What is life to you? I used to live life aimlessly, believing that the end of every man was based on fate. I came across a book ‘As A Man Thinketh – James Allen’, It changed my life for ever. The author said:
A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.
Just as a gardener cultivates his plots, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.
I will never forget that day. It was like someone turned on the light bulbs in my head, my whole life flashed before me. In a moment i had realized how i mess up many years of my life prior to that day. I took a decision in the heat of that emotion, to begin monitoring my thoughts – i began studying the human mind.
I have meet many people who made these discoveries before me and have been gleaning ‘goodies’ from life. Mastering this principle is how people become and stay rich. It is what separate the successful from the unsuccessful. The reason why many are lost and not knowing whats going on, while others are busy making things happen
The revelation from this knowledge gives meaning to life, and i believe it makes meaning to you? My believe is that thought patterns will be transformed, putting you at the ”cause”, and not ”effect’. What do i mean by that? There is a universal law – The Law of Gravity. This law is responsible in pulling floating objects to the ground. Gravitational force can be considered in this context as the CAUSE while the pull could be considered the EFFECT. When one decides to cultivate the habits of always positioning himself at the CAUSE (taking responsibility), he will have absolute control over the EFFECTS (circumstances) in his life.
The fact about life is that, you are either just getting out of a problem, in one, or heading towards one. The growth in life are packaged in our problems – it is called life. Not to know so will be naive. This is the way it was designed. Getting used to it and making it a game to always accept, unpack, and tackle your problems squarely, will make you stronger, better skilled, and bigger. Now, imagine you make a decision today to always confront your problems and solve them as they come? Can you imagine who you will be in a week, month, or a year?
Enjoy life. Take whatever it throws at you and build ‘The Tower of Babel‘ with it. You have greatness withing you – birth it!
Akpanam Henry Mkpa
CEO Geared Logistics Ltd