Have you ever been in a situation where you feel like giving up? Many people are easily giving up on their dreams close to the finish line. Just because you tried once and did not make it, should not keep you from trying again because of fearing to fail again. Failure does not kill your dreams but it puts you in a place where you can think better than you thought before. Well remember that everything that we see and use was at some point in a person’s mind which became a final product that you have today. Winning and losing all begins in the mind.

When a child is growing and starts crawling, it does not matter how many times that child falls down as he/she tries to stand on its feet, but the mother will always encourage the child to keep on trying believing that one day the child will make it. Your mind has all the power you need to get you anything you really want in life. What things are you feeding your mind? What do you do when you fall down? If you fail and give up, you will never get up.
You have the power and abilities within you, it may not be today but it will soon be. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible (Arthur C. Clarke). If you don’t challenge yourself, you will never get to know your full potential. Your ability to control the incredible creative and constructive capacities of your thinking determines everything that happens to you.
Most people go through life without knowing their full potential, if you want to succeed, you should give it all you have. You are in charge of what you feel you can either live your dreams or your fear. Life is about growth, you can either chose to go to your comfort zone where you won’t find anything nor face your fears. Your mind is the most powerful force in your universe. You are where you are and what you are because of your habitual ways of
thinking. Your thoughts are creative, and they ultimately create your reality. Accept fear as a fact not a force to drive you, be your own motivator, only you can initiate what you want to do. As Emerson said “A man becomes what he thinks about most of the time.” Therefore, if you change your thinking, you change your life because you are the captain of your own ship.
Another writer said, ‘It’s not about where you come from, the winners quality is to have the hunger, the ability to face fear again and again without giving up, the power to hold on despite of everything’. Fear of failure prevents us from achieving our goals in life, you inevitably attract into your life the people, circumstances, ideas and resources in harmony with your dominant thoughts.” Marden Orison said, “The greatest thing that a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success and there is no other’’.
Determine your vision of your ideal future and lifestyle; if your life were perfect in every way, what would it look like? Take action immediately on your goal; do something every day to move you toward it. Resolve that you will never give up! A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. — Hugh Downs.
If you do not acknowledge your limitations, you will not seek solutions for them. When you ignore a personal weakness, it grows and multiplies. Don’t deny your shortcomings. Facing them is the master key to overcoming.
The secret of life is learning how to use painful situations and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. You need to be determined to achieve your goals, have a positive attitude. David Viscout once said, ‘If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”

By Mwenga Mweemba