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This One is Mine!

“This I choose to do. If there’s a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.” – Terry Pratchett
The lack of knowledge is not the reason why most people are not living their dreams, ask them and they will tell you exactly what they want. The main reason they are not living their dreams is that they are not willing to pay the price for it. The price for living your dream is the pain of Criticism, Rejection, Adversity and being Prejudiced against by the masses. The masses prefer what is easy and fun to do, but the results thereof are very painful later on in life.
Oh! I love Maya Angelou when she says, “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But Still, like air, I’ll rise.” These are once again the words from a person of substance who was willing to pay the price. The moment you are willing to grab life by its collar and say, “Give it up, this is my stuff!” Doors of opportunities will open up widely for you.
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” This simply means, don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect – this is my daily mantra. When I ask people why are they not doing what they want to do, the answers I often get are – ‘When my kids are grown … then; When I find a rich partner… then; When I retire… then; When the conditions are favourable…then. Life happens now not tomorrow. You don’t know how much time you have left for you to be here, make the rest of your life count.
What message would you like written on your tombstone when you are gone? When we are born our tombstones are pre-written ‘NOT LIVED YET’ and it is up to us to change these words by the time we die. Sadly though, many of these ‘NOT LIVED YET’ remain there even though forty years or more has been lived on this planet. I want my life to be used as an example of a life well lived, a life of commitment and dedication to make people realise their greatness and wake up to it.
This One is Mine, yes – it’s my life and I am going to make it count.  You have so much potential in you and what you have done thus far is only a tip of the iceberg of what you are capable of doing. The world has long been waiting for you, shine your light!
Veli Ndaba is a Professional and Motivational 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 , and 083 304 9773

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