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The 2 Things Hindering Your Personal Achievement

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One of the saddest things in life is the fact that people measure themselves by their weaknesses instead of their strengths. They look at themselves and underrate their true capacities and what they can achieve.

Only very few people realize just how much self-confidence, and self-belief is a great creative force because you accomplish things in life almost to the exact proportion to your inner belief. In the course of my work as a coach, I meet with a lot of people who have everything it takes to succeed, yet they don’t, or whatever they achieve pales in comparison to what they can truly accomplish.

One of the causes of this inner self-doubt and a lack of confidence is always comparing yourself with others; thinking others are better gifted, and qualified than you are.  I hear people say that their lack of a university degree, or a masters degree keeps them away from success.

While I believe that having a good education is important, it does instils some level of confidence in you, I don’t believe that your success depends on it. But if you are sensitive on this question of a lack of education, assume as close as possible, the attitude of an educated person. Never tell anyone of your educational deficiencies. Get knowledge. Educate yourself, but don’t let the fact that you failed to spend four years on a campus kill your ambitions. Continue reading The 2 Things Hindering Your Personal Achievement

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1 Key to Success: Visualization

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One reason why most of our lives are the way they are right now is because we are afraid to live our dreams. We are afraid to desire success and go after it; and imagine what having real success will make us feel. We are so used to putting our confidence on the things and circumstances that are happening around us, how overwhelming life has become that we fail to realize that we have within us the power to change our lives and our present circumstances. – our minds.

Instead of believing in our inner abilities and power that God has given us, we spend our entire lives focusing and believing in our powerlessness, our limitations and restrictions. We defuse our powers and our capacity to effect positive change in our lives with our negative thinking and lack of faith.

We focus only on the obstacles in our path; our lack of money and connections and we forget that any human working with God is greater than any obstacle or opposition on his or her path. Until you begin to see yourself getting out of that situation, you can never come out of it. You will instead be buried by that challenge like many folks have done. Continue reading 1 Key to Success: Visualization

Anything is Possible to The Believer

Photo credit: shipulski.com“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.” – Mark 9:23

I know a lot of people that had one dream or the other – in fact they still have them, but they do nothing about their dreams and goals. Most of them are too scared of public opinion to dare act on them. Friends, great ideas are always laughed at, rejected, and opposed in the beginning. Most of the originators of the ideas were considered foolish, and some were even referred to mental health institutions for rehabilitation.

Many of the things that you use today; even the things you are being taught about in schools today, were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day. Who would have thought that coloured water will be a multi-billion dollar industry today – pioneered by Coca Cola? Imagine 25 years ago, that water freely given by God, will be packaged in bottles and transformed into a billion dollar industry? Continue reading Anything is Possible to The Believer

1 Key Trait You Need to Have For Success

There is something top performers, super achievers have that sets them apart from the crowd. And if you want to live your greatest life this year, and have your dreams come true; whatever those dreams are, then you need to develop that quality – which is the indestructible personality.

A person with the indestructible personality cannot be stopped, he will cont be crushed, and he is never denied. He has an unshakeable believe in his destiny, such that when bad things happen, when adversity strike, like it strikes in every life, he is not moved, but rather moves with unrelenting courage.

Do you have a dream? Then you need to have this trait in you. I was told of John Grisham, famous American Novelist, who at the time was a Baptist Sunday school teacher in Virginia, Mississippi. That when he wrote his first novel “A Time to Kill”, he sent it out to a publisher, and waited for the good news, only to be told by the publisher that it was unpublishable. His manuscript was rejected by 25 different publishers. It was the 26th publisher that agreed to publish it and today, he is a worldwide phenomenon.

Dr. Seuss, famous Children book Author’s fist work was rejected by 26 publishers, and it took the 27th one to publish his work. J.K. Rowling, Multi billionaire author, had her famous book “Harry Potter” rejected by 7 publishers, only for the 8th one, a relatively unknown publishing firm to give her a chance and she was told the book will not sell. This list goes on and on. Britney Spears was told she wasn’t going to make it her as a musician, she never allowed those rejection to stop her dream.

