Motivational Series

Thirsty? Sustain it!

Thirsty? Sustain it!
By: Idede Oseyande
โ€œNothing motivates more than an unquenchable thirstโ€
My little daughter has a very high level of water consumption. Until recently when she started taking an almost equal volume of food and water, she can drink enough water and be OK.
This usually makes my wife worried because she will say the girl will wake up at night after urinating twice and be disturbing her with a request for suck. So she often refuses to quench her thirst until she has taken enough food.
When she is sure that the little girl has eaten enough food to keep her through the night, she will now be allowed to drink water to her satisfaction.
Just like my wife always tries to sustain the thirst to make my little girl eat more food, in life, we must never quench our thirst for success.
This was what Paul the Apostle meant when he said,
โ€œBrothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is aheadโ€.
So many people end up lowering the bar and living a life of mediocrity because they could not sustain their thirst. They hit the lower rung of the ladder, and their thirst is quenched as if they were already at the peak.
This is very common among religious people.
For Christians, they misconstrue the verses that talked about inordinate ambitions and contentment, thereby living life without the zest for aspirations.
They easily settle for less in the name of contentment, while some are scared to make lofty aspirations because to them it tends towards inordinate ambitions.
For Muslims, some believe irrespective of their labour it is Allah that makes one rich (successful) and makes the other poor (unsuccessful).
While I agree that the Sovereign God has a hand in our abilities to achieve our goals, He is not going to do the dreaming and the chasing for us. You and I have our roles to play in pursuit of our lofty ambitions.
So don’t settle down because of that little achievement. Congratulate yourself for the small win, and brace up quickly for bigger challenges!
There are still more mountains to climb and time is of the essence, keep moving!
See you on the mountainside of success!
I am still climbing!๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ
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About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform ( where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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