From solitude comes all victory. Think of Jesus in the wilderness, when he was tempted, going for forty days without food. He was all alone. An athletic champion must spend his time alone, training, pushing him or herself beyond limits; you cannot do that with friends. An entrepreneur boot strapping to build an empire, they first have to do it alone. There is something special in loneliness but it can only be special if you wisely use your solitude moments.
This is different from solitude you get when you are bored and sick of everything, when petting your cat in the basement is the best you can do. I am talking about solitude that you get when the world runs away from, the solitude you get when all options are gone, that moment when your back is against the wall and you are staring right in the face of a monster called life, ready to shred you apart.
That moment when thousands of voices in your head are telling you to throw in the towel, when your body and joints are weak, when your spirit lost focus and all you can do is to let go, when all hopes are gone. You are pushed to the limit. That is when a victor fights.
That kind of solitude can only be fought by victory mindset. That moment when victory is a mirage. That is when you need to work hard. Those are the moments that define leaders, the moments used by victors to conquer. Keep plugging in. For victory is closer than you can imagine. Just push little harder, and never let all your efforts go in vain.
A mission started is a mission worth accomplishing therefore when you are starting any business, start something of value. Start something that matters. The crave for happiness will be your driving force. In the back of your mind, whisper to yourself that you are a winner and winners never lose hope.
© Joshua Okello 2014.
Joshua Okello is a B.A graduate in Business Administration, International Development and Philosophy. He is also the author of the book Strategies of Entrepreneurial Leadership He has exceptional skills in organizing, coordinating projects and capacity building initiatives with key emphasis on livelihood programs; microfinance through savings and credit led models; business development services and entrepreneurial leadership. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Succeed Africa Relief Organization, a Canadian Christian Organization geared towards giving hope and transformation in lives of the chronically poor in Africa.