By George W Nyabadza
THIS year has presented me with unique challenges that have led to tremendous growth on my part; challenges in setting up a business in a foreign country, challenges
in personal relationships, challenges in terms of personal relevance in society and numerous other day by day challenges that have served to make this year the most significant watershed in my life.
One of the greatest lessons I have learnt is that every one of us has the ability to wield the enormous creative powers of the mind that we all possess to create a desired reality. The ability to use these untapped and staggering God-given powers enable me to say as King David said so many centuries ago ‘It is well with my soul!’ in any and every given situation, because I can create whatever I want from any situation life presents itself.
The learning never stops. I must continually apply myself in this new discipline of controlling my mind, the forces therein and therefore my destiny.
You see the good thing about life’s challenges, and that’s how you should think of all your difficulties, is that they present you unique opportunities to grow by a conscious application of your mind. Human nature can either be steeped in voluntarism or determinism. In the former each human being makes a conscious mental and physical effort to be an active participant in the construction of their own reality whereas in the latter there is a giving up of this ability to be at the mercy of others’ choices.
Unfortunately there is no middle road. You either exercise the power to be what you want to be or you yield to someone else’s power. I am in no way underplaying the challenges that every person is facing in Zimbabwe but they are just that, challenges that you must face and go through in order to emerge victorious, if you choose to. Too often we abdicate our personal responsibilities for actively constructing our lives by creating a myriad of excuses that justify our failure to take charge of our own destinies.
As leaders it is crucial to understand that our Creator has already played His part by giving us all the power we ever need to create wealth. Wealth is simply everything you desire physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It may be money, health, relationships, travelling, it really doesn’t matter what your desires are. You have the power to create that wealth in your life; however, you have to activate this power. Every resource you need to create the wealth you need is available to you right now.
All you have to do is seek, knock and ask, literally command the abundance of the universe to flow your way. It’s your God-given right to be wealthy, but you must get up and claim it. The major stumbling block to creating our own wealth is our mind. Our minds can be our best friend or they can be the worst enemies. By default, and unless you do something about it, your mind will lead you down the path of limitation and failure.
Release yourself by emptying your mind of all limiting beliefs and thought patterns; discarding anything that stops you being the best you can ever be. Don’t go with the flow of society. Someone once said ‘only dead fish go with the river’s flow’! Take charge of your mind, your thinking habits, and your inner mental programmes that govern your behaviour and be a creator of your own destiny.
You owe it to yourself to put away all the weights that hinder your progress towards your goals. Having said all this, the mind renewal journey is hard, painful, exhaustive and lonely. Very few people ever embark on it; even fewer stick it out to the end, which is why there are so few leaders around.
It all depends how much of your future life you want to constructively create.
The higher this is compared to what others will determine for you, the more determined you will be to be a mind warrior. Go for it!
-South African-based George W Nyabadza is the chief executive officer of Achievement Success Dynamics International. For more information on leadership development programmes please visit our website www.achievement-success.com or e-mail George on email@example.com