Mind you, an old saying is that; “An empty tin makes the loudest noise.” And furthermore, “When two people argue, you will not see the difference.” Be the difference in this world and travel with no fear, but with dignity and integrity. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life.” – Harvey Fierstein. Do not allow someone to determine your destiny, your goal and your destination in life. In the book of Romans 12:21, it states that, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Therefore you are your own story and it is only you who can tell it perfectly. You can become what you expect yourself to become. I have learned from Nelson Mandela what he also learned in his lifetime. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela.
I want to give you a very natural and practical example. Take their talks (people’s talks) as your daily drive and energy to your growth and development. Now here is a tree with mangoes fruits, the mangoes are all green on the tree. Then a sunny season comes, other mangoes turn to become rotten because they cannot stand the sun. Other mangoes grow well and become fruitful that they can be eaten. Remember is it the same tree, right? The fruitful mangoes appear fresh and ready to be refrigerated and to be made refreshments. The rotten mangoes end up falling off the tree because there have no flavour at all and lost value since they cannot be eaten at all. Please get this right and perfectly clear, you are traveling with significant others on the road to your destiny, in the same world perhaps with similar brains. You can even do what they can do, but only you can do it better and you can overcome their bad influences. God is not dull and he created no dull person. We all have brains to think about our future and what we desire. I am inspired by Nick Vijicic when he said, “Life is about mental attitude.” This means what you direct your attitude towards; it is how you will perceive your life. “It is a lie to think you are not good enough. It is a lie to think you are not worth anything.” – Nick Vijicic.