The amazing rock city
City of happy people
People live by the day
They hustle to survive
Leaders practice nepotism
Wealth is not distributed
Common man hustle daily
Just to get his fair share
Standard of living varies
From grandeur to slum
Food, shelter and attire
Are necessity in rock city
Optimism is the lifeblood
The endurance of the populace
Is rare to find in another city
They live in the now, while
Hoping for a better tomorrow
Life is infinite in rock city
The home of courageous people
The city is set on the rock
Nature blessed rock city.
I woke up in a deep, dense woods
Filled with confusion and doubt
Unable to see, from where I stood
A discernible pathway out
For a long time, I wandered
Till I observed along the way
A previous wayfarer’s standard
A path for all to obey
I became conscious, as I was heeding
The path I was on leads nowhere
The signs it left were misleading
And comprised an unconscious snare
It was not enough to ignore them
Once the deception became known
I took the time and I tore them
As I created a pathway of my own
Despite all the sensation of fear
I chose to be brave in the woods
I don’t chicken out because of fear
Instead, I soldier on in the woods
Forging onward, persevering
I can’t do nothing else but try
To cut through to a clearing
Where I can clearly see the sky.
This post first appear here in July, 2016 but later re-edited. © 2017 Inspirational Motivation.
Have you ever feel like all hope were lost and you feel helpless?
Sometime ago, I felt just like that and it seems as if my whole world is crashing down, but Nature has endowed me with innate strength to be strong and courageous in the face of my adversity. I utilized my given strength to navigate and endure between circumstances of life and I subsist. You can also do the same by using few practical methods.
Below are the 7 ways to soldier on when you feel like chicken out:
Ignore everyone else
Focus on yourself and be mindful, don’t worry about the success of others and get carried away by those who has made it before you; work towards your goals and you shall succeed.
Become your own biggest supporter
When you are getting those curve balls and life feels like rigorous test, the best things you can do is to be self-compassionate, self-motivated and be courageous to keep your head up always.
Gratitude remain the best attitude. Learn to celebrate little wins, stop looking at the things you have not and start appreciating and be thankful for all you have got.
Focus on your strengths
Focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses. Check where you are lacking and utilize your potentials in building up those part of you that seems weak and be mindful; if not now, then when?
Keep your watch away
There is one Yoruba adage that says “He who counts the crab winks will wait a lifetime by the river”. Success is a journey not a destination and yours is just few steps away because everyone has got their own time.
Stop comparing yourself to others
I implore you not to dare do it, for it can land you where you don’t like. Always accept yourself for who you are and you will always be happy in life.
Acknowledge your limitations
Through self-awareness you will know yourself better and knowing yourself includes knowing your strengths and limitations; life is a journey not a competition.
Sometime ago, I felt like an orphan that’s long lost far away from home and waiting to be found. I felt like a poor child that’s lost in the woods infested by pack of wolves and trying to survive. I felt my heart pounding and racing twice as fast beneath my rib cage like that of a stray horse trying to escape on a battlefield.
I felt like a prisoner kept in a state of mind, with no bars, doors, walls or fences. I felt like my destiny that was meant to be great is in the hands of fibbers and I am doomed to fail.
I felt like the world is on my shoulder, with the little size of me and I know it won’t last forever. I felt like there is going to be an explosion, I would wake up in another world and all I have seen and experienced in this life will just be a dream.
After series of psychological warfare and mission of self-discovery, I found my purpose in life. Now I feel alive as I can catch a breath, I will look beyond my fears, live my dreams, set and achieve my goals, believe in myself and hope for a better tomorrow and the future of my children and their offspring.
I am now feeling that it will all become happily ever after!!!
Cultivating positive thoughts
Maintaining positive mindset
Won’t only give you rest of mind
It will also make you feel blessed
It will keep your soul lifted
Finally, you will feel gifted.
Positive mindset will make you happy
It will increase your overall productivity
It keep your creative juice flowing at work
You will feel gifted in all aspect of life.
Be courageous enough to stay positive
In all your endeavors in life
Impossible will change into I’m-possible
Good morning makes a great day
Stay blessed and I wish you all
A wonderful week ahead.