THREE CRITICAL THINGS- DIRECTION, CONSISTENCE, COMPETENCE
I was in a conversation with a couple thinking of relocating and we had such a fruitful conversation. I saw the energy with which they spoke about their dream but then I simply said to them, “Going is not a bad idea. At least be sure you have direction and not just emotion”
Then I added, “A lot of people know what they want to do but they do not stay committed to it”. After finding direction, make sure you are consistent.
One of the reasons why people get frustrated in life is looking at the green grass of another while neglecting the fertile ground God has given them.
When I chose to answer the call to Eruwa, I settled it that if that is what I will do for the rest of my life, I would do it with joy! Settle direction!
But then, settle consistence. Be patient to get to the top of the mountain that God has called you to. At the top of that mountain, it becomes easy to connect with those at the top of other mountains also. You both know the price it takes to get there.
The problem will begin when you climb a mountain half way and then you begin to admire another mountain. You will have to get down and begin again. That is why a lot of people remain in the company of the average. They are not consistent. You cannot stay diligently on an assignment for five years and not produce impact. If you don’t, something is not right.
In life, you are not a tourist. Focus and grit is needed. Do not lounge when you are meant to launch. Do not be brooding when you are meant to be breeding. You are a producer and not a mere consumer.
Finally, one thing consistence does for you is that it raises your level of competence. You keep improving. You will know that you are not who you used to be. Something has changed. You moved!
Was it not the Proverbs that said, “Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings and not mean men”.
Find the business. Direction.
Choose Diligence. Consistence.
Kings will applaud you. Competence.
Settle this early.