How do you use the power of your Perception?
September 5, 2016
Traits to improve effectiveness
Traits to improve effectiveness
September 5, 2016

I MUST DO SOMETHING

In 1980, the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino suffered a severe brain aneurysm and underwent an operation. The surgery made him suffer complete amnesia; Martino couldn’t remember his family and friends, how to play the guitar, his career or even who he was. He felt he had been dropped cold, empty and naked in the world without any cover. For months he exhaustively studied his old recordings, and in time managed to reverse his memory loss and return to form on guitar. His past recordings were ‘an old friend, a spiritual experience which remained beautiful and honest’.  In the early 1990s, he resumed his performance at an entirely new level; his experience added a new dimension to his playing.

Many regard Django Reinhardt as one of the greatest guitar players of all time because he invented an entirely new style of jazz called ‘hot jazz guitar’. He had to do that because the fingers on his hands were burned in a fire accident. In overcoming this problem he created a musical tradition and his most popular compositions have become jazz standards.

These creative thinkers not only overcame their disadvantages but actively used them to add new dimension to their work. You have to try to see setback as an opportunity to begin again with more wisdom; then you too can overcome seemingly insurmountable misfortunes.

Are you going through a situation that has clouded your entire life and leave you with nothing but hopelessly degrading scenarios…then tune your mind to search for the golden opportunity in that situation and be determined to follow an unbiased lead.

“I MUST DO SOMETHING” always resolves more problems than “SOMETHING MUST BE DONE”.

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”

Dayo Fawusi
Dayo Fawusi
I am Dayo Fawusi - a UK certified professional life coach, US certified behavior consultant, writer, entrepreneur and a champion in Lean Six Sigma methodology. I am a gentle, optimistic and refined People manager, who looks for balance and harmony everywhere with a great sense of justice. I have a mission to cooperate, to persuade, to mediate, to conciliate, equalize things around me and work for the peace and harmony of the world. I have a deep interest in human performance development and world cultures. I spend most of my time coaching individuals and consulting on strategy, innovation, projects and human resource development. I have consistently in my previous jobs working with multinational and multifunctional groups, demonstrated strong ability to motivate, challenge and inspire individuals and groups to greater participation and dedication. I am skillful in creating vision, managing change and motivating others to achieve excellence in performance. I have great ability to identify patterns, structures and connections within information and quantifiable data.

3 Comments

  1. Jide Biobaku says:

    Very Inspiring! From the examples shared on Pat and Django, one can infer that any setback can be a set up to achieving greater success. If we can see it possible first in our minds, we can get it in our hands. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dapo says:

    The phrase “I must do something always resolve more problems than something must be done” struck me. It’s a required paradigm shift. However, could you please drill down to specifics based on this new paradigm? For example, what can I do as a jobless fellow? Or what can I do to contribute to national development? This line of thoughts can actually help uncage tons of potentials.

    • Dayo Fawusi says:

      Thanks Dapo for your thoughts and question on the subject. “I must do something” is a powerful statement which has the capability to cause the worse of anyone who is on a natural fall for total dependency and loss of control to pause and ask him/herself, “what is it that I MUST DO?”. And when you allow your mind to dwell on this question, which can be made more enjoyable with the aid of guided procedures, you will open yourself to endless possibilities. It will also enable you to take away the power of control from the situation! Am glad to hear you say this is a required paradigm shift, because very sincerely we cannot solve a problem at the same level of thinking that it was created.

      Now talking about specifics, if we consider the jobless man in the society who may think he does not have any resources to contribute to National development. It is going to be helpful to make that person realize that mental images, inner voices, sensations and feelings are building blocks of all our mental and physical resources. He can be helped to use them to build up any thought, feeling or skill he wants and then place them in his life where he needs them most. Don’t forget that what we think affects what we feel which also affects how we behave and eventually who we are in the society. Regardless of the obvious situation of the man called “JOBLESS”, when he is guided through some logical procedures to breakdown his limiting beliefs and identify resources in him, then the rest will be stories.

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