"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."  Andre Gide What a profound, powerful statement this...

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”  Andre Gide

What a profound, powerful statement this is; what a great insight on matters related to life and success.

I know many may say they are not sailors nor do they live near a lake, sea or ocean but this is just a figure of speech. It’s a fact that all of us want to be successful in life, have a good house, a nice job and family and live in the leafy suburbs of our wonderful cities and towns.

We all know that all these require money and money is acquired. The hard part to many people starts here. Let us keep in mind that life is like an ocean and only the qualified can swim through. There are so many challenges in life, making life very unpredictable. Many of us want the things I mentioned above but at the same time, are not ready to put in the extra effort and  time required.

If you want  good grades in school, you’d better be prepared to study while others are having a good time. If you want to run a successful business, you must be ready to sacrifice some comforts of life. If you ask
bodybuilders what it took to have the six packs they have, then you will understand what I mean.

Good things in life are never acquired in comfort. Getting out of that comfort zone called parent’s house, godfathers, mwakenya in exam rooms and bribes are some of the things I would refer to as the shore. And losing sight of the shore is staying away from them and focusing on your work. So as we look to the future, let us keep in mind that there are things that we need to drop out of our lives if we are to make any progress in life.  All the best from Mwangi. To read more posts by Mwangi, click HERE

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