The idea is to die young as late as possible- Ashley Montagu
Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at right time, it is also about taking actions at right time.”
― Amit Kalantri
This has been a huge theme in my life. I almost invariably start late but at least make the most of every experience when I am in it. If I begin a race late, I stick to the plan and not try to overdo anything to make up for lost time because I will definitely do more harm than good. I remember beginning in last place in a cross-country race completely unaware that the competitors that were lined up were my age group! After being informed that I was supposed to be on, a few seconds after the race commenced, I took off as casually as I normally would. Out of 50 competitors that day I came in 25, had I started with everyone I may have done better, but at least I was in a decent position and not last!
The biggest challenge I faced and to some degree (but much less now) still have was discovering my purpose. One’s destiny is a combination of their greatest passion and their life purpose. My only problem? I had neither! My lack of passion or more accurately my change of different things I led myself to believe I was passionate about kept rotating over and over again. This obviously stemmed from not knowing what my purpose is. While I know that a lot pf people struggle in this area and reach their light bulb moment later in life, one thing is for sure, it beats living every second of everyday not knowing what it is. I am actually half way there. If I am certain my existence serves to flourish in its fullest in all realms of construction, building, fashioning, forming, making, moulding and shaping. All I have to do now is direct this skill and component to an area of life that is suitable for it. Creating stories in motion picture is just the beginning.
Progressing In High Gear
I have received tons of concerns about why I have not update my blog the past year. To be honest, there is not a day that has passed without me wishing so desperately I could type words on the keyboard and hit publish! It has eaten me up so much. I kept going back and forth up and down wrestling in my head all kinds of ways to approach my Internet predicament. Using a public network is not an option for me. One may say, “you can just save each draft you create until it’s done,” except that is not how I roll. I hate saving and updating, I assume that once I have finished typing the article is published. The other thing is I need plenty of time to put my posts together which essentially becomes the biggest hurdle. I did, however, have posts in mind that I am more than excited to put up.
I am becoming more and more multi-skilled mostly due to circumstances causing this change. They have consumed a lot of my time but I am enjoying every second of it. From only being able to do video production and film to photography and design. Creativity is the order of the day and that is what makes every day worth it. The process of growing from strength to strength, faith to faith and glory to glory, requires doing what you have never done before and coming up with new ways of doing things you’re used to. Use Google Maps to find at least 3 alternative paths that leave work and do the same for leaving home, see how that feels. Try your hand at new recipes, it may all be uncomfortable at first but the rewards are always worth it.
In almost every part of my life I’m progressing well which allows me to have a better understanding of what it means to live a fulfilling life, the rich and satisfying life that Jesus has given us (John 10:10). Deciding to live it, working around challenges and focusing on solutions, cherishing all relationships and reconciling lost ones is what counts at the end of the day, no matter what happens in between.
Remaining In Full Focus
Utilising strategic thinking where planning in full detail what the entire month looks like and breaking that up into weekly and daily routines, is an admirable skill that is to be honed immensely. If I am to move from my comfort zone and get into the end zone it will be done through forming this habit to the best of my abilities and engaging in focused thinking, where 80% of my efforts and energy will be invested in my top 20% of activities. Listing those and disciplining myself to implement as much as possible each day will greatly factor into living a wholesome life, something I am so excited to undergo.