Sunday, August 28, 2016
You studied very hard for an examination and when the results came out, you got a "C", get over it!
You ask a girl out on a date and she turns you down, get over it! There are a million other girls out there willing to go on a date with you.
Your girlfriend or boyfriend just broke up with you for no reason, get over it. He/she may not be the right one for you.
You post your picture on social media and few to no people liked it or commented on
Thursday, August 25, 2016
This world is just like a big movie in reality. There are different scenes of the movie playing out in different locations around the world.
Only God can watch every part of this complex movie. Each individual only watches a unique part of the movie which can NEVER BE watched by any other person but the individual. Think about that for a second.
Everything going on around you is watched by you uniquely! Even if someone had been going to the same places with you all your life, you
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
It's impossible to make other people happy when you're unhappy yourself. It's important that we all understand the fact that our own happiness is very important.
Most people would like to buy into the idea of sacrificing their own happiness so that other people will be happy.
I think this idea is flawed because in sacrificing your own happiness, you end up unhappy while trying to make other people happy. Does it make sense to you?
Why do we often forget that it's very possible to make other people happy while also being
Saturday, August 20, 2016
I think the reason why the problems we face in life stick around for too long is that we focus too much on them instead of focusing on their solutions.
If I want to solve a math question, I don't stay there lamenting about how large the question is or how difficult it looks or how lengthy the process to solve it entails. I only look at the
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
A girl played a prank on me recently. When I gave her my phone, she downloaded her profile picture on Facebook, logged into my Whatsapp account and changed my own profile picture with hers without my knowledge.
I didn't often log into my Whatsapp and the few times I did, I didn't bother to check my profile picture, so I was oblivious of what had
Monday, August 15, 2016
While playing a game of Billiards with some friends at a game center, I overheard someone complaining about how hopeless the situation in our country was. He was thoroughly convinced that nothing else could be done and there was no hope that things would ever be better.
I was just positioning myself to hit the cue ball with my stick, but when I thought about what he said and the few people who were nodding
Sunday, August 14, 2016
This article was originally posted by me as a guest post on the website www.pickthebrain.com .
Here are eight ways to develop a strong mental attitude:
1. Love Yourself The Way You Are
This seems so obvious but very difficult for most people to do. Most people hate themselves and their lives. They hate their looks, their jobs, their country and sometimes life itself. This attitude greatly affects their outlook on life and they see negativity in everything.
This is simply because they've not accepted their realities. You have to love yourself the way you are and accept whatever life has dealt
Friday, August 12, 2016
Some days after I wrote my most liked Facebook Post, I simply became afraid to write again. Ideas came, but I was reluctant to put them down. Why? Because I've been too conscious of not writing another article which will not be as good as that one.
But then, If I stopped writing because I feared that I wouldn't meet that same standard, then I may never write again.
After thinking about this fresh phobia for some time, I felt funny and a bit naive.
In truth, there was nothing to be afraid of. Whether people liked my posts or not, it didn't
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
It is sad that in rapidly developing world like ours, few people actually know their purpose in life whereas the majority of people do not.
When few people know their purpose, they can only solve a tiny fraction of the various problems in our world, but imagine a world where most people know exactly their various purposes and contribute to solving problems with it.
Our era has been bombarded with lots of information, belief systems, orthodox rules, etc which has made it more difficult and confusing for an average individual to actually discover his/her purpose.
This article has been designed to help you find that purpose and be rest assured that after reading this article and following the directions therein, you'll find your purpose here on earth.
To start with, look at these quotes by Oprah Winfrey :
"I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of a service... "
"Your calling isn't something that somebody can tell you about. It's what you feel. It's the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you about what that is. You know it inside yourself."
I want you take some time to understand those two quotes before we proceed. There are a few things I'll like you to know upfront. No one else but yourself can tell you what you're meant to do or to be, because you know it already. You feel it deep down your gut. Does it mean that this article won't help? No! Read on.
Since your ideal purpose is something that I cannot tell you. I'll only tell you about a proven way used by successful people to discover their own purpose and live decisively. I'll tell you a way to identify what you really feel and connect it to your purpose just like these people.
Now, We are all unique creatures who share just ONE ideal purpose. In other words, there is ONE purpose which every human being on earth has. The common purpose is that 'We are created to be productive and add value to our society."
This is the ultimate purpose we all share, but the catch is that there are "infinite" number of ways to fulfill this purpose. You mustn't fulfill the purpose the same way another person fulfills it. And this is where a personal purpose comes in. Which is why you're here.
A personal purpose suits our uniqueness. It merges your passion (what you love to do) with the general purpose. Therefore, it puts you in a position where you are fulfilling the general purpose while being very happy doing so. This is what we all want. Finding it involves deep thinking and thorough knowledge of oneself.
For example, one who has passion for making people laugh would fulfill the common purpose of adding value to society by becoming a comedian(personal purpose).
One who loves treating the sick can fulfill the common mission by becoming a medical doctor(personal purpose). It is important to love whatever you do with which you're fulfilling the common purpose with. When you really love what you do, you're more productive and aware, therefore you create greater value to the world.
So this is how you find your own personal purpthat It involves three key steps.
Get a book and a pen. Write down every thing that you love to do. Whatever you're addicted to or whatever you're obsessed with, write it down too.
Don't let any sentiments stop you from writing out everything you really like to do. Let's say you're doing a job you don't like or studying a course you hate, write down the things you'll rather do. The things that make you can't wait for the work day or class to be over. The things that come to you naturally when you're not occupied. Your unique talents.
Making noise, playing games, singing, dancing, thinking, anything... This is the first step. I guess you've penned down a lot of things. Now here's the second step. This step is important to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Most people can't tell the difference between what they just like to do and what they're really passionate about. If whatever you think you love to do DOES NOT add ANY VALUE to HUMAN LIVES, then it's not your passion. You just like to do it.
Cancel everything on that list that does not have the capacity to add value to the society. Things like smoking, playing some video games, watching movies, sleeping.. stuff like that should be cancelled. The only things that should be left on that list are the things that you love doing which adds value to society.
Write down everything left on paper and fold them.(I'm assuming more than one item is left) Close your eyes and pick one of them. Just kidding, that's not necessary. Look at the remaining things and think of ways you can add value to the society through any of them. Once you've thought about that, make plans and fearlessly take action in line with them.
If you can work on all of them at same time, fine, but I suggest taking them one at a time. Find ways to develop yourself in these areas and how to start adding value to life through them.
If after step 2, you had one thing left, you've found your personal passion. Simply, follow it! If you cancelled out everything on your list, which I think will be very rare and impossible, I suggest you think deeply again or ask people you trust to give you candid opinions on what they think you'll be very good at. (This usually works). But, I believe if you did step 1 very well, you can find something you love to do that can add value to human lives.
Note If you love sports, you can add value to life through it by becoming a trainer, fitness instructor etc. Don't be too hasty to cancel out your passions except when they're totally useless by your own judgement. But think deeply about how you can add value with anything you love to do before cancelling.
I believe that if you take these steps, you'll definitely find your purpose. I hope this helped you. Don't forget to share this article and help others discover their purpose.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
What I'm about to tell you happened yesterday in town when I went to use my ATM at a Diamond bank branch. I walked into the ATM booth with a friend of mine Daniel.
We were quite discouraged at the crowd outside waiting to withdraw money, but compared to the previous banks we've checked
Sunday, August 7, 2016
The problem with most people is that they wait for God to come down himself and do stuff for them. They just fold their arms, do nothing and wait for Him to do it. It's crazy, really crazy.
I came across this short story online and I think it paints the full picture of why some people are trapped in the same damn situation.
Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in a house very close to a river. After a heavy storm, the water level rose very high and an announcement came over the radio urging
Saturday, August 6, 2016
What if I told you the simple no-nonsense way to get anything you ever wanted? What if I let you in on the secret? What would you do with the knowledge?
Many people around the world today are asking questions and trying to find out how to get what they want. You'd be amazed at the large number of people who are clueless as regards how to achieve success.
It's time for you personally to stop asking questions and simply face the answer I'm giving
Friday, August 5, 2016
Many people around the world today want to live the life of their dreams. We all have in our minds a picture of the kind of life we want.
Few lucky people are those who are successfully living that way, while majority are still struggling to attain it. From practical
Monday, August 1, 2016
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