Saturday, 15 May 2010

LAW OF ELASTICITY

This has nothing to do with hookes law of elasticity. Or maybe it does?
I know rubber bands although come in different shapes and sizes, they all operate on the same pricinciple…. STRETCHING

I have stretched as a child when I so wanted that mango on the tree. I knew I couldn’t reach it, but I could climb the tree and get it… STRETCHING


Everyman who has achieved something in life did so by stretching (ask my parents). Remember, great men weren’t born (4get abinibi) only babies. Those babies of yesteryears became great men of today(my father).no one was born into this world full equipped. Every man/woman who has ever made it to the top stretched.


One costly mistake we make is that we usually associate successful people as geniuses of some sort. (Ask albert Einstein )

Success is actually due to our stretching from the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from our challenges.

WHY DON’T WE STRETCH

Most people have refused to stretch for the following reasons…..

1. FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN--- we don’t know what lies ahead , why bother to stretch anyway?
2. we tend to back off when we come against something bigger than us that we just refuse to expand.
3. we are satisfied with where and what we are that we just refuse to stretch further.
The moment you stretch , you are no longer ordinary u become out of SYNC with your friends.

MOTIVATED TO STRETCH
Stretching doesn’t come naturally, we have to be motivated before we stretch. We should also motivate others and help them maximize their potentials.. some factors also motivate us…
Some of us would be racing for our lives before we stretch

Some challenges , which itself stimulates US,

Others are totally dissatisfied with their current state

While the rest are spurred on by previous success..


VULNERABLE IN THE STRETCH
4 factors.

CRITICISM, MISUNDERSTANDING, FAILURE AND DISCOURAGEMENT


Most of us are actually very vulnerable when we are stretching. We begin our lives by stretching we soon discover that this position leaves us prune to attacks and criticism and then some begin to withdraw.


Then we equate stretching with pain and before long we refuse to stretch..
May I remind us that the road to success is paved with critics, and there criticisms are definitely not constructive.
Criticism comes in three stages


1. when people tell you that you are wrong and it wont work
2. they see it is working and they tell you its not important
3. after they see its important and you have made it, they tell you they knew u will make it all along.


THE BEST DEFENCE TO UR CRITICS IS THE FRUIT OF YOUR LABOR!!!!

We are vulnerable to misunderstanding. People feel threatened by us if we are stretching to be our best and then question the validity of our motives.


If we don’t have goals we wont recognise failure, but if we are stretching for success, we fail from time to time. We need to learn how to deal with that and never let failure become final.

Discouragement is failure's partner. The best way out of a discouraging situation is to surround yourselves with people that encourage you. Avoid the infectious…





Until im back wit part 2 of stretching, keep stretching….


Still crazy after all these years

Ximena

1 comment:

Bomi Jolly - JollyNotes said...

Thanks a lot for the reminders Ximena!! I hope I keep being motivated as I stretch stretch stretch:)! It reminds me of what HexyDre said on my last post (Titled: You're Weird. Extend. And Lounge), He said - "What's life without challenges"? Also reminds me of the other word we were talking about in the same post - "Extending"! It's a little different but it's also very similar.

Thank you again X! Keep Stretching=)!!

~Bomi