Monday 28 October 2013

5 Sources of Inspiration (Part 4)

A Progress Path
It’s simply beautiful to be here and I'm all fired up to share a couple of thoughts with you. But most awesome is the fact that you are over there eagerly awaiting the conversation to commence…that I value!
OK let’s go…
A while now I have been sharing on the topic: 5 Sources of Inspiration and I have already dole out 3 sources – Deciding, Planning and Beginning.
Ending this teaching at the third – Beginning – will cripple the cycle of inspiration and like the Buddhist saying goes to buttress this point, “there are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth – not starting, and not going all the way.”
That is, not beginning and not progressing; the latter being the fourth source of inspiration.
Progressing is a great source of inspiration. Not just progressing in terms of time, but advancing at a new gradient curve of learning, making new discoveries as you accelerate towards your goals!
The word “continue” carries a lot of dividend.
Quickly let’s look at two analogies in connection with the word “continue/progress:”
  1.      .    You start jogging along the block and then, you don’t stop but continue on this art of discipline, and on a daily basis you keep extending your effort. Not long the dividend begins to set in. You begin to notice an increase in oxygen circulation and gradual weight loss.
  2.          You couldn't face an audience of five persons because you were too shy. Then you decided to commit to the art of public speaking. You begin with a person or two, seizing every moment of interaction to learn something about rhetoric. Then you progress to three, four…though it’s challenging but you persist and before you are totally aware, you are addressing an audience of ten…fifty…a thousand. Suddenly shyness becomes obsolete.
Progressing is gaining mastery and ground in the art of your pursuit.
You shouldn't be expecting a baby when you had aborted the embryo.
Your decision won’t be achieved, your plans won’t be realized, and your beginning won’t gain credibility unless you are progressing.
Progressing is the oxygen in the wheel of attainment. It is what generates daily hope. It is the free-way between aspiration and actualization.
To move from point A to B, then you have got to be progressing.
Franklin Roosevelt echoed: “the only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”
Also, he added: “To reach a port we must set Sail; Sail, not tie at anchor; Sail, not drift.”
Now take notes because I did when I first heard this: Unhappiness is simply the lack of progress towards a preset goal and happiness is making progressive progress.

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

Authored by: Anointed Enoh

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