Continual regrets from last negative experiences, defeats and setbacks will only keep you from going forward to achieve what is before you. Holding on to those incidences will only hold you back and will kill your enthusiasm, inspiration and motivations to progress. And until you look away from them and look forward to the brighter future, you will not make substantial progress.
This is the story of Samuel Obama who fell from the tall height of his career to the lowest level of joblessness. Mr. Samuel lost his job after so many years in one of West Africa’s biggest downstream player of the oil industry, where he had reason to an Assistant Executive position. This was a job he secured immediately after his national service.
How did he lose his job?
He lost this oil company job as a result of a careless decision he took to protect the interest of a young new recruit of the company, not knowing that he was shooting himself on the foot. Not quite long, the mistake crystallized and resulted into several queries and punishments. A few months later, when Mr Samuel Obama thought that the issue has been put under control, his appointment with the said Oil Company was terminated.
Mr Obama Samuel rued over this loss until he systematically slipped into depression. Life was unbearable coupled with plenty responsibilities he has got on his hands. But his continual regrets and resultant depression closed his minds from the fact that when one door closes, seven more doors opens for one.
When One (1) Door Closes, Seven (7) Extra Doors Are Opened.
It took the intervention of Mr Obama Samuel’s pastor to let him understand that he can still get up from where he fell and make a difference. He reluctantly picked up courage, dusting off dirt from his training manuals; he started making connections with his contacts who could potentially partner with him to building a new business.
Mr Obama Samuel was surprised at how much opportunities were opened to him in that same Oil industry he once a staffer in a company. It did not take him so much time to receive approval from those partners to set up a business. He went ahead and registered his company and went into real business.
The Oil industrial sector is very competitive and not usually favourable to the small boys and starters out there. But Mr Obama Samuel encouraged himself, beating stiff competitions and bottlenecks to break even on his new business. Today, he is employing graduates and competing for projects with the company that terminated his appointment initially.
This total restoration is only possible because Mr Obama Samuel looked away from the defeat of the past and focused on the brighter opportunities ahead.
There Is Usually Light At The End Of The Tunnel.
In conclusion, unending regrets from last negative experiences, defeats and setbacks will only keep you from going forward to achieve what is before you. Holding on to those incidences will only hold you back and will kill your enthusiasm, inspiration and motivations to progress. And until you look away from them and look forward to the brighter future, you will not make substantial progress.