Challenges, defeats, criticisms, setbacks, are all oppositions and are the inevitable things we encounter on our journey to significance.
Behind the smiles of every successful person are obstacles he has overcome.
Beneath the greatness of a person are strongholds he has battled with.
Behind the joy of a mother are pains and struggles she has faced.
Behind every success story is an embarrassing first effort, a stumble, a setback or a radical change of direction.
One way or the other, we all go through oppositions in the journey of life.
Everyone should have opposition, it is natural and should be encouraged. If you don’t have oppositions, it is possible that you are not trying enough or you’re being deceived.
We’ve talked about persistence. No matter what the opposition is, you should be able to display commitment in what you believe in.
These oppositions can come in so many ways, it could be internal or external. It could be of your mind, your physical state, your present circumstances to your close confidants, best friends, colleagues’ etc. Oppositions are not limited, and they can come from anywhere.
However, handling / facing oppositions is very important. Despite your faith, focus, determination, an opposition is something you should intelligently pay attention to.
You need to hold on to your purpose. Be persistent and be open to new ideas by this you keep learning remain and rather than just rejecting anything contrary, you need to seek opportunities to bring people towards your purpose even if that means modifying your route or some detail along the way. It’s not about being stubborn or strong-headed as this will obviously not help you. Neither should you be narrow-minded and unwilling or refusing to change your views.
In facing oppositions on your journey to significance
- Be crystal clear about your purpose.
- Be open-minded and remain flexible about the route.
- Listen, learn and reaffirm your purpose.
- Intelligently connect contrary views to your purpose
- Build an emotional support network
- Seek to negotiate and inspire people to your cause.
- Above All, Hold on to God.
An opposition isn’t really a monster on your road to success. The role of the opposition is to help you shine by passing you through the fire and bringing out the fine gold in you. Oppositions exist to stretch you to be the best you can be.
If you wish to become more effective, then it is your responsibility to grow and become stronger; it cannot reasonably be viewed that it is the responsibility of the opposition to grow weaker.
Never underestimate your opposition, Learn and adapt in the face of opposition and don’t give up.
Have a great week.
God Bless you.
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