Are you looking out for tips to excel in your career, business or finances? Do you desire academic excellence as a student? Are you tired of living a life of mediocrity? Congratulations! You are just about to discover the 4 magic factors to achieving all-round excellence in life.
The story was told of a young lion who grew up among a flock of sheep.
It assumed itself to be a sheep, ate what they ate and did what they did. One day, he was on outing with the flock when he saw a group of lions nearby. Although it fled with its sheep friends the first time, it discovered that it looked more like the lion than the sheep it had knew all its life.
Another day came, they saw these lions again, but this time, it summoned some courage. It stayed and wigged its tail while the other sheep fled. The other lions came around it and saw that it was a member of their family and together they went into the forest and lived happily ever after.
The moral of this story is this: the sheepish lion lost its identity because of its environment, but the day it made self discovery, its potential was activated. Now that is the first magic factor to achieving all-round excellence in life.
Magic Factors to Achieving all-round Excellence #1: Self Discovery
Discovering who you are today is the first step to being who you will be tomorrowDestiny Odyssey
Who are you? What do you want in life? Do you have a sense of purpose?What defines you? What makes you happy? Until you make self discovery about yourself, you may find it difficult committing to your goals of excellence in life. This is because the road to excellence is always a journey of self discovery. The process involves series of self-questioning, background checkup on your character, actions, words, thoughts, values and ultimately your purpose in life.
More often than not we feel too weak and unmotivated to pursue excellence in life, because we do not have the slightest idea of what our identity is and how we ought to fit into life. When we do try to make an impact, we do so as a decent attempt to please others.
In any case, this is crap! We get tired too soon because we are living a fake life. Not the life we ought to be living. The journey to excellence begins from consistently living and discovering more about ourselves. In no time, we would understand just what works for us and be motivated to pursue our goals of all-round excellence in life.
Magic Factors to Achieving all-round Excellence #2: Self Discipline
Motivation gets you going but discipline keeps you growing
Too many people talk about self discipline today, but only a few practice it. Back in college days, I would be found in different silent corners of the campus reading for my exams. The average student today would consider my campus life somewhat boring and too serious. But that is what self discipline is. You cannot be un-serious and make it in life. The more you give yourself to that area of your life, the more you want to give and that keeps your mind programmed and fixed on your goals. Self-discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. If you want a testimony of excellence in the nearest future, then you have to choose to be disciplined today.
Magic Factors to Achieving all-round Excellence #3: Divine Favour
Achieving all-round excellence in life is one part human participation and the other part, divine intervention.
There are so many passionate people out there giving life all it takes to make it. Yet, a number of them haven’t been so lucky. I need you to understand that there is a dimension of excellence that is beyond the natural, it only comes from God.
Many times, I have seen God go ahead of my abilities and skills to position me before kings and people that matter. If you must get to the peak in all areas of life, you need God. That’s because he is God. The creator of the universe. If you are someone who doesn’t care about God or do not believe he is working in the background of your life? You need to have a rethink!
Magic Factors to Achieving all-round Excellence #4: Unwavering Determination
The way to greatness is lined with numerous alternate routes, disappointments and difficulties. Successful people are one-time failures who refused to give up. The difference between the impossibilities and the possibilities you will encounter in life lies in your determination. No matter how difficult the journey to excellence becomes, your determination will help you keep doing the things you think you cannot do.