Friend, it is only those who think on a grand scale that live for tomorrow. They are the ones that stand out from others and excel because they think creatively and productively, expecting wonderful things the next day. As they speed toward a bright and great future, they know that one day the future will become the present. Those who only cling to the past and the present but don’t look to the future will never amount to much.
To excel and to become successful in this life you will need to have a quite unique view and mentality. Friend, it is your thinking pattern that will determine your future and it is only those who have the right attitude and mentality will succeed in life, but those who do not will fail.
In order to stand out from others, you must have a dream for it is the quickest way to accomplish a goal. You must not blame others. You must first succeed in the place where you are now. When a person accomplishes remarkable success in his or her present place, he or she will naturally be moved to a higher place. There are many today that have not been able to do well with the job entrusted to them and then they want promotion. There are still some who have been entrusted with little and have not been able to utilize it, but rather they want more when they have squandered what was given them to take care of.
A beginner friend once asked me to teach him the secret of successful. I advised him, “You must start from where you are, and succeed at what you are doing now.” Rather than looking at the present, we ought to look toward a better future and think, “How can I become more effective? How can I improve in what I am doing now?” You must continue to hope and dream of great things for the business or organization under your care.
Friend, you must abandon your traditional ways of thinking. You must not let tradition bog you down but be ready to revolutionize your thoughts. When you are restrained by tradition, you will find yourself unable to change and become stagnant. You must always be willing to accept new ideas in your heart and mind. You must always have a progressive way of thinking. It is only those who develop and improve themselves with a progressive way of thinking can stay ahead of others whether in politics, economics, education, culture or business.
As a leader, never stop thinking of new ways to improve and enhance yourself. Be confident that your business or organization will grow even larger. Although it may seem quite impossible for your business or organization to serve all, be positive that there will be a way to do so if you get out of the traditional ways-I mean if you step out of the box.
Friend, what you get in life is what you have sown. Success is all about your mind and attitude. You cannot succeed in what you are doing now when on the other hand you are not focused or it your attention. It is being focus and having a determination to succeed that will get you to the top. If you are not prepared to take the risk then do not bother about starting it at all. Why start something you are not willing to complete or see to the end?
Use your imagination and creativity and you will find out that there is enough opportunities right here in Liberia. It is also good if you have opportunities elsewhere-somewhere you are sure you are going to make it, but I would advise that you do not need to look elsewhere. The opportunities here in this country are endless. All you need to do is to look. Open your eyes and you will see what I am talking about.
Understand that your mind is the place where you can build the life or the things that you desire. Use your mind and put it to work for you constantly. Observe and analyze everything that you see and use it to your best advantage. Stay away from traditional thinking. Focus on filling a need or taking on some voluntary work for the person whose need you have filled or the organization or charity you have volunteered with will tell others about what you did for them and it will continue from there.
Friend, your application of these principles to your life will help you witness visible changes and you will grow day by day.
Be creative, friend.