Our journey of life starts from the day you are born and ends when you breathe your last. You do not have to worry so much about the environment under which you are born as you were not in control. But you are in control if decide to remain in the mess you born in. It is important to note that your birth environment does not anyway determine your success in life. In our journey of life , we all have equal chances of success irrespective of our birth environment. Therefore how your journey started on earth does not matter at all but what matters is whether or not your life ends on a success note.
Our life journey is not straight
Our life journey is not straight as life journey looks like a maze. It is has all sorts of challenges and short lived opportunities. It is our capacity to confront and overcome challenges that make us succeed in life. The life journey is summarized better by Susan Gale in her quote, “Your path in life is not a straight line. It is a series of twists and turns, hills and valleys, both smooth sailing and rough seas. Prepare for the journey and surround yourself with friends who can help you navigate during your weakest hours”.
We begin as amateurs
It is important to note that we all begin our journey as amateurs walking in a world that looks like a maze. The maze represents the challenges in life. We all face difficulties and failures in walking through the maze to our goals in life. When we were starting our journey of life we faced a lot of challenges. Thanks to our parents , teachers and the community around that played a keep role in equipping us with the necessary skills that made us what we are today. From them , we learnt to listen others and to practice what we were told .We learnt to accept our mistakes and failures as part of our experience in life. We learnt ways of avoiding or minimizing our own mistakes and failures in life as we moved forward. As we grew up, we learnt to be careful.
No known formula for life journey
I have not come across any formula or road map to guide one in a life journey. In life journey we are all forced to encounter and overcome challenges or failures in order to reach our goals. Through our mistakes and failures we learnt ways of avoiding or minimizing costly mistakes and failures in life.
Light in the tunnel
It is true that the journey of life is not straight but full of challenges that seem impossible to overcome. There is however light in the tunnel for those that program their mind in a positive mode. The positive mindset enables us to look at challenges and failures in life in a positive way. Remember you cannot achieve your goals in life unless you positively take challenges and failures in life as part and parcel of life. You can overcome any challenges if you believe you can.
Not one can walk your journey
If you want to succeed in life you have no option but to personally walk your journey towards your mission when knowing the journey is not straight. Other people can only support you to walk your journey but they cannot walk it for you.
Yes the life journey to success is not straight which in itself is an inspiration to walk it. You have to program your mind to always confront and overcome challenges. There is no success that comes on silver platter.
Author : John Muhaise Bikalemesa
Director: Big Drum Advisory Services Ltd