REFUSE TO SETTLE! (My letter to my younger self.)
You have dwelt too long at this mountain. You have stayed in this place of comfort for more than is acceptable. You have settled for less than your potential and refused to unleash your full power. The land of possibilities is waiting for you.
Why do you stay stuck when you can move? Why do you remain in the same location when your heart cries for more. That restlessness you feel is for a reason. This current location, is no longer serving you. Your current platform has become too small. It’s time to move. It’s time to go Mega, to go global, to stretch beyond your limits. Search out new opportunities. Seek new platforms. Create new experiences. Carve out a new niche. Stop settling my dearest Udo.
It’s time to execute those plans that have gathered dust in your drawers and in your computer. It’s time to get out that manuscript and look for a publisher. It’s time to finish one mega goal and step unto the stage that is set for you. It’s time to register a new company. An NGO has your name written on it, and millions are waiting for the results of your action, because their lives quite literally will be affected by it. Stop settling my dearest.
Why are you content because you have a good life, good career/business, a good car and a good house? So you have great kids and a great circle of friends? A good church and many good accomplishments. Do you realise that good is the enemy of great? And good can lead you into a rut? Should you be happy because you’ve achieved just enough to get noticed, when you should be the one noticing others and promoting them? Are you satisfied because you have a blog that gets a few thousand hits? You have been published or featured on Huffington Post, Business Day, Guardian, This Day, Forbes even? You’ve appeared on CNN, CNBC AFRICA, Channels TV? Good for you. But what if you are meant to build your own platform? What if you were meant to be directing the content that others read and see so you can shape a culture? What if your voice is meant to be bigger than those great platforms? What if you could own a platform that gives other people a voice? What if? What if? What if?……Stop Settling my dearest.
My dear, listen, I am not asking you to live a life of discontent. I am simply reminding you that you are more. You have more. You can and must BE MORE. The world is waiting for your next move. You have dwelt at this mountain long enough!