Have you ever wondered why is it that after we go through a bad
phase in life we seem to come out better for it? It use to
puzzle me too until recently after I stared down a gunman’s
nozzle I realized why.
If you have ever been in a situation like I did and survived to
tell the tale you would be more than grateful for everything. And
the worst part is that my family home was invaded by gunmen which
left us with a feeling of being so vulnerable.
I used to place few emphasis on the things that matter the most
to me in like my family, my friends and the joy I get
from accomplishing goals and helping people.
It was after that I began to really feel the joy in seeing simple
things like the tree leaves dancing in the gentle summer breeze.
It was then that I began to really appreciate the twinkle of love
in my daughter’s eyes every time she sees me.
Listen, I happen to live in the crime capital of the Caribbean
which is Jamaica. There is not a single day that you don’t read
or hear negative news or stories coming your way. The caustic
gossip and idle chatter that surround you can make you feel
miserable absorbing all this stuff.
That’s why it is important to develop a positive attitude towards
life. Developing one does not happen overnight but it can be
done. Doing things like reading inspirational literature and
articles, listening to uplifting music and having constructive
talks with others are ways to build up your positive attitude.
If more people could get access to books like Think and Grow Rich
and The Laws of Success among others what would be the impact on our
society? It is materials like these that we need to use to build
up our self-esteem so as for us to have greater respect for life
Did that gunman scare the life out of me? Hell no. Instead he
made me appreciate life
more than ever . It made me realize that no matter what you have
been through you can overcome. Life’s too
over what when wrong or what might have been.
All I am focus on right now is to make use of whatever time I
have left on earth. I have even stopped thinking about what
others think about me because it doesn’t matter anymore to me.
As someone once said, “Those who mind don’t matter and those who
matter don’t mind”. Stay positive, it is the best way to reach
out for success.
Copyright © Nicholas Dixon