So often in life, we encounter things that tend to blow away the wind out of us and set us back on reaching our goals and destiny in life, but we must never dwell on the negatives from such experiences. Dwelling on the positives will always do us a world of good.

The idea is not to ever get discouraged when we falter or get stuck on the sand of adversity and trial. These things will always be there as our constant companion, but when we make up our mind to always strive forward and not backward, discouragement will take flight and our heart will surge with waves of encouragement.

Bus stops

Life takes us through several bus stops. It doesn’t mean you’ve come to the end of your journey in life. It only means you are getting close to your destination. Sometimes, the bus may take a while and patiently wait for others to come inside. Don’t get discouraged when you experience delays in any area of your life. It’s just a temporary setback.

Don’t give up on the journey

Some arrive early to their destination, while others arrive so late. No matter what happens in the journey of life, never you give up on your dreams. Forget about your age. Forget about your background. When it’s your time to blossom, nothing will stop you from shining.

Always look on the positive side

There is always positive in every negative situation we go through in life. Some have a very quick start to life and accomplish so much before their peers. Others are slow starters, but slowly and gradually, they also achieve all they had set to achieve in life.

Efan Ekoku, former Norwich City and Wimbledon striker who now has a beautiful career in the media as a sports commentator has always been an inspiration. He became a full international in 1993 when he was called up to the Nigerian National football team before Tunisia 1994 African Nations Cup.

He blossomed late in his international career. At 27 years of age, many would have written him off, but he was selected for the Tunisia 94 tournament and emerged as a winner. It was a beautiful story that instills hope in those who may be thinking about giving up on their career.

This life is what you make it. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean the journey is over. Keep trying, hold on, and always believe in yourself. Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and keep smiling no matter what you going through.