Some of us hide our gifts we hide our glory under winters blanket of emotions
too blind too heavy to see our talents light
too cold, too caught up, too sorry
life's events that bring strengths wisdom and a knowing pass like three buses in a row without a soul on board
young ones old ones sad ones slow ones staring with eyes glazed over
Whether this life time or the next
maybe tomorrow or someday
It gets too hard not to miss
It gets too frustrating not to see
The message that comes from all the woes
the horrors and bad dreams
the real life experience
the real life hindrances
that blur the truth, the realness and the Mission
Everyone's is different but the destination all the same
You know when you get there
why preached to the unconverted
they'll know when they get theirs
Written by Elen B Copyright 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESTRICTED
I hear so many people (including myself .....when I'm slipping) complaining about the way the 'system' is. Often time I have to stop myself before the thought of 'the way the systim set' feeds on my negativity.
In my eyes (or I could say in my I's as the Rasta man would say), 'the systim' (purposely spelt incorrectly by the way) catches, NO traps, people who forget to believe in themselves, their talents, their true abilities and their daring ambitions. The welfare system, is there to do what it's meant to do. To be totally honest and in my humble opinion; people allowing the Government to be their provider for a prolonged amount of time (and to digress for a second; each case is different, however each case knows when they have chosen to stay on 'social' for tooooo long instead of doing their 'forever calling' ambitions justice...deep breath), choose to focus on the 'unknown' purpose of the governments welfare system and waste essential energy, on a age old conspiracy story, whether true or false; instead of making their ambitions happen.
It's truly a waste of valuable time....that can only be regained next life time ( if you believe in reincarnation).
Why focus on men and women who are doing THEIR job and getting THEIR pay check (even if THEIR jobs do look like aristocratic lyrical chairs in the house of commons as they pretend to have the country and world in control).
When you can focus on the exciting journey of making your ambitions happen. Its sooooooooooo much more interesting.
So its complaining about strangers playing lyrical chairs versus getting your elevator pitch right.
Or its complaining about, the lack of customer service at the job center versus being a spy and checking out your main competitors...local, national and international.
Why would you want to moan about the injustice of begging for your tax back, when you can network with potential affiliates and clients and work on getting your first set of sales (which is a joyous occasion....trust me).
And now I ask myself, why am I focusing my energy on the words and actions of people who CHOOSE to live in fear and CHOOSE to ignore their passions and ambitions?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................... I think I should get back to work.
Why do we grudge others and say they were just lucky in their pursuits?
Whether they got a better job than us, won the lottery or seem to be in a great relationship.
What is it about seeing others progress that makes them lucky and us unlucky? Millionaires are said to be lucky including sportsmen, music artists and media personalities.
When it comes to achieving ambitions, I do not believe in luck. However, I do know that when your preparations meet a recognised opportunity; amazing things start to happen. The preparations I write about refer to are physical and mental preparations. I will start with the latter; Mental Preparations.
How many of us learn from the lessons of every bad experience? How many of us use these lessons to develop ourselves to a higher level or do some of us continue to blame others or the government for our mishap and shortcomings?
It's so easy to get stuck, actually its too easy.
Many may pass somebody less fortunate and pass judgement on them; forgetting that, getting stuck in any kind of situation can happen to anybody at anytime.
Think of your circle of friends. I'm certain that you can see who is simply 'stuck'. Whether they are 'stuck' in a cycle of non beneficial, loveless relationships or stuck on their BlackBerry and now live in the virtual world. Maybe they are stuck on lying and can never seem to simply tell the truth, or stuck in their arrogance, forgetting that no body is better than the next. What about their finances? Maybe their are stuck here, and cannot stop over spending. Or maybe just maybe, they are stuck in discouragement, poor confidence or lack of motivation. It's amazing how often our dearest friends can not see the potential we see in them.
If you have read our aims and objectives you probably know where I'm going with this. But I shall continue nonetheless.
Youth! Global trend setters, international motivators, cultural trend setters and linguistic innovators....are some of the most discouraged people I have ever meet.
They really do not understand or appreciate how youth culture constantly influences international trends.
Instead of waving a flag with 'I'm so special' written on it (taken from Movado, Reggae Dacncehall artiste), there is a plague of discouragement that has infiltrated too many minds. Where has persistence, perseverance and patience gone from childhood training? What are our youth listening too and even worse what myths and illusions (whether about themselves or life in general) are they buying into?
Life is like a cycle and as our parents do; we mirror. Thus as their parents did; they mirrored.
Yes my argument is that some of our parenting skills require a shift.... a change. Some of our parenting skills are clearly non beneficial to our youth and community. I wonder how many of us can see the parenting ways and behaviours that continue from our days of enslavement. It's these ways that continue to stifle us, keep us stuck and easily discouraged.
Yes discouragement, is in every nation. But how can we break the cycle? They say you can't teach and old dog new tricks. But you can mold the young into anything you so choose.
I hope that we all think before we speak when dealing with our youth; because our words are just as powerful as our actions.
Our youth are easily discouraged and the seed of discouragement, poor motivation and low self esteem is first sown in the home, by parents, family, friends and members of the community. Our words can kill a youths dream or give birth to one; in a split second.
My pastor once said. When you are telling off your child, instead of putting them down and telling them how silly, naughty or immature they are (the words could get worse, but please use your imagination as I am not going to write them). Tell them off with positivity. For example shout 'you intelligent boy, why did you do that?' or cuss 'do you know I expect you to be the greatest girl in the world, why did you do that?', or when you really want to smack them, give them the tightest hug and don't let go. Just whisper to them 'I really would like you to listen (or do) when I say A, B or C' and keep reminding them how they're your favourite second child.
I will say again, our youth are easily discouraged and the seed of discouragement, poor motivation and low self esteem IS FIRST SOWN in the home, by parents, family, friends and members of the community.
So please be careful of the words that leave your mouth.
Need I say more....
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