“This is the anticipated concluding part of the  very insightful article Treasures in The Trash, beautifully written by Dr. Cel Iwendi. As is always the case on Ekoconnect, we invite SMEs, start ups, owner managers and business managers to read deeply and imbibe the nuggets of wisdom from deep thinkers and motivational speakers like Dr. Iwendi. Please enjoy the rest of Treasures in The Trash…” Editor Ekoconnect

Friends, “You may have mismanaged your privileges and opportunities but your purpose is universal and limitless. Your past is too weak to stop it. You have an opportunity today to break that chain of average and limitations. You can move forward and You can be your best. Be blessed

Number Four – Champion of Negativity: You must totally and completely avoid accepting negative pronouncements against your life either by you, your enemies or your close friends and family. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. Someone wrote a negative thing on my Facebook wall and I immediately deleted it and confronted him. The biggest wall you must climb is the one you have built in your mind. If you don’t control your attitude, then it will control you. Negative feelings are like weeds, if you don’t fully extract their roots, they will keep coming back. So take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Delete them from your close friends list. Avoid negative people, places, things, and habits. Don’t give up, and don’t give in to consuming the garbage these negative sources are trying to feed you. You must let your mockers know that you are not trash but a treasure identified and separated from the trash and waiting to be glorified.

Number Five – Lacking Appreciation: One of the progress killers is ingratitude. This is when you don’t appreciate what you have or the people that are your destiny helpers to you. Pause for a moment. Breathe in slowly and deeply. Exhale. Feel the miracle of your breath. And say, “Thank you.” You probably woke up with a few aches and pains this morning, but you woke up. You’ve seen better days, but you’ve also seen worse. You might not have everything you want right now, but you have everything you need to move forward. Life isn’t perfect, but it sure is good.  Many families are missing this process that could grow their treasure from the trash for permanent placement in destiny. Learn to say thank you and you will see the spark in the house. Everyone loves to be appreciated. Appreciate someone today.

Number Six – Missing The Here & Now: You can’t have a better today if you’re still thinking and worrying about yesterday. Whatever could have been or should have been, doesn’t matter. This moment is here and now for you to live. It’s okay to not have all the answers yet. In fact, you’ll never have ALL the answers. Just continue the journey, focus on the present, do you best, and trust the process. Before you can really start to move forward in your divine destiny and dusting out your treasure from the trash, you will first have to learn how to let your past fully go. Sometimes being strong and moving on are the only choices you have. There are some things in life that you may never completely get over. The best you may be able to do is get through them slowly. But that’s okay. The struggle forward is worth the effort. There’s still a lot of beauty left to be seen on the road ahead.


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