I once lived in a house where the bathroom design had a little hitch. The problem was that whenever I had a bath in the bathroom, the water would not flow towards the drainage; the bath water usually gathered at a particular spot without showing any intention of flowing towards the drainage. I usually used a broom to sweep the water towards the drainage every time I had water poured on the bathroom floor from a bucket or bath.
However, one day while I bathed, I unconsciously kicked the pool of water on the floor towards the drainage point with my feet and I was amazed at what happened. It was basically a mild tap on the pool of water but immediately I did that, all of the stagnant water flowed to the drainage without further effort.
You see, sometimes in our lives, all we need to ensure that we fulfil our goals is a little push from ourselves or an external force.
Just a little effort put into talking to yourself about the importance of you pursuing your goals can go a long way in you becoming fulfilled.
A little nudge from your family and friends may be all you really need to move you from that spot you have remained all this while.
The amazing thing about the push that is capable of moving us to our place of rest is that the one pushing you necessarily does not have to be as weighty as you are in whatever capacity you can imagine.
Just like in the case of someone pushing a car to force it to work, the person pushing the car usually weighs nothing close to the weight of the car. Yet, as long as the gear selection is right, he/she can successfully trigger the functioning of the car.
In essence, don’t look down on the source of motivation to pursue purpose. It could come in any form or size.
And there is a type of push that could be misinterpreted if you don’t maintain a positive disposition. This comes when you are insulted, disappointed by the people you relied on or generally when a negative incidence occurs in your space.
In this case, here’s what you should do: Like they say, “Make lemonade out of the lemon that has been infused into your life”.
Instead of being bitter towards the person you thought should have helped you but didn’t, take time to strategize what you can do to stop being ‘needy’.
Look on the challenges as springboards to your success.
Don’t be insensitive to the pushes that God might have ingrained into your way. Instead, you should identify and maximize them.
I will love to hear from you how this post has blessed / inspired you.
You can share practical examples of ‘pushes’ you have received going through life and your reactions towards them and the ultimate outcomes.
– OMOSEBI Mary Omolola, PhD