In life’s journey, we tend to progress from one point to other. It is not a must that we all progress through the storms of life but then as life gives us many hills and valleys that we have to walk through. Some of the hills are so high that we think we have achieved it all and become proud. Also, some the valleys are so low we think God’s hand cannot reach out to us.
In fact, life throws at us all its got. The moment of happiness, sadness, success, failure, and neglect. We have the choice for not to be weakened by it but rather endure and become ‘tough’ to it.
When through all the changing scenes of life you get to the point where Abraham Maslow describes as Self Actualisation, take a look back and see how far you’ve come. There may be someone going through what you’ve been through seeking to give up. Take a chance to encourage the person. But then do not look back only to encourage, but also to see how far you’ve come through abundant grace and hard work. As Daniel Kekeli puts it: “The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.”
As it is said, the one who forgets where he comes from when he gets to his destination, will certainly at his destination be forgotten at where he comes from. Nonetheless, don’t live life seeking to be remembered, live life knowing your positive impact can not be forgotten.
My name is Kotey.