This is the concluding part of the article Treasures in The Trash, numbers 4 – 8.
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Number Four – Champion of Negativity
You must totally and completely avoid accepting negative pronouncements against your life either by you, your enemies or your close friends and family. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Someone wrote a negative thing on my Facebook wall and I immediately deleted it and confronted him. The biggest wall you must climb is the one you have built in your mind. If you don’t control your attitude, then it will control you. Negative feelings are like weeds, if you don’t fully extract their roots, they will keep coming back. So take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Delete them from your close friends list. Avoid negative people, places, things, and habits. Don’t give up, and don’t give in to consuming the garbage these negative sources are trying to feed you. You must let your mockers know that you are not trash but a treasure identified and separated from the trash and waiting to be glorified.
Number Five – Lacking Appreciation
One of the progress killers is ingratitude. This is when you don’t appreciate what you have or the people that are your destiny helpers to you. Pause for a moment. Breathe in slowly and deeply. Exhale. Feel the miracle of your breath. And say, “Thank you.” You probably woke up with a few aches and pains this morning, but you woke up. You’ve seen better days, but you’ve also seen worse. You might not have everything you want right now, but you have everything you need to move forward. Life isn’t perfect, but it sure is good. Many families are missing this process that could grow their treasure from the trash for permanent placement in destiny. Learn to say thank you and you will see the spark in the house. Everyone loves to be appreciated. Appreciate someone today.
Number Six – Missing The Here & Now
You can’t have a better today if you’re still thinking and worrying about yesterday. Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter. This moment is here and now for you to live. It’s okay to not have all the answers yet. In fact, you’ll never have ALL the answers. Just continue the journey, focus on the present, do you best, and trust the process. Before you can really start to move forward in your divine destiny and dusting out your treasure from the trash, you will first have to learn how to let your past fully go. Sometimes being strong and moving on are the only choices you have. There are some things in life that you may never completely get over. The best you may be able to do is get through them slowly. But that’s okay. The struggle forward is worth the effort. There’s still a lot of beauty left to be seen on the road ahead.
Worry replaced by Prayer equals Trust. Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction. Worry less and think more creatively.
Number Seven: Seekers of Happiness Outside Themselves
You keep looking for happiness outside yourself. Enlightenment is not the accumulation of knowledge, it is the full realization of who you already are. True wealth has nothing to do with material possessions, it is the surrender to an abundance that has no limit. What you seek is not somewhere else at some other time. What you seek is here and now, within you. The more you look for it outside yourself, the more it hides from you. Relax, remember the source of your deepest desires, and allow yourself to know their fulfilment. Nigerians are fond of imitating others, we want our children to go to the same high class schools, and live high class lives… even when we cannot afford it. Imitation leads to limitation.
Number Eight – The Sharp & Easy Road
Our generation is looking for the easy route to make money, get promotion and get success that will not last. Men are still looking for the easy road. Someday you will look back on your life and realize that everything worthwhile you’ve ever accomplished initially challenged you. And that is how it should be, because big challenges often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary success. Every struggle arises for a reason – for experience or a lesson. A great journey is never easy, and no dose of adversity along the way is ever a waste of time if you learn and grow from it. Those who try to take the lazy way, the way of shortcuts, will be left behind.
Finally, there is greatness inside you, there are treasures in our country, but these declarations shall manifest only when we believe them to be true. And so today, announce it to anyone who cares to listen: ‘There is treasure inside me’.
This article was first published in thecomfortzone.se