We all have a space in our heart that only us can reach, that only us have the access to. This space is private. This space hold the treasure that lies concealed within our heart. Sometimes we being the owner of this private space and having the keys to unlock our treasure feel unworthy, undeserving to use the keys. We act as interlopers, we apologize for owning the treasure that is rightfully ours. We skulk around waiting for people to permit us to unlock our treasures because we find ourselves undeserving. Sometimes this space as private and personal as it is scares us because we don't feel entitled to have them, we don't feel entitled to what belongs to us.
We deny ourselves the use of our keys as we allow doubt, fear take a big space in the corner of our hearts. Sometimes we make use of these keys, sometimes we throw them aside and sometimes we forget they are within reach. But these keys when rightfully employed awake our consciousness, give us a sense of entitlement, inflate our confidence, make us embrace the societies of our contemporaries as it unlock some personal power that gird us with strength to face our doubt and fear with renewed hope and courage. Below are some of the keys that can unlock that private space within your heart.
POSITIVE BELIEF: belief is a very vital key that help change our conception of who we are and help focus our consciousness to our dreams in life. Positive belief help grow our self confidence and make us treat ourselves based on that treasure that lies within us and not based on the undesirable circumstances that surrounds us. We tell ourselves who are we to believe in ourselves , who are we to use this key not because we are afraid we might find nothing when the door opens instead we are scared of the great light that will illuminate our very existence and make us visible in the eyes of many. Hence we wait too long holding this key until others tell us to use them. And then we realize how much power we have in our hands to make visible that treasure that lies concealed in our heart by turning this key through that tiny hole. Having a positive belief in ourselves help awaken our potential. The truth is positive belief is a vital key that help actualize our potential. It is our right to utilize this key. Do not allow failure, setback, difficulty, disappointment undesirable circumstances prevent you from using this key.
CONSISTENCY: continuous effort - not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential - Winston Churchill. realizing our dreams or knowing that we possess enormous treasure within us is not enough. It is the consistent effort we make and our high level of commitment in bringing them out that matters because only then can our dreams or treasure be of help to others. Even when you are not operating on the high level of genius in the beginning, staying committed help build that genius in you. Making consistency a habit help you get there. Most time we get excited about the treasure locked within us but fail to realize it is through consistent effort that our treasure can fully be tapped. As a result of our inconsistency we tap so little from the vast potential within us and compare our results with that of our contemporaries and eventually begin to form a belief that they are more gifted than us. The truth is our talents can only be multiplied when we use what we already have well. If only you can remain consistent your light will fully shine.
HEALTHY SELF ESTEEM: having a healthy self esteem is very essential. Most time having low self esteem make us play small in the world. Instead of entering into our full possessions we scoop a small portion of it because we lack confidence in ourselves as a result of low self concept we have about our ability or capacity. God can never have his work made manifest by cowards says Ralph Waldo Emerson in his book titled self -reliance. I believe another term for low self esteem is deprivation because having a low self esteem deprive the individual from taking full possession of what is rightfully his to possess. Such individuals ask for little things in life and deprive themselves from reaching their full potential. They allow others to intimidate them because they are yet to know who they really are. Sometimes they gain consciousness of the treasure within them but they see themselves too small to claim them. Having a healthy self esteem is a vital key to possessing and bringing out the treasure that is locked within you. Playing small can't help you or anyone because it keeps your fortune locked and the world waiting.
Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to God Almighty who is the source of wisdom and inspiration.
Written by: Uwagboe Anthonia Peace.