What came to your mind when you first saw the title of this message? I also wonder. Let us be truthful. The extreme of being realistic is actually a form of pessimism. What do I mean by that? Think about it this way: how many times have you heard people say, “I am just being realistic,” while what they mean is “I don’t believe it is possible”? If you have a very high and steep mountain in front of you, it will be a realistic thing to say that you cannot climb the mountain. That is what most of us do. We magnify our challenges in the name of facing reality and then we wonder why we are not achieving much or changing anything. We give power to our problems and then complain that the problem is not going away.
While the facts of life cannot be denied – positive and negative things happen, we simply cannot focus on the facts alone without exercising our authority to change things and improve our situations. Whatever you call things is what they will be and remain. Whatever you believe as your fact and reality will become and remain your experience. This is not a superstitious stuff. When you hear someone say there is nothing more they can do, just know that they have stopped thinking. There is always something more that anyone can do. You cannot afford to let your current situation, facts of life, and challenges define your future. In the face of the facts, you must be ready to believe that something better and greater can happen.
Here is how it works. The moment you convince yourself that things can be different despite your current situation, experience, or problem – the facts, your mind will start seeing possible solutions. You will see how things can change and what you can do to change them. Stop being realistic and start saying and acting the way you want things to go.
Actions for the week
A quote to remember
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. – Tony Robbins
Until another time,
Dele Ola, Award-Winning Author of Be A Change Agent
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3/9/2023 03:02:13 pm
The topic caught my attention and I was like, if I'm not realistic what should I do. Getting to the post, my question was answered. I refuse to be realistic, going forward. Been realistic won't hold me down anymore
3/9/2023 03:22:59 pm
Thanks, Olaife, for sharing your perspective. Yes, we all have to rid ourselves of the excuses and move forward by faith.
3/9/2023 08:23:09 pm
Reality is all around us, it is what makes our environment.
3/9/2023 11:43:30 pm
Thank you for the perspective Sir. Yes, all things are possible for those who believe.
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