Open your mind
I am glad to get on this fast-moving train of adventure and transformation with you. This column is designed to introduce you to a world of landmarks. It is a column that will expose you to how you can succeed in your career and business, inspire you to take steps in the direction of personal development and effectiveness, turn you loose to walk in the direction of your dreams, help you learn and practise the laws of success and generally motivate you to set lofty goals and achieve them.
Life is not a mystery. Life only becomes a mystery when your mind is closed. Your mind is what determines your height and level of flight. The mind is what sets the limit to your destiny. You cannot rise above the level your mind has set for you. The mind is one of the greatest pieces of equipment made by God. This terrific instrument when developed and utilized is greater than all the arsenals in the world. Your mind can change or chain you. It can liberate you or stagnate your success. It can stop and flop you or colour and feather your destiny.
I will be introducing to us how we can engage our minds to transform our lives. My desire in this column, among other things, is that the breadth of your mind would be enlarged in such a way that it would allow you to dream big dreams and produce the resources you need to accomplish them.
Helen Keller once said and I believe it, “The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision.” Visions are mental pictures planted by God in the mind or heart of man. Until your mind sees it, your hands cannot touch it. Success is not triggered by eyesight, it is inspired by insight. Until you open your mind, not just your eyes, you may linger in the camp of mediocrity, underachievement and misery for too long.
God did not design this life for you to suffer. If you’re suffering at this moment, you’re not alone. The mess you’re in right now is to give you a message. You can’t see with your mind if you allow prejudices into your life. Prejudices are strong-rooted beliefs about anything. You can’t see with your mind if you’re not willing to change when it is necessary and inevitable. You can’t even see with your mind when you lack focus and hunger to change your life and circumstances.
Now you might wonder if it is possible for you to change your life. Yes, it is possible. Very possible. Bishop David Oyedepo once said, “Any prayer that makes God totally responsible (for your education, finances, marital bliss, job, success, career and goal-setting and realization etc) is an irresponsible prayer. In other words, you have a role to play in the realization of whatever goal or objectives you have set to achieve in your marriage, finances or job. And one role you have to play and must play is to open your mind.
If you want or desire to move to the next level of success, then you need to open your mind to the changes, opportunities and businesses around you. Closed minds lead to closed destinies. Wake up, friends! In our next edition, we shall continue with the series on The Richest Place In The World.
Written by U. Moses Urim, an Afroscandic Contributor, Copenhagen, Denmark.Published on Saturday, March 10, 2012.For how to write and get articles published on Afroscandic, see our Publishing Guidelines
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