Blunt edges

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Abraham Lincoln once said that if he had six hours to cut down a tree, he would spend the first four hours sharpening his axe. This mean that engaging in an activity is not as important as preparing for that activity.

It is amazing how people begin activities and projects unprepared, but still expect to succeed.

One reason why many people are far from greatness is because they are trying to chop down the tree before them with blunt axes. They, therefore, end up exerting so much energy only to achieve little or no results.

What activities, events, and projects have you scheduled for this week?

Have you sharpened your axe well enough for efficiency, effectiveness, and positive results?

Are you prepared for the success you desire?

THINK!

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19 lies you must not believe in 2019

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Many people are limited in life simply because of what they choose to believe.

Your belief creates your philosophy and expectations that births your reality.

If you truly want to conquer in this year, here are 19 lies you must never believe or accept:

1. Success is for a select few: The only person that can exclude or include you in the game of success is you. There’s space in the sky for every star to shine.

2. There are no opportunities this year: Only lazy failures accept this trash! Ask for opportunities, Seek it diligently, Knock on its doors until they open up for you.

3. The economy is opposed to you: This is so unwise to accept because millions of people succeed daily in the same economy, why won’t you?

4. You don’t need a dream/vision/plan to succeed: How can you succeed when you never pictured it and how can you win when you never prepared for it? Be wise!

5. You are disadvantaged: Many people celebrated across the world today were said to be disadvantaged but they became deaf to that saying and have succeeded tremendously. Do you still think you’re disadvantaged?

6. You don’t have a purpose: Many people who think so of themselves never rise out of obscurity. God is no waster, if He had no purpose for your life, you wouldn’t have been created.

7. You’re self sufficient: This is a mediocre thought. Did you create yourself? Did you breastfeed yourself? What makes you think you can succeed all by yourself?

8. You are empty: If you still believe that you have nothing to offer to your world, then you have no reason to be alive and you may just die a nobody.

9. You’re destined to be average: That’s what the racist used to think of the Blacks until the latter proved them wrong, excelled and became the best in various fields of endeavor. You too, regardless of your background, can rise to the top and be the best.

10. You have all the time in the world: This is so laughable because time, they say, waits for no one. Every moment counts: waste your time and waste your life.

11. You have no need for growth and improvement: When you stop growing, you increase your irrelevance, the world leaves you behind and you start dying.

12. You’re too young to make an impact: The world is governed by impact makers, both old and young. Many young people have changed the course of things through disruptive innovations. What are you waiting for?

13. You can’t be a leader: Then you will die a follower and never realize your true potential. You can become a leader when you take responsibility for the change you want.

14. You need someone’s approval to succeed: You may never find that person because the world system has no place to accommodate a mediocre in the game of success. You only need your approval to succeed!

15. You can’t break that negative cycle: If you think so and choose to live with what is killing you, then you will keep depreciating in value by the day. But you can break that cycle and step into victory.

16. There’s an elevator to success: No way! No shortcut! There are only steps you must take, prices you must pay, principles you must follow to succeed.

17. It’s not about the container but the content: Another lie! Your body is the container of your life on earth, if it breaks down, your life breaks down. Therefore, personal hygiene, body fitness and sound health must be your priority.

18. You don’t deserve love, joy and forgiveness: This is sadly one cause of depression, self hurt and suicide. Regardless of how bad or hard you think it is, it can get better. You can be loved, forgiven and have your joy back when you place your life in the hands of God.

19. You don’t need God: This is the worst lie to accept. It is just like believing that a fish don’t need water to live. How else can you survive and succeed without the mercy and grace of God? How else will you experience miracles and favour that beat scientific and economic theories? There’s truly no life without God.

You can’t afford to live another year in falsehood. Rise above these lies, discover the truth, live by it and succeed.
Cheers to your success!!!
© Somski1

Pave your way into 2019

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It’s always a thing of joy to see the end of a year, having experienced God’s amazing love and mercies for 365 or 366 days!

