“By the nature of our own creation as human beings, we are already loaded with all the resources we need to be successful” – Aminu Isa Waziri
The acres of diamonds within you consist of your four natural resources of divinity, talent, creativity and application. Most successful people in the world today have used some or all of these natural resources that are already freely available within them. You too can use these freely available resources within you to succeed in your life.
The First Natural Resource Is Divinity
Divinity is divine favor, providence or good will in whatever you are doing. It could be business, schooling, music, leadership, parenthood, sports or anything. In other words, people who succeed believe and are convinced that they are created in the image and likeness of God and that they are God’s children and therefore deserve the best in their life. Remember that this is beyond going to church. It is experiencing the word of God which can be either together with going to church or just on its own. At your personal level, it carries the responsibility of living a life of integrity or honesty and positive expectancy. That alone in itself is enough for us to learn from past lessons and make a positive way forward to a prosperous future.
It is only divinity that liberates the mind of a person, increases a person’s self-love and self-esteem and makes a person beautiful with integrity, self-confidence and a pleasant personality. This is because divinity is spirit and spirit is superior to both mind (talent) and body (application). Mind is also superior to body and body is the servant of both spirit and mind. In order of seniority they are spirit (divinity), mind (talent) and body (application).
The Second Natural Resource Is Talent
A talent is a creative and or artistic aptitude, gift or natural endowment by God of a person. Deepak Chopra says “You have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world—and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates wealth and abundance”.
If today there was a national examination to identify people who are working in their talent areas many people would perform challengingly on this examination. We have some people today in our societies who are engineers but who were created to be musicians; people who are medical doctors but who were created to be businessmen and women; teachers but who were created to be foreign language translators; accountants but who were created to be comedians; lecturers but who were created to be dancers; farmers but who were created to be lawyers and so on. In such a situation productivity is generally low because most people are in areas that are different from areas of their natural ability where there is their passion and love of work.
Remember that in your life you can only succeed if you are in your talent area. The biggest challenge in life is to discover your talent. Here are some guidelines.
- If you had all the money and time in the world what would you still like to do that would make you happy?
- What is it that when you are doing it you lose track of time; you go into what is known as timelessness?
- What turns your lights on when you are doing it? What do you really love to do that also gives you excitement and happiness?
- What is it that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world?
Correct and honest answers to these questions will lead you to discover your talent. Also ask your mind every time you are about to fall asleep at night to show you your talent. The answer may show up in your dream. The mind has extra-ordinary powers to give you answers to all your questions and solutions to all of your challenges, if you trust and ask it. This is because your mind is Omnipotent (all powerful), Omniscient (all knowing) and Omnipresent (all present everywhere).
In other words, your mind is connected to the Universal mind and Intelligence of God. The USA talk show host, media mogul and billionaire Oprah Winfrey advises that “Do what you love, do what you have a passion for, and life becomes so very much easier”.
Your talent is your mind in motion. Your mind like an engine of a car controls everything that you think, talk and do. This is why the South African freedom fighter and leader of the black consciousness movement Steve Biko said “The most dangerous weapon in the armory of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. Once a mind is won over it creates automatically in the desired direction of its winner. When a mind is liberated it creates success of happiness, health and wealth. Like an engine of a car your mind is ever positive, life-ward and forward-moving. But how come a car goes in reverse? It is because of a reverse gear that turns the forward motion of an engine into a reverse motion of a car. But on the part of an engine its motion is ever forward. Like an engine of a car, your mind also has a reverse gear it is fear and its opposite and forward gear is love.
The Third Natural Resource Is Creativity
Creativity is the ability to create things and it is also talent applied or talent in motion. It uses synthetic imagination (combining things that are seemingly different like the invention of hair dryer was combining a heater and a fan) and creative imagination (asking your mind to provide answers to your questions and solutions to your challenges). Increased creativity creates a genius.
Napoleon Hill in his classic book, Think and Grow Rich, says a genius is “A person who has discovered how to increase the vibrations of thought to the point where they can freely communicate with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of vibration of thought”. A genius succeeds and is different from an ordinary person because his or her level of thinking and intelligence is more improved than that of an ordinary person. This is why if you want to improve the quality of your life now you must first improve the quality of your thinking because you are as good as your mind and as good as you think.
The Fourth Natural Resource Is Application
Application is action. Action is the third and last creative tool in the creation process while the first and second creative tools are thought and word, respectively.
In spite of these free acres of diamonds within us most people live in poverty and limitation when they were actually born to live in prosperity.
A story is told that sometime back there was an auction sale in Europe of human minds. Each of the five populated continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America was represented by one human mind. Something astonishing happened at this auction sale. Everyone wanted to buy the African mind! It prompted one person to ask his friend in amazement, ‘Why does everyone want to buy the African mind which has not even made a needle yet; leaving, for example, the American mind that has been to the moon and is now planning to go to Mars’? Then a friend behind him tapped him on his shoulder and said, ‘You don’t know why everyone wants to buy an African mind? Because it has never been used’!
This story explains more why most people experience poverty lifestyles when actually everything for a successful life is already within themselves. Everything for a successful life is already within us, that’s the reason why abundance is our birth right. As said by Aminu Isa Waziri that “By the nature of our own creation as human beings, we are already loaded with all the resources we need to be successful”.
Actually poverty is not lack of money; poverty is not taking responsibility to put to use what God has put within and around each individual. Poverty roots from not using what God has given each individual. Wealthy roots from putting to use what God has given each individual on this earth.
Therefore, everything for a successful life is already within us and has always been in every human being since the birth day to date of each individual on this earth. Therefore, to succeed with your life, improve your utilization of your acres of diamonds within you of divinity, talent, creativity and application.