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Attaining success through self-discovery

Lanre Olusola

Tope had a disturbed past while growing up. His parents were divorced and his single mother, who struggled to make ends meet, raised him. Tope studied Law at the University of Lagos and graduated in flying colours.

Tope, at 29 years old has been working as a Lawyer for the past four years, felt like something was missing in his life. He woke up every morning and struggled with a feeling of being unfulfilled. He knew that where he was, was not where he was supposed to be. He wanted more from life, but did not know how to go about it.

One day, Tope complained to his colleague, Femi about how he felt unhappy with internal conflicts going on within him, yearning for more out of life but did not know how to go about it. Femi referred him to one of his childhood friends, Segun, who is a Certified Life Coach. Segun helped Tope with being aware and knowing himself which was the starting point for Tope’s evolution.

At the moment, Tope is currently living his life to the fullest. Though still practicing as a lawyer, he has discovered himself, and is taking actionable steps to follow his passion with an improved self-esteem and confidence, moving from where he was, to where he desired and ought to be.

Why am I sharing this Story?
The moment a person truly starts down the path of self-discovery, they will never turn back. In today’s world a good percentage of people define success as having lots of money in their bank account, becoming famous and so much more. At every stage of our lives we grow, at every level we want something more and we keep feeling like there is an aspect of ourselves we have not harnessed or tapped into. At different points in time, success or being successful will mean different things to different people. Below are four key points to note during your journey to self-discovery and success.

4 Key points for self-discovery and success
1. Understanding your purpose and identity: According to Boethius, in other living creatures, ignorance of themselves is nature, but in man it’s a vice. Self-discovery deals with knowing and discovering yourself at every point you are in, understanding your purpose and the solutions you are created to provide. Always bear in mind that you were created for a purpose. Once you are able to discover and push it, you can achieve so much.

2. Sense of self-worth and self-confidence: This is fundamental for self-discovery and success. For a person to develop a healthy self-worth and self-judgment, there is need to fully understand and recognize what your strengths and weaknesses are and focus more on your strengths. A lot of individuals concentrate more on their weaknesses because it is called a ‘weakness’, unfortunately people fail to realize that every flaw is a strength and every strength can be a flaw.

You need to understand that nothing is hindering you from succeeding but yourself. You have to work for what you want, and definitely must contribute something for the change you seek. Until you accept your difference (uniqueness), your voice and constantly tell yourself that you are worthy, you can do nothing. It is important to note that the journey to self-discovery and relating it to success starts from you. You deserve to grow and flourish. You need to fill your mind with positivity.

3. Success is transitory: It is all about growth, awareness of where you are, where you are going and the ability to put in place milestones that would be used to measure your journey. Success is not a destination; you can never fully arrive at a place and say you are successful. Success through self-discovery is about understanding that one can never fully know himself or herself. Discovery of self is transient based on your environment, situation and circumstances, your vision, mission, purpose and the resources you have.

4. Discover your passion: Passion is that which drives you, it is something you can do for free as it aligns with your natural gift and talent; that which you can carry out effortlessly. In pursuit of your dreams, there will be challenges, trials and tribulations. But discovering your passion, understanding who you are and why you are unique is a great milestone, which can aid you to being the best that you desire to be.

Revelation comes with your evolution, the more you change and are aware of the changes happening within you, the more you become. To consistently succeed you need to be flexible in your thinking, behavior and actions.

To fully discover your potentials, understand your environment and recognize what makes you unique, Sign up for our Self-Discovery, Awareness, Mastery and Expression Master Class which takes place from the 8th – 9th December 2018. You can also register for our other upcoming programs, which can aid you in Becoming Who You Were Created To Be, these include – Emotional Freedom Technique 1 (3rd – 5th December, 2018) and Goal Setting Master Class, which runs from the 15th – 16th December 2018. To register, visit www.olcang.com/register, call 08077077000 or send an email to info@olcang.com.

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Lanre Olusola
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