Nothing is permanent

22 Oct, 2021 - 00:10 0 Views
Nothing is permanent

eBusiness Weekly

Arthur Marara

The year 2021 may not have been a good year for many businesses. The same applies to individuals, it may not necessarily have been the best of years. 

Some people lost of their loved ones to the pandemic. By now, we all have lost someone that we know or we are close to due to the pandemic. 

I believe that sometimes we need words of hope and encouragement in such trying times. Regardless of whatever that you are going through, just remember that nothing is permanent in this life. 

Not sorrow. Not happiness. Everything passes away. If you have sadness now, take comfort in knowing it cannot last forever. If you have problems, they can be solved. 

You need not add more sorrow to whatever that you are going through now. Great actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin once said that, “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles.”

There is also a flip side. If you are happy now, be wise in knowing you may not always possess what you have. If you are rich now, you may lose your wealth. There are numerous cases of this. Check out such stories in your neighbourhood or search online. What is my point? Enjoy what you have while you still have it. 

Love the people you have in your life while you still have the time. The people in your life they will not always be there. Daily celebrate life, and the people that are in your life. One day, they may be taken away from you. 

Understanding the nature of life

One of the constant and uncomfortable reminders we need to give each other in life is that nothing is permanent. Life is a series of seasons. The good or bad news is that, no season is permanent. It is what you do in the season that is important. 

This life itself is not permanent. 

You are not getting out of this life alive anyway. Even success or failure is not permanent. This is why you need to continuously look at ways to improve yourself and stay relevant. 

People fall in love, and out of love. I have handled dozens of divorce cases to understand this principle. People who were once the best of friends at one point in time can later turn out to be the worst of enemies. 

Nothing is permanent. The people who used to be worst of enemies can turn out to be best of friends later in life. Nothing is permanent! This is why you should not be quick to take sides and hotspot emotions, you will be left exposed one of the days. 

The fact that nothing is permanent is one reality that people are always trying to avoid. 

Sadly, they do this to their disappointment. You also need to understand that certain people have not come to stay in your life, they have just come to pass. 

Never beat yourself up simply because someone has decided to walk away from your life or refrain from doing business with you. 

Employees will walk out of your business, because nothing is permanent. Business partners will walk out of your life. Some will leave you hurting and worse than they found you. 

Take solace in the fact that nothing is permanent, even that dark season will come to pass. 

Do not be emotionally attached to things

This is a very difficult one because we are emotionally attached to things, and sometimes to people. Do not be emotionally attached to your job, to your office or to your company car. 

Nothing is permanent. One day the very same people who were clapping hands for you will be fielding lawyers to sue you to recover the very same company car they gave you. 

Do not hold on to things, and to people because nothing is permanent. Open your mind to this reality, and you will handle disappointments in a better way. 

Life is about change

You can change whatever you are going through. This is because there is nothing that is permanent. The world is in motion as we speak, and this is why there is day and night. 

Even darkness itself is not permanent. Even the day itself is not permanent. 

Life is a series of shifts, and changes. You have to constantly be moving in order to move. 

Even the pain that you are going through now is not permanent. One writer even promised that, “Pain may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning” 

Thousands of years ago, Solomon reflected on the issue of seasons and shared these thoughts in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

You need wisdom for the season

Every season that you are going through demands that you develop wisdom for that particular season. 

The Biblical Joseph predicted two seasons, season of plenty and seasons of drought. He advised wisdom for seasons of plenty. 

There are many businesses that went through seasons of plenty pre-Covid-19, and never made decisions to prepare for the lean seasons. 

The same applies to personal lives. In times of abundance have wisdom to prepare for turbulent seasons. Prepare and plan for them. 

Live your best life now

We often forget to enjoy life now thinking that someday will come when we get to enjoy life. Live your life now, and enjoy it. 

Do not be stuck at the same level, and constantly be afraid of taking risks. You can be stuck in a job, getting old, complaining at the world yet time is moving. Live as if today is the last day. 

Take risks, embrace new challenges. Try and fail, try again, and fall again and keep going. Many people are tired, and worn out, yet they still remain at the same level

Even power itself is not permanent 

You can be the Chief Executive or Managing Director of an organisation, that does not give you the right to abuse people. The office may be permanent but you are not permanent. One day someone will come to replace you, it may even be your subordinate you used to look down upon. 

History has shown this many a time. When you assume position of leadership you give up the power to abuse people, you assume the right to serve them. 

Respect people whether or not you know their status in life. One day you may need them. 

This is life, nothing is permanent. Don’t look down upon people, because nothing is permanent — see people differently. 

 Arthur Marara is a corporate law attorney, keynote speaker, corporate and personal branding speaker commanding the stage with his delightful humour, raw energy, and wealth of life experiences. He is a financial wellness expert and is passionate about addressing the issues of wellness, strategy and personal and professional development. Arthur is the author of “Toys for Adults” a thought provoking book on entrepreneurship, and “No one is Coming” a book that seeks to equip leaders to take charge. Send your feedback to [email protected] or Visit his website or contact him on WhatsApp: +263780055152.

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