Folk if you want to achieve success this year, you have to become unstoppable. Don’t stop because you were turned down. Try some place else. Like those top achievers, if you want to make a difference  in life, you need to be indestructible. You need to let rejection roll off you. Continue reading 1 Key Trait You Need to Have For Success

Time to Turn Your Hopes into Faith

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Every time I hear people say, oh “if I could just play football like Lionel Messi”, or “if I could just sing like Beyonce”, or “if I could be as rich as Dangote”, “if I was gifted with the skills of Mark Zuckerberg”… if I have these skill or that ability, what wouldn’t I do? But the question that often come to my mind each time I hear those words is, what have you done with the gifts and talents you have? Or didn’t God give you any talents?…Honestly? The world is full of so many people who are living in “wish land” or “hope land”. Everywhere you turn, you find people who wish they would be this or that, people who go about hoping for one sudden big break without putting in any effort. Folks nothing is ever achieved by mere hoping or wishing.

In fact we have hoped and wished enough, it’s time to act in faith. Everybody is always hoping for better things; the poor hope to get rich; the sick hope to get well; the sad hope to gain happiness; the troubled hope to find peace; everybody is hoping for something, but how many of us have the faith that is necessary to secure that something? When we pray to God; we hope that our prayers will be answered, and we are so absorbed in our hopes that we fail to recognize the answers to those prayers. Folks, “to have hope is to face the door, but hope stands still; it never moves towards the door. To live in hope is simply to face the great goal, but we may continue to face that goal for ages, and never move forward a step.” Continue reading Time to Turn Your Hopes into Faith

Wishing Won’t Make You a Champion

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As a young boy growing up, I always wished to grow up to be like famous actors, wrestlers, presidents and just any celebrity making waves during those days. Today, I have come to realize that not only is it a thing for kids, adults also wish to become megastars also. I hear talk like I wish I can become like Beyonce, Oprah, Denzel Washington, or I wish I can become as wealthy as Gates, Dangote etc. Folks, all these megastar celebrities we see everyday in our screens or hear about, didn’t just get there by wishing, neither did they sleep one night poor and woke up the other, so wealthy and famous.

These champions, megastars, celebrities, got what they have, and are where they are because they have unique skills that most of us have failed to develop. They command far more than their far share of respect, opportunities, and income because they have developed their ordinary talents and gifts into extraordinary ones. They have become the best in the world at what they do. In their chosen vocations, they have climbed over that steep wall that separates those who try from those who succeed.

For some of us the walls that separate us from our dreams are human walls; our families, friends, associates Continue reading Wishing Won’t Make You a Champion

Contentment, Key to Greatness

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I read a poem recently; “The Changed Cross”. In the poem, a weary Christian dreamt that she was led to a place where many crosses laid. Crosses of diverse shapes, and sizes. The most beautiful one was set in jewels of gold, it was so tiny and exquisite that she changed her own plain cross for it, thinking she was fortunate in finding one so much lighter and lovelier. But not long after she had exchanged her cross, her back began to ache under the glittering burden, and she changed it yet for another, very  beautiful and entwined with flowers. But she soon found out that, underneath the flowers were piercing thorns which tore her flesh.

At last, she came to a very plain cross without jewels, without carving, or any effect on it. She took this one up and it proved the easiest and the best of all. She was amazed, however, to find that it was her old cross which she had discarded for the more attractive ones.

You see, many of us today are like this Christian woman represented in the poem. We tend to feel that other peoples’ Looks, Marriages, Relationships, Spouses, Children, Homes, Jobs etc are far better than our own, and we say; “I would do or give anything to be like the other person. I will gladly trade places with Mr. Jones”, and so on. Continue reading Contentment, Key to Greatness