And as we end this year, we must choose to PRAISE God with a heart of gratitude. We must PLAN, PRAY and PREPARE diligently for the New Year.

In the New Year, we must PAINT a PICTURE of the future we desire and PAY the PRICE for the success we crave.

We must PUSH beyond our old boundaries, PRESS-ON into new levels and greater heights, POINT our focus to our PRIORITIES and PROFESS POSITIVELY.

We must PUT ourselves together, PROMOTE our strengths and PACKAGE our gifts to deliver them to our world.

We must PALLIATE stress and anxiety, PACIFY our souls and PARDON those who hurt and offend us.

We must PAIR-UP with PARTNERS that are PROGRESSIVE. We must PASSOVER mistakes, fears, excuses, failures and PROCRASTINATION.

We must PERFORM and PLAY our roles diligently as we birth our dreams in the New Year ahead of us!

Happy New Year!

Have a blessed season!!

SOAR!!!

© Somski1

Away from the noise

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Away from the noise to find your peace
Away from the noise and cling to your soul
Away from the noise to listen to your conscience
Away from the noise to hear the voice of God.

Away from the noise of distractions
Away from the noise of the torment of fear
Away from the noise of your past
Away from the noise of your failures
Away from the noise of disappointments
Away from the noise of anxiety.

Away from the noise of vanity and foolishness
Away from the noise of weaknesses
Away from the noise of doubt
Away from the noise of guilt and shame
Away from the noise of defeat.

This is that time to get away from every noise surrounding you.

Maximize your quiet moments to think, pray, dream, plan, meditate, get answers and find faith to pave your way to the very top in the next season ahead of you.

For in quietness and confidence will be your strength!

#Peace.

© Somski1

Success with no limits

 

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I recently took a walk around my vicinity, observing how the leaves of a particular tree were littered all over the place. I then also discovered that the leaves had undergone discolouration; they were dry. That was a subtle reminder to me that we are now experiencing the harmattan season.

In as much as it is a common feature of this season that trees lose their leaves and productivity because of the lack of moisture in the soil, among other factors, wise farmers have learnt to utilize the irrigation system to water their soil and ensure the productivity of their farms, regardless of the season.

Just like a tree that is planted by the riverside, which yields its fruits in all seasons, you too need to have a system in place that guarantees success for you, with no limits.

So, what’s your plan for growth and success in this season and the seasons ahead?

Do you have a success system?

#THINK #ACT #SUCCEED

Plan for success

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Success means different things to different people. While many leave their success to chance, some others have learnt to plan and properly position themselves for it.

Jesus Christ explained one of the unbreakable principles of planning and strategy when He said that a person who wishes to build a house must first sit down and count the cost, to be sure that he has what it takes to begin and finish the building.

A good plan is like a road map. It not only shows the final destination but also the way to get there. So, as we approach a new year, you need to set goals and draw up a plan that clearly shows the path of action you must take to achieve those goals in the new year and beyond. This is the pathway to success.

Tomorrow is now!!!

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Few months ago, a friend of mine announced on his Facebook page that he had moved his focus from 2018 to 2019.

 

While some people felt it was too early to talk about focusing on the year ahead of us, I felt that my friend had made one of his best decisions. Besides, while I was speaking at a conference last month, I also announced to my audience that I had already stepped into 2019.

 

My audience starred at me awfully; then I began to explain to them that “Tomorrow is now”.

 

While many people wait for tomorrow to happen to them, others who have learned to take advantage of their “now” happen to tomorrow.

 

Dr. Myles Munroe puts it this way, “If you fail to plan for the future, you have planned to fail in the future”.

 

Don’t be a part of the wandering generality who leave their lives to chance and are casual about their future; instead, choose to be a part of the few who are intentional about their lives.

 

If you really want to win tomorrow, don’t wait for tomorrow to show up before you prepare to win; rather cease the moment to prepare for the success of tomorrow. Moreover, if you want to win in 2019, avoid the continuous distractions of 2018 or even the previous years. Look ahead and plan for success in 2019.