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Friday, 28 September 2012

Our Deepest Fear- By Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Adapted from:
Inspirational Poems
Several of the Best Inspirational Poems About life

The Invitation- By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation
By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream of meeting
Your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
For love, for your dream,
For the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life's betrayals,
Or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain,
Mine or your own,
Without moving
To hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy,
Mine or your own,
If you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic,
or to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty
Even when it is not pretty every day,
And if you can source your life
From its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure,
Yours and mine,
And still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone,
And do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
In the center of the fire with me
And not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
From the inside
When all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
With yourself,
And if you truly like the company you keep
In the empty moments.

Adapted from:
Inspirational Poems
Several of the Best Inspirational Poems About life

Charity begins at home and ends where it begins

Charity is something more than mere kindness. It is not a beggar's dole that we offer and then pass on and forget. It is not mere composition based on feeling of superiority, as though conferring some favour. It means tolerance. Compassion, a patient sympathy for the failings and errors of others, is large-hearted concession to the weakness. It is the spontaneous overflow of our sense of humanism. It tells: "Be to their virtues very kind; be to their failings little blind." It is one of the noblest of virtues.

Hence, charity is not easy to practice. Man is by nature egotistical. Whatever is most unlike him naturally rouses his ill will. That is why there is so little of tolerance and so much of faultfinding in the world. Such men can never cultivate charity. They may throw a coin to the needy while looking down on him. A man that is cold and unmoved to pity can make only formal charity, probably for self-publicity.

Charity can never by practiced so well as in one's home, in one's daily dealing with those near about. One can never be patient and forbearing with others unless one is able to cultivate this attitude at home. It is certainly very much easier to bear with the foibles of those whom we love. So charity is best practiced with them. Once we begin to cultivate sympathy with our kith and kin, we will find it easier to do so with others. The home is the centre, and so let the goodness that is within us radiate from the centre in ever- winding circles. Once we begin with our homes, we can gradually extend scope of our charity till it includes our neighbours, our fellow-workers, our people, and so on.

Unfortunately, it often happens that though charity begins at home, it tends to end there. The proverb warns us against this. The home is the origin; the whole world is the limit. But an exception must be made. Charity begins at home, of course, but surely not with oneself. One must be charitable to the whole world.

Adapted from:
Essay on Charity begins at home

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fourteen (14) areas to send your Respect

Respect your elders all if they deserve;
Respect your servants too who you well serve;
Respect your father for tilling the soil;
Respect your mother for her love and toil.

Respect all teachers who gave you knowledge;
Respect your friend who saved you from the ledge;
Respect all good minds who advised you good;
Respect the man of God who gave soul's food.

Respect all strangers who were all Godsends;
Respect your foes who taught you self-defense;
Respect those evil men who you troubled;
Respect the tempter who well you misled.

Respect your conscience which tells you what's right;
Respect your God who is your Friend and Guide.

Dr John Celes

Twelve (12) Rule of "Respect"

Respect is a lesson that everyone should learn
Respect must be given before an expected return
Respect is something that’s given for free
Respect is about us and never about me
Respect is the basis on which relationships are founded
Respect is the anchor that keeps a person well grounded
Respect builds the character and defines who we are
Respect sets the standard and raises the bar
Respect is magnanimous and helps to fulfil
Respect is the partner that sits with good will
Respect is like honey so sweet it’s perceived
Respect a taste to savour for when it’s received

- Don Wilson

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Its never late for your Success!

Are you thinking you are too old to start following your dream. Do you still think you are not yet old to start? “No matter how old you are now. You are never 2 young or 2 old for success or going after what you want. Here’s a short list of people who accomplished & (against the odds) great things at different ages…

