A Gents Pep Talk- The Finer ‘Tings’


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The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.” Carl R. Rodgers couldn’t have said it better.

Our goals, aspirations and hopes of what we wish to accomplish are generally shaped by others. These are things that are naturally rooted by our likes/dislikes and ambition to change our current situations. Along the timeline of events, we develop an idea of success and failure. Both shape us in such a unique way; we often confuse the two. Failure has a reputation of making the bravest fighter hesitant—but success has a reputation of making the hardest worker content. The most difficult thing isn’t chasing your dreams, it’s holding on to them.

The idea of succeeding towards our goals can become a one-time-measurement—rather than a measurement of success by our growth. It is a divine process blended with failures, each one more intricate than the next. The more we consume the success of others, the more we allow failure to consume us.


Photo credit: Francis Bassey

Pinpointing success comes from perfecting who you are. Your best ‘you’ is incomparable. It’s an exclusive right to exceeding the goals you’ve set, not just reaching them. Remember, keeping up with the Joneses can be expensive—but originality is a priceless trend.