[Adapted from my Book, “Turning Your Setbacks into Major Comebacks]
So a few weeks back, I did mention that there is a group of people that you should show the window when they show up at your office or house. These are the bunch who are selling ‘secrets to success’ that require you to do nothing but ‘pay a small fee’ to acquire their proven and tested secret. Once again, show them the window, it is a faster way out!
More than a decade ago, a certain organization for which my dad was part of was engaged in an ugly tussle over money and leadership.
This religious organization would almost always guarantee the country of Sunday drama for close to a whole month! It so got to me seeing my dad on TV under those circumstances. So I sought counsel from a young Pastor. He told me the following:
“Everything is going to be OK. Your dad’s organization will resolve this. Things will be very fine since you are a child of God”
Even as he spoke, my young mind did not grasp it. Yes, I needed counsel…but I did not need pampering. What he told me did not work…and frankly, from that day on, it has always been an embarassing encounter meeting him in the streets.
There is an interesting relationship between reality and hope, action and faith. There is a group of people who would want to dwell on hope while negating reality, and exist in faith while negating action.
Again, like I said, this group of people are well meaning…but honestly I could say that they are not balanced. They could be ignorant…or less knowledgeable. Much as they are well meaning, it does not always follow that their advice will work.
The philosophy that advocates for a smooth like glass life from beginning to end is flawed, un-scriptural and deceitful. In life, there are three things that are interestingly related:
Finally…this thing about maintaining our turfs…and keeping life strictly within the way we want it to operate…I could say it is a lost battle. This is what Bill Gates said:
“In business, by the time you realize you are in trouble, it’s too late to save yourself. Unless you are runnig scared all the time, you’re gone”
I have come to realize that this is not just in business, but also in life…especially the life of a visionary. Makes sense? Share your thoughts.