Fear and procrastination remain the greatest enemies to success. Fear has always been a great enemy of success as it prevents us from facing the reality of life. It is when fear knocks in that we end up procrastinating; and eventually give up. Never wait for tomorrow because it has its own attributes. So many people have failed in life because of waiting for the perfect time that will never come unless they create one or position themselves for the perfect time. The word of God says “Time and chance happens to them all. There are things that are in your power to change and certain things that need you to change for them, rather than them changing. You cannot change hours and days of the week, but it is in your power to change and choose what to and what not to do within those very same hours and days. Fear will change your perception of life. I would like to encourage you not to give up on your vision, follow it through. Stop at nothing until you see it happen. Fear always tells you it’s impossible just for you to forget about your vision. It will always tell you that it’s not the right time and it’s not safe to do it. Remember, God did not give us a spirit to timidity or fear, but a spirit of power, love and sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) A spirit that gives power and insight to make bold decisions. Sometimes it will only take that very vision that you have for you to climb the ladder of success. One thing I can tell you, you will not just wake up a successful person from nowhere. If there is something that you need to do, give yourself enough time to work on your vision, meditate on your vision day and night, think of all possible and positive ways of how you will execute your plans. Set values and guidelines and commit to them. No one has ever been honoured for fearing or giving up. The fact that you have tried so many times does not justify your reasons to give up. Each time you take a step, rather take a bold one forward and each time you try, just believe that this time it’s going to work. If you don’t give your vision the best, there’s no way it will give you the best and you can never afford to bring back lost time. Every hour, minute or second you invest to your vision counts.
Your vision is a threat to the kingdom of the enemy, this is the reason why the enemy will always make sure that he sends more than enough cowards to discourage you. Every positive step forward that you take towards your vision gives the devil a headache. Successful people will not take all the advices they get from people, they choose carefully who they listen to, who they follow and who they associate with. Choose carefully what you listen to, what you dance to, what you swallow and digest. I believe you will agree with me that everyone needs people around them in times of discouragement, and positive minded people for that matter. One other thing that has kept many people confined in their past failures is their inner circle. Losers always walk with people weaker than themselves only for them to look stronger and smarter. As a dreamer, surround yourself with people with great minds. True friends who will always tell you when you are right and when you are wrong. It is better to be confronted by truth than to be comforted by lies. Stay away from people that tell you that there is no way you can succeed with the little that you have. (Judges 6:14)
Success demands hard work. If you are not willing to get busy for your vision, you will never become successful even if given all the money you in the world. The road to success doesn’t require people that look busy, but people that really get busy. Be ready to learn from your past mistakes and take responsibility of your failures and mistakes rather than pointing fingers to people who you think contributed to your failures. In the word of God, Adam, when confronted, he blamed the wife, the wife also blamed the snake. Blaming other people doesn’t bring any solution or prevent us from facing the consequences. Getting disappointed by people that promise to help you and never honour their promises doesn’t mean you should blame them for your failures. It is not what happens to you which builds or destroys your life, but what you do with it. Self-discipline plays a vital role to success. There’s never a successful man without self-discipline. Give yourself enough room to grow. Know who you are, where you are going and what you want. Appreciate yourself and what you have. Remember you are not everybody, and you are not like everyone. Never compare yourself with others or measure your success with anyone’s failure, you are not running the same race. Being born poor is never your fault but to die poor is your fault. Hold on, press towards the mark and you will get there. (Philippians 3:13)