If you skip the process, you will damage the progress
I have always been one to say …’ Let’s get this done sharp sharp, let’s make the money quickly, let’s build the empire tonight….. I just could not understand!,why take so long to make it, let’s cut corners Now and enjoy life… As they say you only live once ‘
Wrong wrong wrong, no matter how you look at it,if you wanna get to the top… Whether by flying or by climbing…it requires time and effort, while some may take more time than others, what really matters is the process…..
I’l give a story to illustrate this point :
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Ever heard the story of the prodigal son in the Bible?!!, yea! well for me I love to imagine stuffs when reading this stories, helps them stick to memory better……… I personally see the prodigal son as the one who couldn’t be bothered about the process, couldn’t care less how long it took his father to amass the wealth he had and the guiding principles, like myself he wanted it now now, but he forgot the fact that to sustain the wealth you must not skip the process(the process of learning, of becoming, of failing, of succeeding, of trial and error… And so on).
So he demanded half of the wealth of his dad.. (completely skipping his process) and went on to the part of progress (chilling & turning up) and like they say “all good things come to an end” the wealth so easily gotten was gone and he had no clue on how to start from the scratch, he knew nothing of the process (because in that process lies the secrets of success, your trade mark, your unique niche, in that process you realise everything that makes you who you are and makes you succeed) , so he couldn’t start again, he had no clue………….
Are you with me?…. Smile if you are😀😀😘
Now imagine the brother of the prodigal son, did one day decide to leave to be on his own as every man should at some point in their lives … Truthfully guys,do you think he would come crawling back to his dad asking for a dollar or two…. Nah! He was fully involved in the process, he stayed, soaking himself in the process ….. So his progress would definitely be lasting and even if he failed, I’m so certain he would know the ropes on how to start again and maybe even better……
All I see in this generation are young adults trying to make it big almost immediately , you see a person who started a business barely up to a year, crying and wailing, comparing themselves to made men and women who have been in the business long time, gone through the travails they went through, failed but never gave up.
I have been a blogger/vlogger for about a year +….now the attention I’m getting is nothing close to what I desire, or where I see some of my peers, but I constantly remind myself by going through their beginning stages… Seeing how they never for once skipped the process, stuck to it when others couldn’t care less about what they did, and the ones who ought to even encourage them, did otherwise….. Realising that the stage I’m in, they have been there and were out.
See it’s natural to want it now….. That’s the human mind, pleasure Now suffer later….the only thing that we don’t know is that the suffering is way worse and takes more time than the pleasure ever did.
Do me a favour, mentally take note of the people you look up to, E.g……. Justin Bieber(musician), Wizkid(musician), Mark Zuckerberg(daddy of facebook)😀😀 , Selena Williams(tennis champ) , Linda Ikeji(Nigeria’s number 1 blogger , Sisi Yemi (Nigeria’s number 1 youtuber ) just do a little digging deep, and you will be amazed at their journey to the top… And the sweet thing about it is, if today any of these people lost their wealth(God forbid)…. They would know how to start over, where to go, what to say, things to be done, buttons to press…..
So here’s my little encouragement to that upcoming youtuber, that blossoming blogger… If you ever wanna compare yourself to the already made men and women in your field, ensure you are comparing their early stages to your early stage how they started to yours…
You’ll be proud of yourself…… Don’t stop, someday soon someone will recognize you and God will shine His light on you for the whole world to behold.
I love you and I’ll see you in my next post where I give you an inspiring story about some one dear to me.