5 Signs You’re Doing Well In Life Even Though You Don’t Think So

By | August 11, 2016

Sometimes it feels like life’s all fuzzy and confusing. Like it’s going to fall apart like a wooden building in the eye of the hurricane.
Perhaps your marriage has become wobbly lately, or your company just downsized in the wake of the naira crunch, or you failed to pass an exam that has cost you lots of money and valuable time and now you are feeling depressed, helpless, and hopelessly defeated.
But hey, life could be worse.

Our mind is powerful.

It determines the course of one’s life. Way more than any other body part.

That is why we have to keep it healthy.

And a healthy mind means positive thinking.

But enough psychology.

This post is aimed at encouraging you. The goal will be to push you towards being positive so that you can achieve more success.

It is true that life can be hard at times. Think harsh economic conditions, sack and rejection letters, unemployment, unfriendly bosses etc.

And during these times, it is easier for us to focus on these things?—?and imagine that things cannot get better.

And this is just wrong.

Because negativity never produces positive results. That is why it is negative in the first place.

And it is a positive result that can change a situation for the better.

So, this post is aimed at stopping you in your tracks. Take a breathe of fresh air and see the reasons why you are doing okay.

Maybe you are not where you want to be?—?but at least you are somewhere.

And it is on the platform of the good things you currently have that the good ones you are hoping for will rest on.

So you must learn to appreciate what you have now.

Here are 5 reasons you are doing great:

1. You are alive

A dead man is dead. That is what it is. Dead.

But you are alive. And this alone shows you are not doing badly.

The popular word is: While there’s life, there’s hope

And this is true.

I googled “how many people died this week”. It lead me to a statistics website called wordometers.

I could only get the estimates of people who has died this year (that is 36 days) and today. See below:

That’s a lot of deaths. I tried to filter by country to get Nigeria’s estimates but the feature was unavailable.

Friend, you get the point. You are not one of the over 5,000,000 deaths this year alone. You are alive.

The dead don’t read. Congrats on being alive. Be grateful for it.

I thank God for you.

2. You are Sane

I bet you were not expecting this.

But sanity is a gift. And insanity does not mean only those who stroll on the streets n***d?—?although that too is sad.

But I’m saying that your brain works. Your mind is sound, rational and healthy.

The beauty of a sane mind is that you can learn. That means you can become anything you want to be.

And the ability to learn is a blessing.

The greatest wealth in Life is the ability to learn. 

The issue with insanity is that it grounds you. It puts you on the same level forever?—?until you get your sanity back.

That we have hope for a better job, marriage, children, increased salary, making impact?—?or whatever? nice thing we are hoping for —?all rides on the fact that we are sane.

Sorry this might make you moody?—?but the point is?—?be grateful.

And do say a prayer for those you know who need their minds back.

3. You have a bed to sleep

People who are familiar with life in Lagos will appreciate this point.

Sometimes last year, I left for work earlier than normal (around 5:00am) and on getting to streets leading to my office (Ikeja, Lagos) – I saw people sleeping on side steps, front porch of shops & buildings in the area.

I saw people sleeping on mats and hard card boards.

Some just woke up, while some were still at it. My heart tanked. That was the first time I will see such.

The parked tricycles homed some people and also parked trucks.

It was sad.

I don’t think you are in this position. I think and know you have a nice bed and a roof over your head.

I need not remind you of those transversing borders in Europe looking for new homes due to war.

But you are not.

Be grateful.

And say a prayer for the families in distress in North East Nigeria and in Europe. 

4. You have got Peace

Writing this point made me somewhat sad.

During war or chaos?—?everything is grounded.

No one is operating any business or posting new jobs. What job? To do what? Maybe to become a soldier but definitely not a customer care officer at a Multinational in Lagos.

Nobody is promoting you or increasing your salary. The mind shifts from convenience to survival.

But you have peace. You are not worried of your safety.

No one is chasing you out of your home.

You should be grateful.

And pray for peace in Nigeria. 

5. You have faith

This point will not seat well with most in other countries, but that’s their loss. We are Nigerians and we have faith here, people.

Any part of the divide you find yourself tells you that you have something higher than you. That you have a God who Has got your back.

