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This is the next step in the process of achievement: Awareness, approach, attitude and then achievement. Today, I am writing on approach. Have an enjoyable reading!

Once you are self-aware, when your mind is firmly focused on the patterns of your life, when you see who you are now and have the benefit of insight to compare what you see to what you could be, when you mercilessly unearth the unpleasant activities secretly pacing underneath, you will then have to begin to form your preferred mode of expression (in terms of vocation), the activity that will give definition to your existence, as well as your own peculiarity signalling the birth of a new master.

What you do with your life and the uniqueness of your service will become your preferred approach in life. This becomes your weapon of conversation with the world. As you get healthier, your vocation is sharpened further and the kind of contribution you make to the world becomes iconic and therapeutic. You are both solving a problem of nature as well as life’s pressure. Out of your travails, you bring forth formidable arrows to breakthrough the tightened body of boredom, failure and mediocrity in people everywhere. You become a living message of hope to those who accept your person as well as your service.

Let it be that your performance in this world will become an invitation to excellence to all who are enamoured at what you do so that they can say in the words of Og Mandino:

“This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day. So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved. Why have I been allowed to live this extra day when others, far better than I, have departed? Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved? Is this another opportunity for me to become the man I know I can be? Is there a purpose in nature? Is this my day to excel?”

Credit: Image from Bob Proctor

Published by Olamide OPEYEMI

Personal Mastery Advisor. Consultant. Speaker.

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  1. Love this. Really enjoyed it.

    The ‘Approach’ is not just an inevitable step in one’s journey to achievement. I believe that it is, in fact, the ‘process’ on its own: the link between discovered purpose and destiny. A stage when a man makes a firm decision and resolve to following his dream through — without and ardent consideration of how right this time is to start.

    I’m convinced that we don’t have to wait for who we want to become; we’ve got to start becoming who we were made to be. We can’t wait for the right time to begin. The time is always right for something right.

    Thanks for sharing your insight on this subject. You’ve got beautiful thoughts here.


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