Finding the Missing Link in Your Life
By Mubita C. Nawa
There comes a time in every man and woman's life when they have to ask themselves deep introspective questions. Questions that can be uncomfortable at times but necessary none the less. Why am I sad? Why am I the way I am? Why does my life seem cylindrical or circular? What must I do to move forward? These questions will lead you to the missing link in your life.
Few people realize the happiness that comes with the realization of purpose and vision combined.
The first time I purchased a brand new car was in 2000. It was a squeaky Toyota Corolla with almost zero kilometers. I was the first driver ever (except for the test drivers, cleaners and official Toyota staff). It was twenty five years old at the time. The car was flawless, impeccable and simply a delight to drive. It was different and in sharp contrast to my first car ever; a Fiat 127 I purchased from someone in Lusaka. People usually talk of second hand vehicles. But my Fiat was probably a four hundredth hand vehicle. Very few things in it worked. I was 21 when I purchased it. So it mattered less. I was just glad to drive a car even if it did not drive (Be careful you may be happy with things that don't even work).
Here are seven suggested missing links in many people's lives. It is up to you to do a self-analysis and determine which one is synonymous with you.
Link # 1: HAPPINESS- Talking about happiness is similar to talking about sex in a marriage counseling session. Everyone looks at you like you are guilty. Yet happiness is as relevant in our lives as oxygen. You must find happiness. Work to keep your happiness and protect it from people who want to see you sad and miserable. Without happiness, we lack the fuel to move forward.
Link # 2: INGENUITY - Many have ideas but no courage to start. Even those who know do not want to because they are scared. No matter how great your idea is if you do not start you will always give good things to others.
Link # 3: OPERATIONAL NETWORKING- I have enjoyed my stay in South Africa. This place is big. It feels like me. It is amazing. You know what is greater, the people here work in teams. They understand that no one succeeds alone. You need to plug yourself to people who are going somewhere. I promise you God will not bless you sufficiently if you are just a lone ranger.
Link # 4: GREAT RELATIONSHIPS- There is no better way to say this. But being in a poor relationship drains us of energy. Energy we should be using to move forward. Be careful who you commit to as you may just be saying goodbye to your bright future.
Link # 5: POOR WORKMANSHIP- Have you ever seen a new building that looked old or an old building that looked new? The difference is quality of workmanship. Always remember that cheap is expensive.
Link # 6: LACK OF FOCUS- I enjoy the work of snipers. Snipers stay in one place looking in their binoculars waiting for that target to materialize. As a result they earn more. In 2015 you can't be everywhere. Be in specific places and do your best to maximize your results and potential.
Link # 7: ABILITY TO SAY NO- In 2015 the biggest yes you may say may be a NO. You do not have to be difficult. But you do have to be selective. You have one life and you must maximize it.
Each human being is endowed with gifts, talents and proclivities that if exploited can take you to the highest mountain in the world. The excitement of pursuing something that one is passionate about brings such joy and happiness.
Missing links come in different shapes and sizes. What matters is identifying what it is that bothers you and drips your energy. I pray that God reveals to you what you need today so that you can be successful and happy in future.
- We are five days away from the biggest motivational and inspiration time of your life. I won't say much. But I pray that you make it on Saturday January 17th at Government Complex in Lusaka. 9:00am to 11:00am
- At the meeting on Saturday we are proud to announce that my first and last books to write will be available for sale. My first book Why Not Defy the Odds and my last The Roadmap to True Leadership have been reloaded and redesigned. You will be blessed to get these great copies. Great CDS and DVDS will also be available. Limited editions though.
- God bless and see you on Saturday.
Article written by Mubita C. Nawa Author, Motivational Speaker and life coach to thousands around the world.