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Stop Merely Wishing, Just Do It

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"Stop wishing, and Start doing! Stop wishing for things to get better in your life without taking the necessary steps. Turn your CAN’Ts into CANs and your DREAMs into PLANs.

This is a wake-up call for you to be the change you wish to see in the world.The best way to get something done is to begin. Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. Take the risks; and if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.

There are 3 simple rules in life. If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be NO. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place."
- N. Adesanya

Dear Winner,
You see, it's very easy to wish and imagine yourself in beautiful situations or positions. It's easy to say "I'll buy that car," "I'll make a million dollars," "I'll be the best and most successful doctor or actor," "I'll become a big business owner…

You Are Responsible And You Have Choices

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"Today, I want you to understand that you and you alone can make your life better; no one else can. You have total responsibility for what you do. Not only do you have the responsibility to make it better, you have the ability and the power to make it better.

No matter what your current situation is, you have a choice. No matter how bad things are, you have a choice. No matter what you think you can or cannot do, you have a choice.

Once you become open to the idea that you are responsible for your life and that you have choices, you will find that you are no longer stuck just because life is hard. You will be motivated to move on and make things work."
- N.Adesanya

Bold winners understand the power of choice and the place of responsibility in their peculiar situations. The first step is to stop blaming other people or situations for the things you are facing in your life, but instead accept the indispensable responsibility of steering your life to the direction you want.

You m…

18 Days Of Inspiration

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"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."
 - Brad Henry

“ The unexamined life is not worth living."
 - Socrates

"A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach her potential."
-John C. Maxwell

"To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you."
- Tony Dorsett

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do."
- Kobe Bryant

"Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs."
- Stephen Covey.

"My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop."
- Kendrick Lamar

"Well-structured messages that use strong imagery and appeal …

Opportunities Are Everywhere

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Early one morning, I left for a program in town because I wanted to beat time and traffic. I never knew that the clear blue sky was a disguise.
Enroute my destination, the sky started growing dark. When I first noticed it, I thought to myself "Damn, I'm in for this".. because I didn't come out with my umbrella or even a rain coat.

Few minutes later the rain poured down.. I was inside the bus thinking of how to alight when we get there before my thoughts were interrupted by the driver "Oya come down everybody.. Come down" he yelled.

We were already at the bus stop and unluckily for me, I was the last person to come down. That meant that the few nice spaces left under the shades where others were already standing were quickly filled up.

As I stepped down, the rain baptized me momentarily and I moved helter skelter looking for a shade. Some people were kind enough to make some room for me in front but the rain was still touching me although it was better than…

Why You Shouldn't Take Mockery Seriously

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I have an awesome friend called Dave.  Dave is smart, intelligent and very funny. He is full of life, energy and fun. Whenever I'm around him,  I laugh a lot alongside some of his other friends. When Dave talks and you're looking at him, you'd  rarely notice his dentition isn't pretty nice because you'll be lost in his words.

Despite the way his set of teeth looked, Dave was never shy to speak, to crack his humorous jokes and just be a happy guy to be around with. He wasn't limited by it. He only smiled and cracked a joke about anyone who makes a comment about his teeth. He wasn't hiding it. He didn't let it make him stop being himself.

In contrast, I learnt about another guy who also had bad dentition. As expected, he was constantly jeered at by his peers because of that. This guy took it to heart, and rarely spoke in public. In his photos, he rarely smiled because he didn't want anyone to notice the way his teeth looked.

He became restrained and …

Don't Waste Your Time Arguing

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One morning, I came across my neighbors seriously arguing about the existence of God. "Like seriously?" "This useful morning?" I asked myself. Does proving the existence or non existence of God successfully change anything in the lives of these people? The answer is a big no.

It's not the first time they argued. It's either they were arguing about politics, religion or something that's not really worth it. Arguments waste their time, but time seems not to matter to them.

It's not just them, many people around the world waste useful man hours arguing about things that cannot add value to their lives or those of other people. Some things cannot be known for sure and that shouldn't be too hard for certain people to accept.

I see no need arguing pointlessly. Anything that wastes your valuable time and doesn't take you closer to your mission is a waste of your time. The only argument permissible is an argument that takes you one step towards you…

When No One Sees You

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Every great and successful person has at one point or the other been in that position when no one sees them or know that they exist. In this position, your opinions may not count and many may not take you serious.  But it is also your actions and activities this stage that will determine if people will ever see you or not.

Right now, you may be working so hard, doing what you can to save up money for an important venture which may change your life. People may be looking down on you, on what you've decided to do, they may even insult you, say negative things about you and belittle you.

You might be a really good and straight forward person whereas some people may think you're not smart because you've refused to be a cheat, an unfaithful or a fraudulent person. Your opinions might be frowned upon even though they're very good and correct.

Guess what? People's reactions to you at this level of your life don't matter. As long as deep down your heart, you've go…

Not Always About What You Think

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A bold winner must always put into consideration the fact that things may not be exactly as he/she thinks. You may have ideals and beliefs about something, but be careful enough to consider what other people think about it as well before accepting or concluding your own assertions of what's true.

Often times, we make the mistake of thinking that we're always right and what we believe is true. That makes us arrogant and indifferent to other people's point of view. We must avoid that by first trying to get a balanced perspective of things. From there we can make well informed decisions on what to believe or act upon.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Ted Talk on the "Danger of a Single Story" points out the importance of gaining that balanced view of things. You can see the enlightening video here on YouTube:




Make it a priority to always gather information from extensive and diverse sources before making a decision to believe anything or act upon it. It gives you a g…