Horoscope or Horrorscope
When I was growing up, I used to see my aunties and older cousins rushing to buy the Sunday newspaper just so they could see what their "stars" had to say about their life for the coming week. They would get so excited if there was something positive and very uneasy if there was something negative. It's like the horoscope was their compass for the week and based on what it said, good or bad, their moods and actions would follow accordingly.
Uncounciously, when I grew up I started doing the same but thankfully, before I could get compeltely swallowed by this belief, I realized that no matter what the stars said, I still had to work hard for me to put a meal on my table and have a roof over my head and cloths on my back. But you know what I also realized, that there are times when we pick up habits from people unknowingly, yet those habits may not be constructive at all. No wonder Jim Rohn said what he said about the associations we keep. If you missed that article you can read it here.
My intention is not to talk about how true or false the horoscope usually is. My intention today is to remind you and I that unless we put in the work, even if the horoscope said today you will make one million dollars, if you just sit at home and wait for the million dollars to drop through your roof from the sky it will not happen. You have to wake up and go make that money.
It is the same thing that happens with prophecies that are spoken upon our lives by servants of God. If a prophet tells you that you will meet your spouse and get married in a year, yet you are one person who does not socialize with people or even go out, how do you expect to meet that spouse? The prophecy is correct but if you don't do something about it, it will not come to pass. Similarly, if a servant of God tells you that you will be wealthy, you can scream "I receive" until you are blue in the face, but if you do not work hard to make that wealth happen, you will continue living the life of a pauper.
So what am I saying?
The stars may be right, the prophets may have a great word for you but if you are not ready to put in the work, then forget everything they (stars and prophets) said to you.
To quote the legendary Michael Jordan, "I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don't do things half-heartedly because I know if I do, then I expect half-hearted results".
You keep depending on the horoscopes while your peers are depending on their hard work then we see who will be successful. Horoscopes minus hardwork will soon turn to horrorscopes. Don't be fooled.
Be Ignited. Be Inspired. Be Influenced. Become the best version of yourself you can ever be.