Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality; rather upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Gbenga Adebambo

If you look around you, you will discover that most of the things happening are negative things; discouraging circumstances, frustrating relationship, workers harassment, esoteric and unrealistic government promises.

If you are to rely on these things, it will be easy to stay back and allow the happenings around to determine what goes wrong in our life.

Despite all the uncertainties and disruptions shaking our institutions and crumbling the usual order, it is encouraging to note that some people are still uncovering their paths.

To these people, the difficult times bring forth the fantasies of their dream and birth in them a shrilling intuition, echoing what they can do with their life and reinforcing their self-belief.

Les Brown once charged that “For you to live your life fully, you must rise above the circumstances thrown at you by your family, environment…”

Les Brown believes that there are a lot of people who don’t make their life count. This is as the result of the underutilisation of potentials. Many are letting what is happening around them to turn them to victims of life.

This happens by complaining about everything that doesn’t work out as planned and ignoring every other opportunity.

In the journey of life, every man must experience events that either beats our heart or awakens our mind. To feel both are inevitable.

Therefore, allow the first cast an incipience of change, carve a foundation for worthy living and to ignite the spark that will lighten your world. You have to shine beyond what you are going through.

I know it is simple and easy for us to find faults in life; to become psychologically despond, to feel emotionally derailed, to become mentally lethargic and be physically drained. But, great achievers don’t settle for mediocrity; they strive for excellence. They don’t allow what they are going through to cause poverty of ambition in them; they always use their unsettling times to initiate what they can fall back on and create the world they desired.

Don’t listen to the complaints being made by the people around you. Stop looking at the rubbles of the destruction of the known beliefs and standards.

We are in a time when looking for reasons to live and be alive is what fails every one of us.

Don’t let any imitation cause limitation to what you can become. Remember the words of Jim Rohn “Great driver is the one who doesn’t look at the driver ahead of him on the road but looks down the line of the road.”

Roger Banister’s life would never be filled with accolades if he didn’t find his path in doing what science believed no human being can do.

Peter Drucker’s potential would never be fulfilled if he lived to conform his life with the existing theories in the field of management.

Les Brown would never become an icon of motivational and inspirational speaking if he could not find his path in questioning why his mother handed him and his twin brother – Wes Brown – over for adoption.

The list of those who have turned their shackles to their stepping stones is endless.

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For you not to settle for the least of what you can become, don’t be ward off the track of your path to invent your true version.

Don’t be frustrated by your circumstances because in them lie the key to unlock your opportunities in life. Don’t be perturbed by the doors that seems closed as you are leaping to your heights.

Robin Sharma aptly remarks that “Every ending marks a new beginning. All we experience happens for a helpful reason. And when one door closes, another will always open for you.”

Sulyman Sodeeq Abdulakeem is a Librarian, Writer who co-authored the book “Responsible Living: Live to Fulfill Your Potential.”