The Sunday Mail
Hunt for Greatness
Do not be afraid of greatness and do not let other people’s fears become the facts you plan and live by. Face life like a winner not a helpless loser. Programme yourself for achievement and deliberately control your mental environment. How you think determines how you will live. What you think determines what you become. Who you think with determines the destiny you will share.
Do not dwell on the negative unless you want it to rain on you and ruin your life. You do not have the luxury of being a prisoner of fear, and being tormented by shadows when you can be an arrow of hope. There is more that is possible than what is impossible.
Faith feeds on great hopes and promises. The places of your mind are too sacred to be defiled with toxic thoughts. Determine the pictures, words and emotions that you want your mind to feed on. Until you believe in the future, you will always attack the present with uncommitted and mindless actions and emotions that are out of control. Belief is real motivational power and in you dwells slumbering powers that would astonish you if aroused, unleashed and put to positive effect.
Do not entertain victim and toxic thoughts. They damage you more than you can ever know and confuse your brain wiring. Do not allow your mind to be a toxic dump site. Be very smart with your mind and choose your thoughts wisely. Your mind is not your brain. Whatever your mind dwells on your brain provides the infrastructure for it to grow. Direct your thinking towards great ends and you will end in great places, doing great things with great people.
While you cannot stop birds from flying over your head you can stop them from building nests on it. You cannot allow yourself to be a toxic dump. Negativity is an agenda of self-defeat and self-inflicted wounds. Never ever breed or nurse negative thoughts or the root of bitterness. There is enough trouble in the world for you to add a troubled mind to it. Do not fear daring something really great; something that makes you feel that your life is worth something to other people.
Do not be stuck in feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and haplessness. Your experience of life can be different. Change is possible wherever you see that it is probable. Change gears because you are not stuck and you cannot just stake your life’s strategy on luck. You can move, start the process of change and doing great things. Deliberately shift your thinking, refocus your life and change your vocabulary.
Stop speaking defeatist and negative words unless you want that to be your reality. The words you speak have creative power and are pregnant with potential. You can begin today and launch your life to new levels. Do not let your life become a museum of past exploits and historical tomes. So long as you have a little breath, you can do big things and reform something. Whatever you can dream you can become.
Whatever is going well can be better. Whatever you can think you can go for. Whatever you can imagine you can create. Do not put the mighty powers within to waste. Neither abuse the powers within by applying them towards evil crafts.
Do not be intimidated by scale or size. Small is just a matter of interpretation, but never an absolute measure. Never forget that small seeds contain the promise of great forests. Face your mountains and do not freeze in the fear of the near. Everything grows and do not be afraid as long as you are on the go. Go slowly if you have to but do not stop.
Small beginnings do not portend small meaningless endings. Do not be disappointed because your lot of today looks small and your efforts look insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Do small things in a great way and great things will come your way.
Do not let the torrents of doubt drown you. Knock the legs off everything that makes you doubt your potential and your capacity. Who said that it cannot be done and that you will always be an alien to greatness? Challenge your limitations and challenge the evidence that you cannot do great things.
Doubt the sources of all debilitating evidence. Stop the yawning mouths that suck out energy. Challenge all false authorities that saps your motivation. Do not be hung on the facts that induce fear, instead of faith. Be grounded in the faith that makes you bounce towards greatness. You can do great things. Sincerely believe you can. Keep saying it until you believe it. If you cannot tell others at least keep telling yourself until every cell in your body hears it. Once the energy within is firing you will be unstoppable and will do the impossible.
Do not be afraid to write your own story. What if your past experience has a different story? Do not let the failures of the past be the fearful facts of the future. Do not allow the defeats of the past to make something in you to die slowly. Keep the fight within. Let time heal the wounds of temporary defeat.
Failure does not mean that you will never make it. It means that it may take a little longer, but that does not mean that you will not make it at all. Failure does not mean that you are defeated and finished. It means that you can rise with new energy and fresh determination.
Failure does not mean you have been denied. It just means you have been delayed. Rise off the ashes of the failures of yesterday and give one more punch, one more try, then, another and another until you get there.
Do not allow any toxicity to rent space in your mental real estate. Do not give fear tenant rights. Do not give negativity neigh hood status. Adjust your thinking and eliminate from your mind all stinking thinking. Separate mere gossip from facts. Separate feelings and opinions from facts.
Do not let headwinds stop you or delay you. Never forget that the kite of greatness generally rises against the wind of adversity and not with it. Whatever seems to be against you is the wind that gives you the necessary lift.
Committed to your greatness.
Milton Kamwendo is a leading international transformational and motivational speaker, author and growth mentor. He is a cutting-edge strategy, team-building and organisation development facilitator and consultant. His life purpose is to inspire and promote greatness. He can be reached at: [email protected] and Twitter: @MiltonKamwendo or WhatsApp at: 0772422634. His website is: www.miltonkamwendo.com