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Moving from Words to Tangibility At first, I thought it was a disadvantage, but until my eyes started getting larger, I didn’t know that one of man’s greatest privileges is to start life from the scratch. When those born with diamonds on the souls of their feet rant, I look beyond the glittering of man’s hardest substance – I look beyond the treasures measured by man’s covetous vision. When I was little, I heard stories, which weren’t favourable about me. I heard of rejections, abandonment. Because I know that life begins with a cell, I didn’t feel pained to build my life from where it was dropped inside rubbles. I am not angry. I am not offended. I am only grateful that I was given the opportunity to live, even if my life started from the scratch. There are lots of children without genealogy – their history was stolen from…

Arsene Wenger said, ‘When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.’ Consistency is power, and it is what inspires success. Without consistency, every dream will die at birth stage. Those who climbed Mount Everest, didn’t do it without pains – they succeeded because despite the agony, consistency made them reach the summit. The industry bests didn’t attain their goals without the power of consistency. The great champions emerged and ruled in their chosen fields because they were consistent. You can’t achieve anything, you can’t become anything, you can’t reach any enviable height without consistency. I am not excited by your dream – I am excited by your consistency. I don’t respect your flamboyance – I respect your consistency. I am not impressed by your persuasive speech – I am impressed by your consistency.…

 I am a man of passion, and sometimes, my passion makes me cross many boundaries. “I see you have a great talent. If you eschew laziness, you’ll make a better person. Stop this silly indolence, and do something with your enviable life.” That was all I said. It was me seeing what he couldn’t see in himself that made me use those words – for I thought that by being a bit harsh, I could pull him out of idleness and make him run with purpose and vision. I was wrong! Instead, he sorted out “laziness” and “indolence” from my statement, and today, he no longer talks to me. So many times as I grew from an “old baby” to a “middle-age man,” I have made mistakes of assuming that everyone wants to grow beyond where they are, and become better, but different occurrences, as they unfold have made me,…

Driving On The Wheels of Destiny I am beating myself. I am saying to myself, no access. Even the best compass wouldn’t give me hope, because where I stand would confuse it. This is a place of riddles – riddles that puzzle, but have no one with the wisdom to interpret them. There are no lanes – practically no directions. It’s a remote habitat – inhabited by only those that have been dealt uppercuts by this reckless life. Yes, they said it’s a road, but it obviously has no lanes. This is the summary of existence – the untold story – the unedited version – the one we don’t want anyone to read, all because we’re all painters, colouring images on the boards of life, to make everything look attractive, like we were born without pains, and like we lived without pains. But every history is hidden in mystery. Even…

What makes people succeed in their endeavours are the little bits of positive things they consistently do, and what makes many fail is either not doing the things they should do, or doing what they shouldn’t do. I failed many times, not because I did what I shouldn’t do, but because I didn’t do what I should do. Until I began to be a doer, I didn’t succeed in my pursuits. To help you succeed, I will tell you ‘The 20 Lessons that Helped Me Stand Out in Life.’ Lesson one – You must have a plan: you can’t reach anywhere without a plan. You can become anything tangible without a plan. You can do anything worthwhile without a plan. Your excellence or underachievement is a reflection of whether you planned it or not. When it is well planned, it has the potential to be well executed. Excellence is when…

Competition is getting so intense. You can’t sit down and assume that one strategy will take you through your business all week, and you can’t afford to slumber for a second, on the premise that you topped the pack yesterday, therefore, today, you will, also. Competition is ongoing – it’s more than a marathon, and therefore, requires a far more endurance than any long distance athletic competition. So, you need the strategy to compete with your competitors, and outdo them. In the digital world for instance, it’s become a digital war. Everyday, there are new technological disruptions, and even for the new inventions, there are frequent updates – most apps that were designed a year ago without being updated have been outrun by new ones. The pace at which humanity is developing is quicker than the speed of light – except you constantly adapt, and work harder, you’ll be shoved…

On certain occasions, I have asked people what their passions are, and it usually comes to me as a shock when many people, including some very educated ones say they either don’t know or don’t have. I have come to a conclusion that a lot don’t know their passions because they don’t really know what it means. In some people’s imaginations, passion may be considered as one bogus and equivocal meaning, mystified in a remote part of man’s brain or heart, but I will quickly point out that that is an erroneous interpretation. Passion is simple to understand and easy to embrace because it comes from within – you don’t learn it, you don’t memorize it, because it is part and passel of you. Just like you don’t make efforts to breath under normal circumstances, you don’t also make efforts to have a passion for something. In furtherance, I would…

Rising From Inferiority Complex To Change Your World If you’re determined to make a difference even when you’re the weakest, you’ll become the bravest. Touching someone, helping someone, or making an impact isn’t the outcome of strength – it is the weak, the unnoticed or the unrecognised and unappreciated, not looking at themselves from the ugly perception of other people, but summoning the courage to rise up from inferiority and being belittled, to jump into the straying ship, and navigate it to safety, in spite of their meagre skills. There are many straying ships, and in it are most people in the demography of youths. There are some other straying ships – those that have given up to deteriorating health conditions. How about the straying ships of indebtedness, suicide, broken relationships, and many more? Imagine the straying ships of failed dreams, hopes and expectations! There are many in the streets…

When you see me dance, it doesn’t always mean that the music is rhythmic. I just want to prove that life isn’t all about melody but harmony. When I laugh, it doesn’t mean I’m always happy. I just have the audacity to say to sadness, you can’t control me. Maturity begins with taking responsibilities for your own actions, status and position. If you always think someone is responsible for your failures, without looking inward, you have no place on the arena of progress. The blame game may offer you emotional satisfaction, but it changes nothing – the only thing that’ll reposition you is defying the odds, without allowing the distractions of others affect your golden pursuit. If you don’t get bitter, but decide instead, to get better, you’ll be greater. Except you build your life, and I mean, your very life, you’ll remain a punching bag to those with upper…

When people don’t like you, sometimes, somehow, you look inwards to do a soul-search, and to see if you’ve done anything wrong, so that you can make amends. If you aren’t careful, you’d become so critical of yourself to the extent of being so self-negative. Sometimes, when you search within and evaluate yourself, you can’t really see anything that should make a rational human being hate you. At this point, you must understand that ‘when people hate you, you’re not always wrong. They just can’t stand you being right.’ Being right upsets some people. Being truthful and wisely honest irritate some people. They just want you to be in their corner, even when they’re conspicuously wrong. Don’t give in to them, and don’t give up on your values. Stand up and be counted, and even if they don’t count you, keep standing!