Sunday, April 17, 2011

Where are you heading?

 Imagine the creation of everything on earth without a desirable goal. Wouldn’t it look awkward? We accomplish things by directing our desire and not by ignoring them.
A goal-less life is like the case of a man who wakes up in the morning, sets out of his home to a location unspecified and unknown to him, and then at dusk, he returns to his home.
For everything under the surface of the earth, there is a purpose or reason for which it is created or invented.
Too many people do not know where they are going but they are on their way; if you do not know where you are going, you will probably end someplace else. The man who has no direction is the slave of his own circumstance.
Most people think that the only way to live a satisfactory and happy life is to be filled with diverse talents but the amazing truth is that more men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent. Having the talent is just not enough. Without it being given a direction, it is as good as useless. 
It will interest you to know that firmness of purpose is the most necessary sinews of character and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
If you do not have a vision for your life, then you probably have not focused in on anything. in the absence of vision, there can be no clear and constant focus. Once your purpose is well cut and laid out, well defined, decisions will not be far from your reach.
Have a definite sense of direction and purpose for your life and you will soon realize that successful lives are motivated by dynamic purpose.
Visualizing things entails a person having the right picture of his dream, how he would go about it how he wants it and how it should be done.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand; it will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
Some think that the position they find themselves in is as a result of what fate has in store for them. But dear, it is very much advisable that you don’t resign to fate. As soon as you resign to fate, your resignation is promptly accepted. Knowing the purpose for your existence is the only determinant to knowing the step to take and the angle to approach a particular challenge; it is the driving force to great achievements.
By Joy Ekeledo (
  Joy Ekeledo is a first year student of Nigerian Institute of Journalism. She is passionate about inspiring other young people and this week featured on Dis Generation as a guest columnist.

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