We all want a good life. All of us want to live in that land flowing with milk and honey, where we use silver threads on golden needles to sew our treasured flowery coat of many colors. We all want a life of pomp and pageantry where, without much ado, we meet all our wishes and wants. Because many people refuse to make the required concerted effort to gain the good life, more than 80 per-cent of the entire population of the world, either by omission or commission, cut themselves away from appropriating the bounties that the Creator, the Great God has endowed them with.
Moses was given a Formula to deliver his people from slavery and oppression. He applied the Formula to take the people out of bondage and suffering, into a land flowing with milk and honey. Almost all his people failed to see the Big Picture. Though freed and set on the way to their land of hope and prosperity, they lacked hope and faith. The prefered to return into slavery in Egypt at any little challenge or difficulty. It was secure there in Egypt, they reasoned. Most of us are like these Hebrews, we could not venture to create our own ventures, so we got stuck with other people’s business, slaving it out until fired or tired.
In “Thel’s Motto”, William Blake asked:
“Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?”
Why do people lack understanding so much despite the glaring evidences of the way of Truth, the path of reality, the only honest road?
“Wisdom rests in the heart of him that hath understanding: But that which is in the midst of fools is made known Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Prov. 14: 33, 34) With Wisdom and Understanding, it took just twelve Apostles to work with Jesus and plant the world’s largest faith. Rusty keys and golden doors! Though rusty, nevertheless focused, determined, resolute, and unwavering, the golden doors opened for them, and Christianity became the greatest and most accepted faith all over the world.
Success is often pursued by many people without the right set of attitude. This explains why more than 80 per cent of the world’s population lack the good things of life. It takes certain douse of precision for the tire, the solid rubber edgings, to meet the tarred road at a very high-speed, and yet stay inflated and strong while maintaining the balance and the speed of the automobile. The safe landing of the plane from a very high altitude and fast speed involves smart control at the cockpit, good rubber tires and the entire agreement of other aspects of the system to get the desired perfect landing. Any little flop could be very disastrous. The successful life is much like that. Desire, ability, personal development is essential to successful in life.
We all have deep within us the wish to become somebody of note, a champion, a successful person. Look deep within, there lies inside your true purpose and essence of life to act upon. Pursue that dream without a flinch, without a doubt, and go all out for it without looking back. only a real man could partake in the game men play, an amateur would be a misfit. Sadly, the field is replete with so much untrained boys. Why should people decide by accident the kind of life they live, the marriage they contracted, the job they do, the pace they live, etcetera. No deliberate plan or careful preparation for those essential aspects of life! The PC has no room for unnecessary semantics. Garbage in = Garbage out. How could you decide what you will get when you do not know what you are looking for?
Whatever you do without a careful thought, a careful plan, would either hit the rocks or fail to give the desired joy and satisfaction. Many marriages had already collapsed long before consummation, employees had become unhappy long before enlistment, many lives had failed before their birth. Why should intelligent humans subject themselves to doing what they dislike, yet expect good returns? It does not happen like that. Take the right turn to seek to know the deepest desire of your heart, the yearnings of your soul. If you had stumbled into your current vocation, hope is not lost. It is serious business to decide on one’s pursuit for the rest of life. It is great work also to make amends and correct errors of the past at middle-age. But it is much greater fun making amends now than living in self-condemnation and guilt for the rest of life. There was never a time when the right choice of vocation, relationship and life-style meant so much to humans as it does today. Look then to this day, and make the right move now.
We can only be deemed successful if we imbibe the requisite personal and career developmental growth ideals. Seek to realize your dreams legally and meet your goals with fairness unto man and unto God. You may look rusty today, but would soon be opening golden doors if you can burst into action right away, applying the following principles and plan which will kep you well oiled to open golden doors.
1. Believe in God, and in His divine support to guide and lead you into that carefully chosen dream. 2. Believe that you have all it takes to realize your dream, and that you will soon realize them without being unfaithful and dishonest.
3. Set up your plan – What is your dream –make it clear and specific. How do you go about its achievement – make your detailed plan with milestone, dates, and deliverables, life adjustments, necessary trainings to set out in earnest.
4. Take off and begin. A thousand miles journey starts with one crucial step. Make the move.
5. Believe in the principle of the Golden Rule in your dealings with people and organizations – do unto others as you want them do unto you.
6. Do all that is needful day by day towards dream realization, while making daily affirmations of your achievement, not counting on luck or underhanded ideals.
7. Resolve and do the best that anyone could ever do to reach your goals, never relenting, never giving up, not even complaining or dejected in the face of oppositions, attacks, or condemnation. Dedicate yourself to that noble cause. 8. Keep your focus when you make some false moves, taking those failures as stepping-stones to success.
Always remember: Rusty keys would open golden doors when well oiled. Oil your rusty keys.