Pleasant Discomfort

10-03-2019 – Random Thoughts and Reflections.
During the 1970s up to 1980s, growing up in Luapula Province of the Republic of Zambia, the Rain Season usually would run from Early November to end of April the following year. The Early warning signs of the Rain Season (drizzles and showers) would normally pour on the very dry, scotched heat grounds on on 24th October – during the Independence day celebrations. There were no Climate Change stories or El-nino.
This week Luapula Province Minister, Honourable Nickson Chilangwa confirmed that it rained heavily in Mansa and Kawambwa Districts. It might be stormy now, but it can’t rain forever. Seasons come and go. Just like in real life, vinthu vikinja. Some level of Comfort or Discomfort will be experienced by many through ones lifetime.
Discomfort is by definition not pleasant. It is, however, powerful. A person who never experiences discomfort will not know the full extent of life’s richness. That’s not an arbitrary judgment, but a fact proven over thousands of years. Discomfort teaches what nothing else can. Discomfort pushes you to grow in a way that cannot be replicated. Comfort is enjoyable and makes you soft, weak, puts you out of touch. Discomfort hardens, energizes, fills you with determination. Muscles that have never experienced discomfort are feeble. Going through discomfort creates resilience, robustness, firmness, strength.

Grab the best of those possibilities and inject your authentic passion into them. Create something wonderful, again and again. Instead of using your situation as an excuse, use it as a starting point. Connect with the unique beauty and immense value of who you are, and rise above any situation. Go ahead, take on a challenge that makes you uncomfortable. You’ll get through it, and it will make you a whole lot better.

Unfortunately, we can never truly know if we’re making the right decision. What we do know is that wherever we are, that’s where the Light wants us to be. It’s the best place for us to be now. And as long as we don’t try to control the situation, then we won’t end up in the place we shouldn’t be. – Yehuda Berg aadvised all of us.

If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance. – Ralph Marston

Your situation does not define you. In fact, your situation does not really even limit you. You can transcend any situation with purposeful, focused action. You can choose to change things, to grow, to improve, to create, to prosper and to live with joy and fulfillment. Don’t get caught up in making judgments about whether it is easy or difficult, pleasant or uncomfortable. Just step forward and do what you know is best for your life and your world. You are a living bundle of infinitely flexible energy. Instead of letting your circumstances bring you down, let your possibilities lift you up. Stay well and be blessed. KKK888-2019

Published by Kunda Kalaba

Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) professional. Passionate about AML/CTF, Sanctions, ABC, KYC, CDD. Member - World Advisory Council Association of Certified Fraud Examiners-ACFE. Member of the African Task Force Committee - ACAMS. Presenter at International Conferences-ACAMS&ACFE. Certified Fraud Examiner-CFE. ACFE & ACAMS Singapore Chapters Member. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist-CAMS. Certified Anti-Bribery and Corruption-ABC. Chairperson, ABC Working Group. Founder - Institute of Directors (IoD) Zambia Chapter. Founder - Managerial Accountability & Transparency. Two-term of two years Chairperson of the Bankers Association of Zambia Fraud Prevention and Security Committee. Zambian Government to SADC and COMESA Consultant on Crime & Corruption Prevention & management Strategies. Sound & vast experience in FCC Compliance, Deterrence, Prevention, Detection, Investigations, Security and Prosecutions. 25 years extensive experience in FCC, ABC, AML, CTF, Fraud & Operational risk assessment & Investigations. STA in Financial Crime Compliance & Risk management in London, Coventry & Southampton in the UK. Area Head of FCC for Southern & East Africa responsible for Risk Assessments & Investigations, AML/CTF, Sanctions. Central Bank regulatory and AML Directives appointed as Country Money Laundering Prevention/Reporting Officer-CMLPO. Professionally trained “trainer of trainers” & core facilitator. Proficient with proven track record of exceptional abilities in management and leadership for performance. Corporate Governance, capacity building, Institutional & Organizational development, business process re-engineering. Technical expertise is coupled with excellent interpersonal, team building, communication and presentation skills.

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