Be careful as you climb the ladder of success. Ask yourself- “Is My Ladder Leaning Against The Right Wall or The Wrong Wall?”
“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” – Thomas Merton
This is the case for a lot of people. They are so good at what they do, but they are not really happy. Some already have a good job that pays very well, but they do not have any passion for that job, yet they won’t make a switch to a new job. While some others have so much passion in so many other things, other than the job they have right now, they are aware that their ladder is against the wrong wall but they keep climbing because the benefits look attractive – getting promoted each year, the opportunity to take a new house or car loan etc.
In the end, my friend, you won’t find the complete success and happiness you desire.
So, first, let me ask you …
1. IS YOUR LADDER LEANING AGAINST THE RIGHT WALL?
Alright, wait, before you answer that – This question has nothing to do with how successful you are today in terms of wealth, it’s about how fulfilled you are as a person in whatever you are doing – now that is “True Success“. In order to answer this, you’ve got to search within and answer these few questions first.
How do you feel about your life today? Are you happy and fulfilled with what you are doing?
Have you found your true purpose or mission in life?
Are you exploring all your natural talents?
Are you following your “calling” or your “career”?
Are you doing what you are “passionate” about or you are doing what “interests” you?
You need to carefully consider all of the above, as it will help you place your ladder on the right wall as you climb the ladder of success. If you ignore this, you could climb and reach the top only to realize that your ladder is leaning against the wrong wall or simply put – you’ve been climbing the wrong ladder all along.
Secondly, let me warn you …
2. NEVER BECOME TOO GOOD AT SOMETHING YOU HATE
As you climb the ladder of success, be careful not to become too good at something you hate. Instead of doing what you are good at, do more of what you love. Instead of wasting time in that job position that you know you hate, find a new one or go start something new and channel all your energy and efforts into it. Here is the trick – Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself – What do I want to do every day for the rest of my life. Then Do That!
Get your ladder leaning against the right wall…and you will see that things would move faster, success will be quicker and you will be much happier.
Take note of these 6 things as they will help you…:
Life’s too short to waste your time doing things that don’t light your fire.
You only live once, but if you do it right once is enough.
Don’t waste time on things that don’t excite you.
Find your passions and go out there and grab them with both hands.
Love the Life You Live and Live the Life You Love.
Every single day, do more, of the things that you love – and less of what you don’t
Lastly, let me tell you my story…
3. A LITTLE BIT OF MY STORY…to inspire you to live your many lives doing ONLY what you love.
Personally, I’ve long been inspired by an idea that I can be whoever I choose to become!
I developed an interest in Software Engineering right before I entered the University but I’ve always been passionate about Fashion, Image, Building Success through Style and everything in between – I guess even before I knew what those terms meant (this was my calling). So, I forged a career in Software Engineering starting an IT Consulting company (SagePoint) in the process but never abandoning my lifelong passion for classic men’s elegance, fashion, style and quality lifestyle.
I was so good as a Software Engineer, but I wanted more. KOBI KOACHMAN FASHION (an image consulting company) and MRKOACHMAN.com (men’s fashion and style blog) were officially born when I realized style and clothing could be key ingredients in helping people achieve their dreams (something I have always wanted to be a part of).
So what do I do now? I live all my lives to the fullest, doing what I love, serving customers with my services and products.
You know why? ‘Cos I’ve always believed that success is possible for anyone who believes in his dreams and pursues it with passion. After all, they said…
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FINAL THOUGHTS ON CLIMBING THE LADDER OF SUCCESS
The truth is that when we find our true purpose or mission in life, the climb up the ladder of success becomes easier and quicker. When we are serving the right customers with the right products and services (in the area of business or career we love to work in), then we are where we are supposed to be.
Today, it is a privilege to lend my voice and inspire you to chase all your various dreams and passions and never, ever, give up on them. I follow my heart, I follow my passion, I dream big and I never give up on my aspirations no matter what. And guess what? I conquer them all!
Why be one thing, when you can be many? After all, you’ve got only One Life, Live Them.
I hereby introduce the new Face of Remy Martin Nigeria One Life / Live Them 2017, my humble self – Kobi O. Mbagwu. I am a Software Engineer, Fashion Entrepreneur, Writer, Blogger, Image Consultant & a Mastermind.
With this said, here are some of the Quotes that inspired me to follow my dreams and start doing what I love. Check it out below:
And if you have any inquiries or you are interested in any of our products or services we offer, please contact us. Till you hear from me again, continue to Do Well, Live Well and Dress Really Well. Be Classy!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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