Our world is full of educated and talented individuals, but why some of them unable to reach the heights of their potentials and success? And what are the other reasons, why these groups of individuals were not successfully conquer the impossible despite they have the ability and capacity to excel? These are the questions that I would like to seek and find for an answer.
I’ll still remember the great man named Dr. Napoleon Hill, a man that I greatly admired most. During the 1930’s, he started conducted a study on the lives of certain successful great men of America. He investigated why these groups of individuals were so successful in their life struggles and reach the top of the ladders. Through personal interviewed with them, he found out that their main secrets why they gradually win to beat the odds and got the crown of life are because of their being positive thinkers, positive attitudes, self-determination to win and the philosophy NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!
According to Martin Tupper when you experience a great trials and challenges in life, you should encourage yourself to “Never give up or the burden may sink you; Providence kindly has mingled the cup and in all trials and troubles, that challenges you. The watchword of life must be, NEVER GIVE UP.”
Billi Lim a dare to fail man adds, “Do not measure a person by how many times he falls, measure him by how many times he climbs up again. A person who can climb up again after he falls will never be drawned.” He added and commented, “But it is sad to note that many people are just like those who, after a temporary defeat, prefer to stay there and finally die a real failure, fallen and never to rise again.”
People, I would like to remind and encourage you:
“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is odd with its twists and turns,
As everyone sometimes learns.
And many a person turns about
When an individual might have won
had he or she stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with yet another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than it seems
To a faint and faltering woman or man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he or she might have captured the victor’s cup;
And one learned too late when the night came down,
How close he or she was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And when you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worst, you mustn’t quit” (Winning Words).
What is really the quality to an individual that will help him to rise once again after he falls? A great president of America, President Calvin Coolidge gave a very enthusiastic and very inspiring answer in this query. President Coolidge answered, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence, Talent will not; nothing is more common than successful men with talent. Geniuses will not; Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts, persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
I am certainly agreed with that great maxim of the late great President Calvin Coolidge. I’ll prove it already to myself. Ill still remember when I was a young boy. I have a lot of great dreams for my future. But how could it be? Its the same questioned that always lingering in my mind. Im the product of a broken home family, grew up in the street, and stayed with different and even with the cruel person in this world! Its good that was over! The bitter memory of my childhood!
I have learned through my experiences and studies from the profiles and writings of the great wise men that the only way to beat the odds in life is to face and to take the challenge and continue remaking ourselves into a better person! And also by making God as a partner in every aspiring in life because in Him nothing is impossible!
Because of the positive attitude that I had and by encouraging myself to believe in the beauty of my dreams, I gradually finished my Bachelors degree in History and Minor in Political Science with my own self-determination and now I am working as College Guidance Counselor, College Instructor, and Working Student Supervisor.
To you my dear readers, I would like you think and ponder this:
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’ve like to win but you think you can’t, it’s certainly you won’t.
Life battles are not always go to the stronger or the faster man. But sooner or later, the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can!
Here is the last and the best final keys to make yourself become a winner and succeed in every struggle in life, is to make God be as your partner and everything will come together (Romans 8:28).
People, if your feeling defeated and hopeless think of this: If you have tried and met with failure; if you have planned and watched your plans as they were crushed before your eyes; just remember that greatest men in all history were the products of courage, and courage, you know, is born in the cradle of adversity.
My dear, beloved readers remember this, when you are at your weakest, God is in His greatest! What shall you need to do is to call Him and God promised, “Call me and I will answer you, and show you the great and mighty things which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).
Before I will conclude my article, I would like to encourage and remind you, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP! DARE MIGHTY THINGS! HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS! AND just always remember THAT THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS!
Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!
Moises Padin Reconalla
About the Author
Moises Padin Reconalla is an alumnus of Adventist University of the Philippines and a graduate student of Manila Theological College. Worked as a Guidance Counselor and College Instructor at North Davao Colleges, Panabo City, Philippines.
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