The power within.

There has been so many write-ups, literary compositions and speeches on the issue of success and how to attain excellence in life. The issue of destiny, the issue of dreams and the issue of achievements have all been over flogged but quite unfortunately, we still have a world filled with poverty, the state of our country, NIGERIA being a true example of this.
This state of ours has led many to the search for the secret of success and successful people. Many have read books, autobiographies, many have invested and many have labored hard, yet the mystery behind success remains what it is ; “a mystery”. Many have turned to God for the answers and even though I also believe in the God factor as the ultimate determinant of everything; both evil and good, I am of the strong opinion that “God will NEVER do for man what man can do for himself”. It might not be an element of pride therefore to submit that God has already put in man all he needs to attain the utmost heights.
As I earlier mentioned, most of us have dreams, aspirations and desires but usually somewhere along the line we tend to start telling ourselves that what we believed in the past can no longer be achieved probably due to some circumstances we tend to term as realities. Actually, I’ve also felt this way before and sometimes a still feel a rush of such sensations afterall, I always wanted to study law but here I am a 300 level student of the department of Library, archival and information studies. It is no gain saying that 80% of undergraduate students in Nigeria are not studying what they would have loved to, this includes students in the so called “lucrative course of study”.
Hitting the nail on the head, most people do not die happy as most people never achieve their dreams and this is why I want to emphasis this supposedly forgotten power that lies fallow in the heart, depths and sometimes subconscious of every human being: “The Power Within”. This is the essence that has distinguished the distinguished individuals of the world from the “undistinguished”; this is the power that has made certain people rise above the dictates of the circumstances and setbacks to the acme of their desires; this is the power that has fuelled the drive of many to the apex of their careers despite “unforeseen and unpalatable experiences”. This is the power of determination. The essence of successful people has always been that awareness that if only they set a goal for themselves and keep working at it, then it will manifest into success. In every aspect of life this “power within” is important as it is the only “virtue” that can guarantee excellence. For the constraint of your time and the space I have to write, I must reiterate the words of Zig Ziglar when he said that “other people and things can stop you temporarily, you are the only one who can stop yourself permanently” because “The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going”. Never forget that “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies WITHIN us”.


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