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Monday, 31 December 2012

Year 2013 message

In this year, I bless you all,
With a passionate voice from Africa!
I urge you all, home and abroad,
To stand in the same passion and believe that;
  • 2013 is a year for big stories not yet written!
  • 2013 is a year for great monuments not yet created!
  • 2013 is a year for great speeches not yet made!
  • 2013 is a year for sweet songs not yet sung
  • 2013 is a year for lovely friends not yet met!
  • 2013 is a year for great books not yet published!
  • 2013 is a year for celebrity goals not yet scored!
  • 2013 is a year for historic machines not yet invented

Just believe it and be passionate in your field of endeavour!
Don’t waste any minute of the year!
Get up and work towards your purpose!
Go out and start doing the great things yet to be done!
God will help you release the best things He put in you!

Yours Sincerely,
Israelmore Ayivor

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Be thankful, do not complain

Use your breath to give thanks to God for what you have or what you don’t have. Don’t waste that same breath complaining about what you lack. Complaining had never solved any problem on earth before and I believe it will never do. In any way, don’t be silent on your problems. Be bold to clear them out and give thanks in hope of a better revival. God is not interested in the cause. Rather, He is concerned a little about the progress and then largely about the solution. If you want to get something uncommon, just rise up and give God an uncommon praise.

Think positively positive

The altitude of your accomplishments is directly proportional to the thoughts that run through your mind. Take your time to think positively because your thoughts are the foundations on which your actions rest on. Shameful actions lead to shameful results and worthy actions lead to praiseworthy results; all gaining their sources from shameful thoughts and worthy thoughts respectively. What do you think aboutit again before you bring it out through your lips.

Each day as a block for your Castle

If you take each day in a bold step to do something little about your dreams, you will definitely create a greater structure just like what you envision. The method is very easy. Just let every single day count as you take the challenge to do something little about what you truly dream about. It will surprise those who think you can’t do it because they will never and can never account for how it was done. Thunt profitably in your life.

The better you

Work towards being “a better you” as never before. It is a strategy to be used for self-improvement and works excellently. You cannot go to the top just on taking a step. Many steps are needed for you to get there! One thing not to forget is to let your ‘today’ be better than your ‘yesterday’ and your ‘tomorrow’, hopefully better than your ‘today’. In your spiritual, academic, economic and social life, this principle is very paramount and has two main benefits. First, it helps you to raise your bar inch by inch, then secondly it watches that you neither remain stagnant nor static.

-Israelmore Ayivor

What determines the Success God created you for

According to Robert Kiyosaki, “the size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dreams; and how you handled disappointment along the way”.
The strength of your desire: If you truly desire something, you long for it; you work and wait for it. If it’s going to take you 10 years, you still wait for it and you can’t be free without being passionate about it.
The size of your dreams: What you dream about is what you achieve. When your dream is big, your success will be big and vice versa. Take time to dream, and when you dream, let it be as big as you can imagine.
How you handle disappointment: When you are disappointed, you own it to yourself to agree and accept that status or not. You do not become defeated by drowning in the water; you become defeated by remaining there. There were many people who used their disappointments to turn over. You can be one of them.

Don't be afraid to take risks

It is often said that “for you to see new continents, you must be willing to lose the sight of the shore”. People, who cannot stand the tremendous and fearful nature of the ocean, are perhaps not ready to explore into other lands of convenience. It is same in life when people remain where they are just because they are afraid to take risk. Don’t be among the many folks who are limited by timidity against their future prospects. Dare to move forward and never let your own dark shadows frighten you. You can be great, just dare and never be afraid.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

# 6. TEAM WORK: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar

“Two heads are better than one” says Ecclesiastics 4:9.
Some said TEAM means Together, Everyone Achieves More. It is very true and nothing less! Team work has raised the bars of many folks in the world’s history;

The first to list here are Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright, popularly known as Orville brothers who worked together and invented the first airplane though the sharing of mechanical ideas and skills to raise the bar globally as far as 17th December 1903.

Next are John Wesley and Charles Wesley co-operate founder of the Methodist church, affectionately called the Wesley brothers. They worked together as missionaries and raised their bars high to a height difficult to attain even today! John Wesley died on 2nd March 1791 at age 88 with over 40,000 individual sermons preached. Charles Wesley died on 29th March 1788 with uncountable number of poems written and more than 6500 Christian hymns written. All these happened because of committed team work.

In 2006, the highest scientific award in pharmaceutical industry known as Discoveries award went to three scientists; Henry Davies Jnr, Margaret Van Heek and Kevin Alton for the discovery of Zetia. Zetia is a drug used to break down cholesterol level of patients and advanced “statins” which existed twenty years ago. Zetia was used to treat cardiovascular diseases and is 400 times potent than other best drug with the same desired effect. This is excellence through team work. Through this team work, Davies, Van Heek and Alton saved lives of millions of patients.

Working together brings about a higher output.

# 5. CONSTITUENCY: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar.

Constituency according to this concept refers to external or internal constituents or factors that support or rejects your nomination for setting higher standard. In politics you will identify that a stronghold constituency for a candidate is the area where this candidate obtains majority of the votes cast.

