Overcoming The Odds


overcoming the odds

By Tawanda Mutema

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Copyright 2015 Tawanda Mutema
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Chapter 1: Believing in Yourself and Your Dreams

Chapter 2: Overcoming Discouragement

Chapter 3: Bringing Dreams To Fruition

Chapter 4: Building Your Faith

Chapter 5: Guidance

Biographical Information


[] Introduction

Overcoming The Odds provides concise, daily inspirational nuggets which will motivate individuals to pursue their dreams and to view their lives from a different perspective. This book is filled with words of wisdom that can be used by anyone. As readers meditate on the life changing quotes, it is the author’s hope that readers will be transformed and mentally positioned to bring their dreams to fruition.

Chapter 1

Believing In Yourself and Your Dreams

This chapter focuses on building self-belief and generating the consciousness that dreams are attainable. It is only when you have self-belief that you will start to take action and live your dream.

p<>{color:#000;}. Mirrors reflect your physical self. Great people reflect what you are capable of doing as a human being. Whatever they have done, you can do it too. Their achievements reflect your capabilities.

If someone is successful, it is proof that you can reach those heights too. It may be on a different platform or in a different field but the fact of the matter is that we all have the potential to do great things because we are all human.

p<>{color:#000;}. It shall be if you believe it, what the mind considers a reality presents a present reality.

You are a product of your own thoughts. You create your world with your thoughts. Believing what you would have created in your mind is the force that will drive you to take action that will bring it to the physical.

p<>{color:#000;}. Do not blend in, embrace your uniqueness. You cannot make a difference if you are not different.

It is hard to stand out or to be noticed if you are just like everyone around you. Your character and your personality determines how much of a difference you can make. So let those two things be different so that you can be separated from the rest.

p<>{color:#000;}. You can live your dream. An extra-ordinary vision becomes a reality when the dreamer refuses to succumb to the ordinary.

Having Christ in you makes you extra-ordinary because you have a supernatural power working in you, for you and through you. One should always be conscious and submissive to this power and not see himself or herself ordinary. Being conscious to what this power does makes an individual courageous to take on extra-ordinary pursuits that lead to extra-ordinary achievements.

p<>{color:#000;}. You are most suited for that which you believe you can be best in.

We usually have all the zeal for things that we believe we are good at. It is because of this zeal that we are not easily discouraged. Not being easily discouraged is a key characteristic that one should have to prosper.

Chapter 2

Overcoming Discouragement

The world is filled with discouragement. It comes at different times and in different forms. People usually find it hard to fight through it. This chapter aims to change the reader’s mind-set to help them overcome adversity.

p<>{color:#000;}. If you believe that you are not ordinary, believe you are in your right senses when your actions make no sense to the ordinary man.

If Christ is in you, believe that you can do all things through him who gives you strength {Philippians 4: 13}. What we believe in determines our pursuits. People who are not on the same pursuit as yours are most likely to conflict with you because it is probably your beliefs that are different.

p<>{color:#000;}. The full glory of the sun is seen when it rises. Your full glory will be seen when you rise above the obstacles preventing you from being at the place God intended you to be.

If the Great people we know had given in to discouragement, they would have never reached the heights that made us know them, so to reach your full potential you have to overcome adversity.

p<>{color:#000;}. Words of discouragement are far from the truth. Truth is, triumph is not far from manifesting to one who refuses to give in to discouragement.

One should not give in to discouragement because it takes action to be triumphant and discouragement prevents one from taking action.

p<>{color:#000;}. Have courage and never conform to the world’s systems, you can only recreate your world if you don’t let the world recreate you.

You are created in God’s image meaning you have the recreation ability in you that you can use to create the things you want to see. Take control and recreate your world by removing the things you don’t want to see and adding those that you want to see before the world makes what it wants of you.

p<>{color:#000;}. Reign in life and never give up, life only reigns over those who have succumbed to it.

There is no hope for one with no eternal hope for making it in the end. No matter how hard life gets one should remain hopeful because it is hope that drives you to take necessary actions in life that will make you flourish.

Chapter 3

Bringing Dreams To Fruition

Having an idea alone is not enough to see a dream come to pass. Action towards that idea is what makes the dream come alive. This chapter equips the readers with quotes that help them bring their dreams to fruition.

p<>{color:#000;}. You will live your dream tomorrow by pursuing it today. The reality of tomorrow is today’s dream you dare to or not to pursue.

Everything we do bears fruit. Your tomorrow is an outcome of what you are doing today. So if you want to live your dream tomorrow take steps towards it today so that it becomes the outcome of tomorrow.

p<>{color:#000;}. Do less sleeping. We are more likely to see the dreams we pursue with our eyes open.

