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Words Of Inspiration (#235)

What spurs you on? Are you buoyed by success? Maybe failure? Perhaps by the sound of doubts from people who think you are not worthy to be at the top or rise from precarious positions? Or maybe you’re just a natural believer of guaranteed success whenever a situation arises?

Whatever it is, don’t let its flame ever die out. Its what has kept you going for years and since its a tried and tested antidote, we must rely it on but not too heavily. Time and time again, we see people trying to change their methodical ways of doing things and there’s nothing completely wrong with that.

However its when we alter the winning formula or what gives us stability that we tend to fall short. Think of it this way, a football team has a specialized formation that seems to guarantee them success against any opposition they come across.

For some reasons, on one particular matchday, the coach decides to tinker with the formation and as much as the team scrapes through, he decides to use it in subsequent games and starts drawing and losing games. In this scenario, it doesn’t matter how good the players are, the fact that you adjust the formula that’s been a success to you means you’re inviting other teams to get at you.

It is true that variety is the spice of life but your identity is as pivotal as the task that you come across daily. The identity allows you to be in your comfort zone and any adjustment has the potential to either fail you miserably or give you a measure of success.

Either ways the risk taking part of life should not come in adjusting tried and tested theories but rather applying those theories to situations that on the surface look tougher than they may actually be.

Be confident in yourself and your formula and seek progression rather than stagnation.


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