There are many things to learn from Former President Franklin Roosevelt of America but what
stands out for me is that he knew what he wanted and went for it in his lifetime.
So many can not figure out where they are going in life. Even when he didn’t
have a clue how to solve the challenges of the Great
Depression, he never doubted his long-term direction. When
polio robbed him of his health and threatened his life, he
remained true to his life-vision. Are you true to your dreams?
What is the “big idea” in your life? What’s the ultimate
destination for you? Whether you call it your purpose or
mission, or refer to it as your goal or use some other
label, I’m convinced that knowing what we truly want in life
is essential. Without a vision, there is no mission. You cannot feature in the future you cannot picture.
Franklin Roosevelt had a sense of purpose and
His life took many detours, most notably because of his
polio. He was reluctant to run for Governor of New York in
1928. His personal finances and his family life were a mess,
but through it all he kept his eyes on the prize. He aimed
to become President because he saw it as his destiny. He
worked for it and he never flinched. Your destination determines your decision!!!
What is the theme and focus of your life? What is your
“Favour comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment”. Franklin Roosevelt
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. Franklin Roosevelt
Many of us say we “don’t know” but I think, deep inside,
most of us do know. What we lack is not the “knowing” but
the commitment and a strategy for getting there. Without a
sense of “how to do it” we are easily discouraged. We get
lost in the hassle of daily life.
Don’t let that happen to you!
You have a purpose. Dig deep to discover (or recover) your
dream and find ways to move in the direction of your most
important priorities. The path is unlikely to be straight or
easy, but it’s critical that you keep going.
In life, we get pretty much what we think about all day
long. In the long run, we get what we expect; we end up
where we are headed. In our daily lives, it’s critical that
we are clear about our direction and those we keep going.
“A day at a time”.
Surround yourself with people and books and activities that
move you toward your ultimate goals and life of abundance. Operate in quadrant two of habit three (Put first things first) of the seven habit of highly effective people by Stephen Covey. You probably won’t get
there in a day, or even in a year, but it’s essential that
you keep making progress. So, here’s a key question, “Where are you
going in life?” Whatever your ultimate destination, whatever
your dream, think about it all day long, every day, until
one day you wake up to discover you’ve arrived.
What a man can convince, believe and act on, he can achieve.
I love to read your comment if you have been inspired.
Matthew Abolurin is the Principal Consultant/CEO of Pep Access Ltd, a consulting outfit responsible for Business conception, actualization and growth, Sales and Marketing Training and HR Management. Matthew Abolurin is the President of Transformation Network International, a multifaceted Network where wisdom is given to create a life of Purpose, Passion, Peace and Prosperity.