I googled for the part of the Quran that says this and I saw:

Verily We created man from a product of wet earth; then placed him as a drop (of seed) in a safe lodging; then We fashioned the drop into a clot, then We fashioned the clot into a little lump, then We fashioned the little lump into bones, then clothed the bones with flesh, and then produced it another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of Creators!” [23:12-14]

And I know the bible says:

“For I know the plans I have towards you are plans of good and not of evil, to give you hope and an expected end”. Jeremiah 29:11

So, hold on to your faith. It is your best bet.

You only have to play your own part and the author of your faith will play His.

In conclusion; discovery is all about showing you the wisdom that will help you succeed in your career and business—but whatever we teach will not work if your mind is not set right.

  1. Yes there are things you are not happy with—but hey, there is a lot more for you to be grateful for.
  2. It’s always tempting to focus on the things not going well—know that this will not help. It never does.
  3. Yes it is good not to accept the status quo. But let that feeling drive you to finding out how to change it.
  4. Failure often imply some things were done wrong. Don’t be sad—just go find out how to do it right and apply what you learn. And you’ll be good.

Always remember that a lot of people will be glad to have the things you and I take for granted.

Think on these things.

What are you grateful for? I left mine in the comments – it’s the first one.

Let’s read yours.

I saw this post somewhere and I feel it would be nice if I share it with you. The summary of it all is that, no matter the position you find yourself today, always be grateful to God. Your case is still better than several others


Author: Aderonke Bamidele

I am an Information Entrepreneur Queen. I have passion of helping people who are searching for relevant information from the web to solve their day to day problems. Remember; knowledge is power. I also like to write about the general things that are happening in my country. From money making ideas to Latest news and celebrity gossips. My passion for blogging is strictly inspired by things that I love to talk about.

38 thoughts on “5 Signs You’re Doing Well In Life Even Though You Don’t Think So

  1. Aderonke Bamidele Post author

    First, I am grateful and thankful to God for the gift of life and a beautiful family. I am thankful to God for my business and career. I am thankful to God for my lovely subscribers, blog readers, customers, students, staffs, friends and loved ones. I am thankful to God for being there for me always. Thank you Lord.

  2. Shade

    I am grateful to God for this write up. Thanks for sharing . You’ve made my day already with this

  3. David

    I am grateful to God for all the job interviews I’ve attended this year. Even though, I have not gotten the job yet. But I know God would perfect all that he has started in my life

  4. mercielett@yahoo.com'Mercy Gadzama

    Thankful to God for d gift of life…family…sanity…health n peace.

  5. Bimpe

    This is wonderful and invigorating. Highly appreciated.

  6. Bimpe Arowosegbe

    I did not know i am doing so well, I thought there are so many things out there i have to accomplish to prove that i am doing well. This write up is quite apt especially in times like this. Thank you

  7. Engr. Akhigbe

    Thanking God for the gift of life and his abundant blessings.

  8. Anonymous

    Your post has lifted me up. Just what i need to know how grateful i should be for been alive, sane, having a bed to lie on, having peace and faith. To God be the Glory. Thank you for the post.

  9. Mrs Blessing O.

    We complain about what we’ve not achieve and leave the most important things to be grateful to God for. May God forgive my ungrateful acts to Him because of my unending wants.

  10. Engr. Akhigbe

    Thanking God for the gift of life and his abundant blessings. Thank you Bamidele

  11. noahidi4@gmail.com'Mr Noah

    I glad to read you blog. I appropriate you for sharing with me and other hundreds of thousands of Nigerians. I wouldn’t mind how much I am crediting into your account. Because fact is that, this write-up is very very inspiring, encouraging and ones hope alive! Once again, Thanks. I hope to see more inspiring, encouraging things from you!

  12. adekola.mariam@yahoo.com'mariam

    I thank God for the gift of life,health ,beautiful family,shelter and ,faith and peace of mind.Am most grateful to God.I may not have money but i have joy for money does not buy joy.Thanks for sharing.

  13. princeofgood2012@yahoo.com'raji abass

    thank for share your kwnlege.God will bless u.amin

  14. akinsolaakingbagbohun@gmail.com'Akinsola Akingbagbohum

    Glory be to God in the highest for making me to read this topic .l belief that God work with time.God,s time is best.

