“Extraordinary people are ordinary people with extra-ordinary determination”
I’m excited to share with you a story that has helped shaped my attitude towards life.
Note: The messages inside the story are written between the lines.
Once upon a time, there was a General who was leading his army into battle against an enemy ten times the size of his own. Along the way to the battle field, the troops stopped by a small temple to pray for victory.
The General held up a coin and told his troops,
“I am going to implore the gods to help us crush our enemy.
If this coin lands with the heads on top, we’ll win.
If it’s tails, we’ll lose.
Our fate is in the hands of the gods. Let’s pray wholeheartedly.”
After a short prayer, the General tossed the coin.
It landed with the heads on top.
The troops were overjoyed and went into the battle with high spirits. Just as predicted by the gods, the smaller army won the battle.
The soldiers were all exalted, “It’s good to have the gods on our side!
No one can change what they have determined.”
“Really?” The General showed them the coin– both sides of it were heads.
I have thus learnt that people’s problem is not their size in the fight but the size of the fight in them. We lose not because of the big problems we face, but because of the small purposes we have.
What we see is…what we get.
Many of life’s battle are won in the mind and not on the field.
Many of man’s limitations are self imposed.
The first step to winning in life is to first win in your mind.
Success is not in the land, it is in the mind
Genius is self bestowed… Mediocrity is self inflicted.
And the only thing a man cannot do is what he has not attempted to do… if he will dare it he will do it.
I challenge you today;
Shake off your fears…
· Denounce your limitations…
· See your giants as too big to miss when you fling your catapult…
· Face life with a lot of enthusiasm…
· Don’t stop until you win… never give up!
· And you will succeed without limit.
Fresh Motivation Int’l
Olugbenga Stephen ASAOLU, the author of the book titled “PEAK PERFORMANCE CAPSULES”, is a gifted orator and an impactful motivational speaker with Fresh Motivation International. He’s a creator of possibilities, an instigator of Joy, a catalyst for growth, a builder of people, and a producer of passion. He gives captivating, informative, entertaining and uplifting talk sessions. He can be reached through [email protected] or www.olugbengasaolu.blogspot.com or call: +234-806-520-6663