HOW TO INVEST IN THOUGHTS
Why do you think philosophers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; are called great thinkers? Is it because they had more powerful brains than ordinary human beings? Or is it that they were closer to God than us? No, I think they knew that their birth on earth was to cause a rebirth.
The truth of the matter is that these were men of great thoughts. They delved deep in critical and creative thinking. They thought of transforming and reforming the world, and leaving it a better place than they found it. That is why their names remain deep-seated in the annals of world’ srichest history. They generated refined knowledge; hence we remember them as trailblazers, path-finders and pacesetters. They stand tall as exceptional towering figures in the world’s chronicles. In terms of knowledge, they remain to be heavy-weights.
Great thinkers are immortal. They don’t die. When they die, we say a hero/heroine has fallen. They live forever and ever. Think of prolific writers like Prof. Chinua Achebe; renowned orators like Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; great inventors like Thomas .A. Edison; adroit politicians like Nelson Mandela; eco-warriors like Prof. Wangari Mathai. Even if they died, their names and unrivaled fame are stronger than the ugly monster called Mr. Death.
Many seminal writers have written books on potent powers of thinking. Napoleon Hill crafted Think and Grow Rich. And the world greatest neurosurgeon- Dr. Benjamin Carson, penned Think Big. History is shaped by great thinkers, not mediocre thinkers. As Bishop Dr. David Oyedepo- the founder of Winners Chapel Intel’ opines; thoughts of mediocrity make mediocre men, but thoughts of greatness make great men.
Anywhere you’re- be it a company, university, school, church, or home; if you stop thinking, you start stinking. Those who refuse to think on how to create wealth, begin to ooze with the stench of abject poverty. Students, who refuse to think critically on how to change their grades, commence to exude with the stench of mediocre grades like Ds for Disaster and Es for Embarrassment.
Mediocre thoughts will shroud you with a thick cloud of shame; hence denying you fame. The Bible admonishes; as a man thinketh, so he is (Proverbs 23:7, KJV). Therefore, from today henceforth; you can choose to think big, think of great exploits, and think of a roaring success.
By Victor .O. Ochieng’- ‘a pen in God’s hand’
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