Life is Not About the Things You Don’t Have.
“Focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have, on what’s right instead of what’s wrong. On where you are going instead of what you have been through.”
When we focus on the things we don’t have we literally forget we have reasons to be thankful. We simply forget that what we are no longer grateful for is someone else’s prayer point or quest. Know this, Life is not about the things you don’t have rather life is all about using the things you have and how you can use them to get the things you desire.
“If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey
I hear people say, “I can’t start my business because I don’t have the capital to get an office”, yet we have seen successful businesses start from the garages. I hear people say, “I am not brilliant enough to succeed” yet we see dropouts master talent and become phenomenal. I hear people say, “only if I had a way out of this country” yet many become successful harnessing the resources of the same country. It is never about what is missing, you have have to learn to use what you have.
Don’t invest time lamenting the things you do not have control over, your time is precious invest it right. – Selah
Something I am 100% sure of is that everyone is good at something, just that most have not discovered what they are good at yet and sadly more than 90% might not. So the first struggle of anyone should be identifying what makes him special or different and not whining about how he is being so deprived. Ask questions, have quiet time, try to understand yourself, experiment… do whatever it takes to get answers because that is your most important struggle.
The quest for more is in-built, no matter how much we have, there would always be things we wish we had, this doesn’t make us insatiable rather it makes us human. However, knowing these new cravings won’t just fall on our laps means we are smart. We can’t just wish things to existence or wish things away (though like many of you, I wish we can), we will have to work for results using what we have already acquired.
When you focus on lack and scarcity and what you don’t have, you fuss about it with your family, you discuss it with your friends, you tell your children that you don’t have enough – “We don’t have enough for that, we can’t afford that” – then you’ll never be able to afford it, because you begin to attract more of what you don’t have. If you want abundance, if you want prosperity, then focus on abundance. Focus on prosperity. (Lisa Nichols)
Skills, talents, knowledge, creativity, business acumen, impulses etc are keys to unlocking the doors to the life we desire. Few who have mastered these have been able to push life to it limits and achieve without bounds. You too can be extraordinary but remember your focus should not be on the things you lack but the things you have.