“If you focus on success you’ll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed” – Deepak Chopra
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs in mind: 1. The future can be better than the present. 2. I have the power to make it happen.
Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. It doesn’t happen in one day but it happens every day. This excellence is not a skill but an attitude. It’s this attitude that leads you to success. This simply tells you that the extent of your impact on this world depends on the size of your devotion to this attitude.
Aristotle said it so well, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.” It’s about doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Now, coming back to my opening statement. Do you believe that the future can be better than the present for you? Remember, life doesn’t give us what we want, but what we are. What we are, is what we believe is true for us. You attract what you believe. So, I can safely say that your belief system is like a magnet that attracts situations and people that are like minded or with similar beliefs. This is how the world conspires with you. If you really want to change the results you are producing, you need to align your belief system to what you want. There’s no way you’ll have a better future if you don’t believe in it. Study successful people that you admire and you’ll realize that they were just like you, if not worse, but they believed that the future was going to be better than where they were. They believed they deserved better and that they were worthy of success.
The second part is about you being convinced that you have the power to make it happen. You are a one-time miracle that was brought down here on earth by God to fulfil a particular purpose. You were not born with a physical manual of what you have to do, but your heart carries your desires which are an indication of what you are meant to do. The external voices and opinions of people have drowned your inner voice. I was born to help you create that silence that will help you listen to that voice of reason you have allowed to be drowned by people who unfortunately don’t even know themselves. I was born to convey these two facts to you:
- Your future can be much better than the present;
- You have the power to make it happen. So, make it happen.
Whenever you apportion blame and complain a lot, you are giving away your God-given power to handle the situation at hand. My purpose in life is to inspire and empower you to realise your true potential and live your dreams.
Veli Ndaba is a leadership and Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of two books (You Are Born to Win and Your Dream is Calling You), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on email@example.com, www.velindaba.co.za and 083 304 9773