No doubt you’ve heard of the ‘nothing ventured nothing gained’ adage, certainly one of the truest statements ever conceived by man.

When we enter this physical plane, we are programmed to explore; not only the world around us, but also the who and what am I? A toddler will fall over umpteen times until it masters the miracle of walking upright on two legs. If you are a parent, you will have sensed your own delight at witnessing such an event. How about when a child utters its first discernible words… ‘Mama’, ‘Mummy’, ‘Dada’, or ‘Papa’? You can bet the little thing is not put off learning a new language! The fact is, a child is only discouraged once it learns through experience to become discouraged; and not before.

We adults however; find all sorts of reasons not to fulfil our real potential, whether that is indeed learning a new language, or trying to master tap dancing. Those negative demons takes over our thought process and we simply give up, or do not attempt to experience something new altogether.

Here’s the message.

Be the inventor that through sheer determination and effort, has provided us all with the power of electricity, be the athlete that through many hours of gruelling training and discipline, has set the new world’s best for running over 100 meters.

In short, become that child once again; not ever recognising discouragement. As with overcoming fear, meeting adversity head on and neutralising it will release your hidden powers like never before.

We are often presented with a series of wonderful life-changing opportunities. It is those that are now sitting pretty at the top of the food chain that have dared to raise their game at these critical moments. It is they that continually use their earth given powers to better themselves; and often the lives of others.

Do not ever be discouraged, be in the position to feel empowered by enabling your fighting spirit to surface.


Author's Bio: 

John’s innate passion is to highlight and then nurture the hidden talents and strengths within others; to teach lessons of self-reflection and growth using his core life experiences, proven commercial knowledge, relaying inspiration, training and drive to succeed.

In 2001 John authored the in demand ‘health-check’ publication Little Book of Self Empowerment, published by Janus Publishing – whereby he instils; what has been described as "beautifully formed droplets of wisdom" covering a comprehensive range of subjects from Depression to Family, to Pain and Anxiety.

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