"I'ma press on for this reason." || My Motivation To Succeed

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Oh, the pressure to succeed... sigh. Everyone finds the subject of success to be rather sensitive. And the reason for this is that it has to do with identity. It is connected to identity in that it has a way of influencing how we see ourselves, which has a significant impact on how we feel overall.

For instance, if you frequently use the internet, you undoubtedly already know about Elon Musk. You might not be able to tell if the person is a male or a female (I highly doubt it), but you can be sure that if you have a notion associated with that name, it will be something along the lines of, "The richest man on earth right now." And it makes sense that this would be the case, given that everyone is aware of the obvious fact that this ambitious man is successful.

Yet, the concept of success is quite subjective. The definition is not the same for every individual as we tend to perceive things a little differently from each other. Being wealthy may be viewed as a sign of success by some, while for others, acquiring power, influence, or even freedom may be the goal. What one person may deem successful may not always be regarded as such by another.



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Wanting to succeed is the easiest part. You can say all you want at a wishing well, but your dreams can only be your reality if you actually do the work to realize them.

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
—Estée Lauder

And doing the work is not innate; weren't we just supposed to name the animals and eat whatever we wanted, except something from the tree in the center? The matter of motivation now becomes the question.

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I see a world where there are many people that go through far more than they can handle. It is heartbreaking to see a friend's dreams thwarted by financial constraints. When I meet someone and learn about their struggle to thrive in their passion, I am moved. It strikes me every time I remember that my mother has gone through thick and thin, stuck her neck out, and completely sacrificed all that she has just to provide me with the boost I needed (and still need) to become a man of virtue. They are things that massively keep me going.

Some days, I think of how I could be of significant support to people that need and deserve a boost. I want to become an individual that can effect positive change in the lives of those around me. I desire for my mother to be able to say, "Akobi mi, mo dupe f'Olorun fun aye re." I am proud of you. " (My firstborn, I give thanks to God for your life. I am proud of you; in Yoruba).



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What could be more rewarding for me than for someone to claim that I have made their life better? Not because I want to replace Santa, but I want the folks who really care about me to always smile when they think of me. And for those who have low expectations of me to feel disappointed because I would genuinely be proud of myself.

Additionally, when I consider how difficult life can be right now, I will only want things to get better, not worse. I can't be broke today and still be broke tomorrow. I can't go without the things I need and want right now just to be lacking in them in the future.. Life must get easier, and to that end, I must make it happen.

And whenever I am striving for achievement and it feels a little gloomy, I try to keep in mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I should just be persistent so that I don't disappoint myself and those who genuinely love me. So, whenever I consider all of this, I simply tell myself, "I'ma press on for this reason." And that drives my ambitious efforts.



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They say Sucess is relative, that is why you see me hammering on "those that truly love me" because the more you are successful, more is the number of people who will claim to be your relatives! (Haha). So, dear reader, I close with this gentle quote by Calvin Coolidge:

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

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Olujay is a Nigerian musician (guitarist and singer) based in Nigeria. He is currently in his final year studying mechatronics engineering at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

He strongly believes that everyone has the ability to affect change in some manner, and that we all have the capability to influence others.

One of his many goals is to become the best version of himself that he can attain. And, in doing so, maintain balance in order to do everything well.

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I see a world where there are many people that go through far more than they can handle. It is heartbreaking to see a friend's dreams thwarted by financial constraints

Thissssssss. It gets worse when there's little or nothing you can do to help. So, all you do is offer basic moral support.

And whenever I am striving for achievement and it feels a little gloomy, I try to keep in mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I should just be persistent so that I don't disappoint myself and those who genuinely love me

Yes, yes, and yes. You have this figured out already actually. I loved every bit of this post.

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And giving moral support never feels enough, but that's all we can do.

I loved every bit of this post.

Thank you, @omosefe, I'm glad you did.
Glad to even see you around.

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You are most welcome. I'll do my best to come around more, you have good content.

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🥹😌Thank you

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You're welcome😁

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Oh, and how are you doing with your remote job now?

I am sure you have gotten your way around it.

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Oh, i'm doing okay. I'm certainly going physical soon.

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Once again my friend, you've judged correctly. I love all the points you've talked on, they are all relatable.

After all of our struggles, it's really so encouraging to hear people talk about how we strive to make all our dreams a reality.

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Thank you so much, my friend, for your kind words.

I'm glad you see where I am coming from.

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You you have beautiful motivation and the heart to see that others actualize their is another motivation. Keep it alive one day it will come to fusion

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It can only get better when hard work, dedication and diligence are involved. We keep pressing on to achieve the best. Thanks for sharing

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Yes, exactly.

There's no good in turning back after coming so far.
Thank you for stopping by.

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Man, this is a nice read.. Success starts from within and nothing else only if you can keep pushing no matter the circumstances.

The people who are beside you while you have nothing are the people who would genuinely love you when you have something.

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Thank you, bro.

You the entire idea.

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Yeah.... by having brighter hopes for the future, we are giving ourselves that motivation to work harder so we can achieve the tomorrow of our dreams.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

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Yes, exactly. The hope of better days ahead gives one the push to go on.

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