1) Helen Keller At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf & blind. But that didn’t stop her.She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
2) Mozart was already competent on keyboard & violin, he composed from the age of 5
3) Shirley Temple was 6 when she became a movie star on “Bright Eyes”
4) Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Anne Frank
5) Magnus Carlsen became a chess Grandmaster at the age of 13 years
6) Nadia Comăneci At age 14, gymnast of Romania scored seven perfect 10.0 and won three gold medals at the Olympics
7) Tenzin Gyatso was formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama November 1950, at the age of 15
8) Pele soccer superstar was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil
9) Elvis was a Superstar by age 19
10) John Lennon was 20 years & Paul Mcartney 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in1961
11) Jesse Owens was 22 when he won 4 gold medals in Berlin 1936
12) Beethoven was a Piano virtuoso by age 23
13) Issac Newton at 24 wrote Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.
14) Roger Bannister was 25 When he broke the 4 minute mile record
15) Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
16) Lance E Armstrong was 27 when he won the tour de France
17) Michelangelo created the two of the greatest sculptures “David” and “Pieta” by age 28
18) Alexander the Great by age 29, had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world
19) J.K.Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript for Harry Potter
20) Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman 2 fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
21) Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind
22) Edmund Hillary was 33 when he became the first man to reach Mount Everest (highest Mountain in the world
23) Martin Luther King jr was 34 When he did the speech “I have a dream”
24) Marie Curie was 35 years old when she got nominated 4 Nobel Prize in Physics 1903
25) The Wright brothers, Orville (was 32 ) & Wilbur (was 36) when they invented & built the world's first successful airplane & making the first controlled, powered & sustained heavier-than-air human flight
26) Vincent Van Gogh was 37 when he died & virtually unknown yet his paintings today are worth millions
27) Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
28) Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and 49 years old for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
29) Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
30) Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused 2 obey bus driver’s order 2 give up her seat 2 make room for a white passenger.
31) John F. Kennedy was 43years when he became President of the United States
32) Henry Ford Was 45 when the Ford T came out
33) Suzanne Collins was 46 when she wrote “ The Hunger Games”
34) Charles Darwin was 50 years old when his book On the Origin of Species came out
35) Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 years old when he painted the Mona Lisa
36) Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became president
37) Ray Kroc Was 53 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
38) Dr. Seuss was 54 when he wrote “the cat in the hat”
40) Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III was 57 years old when he successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549, in the Hudson River in, 2009. All of the 155 passengers aboard the aircraft survived.
41) Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
42) J R R Tolkien was 62 when the lord of the ring books came out
43) Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
44) Jack Lalane at age 70 handcuffed, shackled, towed 70 rowboats
45) Nelson Mandela was 76 When he Became President” 
 ― Pablo

Being too young or too old has nothing to do with making an impact. Its your time to do something and the time to start that is now!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Selected Quotes on "Determination and Persistence"

Since every business or other endeavor is bound to hit some rough patches, it’s often a person’s level of determination and patience that brings about either success or failure. Read through any of the following motivational quotes for work related to determination whenever you need an extra boost of encouragement:

“Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses… on your powers, instead of your problems.”–Paul J. Meyer

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”--Hal Borland

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”–Calvin Coolidge

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.”–Thomas Fuller

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

Selected inspirational quotes for Students

Education matters, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to achieve! Committing yourself to pursuing knowledge in a single area is a tremendous endeavor – one that often seems overwhelming given the depth and breadth of information that’s available today.

So if you want to better yourself through education, keep the following motivational quotes for students in mind. Hopefully, you’ll find them inspiring when the thought of cracking open yet another textbook sounds as arduous as writing such a tome of your own!

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”–George Washington Carver

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”–William Arthur Ward

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”– Aristotle

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”–Albert Schweitzer

“Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.”–Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.”–Chinese Proverb

“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.”–William Arthur Ward

“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled ‘This could change your life’.”–Helen Exley

“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”–Chinese Proverb

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

Selected quotes on "Success"

Think of success as a holistic process – one which results from the combination of goal-setting, excellence, patience, determination and leadership you prioritize throughout your business career. The following quotes from famously successful business people reflect this reality, providing an excellent source of motivation for whenever you feel your spirits lagging:

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”–Stephen Covey

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”–Norman Vincent Peale

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”–Winston Churchill

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”–John Maxwell

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”-- Thomas J. Watson

“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.”–Robert Collier

“It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.”–Arnold Toynbee

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

Selected quotes on "Leadership"

Leadership is an important quality for businesspeople to possess, whether you use it to run your own company or simply to motivate others to follow your unique way of thinking. To boost your skills in this area, take your cues from the following renowned leaders and their most famous sayings:

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born — that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” –Warren G. Bennis

“All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.”–John Kenneth Galbraith

“Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.”–Peter F. Drucker

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”–John Buchan

“High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”--George Orwell

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

Selected quotes on "Excellence in Work"

Once you’ve got your goals together, you’ll need to put in 110% of your effort in order to transform these visions into reality. To increase your motivation to work at a consistently high level, take a look at the following words of wisdom:

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”–Aristotle

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”–Charles R. Swindoll

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”–Mario Andretti

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”–Pearl Buck

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”–Vince Lombardi

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

Selected quotations on "goal setting"

Whether you’re still in the planning phases of your business or whether you’re plotting a plan of attack to bring about your long-range vision, setting good goals is a critical part of succeeding in business. Check out the following quotes for extra inspiration on how to turn your business dreams into reality:

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”–Benjamin Mays

“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen

“Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”–William J. Bennett - The Book of Virtues

“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer… He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”–Robert L. Schwartz

Adapted from:
50 Motivational Quotes That Will Put Your Motivation on Overdrive

The nine (9) Laws of Motivation (by Richard Denny)

It is called The Laws of Motivation by Richard Denny. He mentions 9 laws of motivations that could give you some hints on what does it take to be motivated or motivate others:
  1. We have to be motivated to motivate
  2. Motivation requires a goal
  3. Motivation, once established, never lasts
  4. Motivation requires recognition
  5. Participation motivates
  6. Seeing ourselves progressing motivates us
  7. Challenge only motivates if you can win
  8. Everybody has a motivational fuse
  9. Group belonging motivates
Law 8, Everybody has a motivational fuse is a really interesting thought – we have to realize that everyone has different ways on switching on the motivation mode. Some people may be motivated by praise on their efforts, other may be motivated by participating into group discussion. Whatever it is, you want to find out each individual’s switch.

Check this at its original site by clicking this link:
The nine (9) Laws of Motivation (by Richard Denny)

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Wisdom gives discretion

There comes a time in the life when decision making becomes difficult in relation to the goal one pursues to fulfill his vision. Not only in goal setting that we appear to come to cross roads, but also in some domestic activities, we require careful decision making. The ability to rate two or more equally important choices to know where to land is known as discretion. Robert Frost in His poem entitled “the crossroad” informed that when you come to a junction of two roads divided in the bush, the road you take finally will make all the difference. The wisdom of God provides the wisdom to help you do what you were sent for by direction you through the right choice.

Wisdom gives protection

Every goal has its own challenges. Some of the challenges can lead to a fall that ruins the whole agenda of a person in life. God is fully aware of this and for that matter made a way out for all godly achievers and determined aspiring achievers. And what’s that way? Wisdom of course! Wisdom protects the wise from all the unprofitable junks of this life (Prov. 7:5) such as immorality, corruption, bribery, excessive and unnecessary spending and a lot more that will do nothing to you than to slow down or quench your sense of desire. As you linger on in this world full of detractions, beware of the fangs of perverse activities that only wear their hand gloves to draw your hurrying legs. Get wisdom and in all your getting, get understanding!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Wisdom gives direction

The wisdom of God provides you with with a sense of direction as to what to do and what not to do, where to go and where not to go, when to go and do that and when not to go, etc.
The purpose of God creating you in this universe, is manifested by what you actually do and what you do depends fully on where you were directed to go. Believe it or not, the earth is filled with mazes of interconnected opprtunities; some of which are unprofitable for your fulfilments. The wisdom of God will however aid you to  seperate the unimportant businesses from the necessary ones thruogh the gift of direction. You may probably have heard Christ said this several times that He is to do His father's business. It therefore means that there are other bussiness in the world that He could have been about but the premier one He chose was for the father through the wisdom provided for Him. The wisdom of God will lead you directly tto what you have to  do as planned for you by Jehovah.

