very often to keep them alive in your mind.

There is power in writing down your aspirations. I mentioned about helping to change people’s minds and notice that dreams are made from our minds.

We visualize them in our minds. You must dream big. Fill your mind with your dreams and begin living your dreams even when they are not yet, fully actualised.

There is no successful person without a dream. It all starts with the mind.

Only those who become “success conscious” ever become very successful.

Success conscious means that the mind has become so saturated with the desire for success, that one can even see themselves already successful.

If you do not see great success in your imagination, you will never see it in reality.

The world requires practical dreamers who can and will put their dreams into action.

Remember that practical dreamers do not quit even when they meet with temporary defeat.

The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time but a dream.

Remember also that dreams are the seedlings of reality they are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.

Always keep your dreams alive and put them into action so that you do not rob the world of your gifts.

Desire

They say “desire” is the starting point of all achievement. People will see you in the days of your triumph, without investigating the cause of your success.

Desire is the driving force to success. If the thing you desire to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it.

Remember that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many challenges before they  “arrive.”

No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality. Desire is a very strong emotion that is always transmuted into reality.

I have observed that the things we desire most we usually accomplish. Ask yourself what you desire to be or achieve in life.


Put the emotion of desire to work and you will see what results you can accomplish with your your life.

Desire causes us to think and behave in certain ways in order that we fulfill our desires.

If you have a dream and plan, turn them into a desire to achieve them.

Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible. Remember that every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.

Conclusion

You must realize that all who succeeded in life first did a certain amount of dreaming, hoping, wishing, DESIRING and PLANNING before they actually succeeded.

Continued in part 2

Remember always to “standout tall and be counted“.