Success beckons if you start with something little with humility. Your humble beginnings pay off in the long run with a greater reward. The secret sauce is the blessings attached to your meekness and hard work.
Like a fresh morning that looks beautiful and promising of a good day; so as humble beginnings flow. You can’t cut corners to reach the highest level of the ladder of success without being humble. You know why? Because in humility, you end up being blessed by God. People recognize your little efforts and say words of encouragement that are full of blessings.
Have you thought of starting something that you are so passionate about?. It could be your business, education, job, marriage, career, or any of your lofty goals. How do you go about it to make it fruitful?. We have different needs with different priorities. But it all starts somewhere and ends somewhere.
Starting with what you are passionate about with humility will be a very good element that will contribute immensely to your success.
In this post, I will make it known to you why humble beginnings have a powerful influence on your lofty goals. It often leads to greater endings. In life, you are subjective to natural laws. Do what brings success to you; not what invokes curses and suffering.
Nobody wants to fail in life. But unfortunately, we sometimes disregard some of the important elements that contribute to living a successful life. Some of them are patience, perseverance, hard work, positive mindset, and humility as it happens to be the main context of this content. You may be interested in knowing about some respectful individuals who have awed the world with true humility.
There is nothing that has no beginning except the Creator of heaven and earth. The beginning of a successful life often comes with so many challenges. But every pain you go through worth suffering for.
Those who lack humility in life crush too early. Their jobs, businesses, etc, often fail too early or faces a cycle of retrogression. Respect, for instance, is reciprocal so if you lack it; then no one will pay attention to what you have to say or offer.
Take a look at the butterfly. It looks beautiful and adorable. But a study has revealed that during its metamorphosis it goes through a lot of pains before it comes out as a butterfly with such beautiful flying colors. Isn’t this what you want your life to be?.
Once again, I want you to take a look at a seed. When planted; it gently sprouts after spending some days in the soil. Other seeds take a longer time to sprout.
The Chinese bamboo for instance takes about 5 years before it germinates and within 5 weeks; it has already reached a height of 80 feet!.
So you must first understand the fact that we are different people with different potentials and abilities. Know the kind of seed you are and understand that by nature you will start growing after making successful sowing. It could be an investment in your business or whatever.
Interestingly, some of us are not seeds at all!. We have people who grow differently like rhizomes, root-tubers, etc. Despite all these, there is something common among us. And that is “the potential to grow.”
There is no need to be impulsive when you begin doing something you want to be successful in; in the future. Humble beginnings mean patience while you work hard and maintain an attitude full of hope and a positive mindset.
Don’t rush for the harvest time. It will come by itself. Maybe your season for the bumper harvest hasn’t arrived yet. Take heart and your time will surely come.
You can’t defy nature and get yourself off the hook. Life is not a competition. Don’t be obstructed by what is happening around you. Just focus on your goals. The real competitor is you. Try to be better today than yesterday and learn how to appreciate the little progression you go through.
Over the past few months, I talked about Bible verses for new beginnings to instill hope in my readers. To begin working on anything such as your goals, you must flow with a tender heart.
I mean a heart that is full of peace, love, and determination. Excessive arrogance has its own curses. It is one of the devices of the Devil. Stay away from it! before it destroys you.
A Clear distinction
Humble beginnings from people who have achieved greater success never mean, they all had little resources. Some were fortunate enough…
Some people are humble though; but began with a lot of monies, some are not humble with a lot of monies, and finally, those who started with little or no monies but full of humility.
Before I go any further let me introduce you to a few people who started from nothing or something little to make great endings. Take a quick look at their backgrounds. They all ended up being billionaires:
1. Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands founder, son of a cab driver.
2. Francois Pinault, French art collector, son of a lumber miller.
3. Li Ka-Shing, Hong-Kong famous investor, an orphan.
4. Leonardo del Vecchio, Luxottica founder, an orphan.
5. John Fredriksen, oil magnate, son of a welder.
6. Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder, son of a farmer.
7. Amancio Ortega, Zara founder, son of a railroad worker.
Humility Against Pride
You will be a curse on the lips of people if you allow pride to swallow you up. It is even a dangerous thing if you are now starting with something with future prospects.