Action makes something come to fruition because every action you take in life has its own outcome, doing nothing is an action that produces nothing.

p<>{color:#000;}. Consider it important to count what you make of each day and you shall make every day count.

Every day you should end it with a self-evaluation which will help you to sift the necessary things from the unnecessary things.

p<>{color:#000;}. Never wait for an opportunity, it is meant to be created.

One who waits for an opportunity whilst at the same time working to create one is most likely to have more opportunities in life than the one who just waits for them without creating any.

Chapter 4

Building Your Faith

Doubt and fear discourages one from taking action towards achieving their goals. A person may realise the potential they have, but they hold hard onto fear of failure. In this chapter faith is bolstered so as to prevent suppression of beliefs by doubt and fear.

p<>{color:#000;}. Like a bird you need two wings to fly. Faith and hope are your wings, doubt and fear will keep you on the ground.

Faith possesses and hope gives you the drive you need. Without these two you will have fear and once you have fear you will have doubt which will lead you into not pursuing your dreams because you would be thinking they are not attainable.

p<>{color:#000;}. Understand that the word of truth is heaven’s way of giving you a hand in desperate times. In that desperate hour, nothing but taking that hand will get you to the new times desired.

The word of God is there to solve anything that you might be going through and not to make it worse, so when you are going through tough times don’t listen to anything else that will distract you from believing what the word says about you or the situation you might be going through.

p<>{color:#000;}. God’s word is the highest level of reality, losing touch with reality is believing anything apart from it.

Do not be fooled by the things happening around you that are not consistent with the word of God for those things seem as if they are real but understand that nothing is more real than the word of God. Unlike those things, the word of God is a reality that will never change.

p<>{color:#000;}. Establish everything on God’s word. The foundation of your reality determines what you build of life. His word is the only basis with a guarantee to make every good establishment possible.

Anything you build using God’s word will never fall, but that which you build using anything that’s not his word will eventually crumble and fall for it has no foundation.

p<>{color:#000;}. When you subdue doubt and fear know that your turning point to victory is near.

No great person has made it in life being a slave to fear and doubt. When you set yourself free of those two things you place yourself in a position conducive for victory.

Chapter 5


Sometimes pursuing success is made difficult due to the fact that when people reach cross roads they are unable to pick the path that leads them to success. They end up lost and give up their faith. It takes certain principles to reach a destiny or to live a relevant life. This chapter offers guidance through inspirational nuggets that can be used to live a triumphant and meaningful life.

p<>{color:#000;}. The essence of greatness is to find the humility to transform oneself into God’s vessel.

When you are filled with humility you allow yourself to be used by God. When you are used by God you find yourself doing extraordinary things because he adds the supernatural to your natural.

p<>{color:#000;}. We are of value, but to be valued we ought to stand by people and principles that give us value.

Your principles and the things that influence you determine the quality of the decisions you make, one should be conscious and selective of these things so as to make wise decisions because you are the outcome of your decisions.

p<>{color:#000;}. Be positive minded, what the mind consistently focuses on eventually transcends to life.

Focus on what is worthy because what comes out of your life is what you put into your mind. If you pursue good things and think good things your actions will reflect your thoughts and your heart.

p<>{color:#000;}. To make an impact one has to acknowledge his or her area of strength. You can only be impactive through abilities that you are strengthened in.

To be a person of influence, the influence of men should not be greater than your influence on them. So one has to know what his or her area of influence is.

p<>{color:#000;}. Be conscious to what makes your life relevant. Great people live according to what makes their lives meaningful.

Our thoughts determine the paths we take, so know the meaning of life, this will lead you to take a path that gives your life a meaning.

p<>{color:#000;}. Don’t wait for change, think it and act it out. Life does not change till one acts on life changing thoughts.

You have got what it takes if you know what it takes to get there. Acting upon that knowledge will get you there.


Born on the 23rd of April 1988,Tawanda Mutema also known as Legend is a Zimbabwean writer with a determination to transform lives through Christian based ethics. This writer believes that in his writing it is Christ himself working for him, in him and through him.


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Overcoming The Odds

Overcoming The Odds provides concise, daily inspirational nuggets which will motivate individuals to pursue their dreams and to view their lives from a different perspective. This book is filled with words of wisdom that can be used by anyone. As readers meditate on the life changing quotes, it is the author’s hope that readers will be transformed and mentally positioned to bring their dreams to fruition.

  • Author: Legend
  • Published: 2015-11-06 10:20:09
  • Words: 1998
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