Everyday comes with its own gift and it’s responsibilities. Everyday we either set new goals, discover dreams, set out plans and steps to make our so called dreams, aspirations or goals a reality. Our goals may look impossible or look like the BIG JOKE and that discourages you, that makes you hold back, that scares you.
Worst still, you’re scared you’ll fail, you are scared that that goal will flop, you are scared that people will laugh at you when you fail, that you will be an object of ridicule, you are so scared of the negatives that you never focus on the positives. Let’s not look at famous heroes or business tycoons or any of our role models, lets look at Jesus. Jesus came to earth with a purpose just like you, he set his goals in line with his purpose, he was betrayed, laughed and mocked on the cross, he was beaten and went through persecution in order to fulfill his purpose and his goal on earth. If you read through Matthew and mark very well you’ll come to realize that Jesus knew it was never going to be easy, that’s why he told God in Matthew 26:39 “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt”. He could have given up but he pushed through, he was keen on fulfilling his purpose. He believed in himself and the one who sent him (God). Jesus knew the pain he was going to go through and he was ready and stood strong till the end, he didn’t give up, he didn’t care if he was going to fail, he pushed through and today he is the greatest Hero talked about in history till date.
If Jesus can do it, so can you. You need to believe in yourself, you need to be ready for the negatives and the positives, you need to push through, you need to make a move, you need to take a step. You’re never going to become an Author by saying someday I’ll start writing my book, You’re never going to be a successful YouTuber or Vlogger if you keep waiting till you get the best phone or the best camera, you’re never going to be a successful Entrepreneur if you don’t take risks, you’re never going to become a successful Business-man/woman, Nurse, Doctor, Lawyer, Dancer, Singer, Actor or Actress, Comedian if all you do is ponder on the question “What if i fail?”. If you fail, you must try again and again, until you succeed, if you fail that’s not the end, it’s just the beginning. Failure doesn’t mean it’s the end, failure is just another opportunity to do better, to do better in whatever it is you have at hand. There’s a reason why that dream or aspiration dropped in your thoughts or in your heart, don’t allow the fear of failure hold you back.
Nigeria didn’t gain independence in one day, remember that, Nigeria went through a lot of trial and error before it’s independence success. So say no to fear of failure, just do it, just take a step and make history, take a step 💖
With love, Ibiso