The taste of wealth is a sweet poison. It pulls a person deep into its vortex, enticing them with promises of comfort and ease. What purpose does work serve when a person has enough to never work again? Why strive for anything when you have everything?
But as time goes on, “everything” begins to feel like nothing. A life lacking purpose is a life lacking direction. Palaces and planes cannot fill the void of an aimlessly wandering soul.
When wealth enters your life, resist the temptations of luxury. Use money as a tool to achieve greater things and to bring positive changes to the lives around you. Wealth is never the finish line but merely another step in life’s journey.
The successful do not dwell on the opinions of reporters and fanatics. To the famous, fame is merely a side effect of their greatest achievements. Flashing lights and cameras are tools of the trade: windows for the public to gaze through as they search for people and things to seize their attention. Fame is simply a pedestal lifting up objects for others to desire.
Seekers of fame rarely find good fortune. Instead, choose to create something that will be desired by many, and they will lift you up into the heights of prominence on their own shoulders.
You will fail many times in life. You will seek knowledge, pursue goodness, work with the deepest of dedication, and still things will go wrong. The missteps can become overwhelming and lead you to question: is it all worth it if I could still lose in the end?
Victory is never immediate or easy. It always comes at the last expected moment — appearing when your breaking point is nearly reached. If you push aside your fears and stay focused on your ultimate goal, it will feed you the energy you need to power through any obstacles.
Written by : Oladele Tomilayo