PRESS ON TO YOUR MARK.

Written by James Okere

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PRESS ON TO YOUR MARK:
To build success in life one should remain unstoppable. Forward ever, backward never is the mind set of successful people and if we internalize same and put it into action, we would advance in life. It means nothing would keep us from not realizing our God given potentials on this planet earth. No wander Martin Luther King Jnr., a black American who worked hard in advancing the cause of humanity in the world via eradicating segregation said “If we can’t fly, we must run, if we can’t run, we must walk, and if we can’t walk we must crawl and if can’t crawl, by all means we must keep moving”. What a wonderful thought from such a personality, who sacrifices his life while working for humanity and died at the age of 39 years.

Building success in life is a difficult thing, thus we should strive to at least crawl to move forward in our identified vision. The time we are in now is the time to think deep and persevere to move on with our God given potentials on this planet earth. The time we are in now is a time to make new discoveries of our lives; that is the primary and most fundamental issue if we must build success story of our life. Discovering and developing our selves is the primary issue of the time. It goes with discovering our potentials, gifts, talents etc endowed us by God. Success builders look beyond their challenges and trials and look for opportunities in there. No wander; Sunny Ojeagbese, a Nigerian inspirational writer and publisher said “Adversity goes hand in hand with opportunities, which is one secret of success people don’t know”.

In the Holy Bible, we have records of many who saw adversities but remained calm and kept pressing on to success.Moses, Jesus Christ, Daniel, Paul etcdemonstrated calm and moved forward in crises. To keep moving, we must go closer to God and pray continually to enable us receive insights and creative ways to develop our potentials. God in Psalm 34; 19assured that “Many are the affiliations of the righteous, but the Lord will deliver you out of then all”.

To remain unstoppable and move forward, is to not give up to the challenges of the present time. The book “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do”is a book written byDr. Robert Shuller; an American Pastor, Author and Speaker. The book was written when there was serious economic depression in America. The book gave hope and vision to Americans, that those who remained persistent in their chosen field were positively impacted in their life pursuits because they kept moving forward with their ideas. Dr. Robert’s articulation, became a success story line for generations yet unborn.

No matter the challenges we face including economic one, our not given up would lead us to achieving greater accomplishments. However, on our journey to build success, what we need is to pray, persevere, never give up and keep moving forward with whatever our hands find doing.  

In our journey to build success we should believe that one day the difficult period will be over and success recorded accordingly. To remain unstoppable and press on, means we should display positive mind set and continue to strive with whatever positive thing our hands find doing to improve our life and personality as to impact society.

The person desirous to accomplish, should inculcate the values of re-inventing geared towards bringing out the best in us which comes from God who blessed us with various gifts and potentials waiting for our working on their manifestation; which when accomplished, glorifies our God.

In our journey to achieve success, is also a period to think deep about one’s potentials and talents deposited in us. This is the time to put into use our gifts and potentials as to manifest the greatness in us. As we press on, we should have our ultimate faith in God, pray to Him to change things for the better. Looking up to God will energize our spirit being to manifest fruits that would keep us right with God and in so doing we receive insights and ideas on what to do as to change our story for the better.

My humble self, James Okerehas kept pressing on, improved my reading capacity to drive myself towards my life goals via new line of positive thought including developing the passion leading to my being in a position to discuss on issues of inspiration, mentorship, leadership and self developing values. The inspirational website, www.inspireforgreatness.com   which I develop and blog in is as a result of my resolution not to give up. Today, following the discovery of importance of reading, I now advocate strongly on the need for people to read including promoting Donate a Book Project.I have also authored three e-Books; “You Too Can Be Great (Core Value Self- Re- Orientation)”, 2017, “Developing Yourself”, 2017, “How To Excel In Life”, 2017, all by Lulu Publishers, USA.

As to further remain unstoppable, since year 2015, I have maintained regular newspaper columns (in Imo State, Eastern Nigeria); titled: Inspirational Values. I have also established a social service organization called Inspire Foundation (IF). I have also powered the establishment of Inspire Foundation (IF) Leadership and Mentorship Academy ( an online programme). The above would not have been possible if I did not believe in myself and at the same time change my thinking; taken a firm decision to press on.

There was this story of a roommate of Dr. Myles Munroe when they were in college. The name of this his roommate is Steve. When Steve was completing his college programme, he ran out of money, he thinkered on what to do as to build success story line. Steve then borrowed a friend’s lawn mower and began to mow people’s lawns to earn some money to continue his education. The story continued that after Steve graduation he was making more than $100,000 a year from his lawn mowing company he established out of adversity. To build our success story, we should keep moving forward no matter the situation; this requires strong will power, faith in God, perseverance etc.

We should reflect on issues challenging us and endavour to pray as to generate ideas and energy towards tackling them. Your idea to introduce a particular social reform could be started. Your idea to start writing a book or writing an article or news talk or blogging on a particular issue should be pursued, as you never can tell where your next success and breakthrough comes from. Your idea to join with one or two or more friends to start a new line of business should not be delayed further, but to start no matter how small. Recall that the Holy Bible reminded us in the book of Job that we should not discard the days of little beginning.

Having taken up an action, we should persevere and press on. Perseverance brings out the best in us. Before perseverance takes place, one should have been tried. To further press on to the mark, we should remain consistent with that worthy cause of action laid in our hearts as to realize our purpose in life.

My eBook, “You Too Can Be Great”, is available via http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-ngozi-okere/you-too-can-be-great/ebook/product-23034358.html, Also available in Apple iBookstores,  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/you-too-can-be-great/id1194726992?mt=11 and in Barnes & Noble NOOK,  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/you-too-can-be-great-james-ngozi-okere/1125695706?ean=9789780466268

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