– Omodot Jackson
On Positive Believing:
Some people find fulfillment in their careers and life. Some do not find such fulfillment at all. This reality is a common knowledge that cannot be overemphasized. For one, what we believe has a way of giving us the required motivation to act in the right direction for the cause that we believe in.
Two words draw the line between these two individuals: positive belief.
Attending seminars, reading books, writing down short-term and long-term goals, seeing a therapist, and eating meals as stipulated by a dietician will all be in vain unless we believe positively.
If you believe, I mean, truly believe in something, you mentally accept or trust in yourself, someone, or something without reason or evidence, and this is the first stage to finding fulfillment in any pursuit in life.
The greatest thing you can do is to believe in a “God”. Note, God is an entity that cannot be seen (in a Christian point of view), yet we believe in him. Some religious beliefs allow for the carriage of emblematic symbols to serve as a contact point between the transcendental and the non-transcendental. In all of these, the least you can do is believe in oneself or someone other than themselves.
Note the Difference:
Positive belief is different from positive thinking, although they both share a relatively close similarity and function in contrast to each other, but they are not exactly the same.
Positive thinking means a person is solution or success-focused, whereas positive believing means a person has “a reason to believe” that he will succeed.
The reality is, positive thinking does not guarantee success, but positive thinking with positive efforts and actions increases our probability of success.
Positive believing separates itself from positive thinking because it is a choice. Your choice is an action that leads to more actions.
Positive belief comes from within from within and has four steps that reoccur:
i. Creation of positive thought: a dream, goal, or purpose.
ii. Choosing to believe it.
iii. Acting on it to solidify your belief.
iv. Persevering to do it again and again.
The Place of Positive Believing in Leadership:
Positive believing affects all walks of life and precedes any decision furthered into real-life action. Choosing a leader follows from an antecedent of positive deeds, mostly, especially when choosing a leader that is meant to lead in the public domain. The place of their antecedents in the public space overtime cannot be overemphasized.
This is a political season in our country, Nigeria. One that would decide the trajectory of our nation’s progress or decline. Unarguably, representatives will be voted into the respective government offices across the nation, from the federal tier to the states and the local levels, as the case would be.
THE BIG QUESTIONS:
DO YOU EVEN HAVE A PVC?
IF YOU HAD REGISTERED, ARE YOU AWARE THAT COLLECTION IS ONGOING?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE PERSON YOU THINK SHOULD REPRESENT YOU?
ARE THERE ANTECEDENTS HE/SHE HOLDS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN?
ARE YOU SUPPORTING THE PERSON BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU HOPE TO GAIN OR BECAUSE THAT IS WHO YOUR LEADER HAS IMPOSED ON YOU?
Regardless of who you believe in, here’s the breakdown for PVC collection across the country, for those who registered:
December 12th to 22nd, 2022 – Collect at your Local Govt. INEC office.
January 6th to 15th, 2023 – Collect at your own ward/polling unit.
January 16th to 22nd, 2023 – Collect your PVC at the INEC office in your Local Govt. Area.
We head to the polls next year.
Before you vote, do you have a positive belief and conviction for the person you want to vote for?
Go back to the drawing board, ask questions where necessary, do the right comparisons, research if you have to, and reach the right submissions before you make decisions. Ultimately, never take out the place of positive believing as you go through life, if you are to find fulfillment in what you do.
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