In the last few weeks, I have learnt several lessons which I wouldn’t wanna forget in a hurry. A particular one that comes to mind almost every time is taking things very easy and soft and one step at a time.
I have always believed that many things can be achieved at a time and in a simultaneous manner. However, most times I realised that I achieved little or nothing of the plans, goals and dreams I had for myself. I ended up falling flat and failing countlessly. Worse still, I had emotional turmoil which at several instances downgraded my health among other things.
Many people like me are caught in the web of taking many steps at the same time. They literally have many hats which they want to put on without minding the end results. Sooner than later they find out they are failing effortlessly. Without wanting to look and see from within, they are quick to heap blames on others for causing their failures or misfortune.
Have you ever witnessed a toddler who is in the rudimentary stage of learning the process and art of walking? I am pretty sure you would have. At some point in time, the baby tries to take a double step and within the snap of a finger is on the ground or at the verge. So is it applicable to those who try and take multiple steps in life? They end up falling and if care is not taken, they may remain in that state for a while.
Life as a journey through the complex at times is in sequence and series. Like a chain intertwined together, one step conversely or inversely leads to another. Why then do we have to rush things when in reality it leads nowhere or probably the downward spiral?
Some people’s lives are fueled and driven on the wheels of needless completion and comparison. They switch careers severally, change jobs and switch from one location to another as though they are propelled by a force.
Once we understand that life is a process, somethings if not all automatically fall into place. Our body system, minds and mental faculties have been designed by nature to focus on one particular thing at a time. Any attempt to merge two things is an attempt to engage in a journey leading to futility.
Dear friend, don’t ever be tempted or forced to take multiple steps at a time. Imagine yourself climbing a stair, would you want to take two steps simultaneously and fall flat or you will be patient to take one step at a time and end your journey on a graceful and peaceful note?
To take one step at a time requires you to the following:
1. Setting realistic and smart goals
2. Having a working plan and sticking to it
3. Sharpening your focus
4. Putting off distractions
5. Understanding your purpose, vision and goals.
Remember slow and steady wins the race. I have tried all the above and it was worked for me countlessly. Wouldn’t you wanna give it a shot too?
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza