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The benefits of Self-awareness If you are a star but only focus on your dark side of life, you will blend with the night, and be lost in the night. The only stars that give light in the night are those that know that they have the power to shine. The power you are unaware of cannot make you anything, or bring you anything. I have met a lot of people with unbelievable level of intelligence, but one thing that most of them lacked is knowing who they are. Let me quickly point out that intelligence is nothing if there isn’t self-awareness. Self-awareness isn’t arrogance; it is the ability to know your originality so that you won’t feel inferior when you encounter other people’s personalities. No matter how high anyone you meet might be, being conversant with your identity will give you an element of positive ego, so that you…

In my previous article, I told a brief story on what led me to discovering and working on my talent. Amongst the whole points I mentioned, dissatisfaction was my main reason for seeking change. I have always said, and will continue to say, that comfort is a killer. If you are satisfied where you are, nothing will challenge you to step out of that circle to pursue what lies in the bigger world. Beyond what you see, there is a bigger world. Until you step out from the circle of comfort and look further down the road, you may think where you are is the best in life. From the attitude of certain people, and their communication manner, you are justified to make a conclusion that they’ve reached their dreams, and that there’s nothing more left for them. But this shouldn’t be so, because beyond our limited visions are opportunities…

In June 2010, I became too despondent on living in a vicious circle. I was fed up of just working and earning stipends without making an impact. Even if I had earned millions, I would still have been unhappy because, within, I felt I wasn’t being fulfilled. My understanding of success was making a difference, rather than doing the same conventional thing that everyone was doing. One night, I woke up wailing to myself and destiny because when I was a child, my dream was to bring comfort to all humanities by using my God-given talent. As at that point of dissatisfaction, I knew my gift but never did anything with it. So, it remained a raw material; unearthed, unprocessed and unused. That night of 2010, my number one priority was to first, unearth what I wanted to do most in my life, which is, writing to inspire, mentor and…