Hard Work: This is the fuel that powers our vehicle.
Determination: The weather is bad, the roads sad and laden with dangerous potholes. In comparison rat-holes are child’s play in fact, they dwarfed foxholes but we are moving ahead.
Focus: We can see fascinating highways that would make our journey jolly interesting and pretty exciting but we know for sure that the highways cannot and would not take us to our destination. We chose to ignore those things because they have the potential to attract us and distract us from our noble, desirable dreams. So we think, feel and act based on the blueprint of meditative concentration.
Patience: Our preferred route is unusually long and annoyingly narrow yet we are not perturbed for we know that Rome was not built in a day. Consistence and persistence are what we practise and preach.
Discipline: We are hungry and thirsty because our roads had no fruits or food not even water for us to relish and refresh ourselves unlike those highways with abundant fruits like apples, pineapples, bananas, oranges and spring water nonetheless we are making no U-turn. We know that our destination is blessed much more with exotic fruits, drinks and foods of various lands.
Courage: This is the baby of passion. We almost ran into a big pothole some minutes back; we swerved and hit a tree. We had various wounds; our car had many dents. Fear stared unblinkingly at us. We know that there are more of such episodes to grapple with in the course of our journey but we would bear our cross stoically.
Optimism: This is the mother of confidence; father of motivation. Many a time we thought of the bountiful harvest awaiting us and this makes us invest more of our resources. We know that we would surely arrive at our destination hale and hearty, safe and sound to enjoy and savour success and her kids and siblings, which are honour, comfort, fame, pleasure, enviable self-worth, desirable net-worth, exotic lifestyle …. All these ignite and relight, buttress and fortress our goals, a bulwark to our seven bridges and more.
We are getting closer to our Eldorado, our Palace of Paradise. We would embrace Success and she would hug our hearts. She would soothe our pains with her ointment that gives unparalleled pleasure.
She would clad us with clothes of dignity, of honour and glamour and uplift our spirits. We would enjoy candlelit dinner and savour sumptuous, hearty meal prepared by the best chef the world over. Oh, we cannot wait to get there!
Children, to succeed and be fulfilled in life, you need:
- Hard work 2. Determination 3. Focus 4. Patience 5. Discipline 6. Courage 7. Optimism. All these represent the seven bridges in the above story.
Remember heaven helps those who help themselves.
May God bless you all.