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Are You Ignoring The Truth?

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” – John 8:32 KJV

Your opinion is just your opinion and your perception is just your perception, but do yourself a big favour, don’t confuse them with the truth or reality. Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts. The sooner you realise that facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored, the better for you. The older I get, the more I realize that it’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder.

I once came across these words, “What you deny or ignore, you DELAY. What you accept and face, you conquer.” It’s very true that our true strength lies not in never failing but in rising up every time we fall.  It is said that stupid is knowing the truth, seeing the truth but still believing the lies.

I was reflecting on my life shortly after my 35th birthday, more than a decade ago. I realized that I had a BSc. Degree, Nat Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma In Project Management and few others and I was happy to a certain degree. But guess what? I couldn’t afford critical things like a life-coach, seminars, conferences, books on personal development, etc. I thought these were for people who had a lot of money and they were at the bottom of the list of my priorities.

 My self-introspection made me realize that my priorities were wrong! This eye-opening realization made me see that the very things I said ‘I couldn’t afford’ were the very things that ‘I couldn’t afford not to afford.’ It’s like seriously being pressed to go to the bathroom but having to pay to use it, in this case, even if you have the last money, you’ll pay because the consequence of not paying for it would be dire. That’s how I look at things. Failure to understand the consequence of your action or inaction will lead you to say you can’t afford something. Ask yourself this question, “If I were to have this, what would the benefits be?” The answer will clearly tell you whether you can’t afford it or you can’t afford not to afford it. So, focus on the benefits and if they are worthy, you’ll find a way to afford it!

 Whatever you were taught or programming you were given as a kid by those people “adults” around you, was to help you fit in. Now that you want to live your dreams and stop fitting in, you must reprogram it according to your needs and desires and you have the power to do so. This is a deliberate process that requires proper planning, commitment, coaching, mentoring, resilience and patience. The most important truth you’ve been ignoring is that Your Dreams Have Long Been Calling You, Now It’s The Time To Pick Up and Answer The Call!

Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on veli@velindaba.com, www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773 

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