Getting started in business can sometimes be the result of someone desperately wanting to escape a boring life but this is the thing, DESPERATION DOES NOT SELL.
Most people who start business just out of desperation and a feeling that their life sucks, are unlikely to be able to do what it takes to succeed. Because, honey, if yuo are unable to count the blessings when life is fairly comfortable, how will you figure out your wins when doing the sometimes, monotonous work of building a business.
A business cannot make an unhappy life, happy though a busines can certainly add meaning to a life that is ready to expand to the next phase.
So , let’s change your mindset here and remind you why your life is good even though at times, you forget.
1. You drew breath this morning – Life is good
If you are reading this then it is likely that you are alive 😀 – Quite a few did not make it to this morning so remember this and be blessed.
2. You have access to the internet
Again, if you are reading this, then you have access to the world wide web! It has become so commonplace that you forget just how blessed you are to be able to access all kinds of resources from anywhere in the world. I still remember living without it!!! Oh my goodness, how?!
3. You have made mistakes and yet, you are still standing
You have survived mistakes you thought would break you and here you stand (or sit), reading this post, having learnt a lesson or two about life – You are blessed indeed.
4. You worry about things
It may not seem like a blessing but it is because it means you know there is another way for things to be. If you did not think it were possible for there to be an alternative, then you would be resigned to life as it is. It may not be completely useful to worry so do convert your worries about what might happen, into faith that great things are coming.
5. You can see a sunset and a sunrise
A blessing in disguise – Some people are trapped in prison somewhere with no access to light – You are blessed!
6. You are probably healthy enough for today.
The chances are that if you are reading this, you have full use of your eyes or some other helpful reading device and also, if you did get sick, you are probably blessed enough to have access to healthcare.
7. You have food
The reason you have the time to worry so much about how sucky your life might feel at times, is because your basic needs are being met. Be thankful for what you have to eat.
8. You have access to clean water
I still remember drinking brown water at school in Nigeria and also, I remember getting a mild form of typhoid fever and I still stand to tell the tale. I remember carrying buckets of water on my head as there was nothing running through the pipes. The chances are, You are VERY blessed not to have that story!
9. You have electricity
Again, I remember days and days of no electricty in Nigeria and when I came here, I kept waiting for the electrics to cut out. Life is good indeed!
10. You can complain about the government
There are some parts of the world where if you complain a little too loudly about the government, you will possibly not wake up to see the next day. You get an opinion – Life is good!
11. You pay taxes
It may not seem like a great thing to pay taxes but I still remember a relative of mine visiting from NIgeria and I was bemoaning the amount of tax I had to pay and all he said was, he would WILLINGLY pay half his income if it meant there would be as much order in the country as I was blessed to have. I realised just how good was life had become and I was taking it for granted!
12. You had choice of clothes to wear today
So, you have more than one top and more than one pair of leggings or jeans? Life is GOOD indeed! Some people have to wash their clothes very gingerly each night in order to have something clean to wear this morning.
Mostly, we all take so much for granted and get desperate about nothing. We have forgotten or we have NEVER KNOWN what it is like to live without simple things. Become a person of gratitude and start to see that life is good and then, in that spirit of gratitude and thankfulness, begin a business that impacts you and increases your wealth and also, does the same for others.
Life is good, You are blessed. Never forget it, OKAY?