In 1985, the co-founder of Apple was sacked from the company by John Sculley the then CEO he had employed three years earlier.
Newspapers described the situation as “the most bizarre thing to happen to Jobs!”
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me,” Jobs said in 2005″.
He started his second company, NeXT, the same year he was sacked, which was ultimately acquired by Apple–and Jobs became CEO again. Fast-forward: You’re probably reading this on an iPhone or a MacBook.
From 2016 through 2020, I went through a series of events that caused me to start my life again from the bottom back to the top where I am today and still climb the success ladders. It happened that I lost almost everything I had worked for in my life and I had to start from the beginning again.
I launched new establishments in America, Mgbeke LLC, WENETLY, and TUFF, and after all the down talking, disappointments, humiliation, discouragements, and mockery from close family members and friends to forget about my dreams, and take up “cleaning jobs” and accept my fate that I was already a failure. I didn’t allow the negativities and all the discouragements to affect my decision to start again, and here I am today with over 22 offices|departments|branches of my new establishments doing very well. If you can envision your mission | goal| career| journey | and purpose, you will never give up on yourself.
Think about how this relates to your life.
Yes, You may have made some poor decisions
Yes, People may have said a lot of negative things about you.
Yes, the situation you find yourself in may have exhausted you.
However, my dear Mgbekes, this is not the time to give up, Instead, this is the time you need to rise and begin again.
The truth is;
life’s “Shortcomings” happen to all of us. We all go through circumstances, big and small, that deeply affect us, and this makes us…
• Very sad
• Wishing we had more time
• Wishing we had more reliable friends
• Wishing we had more opportunities
My dear Asa MMA and Odogwu Mgbeke, a great portion of how we feel in our heads.
Our mind deceives us into thinking of the many possibilities that would have happened if we made had the right decisions. This only makes our situation look worse than it is…
So, my dear Mgbeke, are you ready to follow Steve’s lead to start again and plan to live better despite your circumstances?
It’s time to…
Odogwu Mgbeke, Holding on is a critical way that we stop ourselves from reaching our goals – especially when we are holding on to a situation we need to let go of. Clinging to a make who has become toxic, or holding on to memories from a situation that has hurt us in the past – we all do it.
But why do we have so much trouble letting go and moving on?
As humans, We like to hold on to things, situations, and especially people because, in a way, it’s fulfilling. There’s comfort in familiarity and justification, even when it’s rooted in a negative experience.
But ultimately, knowing when to let go makes you powerful: It catapults you into the path you need to take in achieving your true potential.
Letting go is a process. You won’t learn how to do it overnight, especially if you’ve spent your life holding on to things you loved – even if, deep down, you knew they weren’t right for you. Focusing on moving forward and creating a new story for yourself will help you deal with the inevitable pain that comes after a situation. It will also help you eliminate blame, develop empowering beliefs to live by, and move on with an open heart.
Some of the things you can begin to do are;
• Talk to someone you trust
• Identify self-limiting beliefs
• Take care of yourself
• Keep yourself busy
• Give yourself time
• Have mental toughness
• Proper time, money & self-management
It’s time to respond differently.
Of course, what you have been through may be very sad, you may not be responsible for everything that happened to you, or everything that’s happening to you today, but you need to be responsible for undoing the thinking and behavioral patterns these circumstances create.
It’s about thinking better so you can ultimately live better.
The greatest strength you have is your ability to think without allowing the emotions from your present situations to affect the final decisions-when you train
Truly, the greatest weapon you have against pain is your ability to pause, breathe, and choose one present response over another—you have to get to that point where your mood doesn’t shift because of a situation or circumstance.
The bottom line is that life will get better when YOU get better.
Begin again, look for resources, materials, and connections that can help you push forward. Once you have identified the reasons or people that made you fail, learn from them and try not to repeat the same mistake.
Yes, you can make your shortcomings part of your success story, or you can make them the reason why you gave up. The choice is yours
And if you’re feeling up to it, we would love to hear from YOU before you go…
Which point mentioned above resonates with you the most today, and why?
Leave a comment below and share your thoughts.
By: Dr. Sandra Duru