Do Not Regret Things That Were Never Meant To Be

Harris Mungai By Harris Mungai, 20th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1xoh40yw/
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Yesterday is a cancelled cheque,tomorrow is a promissory note,today is ready cash,use it.Good employers would rather recruit a wise fool rather than a near-prefect genius.

The Past Year-2014

This is the last week of the first month of the year-2015.So,you might as well consider it time to take stock.At this time of the year,people normally have different views,feelings,emotions and perspectives about their life's accomplishents.Some feel at the top of their game,while others feel that they came short of their expectations.While one group could be headed for big time celebrations,another group will be plunging into depression.I am reminded of a statement by the Chinese great philosopher,Lao Tsu,who said; "If you are depressed,you are living in the past,if you are anxious,you are living in the future.If you are at peace, you are living in the present".
There is this other statement I read somewhere which says that life is all about perspectives.The sinking of the Titanic for instance was a miracle for the lobsters in the ship's kitchen.Think about it,all the lobsters caught that early morning and waiting to be fried later at supper went back into the deep sea after the ship sank.But for the passengers,it was tragic,given the number of lives lost.It is said that one man's poison could be another man's cure.
As 2014 was coming to an end did you take time to review the past eleven months of the year.Assess what you did achieve,missed opportunities,new friends made,good friends lost,the many smiles you had,the tears you shed,mistakes made and the lessons learned.Look at the new things in your life without regretting what was meant but never was.

Learn And Move On

The biggest achievement if your life in 2014 is God's mercy upon your life.How many times was your life in danger,but you still came through? Reflect on all the positive things that came your way the past year and start being grateful.The Bible says that a living dog is better than a dead lion.As long as you have a mind that is sane,as long as you have the will to try again,there is still hope,because the best things of your life are ahead of you.A winner is not the person who won the race,but the one who lost the race and in the process,learned how to win the next race.We can all be winners in life,it all depends on how we view our circumstances. A very senior executive once told me that during a job interview,if the last two shortlisted candidates appeared to have the same credentials,the determining factor will be their personal or career life experience.According to him,the candidate with the highest chances of being hired is the one who will appear to have made more blunders in life.I asked him why and without hesitation,told me; "because I don't just want to employ a near-perfect genius.I would rather employ a wise fool"
By that he meant someone who had learned his wisdom through foolishness.I will conclude with the words of the late Steve Jobs during his commencement speech to the graduating students at Standard University,a few years before his death.He concluded his speech by telling the newly 'crowned wise fellows' that: "stay hungry,stay foolish"As the year has now come to an end,I would like to challenge you to remain hungry,meaning be ambitious; and also stay foolish.By this I mean,whatever didn't work in 2014, you can look at it diffferntly and review it one more time and this year-2015,you will make it.Don't take anything personal;sometimes in life,some people have to say no seven times before saying yes,and some things have to fail seven times before succeeding.

Conquer Yourself And Be What You Want In Life

Instead of whining about what you don't have,see what you have and talk about it until what you have gives birth to what you don't.
Nicholas James 'Nick' Vujicic was born with tetra.-amelia syndrome,a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs.As a child,he struggled mentally,emotionally and physically,but eventually came to terms with his disability and at the age of 17,started his own non-profit organisation,Life Without Limbs.He began to say things to himself that changed his life and has now become his signature quotes,such as; "in life you have a choice-bitter or better.Choose better,forget bitter".He also said that, "it is a lie to think you're not worth anything,it is a lie to think you are not not good enough". And "life without limbs or life without limbs?" Today he is a successful man by any standards;writing books,featuring in movies and bagging a awards.
Hafez,one of the most celebrated Persian poets,once said; "what we speak becomes the house we live".The words we say have the power to form,let alone the atmosphere in which we exist.Words are powerful! And the words we speak to ourslevs bear even much more power and potency because they are the closest it can get to the truth about us.Self talk is the most sincere speech we can give,because you can never lie to yourself about yourself.Infact we must begin to command ourselves into the things that our hearts know to be true and beneficial to us.Great people the world over have a common trait that got them where the are,and that keeps great.They speak to themselves and believe what they say more than what any other person says about them.Believing in self,accepting what you have and where you are is the only proof you have that life shall yield your dreams.
God never gave the standard of what you should live by to someone else,He gave it to you;don't delegate it! It is a fat lie to think that greatness lies in conquering and subduing others.The biggest conquest is self conquest. Speak to yourself until you conquer your fears,wrongs,addictions and doubts.

Unfulfilled Dreams

Speak to yourself the measures and expectations you should align to.Never put yourself under pressure to keep up with foreign paces.Life is what you make of it,not what people make it for you.Forget the rules and ignore all expectations. Only remember the commandments and run your race yourself.You have the permit to ask and to pursue every dream to the uttermost without consultation and permission from people.The reason people die with unfulfilled dreams is because they spend all their time and energy seeking approval from others,who also lack direction.
The most beautiful thing in life is to be validated and vindicated against people and situations that once worked against you.Be your own reporter,advertiser and billboard.Become the advocate for you dreams.Talk yourself out of every jungle or discouragement you find yourself in.The grades you didn't achieve you didn't need;don't define your life by lack of those.Speak your growth from where you are regardless of what or who surrounds you.Vujicic could have wasted his entire life like thousand others have done,on the excuse of disability. However,one day he discovered that he only needed a mouth;not legs or hands.Then he 'stood' up and began to speak.Today the whole world is paying attention-He has addressed over 3 million people in almost 60 different countries. But he couldn't speak to anyone until he spoke to himself.
The disability and the inability you face is not your end.In you lies greatness beyond your wildest dreams.I love you all Wikinutters and I am always praying for you.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
I developed an interest in writing when I was in elementary school and since then this passion keeps on burning in me.Thank you Wikinut for this chance to express myself here.

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author avatar Youlen
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Very wise article, good job!

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author avatar Shamarie
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Very good article, Harris! I agree that some things are not meant to be so we have to learn to move on and just live. Thanks for sharing and I am praying for you, too. God bless!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Inspiring post, Harris. We should live life on our terms to make a positive impact. One door closes but many open then for us to make a choice - siva

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author avatar GenkiWorld
21st Jan 2015 (#)

truly inspirational. i hve to agree with you, if things were not ment to be, it was for a good reason and insted of forsaking those things in the new year, we should consider what we have and maximize that till it brings even better results for us. great job with this one!

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author avatar Harris Mungai
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you very much Youlen.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Shamarie,I really appreciate your comment on is one,thank you very much.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks Siva,you really encourage me with those kind words.Let's keep on doing this.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you very Genki for agreeing with the me here...

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author avatar Carol Roach
21st Jan 2015 (#)

excellent article one of the best I have read on this site so far

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author avatar Harris Mungai
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Wow,Carol those words are really humbling.
Thank you very very much for such a comment.

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author avatar Utah Jay
21st Jan 2015 (#)

Very inspiring post.

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author avatar Harris Mungai
22nd Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you very much Utah.

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