I always admire people who are full of wisdom and the abilities to create positive effects on the things they handle. By harnessing their knowledge in a particular field of work or study, they can boost production or maximize the success level of a business, a service, etc
The Bible even talks against arrogance. Your humble beginnings in anything you do will surely pay off with great endings.
Starting a job, business, career, schooling, etc, with humility come along with blessings. God cherishes people who are sober and hard working.
“When pride comes, then comes shame, but with humility comes wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).
There are no blessings for the one who excessively boasts of his abilities to create effects on things they have specialized. Even if you are an expert… There is no need to be boastful about anything.
If you think you have that dexterity to ensure a consistent flow of success in your field of work or study; you must attach humility to it. Don’t be a stupid arrogant who learns his lessons after experiencing a devastating ending.
The Devil uses arrogance as a tool to blindfold potential individuals who overly trust in themselves. Be humble from the day you start working on your dreams to the day you see them fulfilled.
What Is Your Story?.
We all have stories to tell. Because we are already in touch with a world full of challenges. It forces us to suck lemons and lose interest in chasing our sweet lofty goals.
Some are born on ash heaps, others on top of mountains. Whether you came to earn a great fortune or not; you must say no to arrogance. Be diligent and proficient in everything you have at the beginning of your life.
It could even be a start-up or whatever. This is how to draw positive energy to flow around everything you do. Some of the secret rewards here are:
1. Abundant blessings
6. New opportunities
7. Good reputation
How were your beginnings like?. The story even starts before you recognize it. But somewhere along the way; you can change the story and give it a happy ending.
Some renowned individuals are role models for thousands of people around the world. Their rags to riches stories inspire more than anything.
I have already talked about a couple of them. And I believe you can also start with something little and end up with something bigger.
There are challenges and pains you must be willing to overcome. Because nothing good comes so easily.
Being humble in life doesn’t mean life will humble itself for you. Our sins and wickedness have made life a place of hell that devours the weak.
This world is therefore not a good place for the weak or the lazy bone. Begin your job, marriage, education, etc, in humility without being weak, afraid, or lazy.
The Pay Off Of Your Humble Beginnings
Within the early paragraphs of this post, I gave a scenario about how you can grow to a higher height by understanding the kind of seed you are.
Irrespective of your beginnings, you can still be successful in the future. Embrace your uniqueness. You can’t be like the guy next to you. You are different. Be proud of that!.
We grow in a different environment under different conditions. Above all, we are variable seeds with different harvest seasons.
The most important thing each one of us has to do to enjoy great endings is to fight against all odds and create a conducive environment for consistent growth.
My blessings might show up early before I reach age 20. Some may have to wait for 10 more years before their rewards for being humble in their endeavors begin to pay off.
Remember that we can never be equal but we can all grow to achieve greater success if we put things in the right place.
The God Factor Of Your Humble Beginnings
It is imperative to give enough space to God to take charge of all your plans. Just as what the Bible has said: “with God all things are possible.”
So if you want to see your goals become successful; then there is no need to pursue them without God. He sees the future and knows what is good for everyone.
God is the only one who blesses and no one can curse; He is the one who curses and no one can bless.
Now what you need here are abundant blessings. So why not pray to God?. Every good thing comes from above.
You don’t have anything to do with how a seed sprouts out and grows shoots to support it. In the end, all your humble beginnings will be fruitful.
During the ministry of Christ Jesus, he placed much importance on humility. Like a little child, he humbled himself throughout his entire life. Although he lacks nothing that worth having.
You may be craving material wealth. God does not oppose that. He blesses His obedient children with prosperity. But if you will be wealthy without knowing Jesus Christ and the importance of your salvation; then you are lost.
From his sermon on the mount he said:
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5).
We are creatures meant to grow in strength, wisdom; procreate, and fill the earth. All these require constant progression.
If you lack progression in your life; then seriously there is something wrong. Do you feel like you are cursed?. Don’t worry, God can redeem you from all your troubles. He is the masterpiece of good health, success, happiness, and the source of eternal life.
Beginning with God in everything you do will surely be successful. Humility is an element that helps you to receive more favor and blessings for a successful future. However, you can’t be a child of God and be full of Arrogance.