  15. daniel_voen@yahoo.com'DANIEL E.ISEKHURE

    Many, many thanks for your soul lifting words of encouragement. so timely ,energising and motivating especially at this point in time when the Nigeria economy is taking a nose dive with its attendant negative effects on all and sundry. I remain undaunted,resilient and resolute to forge ahead in spite of the stormy economic waters . Together we shall get to the promise land.Those that sow in tears shall reap a bountiful harvest in Joy. For tears may flow in the night but joy cometh in the morning. Shallom Madame.stay blessed always and do have a glorious Sunday and a bumper week ahead.

  16. standollar43@yahoo.com'stanley Williams pius

    My queen the fact remains that you have been impacting positively on many of us here. And personally, I appreciate that, God bless you.

  17. mary4praise81@Yahoo.com'Mary

    I am grateful to God for the gift of life and sound mind even thoug , I have not gotten all my desires. I know that my God will do everything for me because my eyes are fixed on him.

  18. adebajo_bollaji@yahoo.com'Bolaji E. Adebajo

    Really your articles make a lot of senses. That’s why it’s so good to imbibe the power of positive thinking and the idea of Never give up. Keep it up.

  19. dadapluz@gmail.com'Damilola israel

    i thank god for the gift of life ,been among the leaving, am so great full to almighty god for keeping a sinner like me alive despite me been a sinner he still care about me what a wonderful God, the creator of the universe thank to you father, am greatly down but now i’m relieved knowing how lucky I am been a life today , I pray for those our brother & sister in the north east of Nigerian & in the Europe finding a way of survival hoping to find comfort some where to start life over again, please God do protect them to safety Amen, aunt aderonke god will keep on inspiring you more

  20. hyginuschuks@gmail.com'chuks

    good write up. your message is really an inspiration to all. more grease to your elbow, queen.

  21. tinaokonkwo57@gmail.com'Tina

    Well done Ronke. God bless you. Your write up is on point and most importantly timely. My organisation was downsizing recently and I happen to be one of those affected, you know what that means. But i thank God for the gift of life and supportive family members. I tell you your words of encouragement is like gold at this moment. Thank you so much. May God bless and give you more wisdom.

  22. fabeventgist@gmail.com'Chidiebere

    I must definitely say ”Thank You Lord”, if not for anything, but for the gift of sleeping and waking up. May Him alone be praise forever- Amen!. I feel inspired reading this post. Remain blessed Mrs. Bams!!

  23. mattadewuyi@gmail.com'Matthew Adewuyi

    This is another BAMS effect, keep it up. God bless you.

  24. Flourish

    I love the write up. Just reminds us to be grateful to God. And the truth about life is that gratitude has a way of directing blessings our way.
    I could rename this writeup, 5 ways to receive your long awaited blessings.

  25. Revphilipn012@yahoo.com'Rev.Philipoo

    Thank u and God bless u 4 ds write up.

  26. Justbecky200@gmail.com'Becky Odugbo

    wow, short of words. i was so anxious to read when i saw d topic. i didn’t knw all of d above re achievements.. Tank u most high God. nd tank u too Queen Rukky..

  27. johnogiji409@gmail.com'john ogiji

    What a: beautiful word of encouragement. Keep it up mrs Aderonke. Is only a fool and ungreateful heart that will be alife and will not appreciate GOD. Been alife alone is a miracle. Thank god am alife.

  28. jameslyppties@yahoo.com'Akinola Olajoyegbe

    Grateful for the salvation of my soul, the gift of life, my sanity, and my beautiful wife. Grateful for you, you have been a blessing

  29. fabdulyekeen@gmail.com'folawiyo

    9c one…..u rep d real idols in this generation.keep enlighten us,ur fans r mammoth out there! kudos

  30. joavwioroko@gmail.com'Tega A.

    I am grateful to God for His gift of a new day (today) and good health for me and my family. I appreciate Him also for all His goodness towards us for the past years till now. I am thankful for a greater tomorrow in view. I celebrate Jesus’ special gift of salvation in me and my wonderful family. Thank you Father. We love you.

    Mrs Bam, thank you too for this soul-lifting write-up. Ur readers are blessed.

  31. odohfimba@gmail.com'fimba

    you are indeed a bless to many, may the good Lord continue to blessing you i love this wright up, you have just put my mind in a right frame. tax a million

  32. abbyfummy@yahoo.com'Fumob

    I am thankful to God for the gift of life and divine healing. Thanks for sharing this. it really inspired me.


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