But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. – James 1:22
I know what you are thinking… not to worry; here is one from someone not sooo distant in history.
Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth. – Bradley Whitford
Well done is better than well said. – Benjamin Franklin
Apparently, James isn’t alone in the ‘do’ sermon. Settled? Settled. Now, why do you spend your time DOING nothing but make excuses like you are the only one life happened to?
In October 2010, life happened to me; N17,000 in the bank, no job, pregnant wife, rent was due and I was scared. All I had a lot was time…In August 2011, I happened to life; 17 million naira earned, great business, baby born, happy wife, rent sorted and I was fulfilled. Now I don’t have any time. – Steve Harris
Not convinced? You think this is a peculiar story? … You lie! Check this out.
Brian Acton was a software engineer; no one wanted to hire anymore despite a dozen years experience in Yahoo and Apple. He got turned down by Twitter and Facebook.
When he could not find a company to hire him, he teamed up with another Yahoo alum Jan Koum and together they developed the number one cloud-based messaging app in history. Yeah, you guessed right… WhatsApp.
And the list goes on!
Now I bet you have a dream inside of you that you are yet to actualise; you have been breast-feeding and pampering your 5-year-old dream like a 2-month old baby. You better get into the field now. Get trampled upon if that is what it takes.
The energy it took to exit mother’s womb is the same force required to manifest a dream… a different kind of struggle. Push, push, push! – T.F Hodge
That’s right. Push, and don’t pull back! More importantly, learn your trade as you go on; learn the crap out of it!
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well. – Martin Luther King Jr.
And you didn’t need a Luther King Jr. to reveal to you a truth so simple.
If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t… you’re right. – Henry Ford
It’s a test you can never fail. You. are. always. right.
So get a binoculars, look out your window, and ignore the traffic; greatness is not that far away anymore.