In this concept, your stronghold constituency is not a physical geographical location that gives you power to rule, rather the talents and skill constituted in you that makes you reign and believe it or not those talents are unique to you. You can’t live in the stronghold constituency of someone and sail through easily.

The whole world heard of many footballers like Ronaldo, Messi and Rooney. We can also testify of the talented goal keeping skills of Oliver Khan, Van der Sar and Dida, just to mention a few. The former list belongs to the constituency of footballers and the later, goal keepers. Just think of how ridiculous and awkward it will be for Ronaldo or Messi to decide that he is now going to the goalkeepers’ constituencies. Likewise Oliver Khan will also perform abysmally when given the chance to function in the later constituency.

# 4. ATTITUDE: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude determines your altitude”-Zig Ziglar
Psychologists define attitude as a learned tendency to evaluate things in a certain way. This can include how you evaluate people, how you address issues, how you confront other, how you respond to events etc. Your aptitude defines your natural ability or tendency. Your altitude describes the heights of your bar.
As a matter of fact, your researchers also discovered that there are several different components that make up attitudes and relating them to this concept, we have a few as;
  • a.       An emotional component: How one feels about a circumstance or an event especially that related to your past glories and present histories.
  • b.      A cognitive component: What you think is real or factual about an incidence, be it a vision you dream to achieve.
  • c.       A behavioural component: How your evaluations influence your actions.

An attitude could be explicit or implicit. Explicit attitude is the kind with which we are fully conscious of it and it influences our behavioural patterns in our awareness. Implicit attitudes remain unconscious and yet still also influence our sense of beliefs.

Based on few experience, we choose to evaluate things in certain ways. That is our attitude. Many people have negative attitudes that tells them that “it’s impossible” and it’s very unfortunate these are the people who remain static because their negative attitudes have an influence on their motion to raise their bars

# 3. POSITION: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the council of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of the sinners, nor sits in the seats of the scornful…. He shall be like a tree planted beside the rivers of waters…” Psalm 1:1, 3.
Position describes where you put yourself and where you put yourself is by far a very big tool to create who you become. Everywhere you stand, or sit or walk produce something out of you and that something is a product produced by the position.

A student cannot be depositing himself at “fan fairs”, “night clubs” and “dating corners”, etc. when his friends are learning in the classroom and still expect to have the same level of bar as they have. Wherever you put yourself gives you whatever it gives.

I was watching a football match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC years back and I happened to discover through that game the major role that position plays in determining our success. It all happened when Chelsea played their optimum skills and earned 60% ball possession against their opponents’ 40%. However the end result yielded three goals against the dominant Chelsea team. What really made the team to lose was the miss-position of their goal keeper which made them conceded the goals. The ambitions of the 11 men in the blue jerseys sunk narrowly as this number 11 blue jersey bearer almost always deposit himself on the “off-side position” and whenever the ball is being passed to him, the whistle blows and the flag goes up.

Are you putting yourself in the right position or you are always “off”? Remember not every position welcomes victory!

# 2. MOTIVATIONS: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar.

“People say motivations don’t last. But neither does bathing. That’s why I recommend it ever y day”- Zig Ziglar (American Motivational Speaker).
Everyone daring to lift the level of his bar needs to be motivated to do so. Two sources of motivations exist; extrinsic and intrinsic sources. You may receive motivations from people like counselors, Preachers, friends, relatives etc., and those are from extrinsic sources. However the other side of the sources of motivation that makes you retain all those motivations is the intrinsic source also know known as “self-motivation”. Self-motivated dreamers are those who have a very little to entertain about “inferiority intensions” under whose Lordship your tendency to give up becomes easy. Self-motivation is to get up and tell yourself that “yes I can… yes, I qualify for it”.

“Stay away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that”- Mark Twain, rather mount the shoulders of giants and you will see farther than them, raising your bar inch by inch.
Karen Miller exercised this by courageously saying “when someone tells me “no”, it doesn’t mean I can’t. It simply means I can’t do it with him”. This is a great saying to relief signs and symptoms of intimidation and inferiority that kept people static for ages now. Tricia Cunningham sent an advisory note to all “naysayers” saying “the individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it”
Join groups that inspire you positively and motivate your to take on the future with courage.

# 1. INFORMATION: Six (6) IMPACT tools for raising the bar

Albert Einstein said “information is knowledge” and stressed that its’ a tool for paving a broader way. Information is the light we use to find our dark ways out. When information comes, ignorance flees.
Information exists in two forms; the good and the bad. Information could be beneficial or detrimental. Good information properly used becomes beneficial while bad information used any how is strictly detrimental. Good information wrongly used is equally detrimental as the use of bad information.

Sources of information include the libraries, text books, lecture or lesson notes, pieces of advice, internet, and etc. One typical area where a good source of information is almost always used wrongly and produces a detrimental effect is the internet. This happens when users take advantage of this media to download dirty movies, pornographies and open unnecessary sites to appeal to their unwholesome egos.\