-Israelmore Ayivor

Wisdom gives Correction

Wisdom of God is sound for correction (Proverbs 3:11-12). To correct is to direct from a wrong path to aright one. It also means to restore to rightfulnees anf fulfillment. the Lord coorrects the one He loves, says the Bible. It therefore means, He gives wisdomto the one he loves as well, nothing less, nothing more because wisdom is the direction to right coices in life. However it sounds ridiculous if a person longs to achieve without taking heed  to sensible corrections that are meant to guide his steps. Throwing good instructions means throwing wisdom away. Once wisdom is thrown away, the ability to make rght choices becomes unavailable and the victim is prone to danger ever after. Don't fail to take corrections from people since its the function of wisdom. Inability to accept correction treats you as a fool though youu may have the knowledge!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

A life without purpose is tragedy

The most tragic incidence to occur to a man in life is not death of his flesh, neither is it the loss of a loved one or property. There is no tragedy in lack of education, neither is it in sickness nor accident. The most tragic incidence to ever occur to a man is to be alive without knowing why. It’s a difficult question which many people think they know answers to for themselves, most of the answers which are failures. Identifying the purpose of you being here licenses you to do exactly what you were been sent to do, not hooking unto unnecessary detraction from the world. Identify your purpose now. Don’t be thinking to discover something that you will live on, but something to die for because that is what you will leave behind for angels of God to keep gossiping about. Love you!

- Israelmore Ayivor

Friday, 7 September 2012

Three (3) key Principles for unfailing leaders

Leadership serves as a state meant for guarding, guiding, nursing, controlling, directing and managing related affairs. It therefore requires exceptional principles that make the leader different in skill-ability, power-control and dimensional concepts. These principles create a wide intellectual gap between the leader and the followers in terms of conflict resolution, social intervention and the like.
From a perfect leader, much and many more factors, skills, qualities and principles are required. Three (3) out of the numberless significant principles on which leadership operates are simplified and follows:
Ø  Wisdom
Ø  Power
Ø  Love
Wisdom is the application of knowledge obtained from training, learning and education. You may know, but may not apply; that is not wisdom because wisdom does not hide its body in merely knowing something. It is putting what you know into practice that tells if you are wise. Wisdom also tells the difference between right and wrong and chooses right for the unfailing leader. When asked to make a choice, King Solomon chose wisdom because he believed that is a source of direction and control in the state he was supposed to serve.
Since the time God created human being, he deposited a power coast in them. He did not put that power there to be used by people especially leaders to be used to bully others. Rather, He expected the power in the human to be used to do greater and bigger things in fulfillment of His purpose. That’s what Ephesians 3:20 said, “…to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that works in us. The role of power in unfailing leaders is to make them do exceeding things, far beyond imagination, not to sabotage others and mock their failures.
When asked to vote between faith, hope and love, Apostle Paul boldly thumbed “LOVE”. This I guess he meant to say; “love, all the way, no challenger!” Love makes you to do unto others what you expect them to do to you. It you don’t want to be suppressed, oppressed, depressed and compressed, just don’t go into doing those same things against any other folk. Note the words of Christ; “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Love is a rock on which cordial relationship can flourish between a leader and his followers.

Success means fulfillment

Success may be defined in various ways that may be right. But another side of it that is more true is that “success is an ability to execute what you were being sent for; thus your purpose”.

With this, you will identify that not only wealth, power or position accounts for how success should be defined. Stop chasing undue fame, treasure and power if they are not part of your purpose. They only get you falling when they set up for the tempter. Just find what you were sent for and do it because you will never be ask to account for what you were not sent to do. Rather, what you were sent to do.
You were sent to do something, it a great thing of course. Get back and let every sent dream in you get exploited. The whole world is looking up to you!

Get stuck onto something valuable

Iron sharpens iron, the scripture says. If you don’t stand for something valuable, you may fall for something terrible. And guess how horrible that terrible thing will be. “Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to get stuck to one thing till it get there”- said, Josh Billings. What are you sticking to? The postage stamp is wise enough not to stick to something that is motionless and standing static. Its target is that filled envelop because it knows it will get somewhere one day!

Get stuck to something! But beware it’s something valuable and helpful to get to a worthy destination sooner or later.

Success is not obtained by chance

Success comes out of and ability to utilize an opportunity. It does not come by chance! Chance may come anyway, but it’s not success and has to be treated in another way. When you take advantage of the chance at your disposal, you will breed success in no time.

This fact accounts for why no tree can boast of coming out of nothing, something definitely must have happened before it grew that far. The principle is embedded in the seed. Trees don’t come by chance, well said! The seed produces the tree by offering itself for oft nursing and guiding.
Don’t sit down at one place and expect something great to occur. Rise up and take advantage of every chance that comes your way!

Fear or faith?

Fear creates an environment for doubt to breed; faith provides a system for hope to flow. A fear is best described as the faith that tells boldly that “it won’t work”. The trust and belief that “it won’t work” results in the suspension of real dreams that could have been exploited into success. When you are gripped with fear, you are ripe for failure because you can’t dare to try! On the score board, you have already loss the game. Mary Manim Morrisey saw this and said “you block your dreams when you allow your fear to grow bigger that your faith”. Gather yourself, have the faith that it is well and it will surely be well. Don’t give the opportunity for failure to subdue you!

-Israelmore Ayivor

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Three (3) facts to keep depression away

Look at these three (3) facts I discovered recently in life that I wish to share with you, namely;

1. You cannot know everything in life no matter who you think you are!

2. You cannot explain everything you come across with no matter what you know!!

3. You cannot be responsible for some specific things that happen no matter how you involve yourself!!!

These three (3) key will help a soul to stay far from depression and brokenheart because some activities that go on under the sun are really complicated for humans to understand, explain and understand !!!

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Five (5) Steps in Wisdom Acquisition

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second- listening, the third- memory, the fourth- practice, the fifth- teaching others”-Solomon Ibn Gabriol

“Silence makes you to keep your mouth shut so that you can hear what is being said. We learn more when our mouths are shut than when they are opened.
Listening helps you to internally keep what you have heard when you were silent. We can memorize when we take our time to listen very well to what is being said.
Memory aids you to put into practice what is being kept for application. Without keeping data, you can’t have it processed in to information. Keeping data and information; that’s what memory does.
Practice makes you perfect to become a master over what you heard and kept. With that, you can also teach others the same thing you learnt.
Teaching others guides you to share your success. It crowns it that all that you have listened to, kept, memorized and practiced had borne fruits. Success unshared is failure in disguise; it therefore means wisdom unshared is also foolishness in disguise”

- Israelmore Ayivor 

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Seven (7) “C” words to embrace in goal setting and execution

1.      Christ-like goals: Everyone who studies the life history of Christ can testify that all He did was to fulfill His “purpose”; thus what He was sent for! It is however paramount to look for your purpose and let your goals tally!

2.      Committed ego: A positive desire being committed to, is highly achievable! Embrace the character of being committed with determination in all you do!

3.      Conscious conscience: Your conscience should always remind you that all you do must fulfill someone’s errand message! Be conscious of what to avoid for instance the Seven (7) “D” words to avoid in goalsetting and execution!

4.      Courageous start: The way you begin is very necessary. You may begin humbly but let it be courageous.

5.      Continuous progress: This has to do with persistence and by embracing this, you will not leave tasks unfinished

6.      Confident Convictions: Your convictions tell more about what you have internalized and what you internalize should be revealed. Are you confident about your values and choices? By being confident it is highly impossible for someone to set you up for test!

7.      Can-do-Spirit: This is boldness towards what you are convinced to do! It tells more about how you will start when given the chance; whether it will be courageous or not! By being bold it means you believe in what you want to do and by believing, half the job is done!

--Israelmore Ayivor

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Seven (7) “D” words to avoid in goal setting and execution

1.      Devilish goals: These are examples of goals set to serve the devil deliberately or unconsciously! For instance, someone who thoughts of setting goals to become a music star and all the words and character of his music are profane!

2.      Demonic affirmations: Don’t say something negative even if you don’t mean it. The tongue is a source of power. For instance “I will get it by hook or cook”. Let the will of God reign!

3.      Destructive companies: These are made up of folks whose ideas, characters and cultures are detrimental to your fulfillments. Friends easily influence friends, for that matter, when dreaming of becoming somebody great, make friends who can influence you positively!

4.      Detractive activities: Goals demand commitment and anyone who cannot get committed to a goal should not dream of setting one. There are some trivial activities that might try their hands on detracting you, they are destructive!

5.      Disbelieving thoughts: Some people dream and set goals. However, they don’t believe in what they are doing. They are not fully convinced about a successful end and to them, its an “on trial business”; Thus “if I succeed, that is it, if I don’t, no problem”. That attitude will not make you to be committed!

6.      Dirty egos: Once something is desired so strongly, it is highly possible to have it done. Desire could be positive or negative; a dirty ego is called lust. During the period of goal setting and execution, lustful ideations may be set up to draw you back. You must be conscious! Lust after money is rampant; lust after the opposite sex is more rampant!

7.      Deserted tasks: Set goals that can be and will be easily followed. The most wearisome thing to an aspiring achiever is an “unfinished task”. Don’t leave goals half completed; it does not pay you anything! Half job done, they say deserves no pay!

-- Israelmore Ayivor

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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Ramps ahead, watch out!

Ramps geographically are the slopping parts of the landscape or a raised ridge of a uniform land. Ramps are usually intentionally created across some roads so as to purposefully slowdown vehicles. A car moving over a ramp experiences an uprising, then a lowering and it can move smoothly again. Passengers will bear with me how uncomfortable it is to travel in a lorry across ramps and pot-holes. The most rampant ramps that slow most aspiring achievers on their dream journeys to success include disappointments, mockery and discouragements from the very people they trust could give them supports.
Ramps supposed not to stop you from reaching your dream destination. You need to develop strategies to skip them and adjust yourself again. Learn this form the driver. A good driver watches out for all road signs and follows their suggestions. When he sees “stop”, he understands and stops his car. Similarly when he sees “slowdown ramps ahead”, he reduces his speed, climbs over the ramp and then moves swiftly again! Take this precaution. The bible confirmed this by advising that “see that you walk circumspectly” Eph. 5v15. To be “circumspect” according to the dictionary means to “take caution and go sensibly”. Have your strategies at your fingertips and skip every ramp even before they appear.
Ramps, believe me are in for nothing but to;
Ø  Slow people’s progress for some time or for good.
Ø  Pull people’s legs back from what they want to reach out to
Ø  Prevent people from achieving their goals in a desired time
Ø  Stop people, making them idle and causing their finishing becoming poor.
If you surrender to ramps and sit on them for long, they consume your time. If you give them the chance, they can even progress to make you a stagnant dreamer. Do you know how “scratches” can render a compact disc useless? It’s the same way ramps create a useless stagnancy in poor and unfocused people.
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The end crowns the work

According to the 1st law of motion, propounded by Isaac Newton, a body will continue to be in its state of rest or constant motion unless it is acted on upon by an external force. This simply means, without external forces, the mentioned body will proceed to progress till time immemorial.

What have been doing and kept it suspended as an unfinished task? Winners are not quitters. Though the ramps that make people to have poor endings, I entreat you to be steadfast and break your way through. Be focused and don’t let any factor intimidate you! With endurance and perseverance, persist to be on track and you will reach there in the name of Jesus Christ. Don’t forget the lord’s promise to give you an expected end.
The lord said “…I know the thoughts that I think towards you, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you an expected end” Jer. 29v11. Remember there is “no pension” in the Lord’s vineyard till the harvest in ready and God’s restoration becomes evident.
Get up, work hard and you will be the very one God expected you to be!
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Thermometer or thermostat? - Measuring or transforming?

Thermometer and thermostat are both medical equipment. They are both concerned about heat and cold. However, their works vary contrarily.

Thermometer, we know is just used for measurement; it measures temperature and records the values obtained and there it ends.
Thermostat on the other hand measures the temperature of the system, and then it helps the system to get adjusted owing to the relative measurement obtained.
Have you ever noticed any problem somewhere, sometime in your family, school, church or work and it keeps nagging your brains every day because it remains unsolved? Are you just waiting for something miraculous to happen and change that awkward situation? Did you make steps to get them converted positively and have the society transformed to cope? Don’t just measure the problem and leave it there! Don’t be like the “thermometer”! Rather be like the “thermostat” that keeps transforming systems for comfort to be restored! Good luck!
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A sight without vision

A person with a sight can see. A person with vision can also see. However, what makes a visionary person advanced than the one who can merely see is “focus”.

A person with sight only focuses his two pairs of eyes on one specific thing; that is “the present”. Nothing again matters to him or her except what is being seen at the moment.

A person with vision on the other hand focuses his two pairs of eyes, his brain, alongside his other senses on the present situation, the future and even beyond the future is something like that exists. This lays the fact that people with mere sight lack purpose and remains observers till their visions become clear.
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