Just like KNOWING who and how are important, knowing “WHY” is also very cardinal. There is an old Zambian song which goes like ” Kusiyana siyana kwa Nchito”. Another one by Air power band which stated “It is the way we get by”.
Both songs allude to the facts of life pertaining to different callings, passions, professions etc. Others are Doctors, Accountants, Lawyers, Tax Collectors, Teachers, Nurses, Police Officers, Business people, Traders, Cadres, Politicians, Clergy, Tamangas, Plumbers, Brick layers, Artisans, Carpenters, Marketers, Drivers, Painters, Photographers, Economists, Farmers, Athletes, Footballers, Undertakers etc.
The Big Question we must all ask ourselves and yourself in particular is why have you chosen to do what you do? Knowing why makes all the difference. We all must Know why, and you’ll figure out how. Know why, and you’ll find the motivation, enthusiasm, persistence, and strength to make it happen.
Begin noticing and being careful about keeping your imagination free of thoughts that you do not wish to materialize. Instead, initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible. – Wayne Dyer said.
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed – Marily Manson. Not ukusabaila. Jack and Jane of all trades and master/mistress of none. Focus and be determined. Not fye ukwalola umwela eko naimwe mwalola. Once you hear that cross boarder trading in woolen blankets from Botswana is in the in thing, you abandon your University Education and opt for that. You hear that eggs and goats are selling fast at Kasumbalesa Boarder Post, you want to do the same abandoning your Mukula Tree selling project.
You hear mongers rumoring about the African Potato and its alleged potency to cure certain ailments, you abandon your Moringa and Jathropa Tree growing project on your livestock and fish farm and go into swamps and dambos looking for the African Potatoes. You hear that importing used vehicles from Japan is trending, you abandon the Traditional Healing Kantemba selling sawdust as aphrodisiacs (mutototo) and jump in the smuggling in of lagers for Comesa Market.
You cant do everything; From selling Needles to selling Aeroplanes via selling boats and Buses. You are not Amazon, Alibaba or ebay, Walmart, Costco, Target or Game online store. Just because everyone else desires to do, to have, to achieve something, is not enough. Be sure it’s truly important to you, and know why.
Give your actions the power of authentic purpose. Tap into a source of energy that grows stronger the more you use it. To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: ‘May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.’ Repeat this until you actually mean it. – Martha Beck.
Instead of frustration, you can experience joy. Instead of disappointment, you can know fulfillment. It all comes from understanding why. Know why, and whatever you imagine is yours to create. Stay well and be Blessed.