“Plan ahead – it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark”
- RICHARD CUSHING.
RULE 4: BEWARE OF PASSING BLAME
Adulthood does not begin with age rather it begins with taking absolute responsibility for your life without playing the blame game. You are absolutely responsible for the way you think, how you feel, and what you do. Invariably, you are absolutely responsible for your decisions throughout life.
Pray for Divine guidance when you want to make decisions especially when you want to make major decisions.
Explore as many options as possible and their attendant consequences. Seek counsel from experts when necessary. Sift through the information and options and follow the leading of your heart.
Always bear in mind people may give you advice and counsel however, you are absolutely responsible for making the final decisions knowing fully that you are the only one that will have to bear or live with the consequence of your decisions – and this does not give room for blaming anyone for the choices you make; knowing you are responsible.
Look before you leap and you will reap success.
RULE 5: BEWARE OF EGO FIGHTS
Fighting about everything and for everything that threatens to attack us breaks our focus. We must know what is worth fighting for and what we should not give our attention to in order to preserve our focus on fulfilling life’s purpose.
Destiny fights to focus on what matters in the light of eternity. Ego fights focus on the trivial and superficial things of life that are short-lived. Never focus on your critics and naysayers.
Don’t answer your critics, if you want to answer destiny’s call. Never fight to protect your reputation; rather strive to preserve your character and God will take care of your reputation.
Only engage in a fight against the attacks that threaten to stop you from fulfilling your purpose. Your destiny is worth fighting for because it matters to both God and humanity. And when we give our battles over to God, He will fight for us as we rest in His unfailing love.
To hit goals you must not be caught up in the heat of unnecessary battles. Cut off unnecessary battles without the prize of making a difference in life and focus on your life’s mission.
THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU
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About the Author
Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog: successrecipeblog.com, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.
She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.
At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars