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If you are ready for the new lease of life that 2017 has to offer, then you need to let go of some things that are related to your old self.

You can’t change the past, so focus on making a great future.

But before I tell you how to make a great future, let me quickly correct the impression of subconsciously staying static.

More often than not, people do this by pondering on the past when they should be planning for the future.

So now, how do you plan for the future – without being anxious? Let me take you through the process.

PATIENTLY PERSEVERE

You don’t have to emotionally feel down. There is no success without hardship. And there is no short cut to success. You have to face challenges and persevere. So, accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

A road taken without any obstacles absolutely leads to nowhere. As such, perseverance is to keep going inspite of difficult obstacles – the best way out is always through.

Bishop T.D. Jakes said; “Don’t preserve the temporary. In a storm, God didn’t promise you He would save the boat. He promised He would save you!”

To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. Yes! To learn patience is to patiently persevere, even as situation becomes more severe. God’s grace will see you through – God is always with the patient ones.

# Working hard.

While persevering, you have to keep working. Perseverance doesn’t mean you relent your effort. You must keep the struggle on. Hard work doesn’t kill; it only reduces your work in the future.

So, if you’ve quit, I implore you to start again now. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” And after every hard work there is success. Despite all the hardship and obstacles that abound, the outcome will be colorful, so be optimistic.

It though it seem impossible, you need not give up. You just have to apply more tough measures. The sky remains a stepping stone.

#Iron will

This is the fuel that keeps you going. If you are patient but lack iron will, you’ll turn indolent. The iron will is what you need to break your silence.

Strength does not come from Physical Capacity. It Comes from an Indomitable Will.

Let me swiftly drive the whole point home by sharing this extract;

“The road to success is not always straight neither is it always smooth.

One has to come across a curve called Failure.

One might as well see a loop called confusion.

It’s possible we see speed bumps called Friends.

We can’t do away with red lights called Enemies, and caution lights called Family.

But if you have a spare called Determination,

An engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, and a driver called God almighty, you will make it to a place called Success.”

Have a great day.

Author: Taofeek Ayeyemi