If life throws stones build your own castle.
I’m sure we are now familiar with the phrases such as; life is a roller coaster of a journey, life is all about ups and downs or life is a test.
All these sayings describe the nature of life and what we experience as we live. It is not always sweet as honey, but due to the nature of life which suddenly changes at times it is sour as a lemon. The question to ask therefore is, what is it that should be done when life shows us it’s unpleasantness?
Many-a-times life drastically changes without any prior warning whatsoever, and that happens in life, one’s strength is bound to sit still. You see problems pilling up one after the other. You blame it all on the life You have as you have a list of faults regarding why you cannot make it, and yet without a list of alternative measures to put in place. It is like driving your expensive car on the dusty roads with tall thorny trees on the side ways of the road. Your car is most likely to be scratched. Further more you are most likely to encounter a puncture due to poor conditions of the road you are using to get to your destination. Now if you experience a puncture and add to that, your car is scratched and you decide to stop in the middle of the road and blame it all on poor service delivery and government’s inefficiency will that enable you to reach your destination?
What makes you keep moving, is being able to pick up the pieces after every set back and continue. You need to stand up firm, refocus yourself and make the most out of that situation you are in. Such is having an eye sight that sees far and beyond. Being able to see light at the end of the tunnel yet you are not even half way in that tunnel. Fact is you might be the one behind the steering wheel but it’s not all situations whereby you will steer that car to where you want it to go. If such happens you know where the emergency exit is. Things will not always go according to the way you have planned or you desire but whatever the circumstances maybe, always stay prepared and geared by having Plan B on standby. In other words, despite the situation pleasing or displeasing you remain optimistic and face everything with positivism. Such is what will enable you to see an open door that awaits you, while others see walls as barriers because you would have embraced what’s before you and making use of it to benefit you.
Remember that what does not kill you makes you stronger. Therefore, in some of the most harsh and painstaking conditions is where your success story will come from.
It’s where those castles will be built, using the very same stones meant for your downfall and to crush you. Remain positive, be a visionary and trust me next time you will be telling a different story. Cheers!