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What is Success?


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. – Bill Gates

Many say a lot about failure but not much is said about success. That is to say that we overlook issues which are very imperative to our growth.

What really is Success?

I am often amazed at how many people define success as making (or having) a lot of money. It is very strange, because many of the people, who think this way is harried, stressed and, frankly, pretty miserable.

Success is defined based on our different personal perception and factors. But regardless, everyone wants to succeed in their lives. Until you define your version of success you don’t really have anything to strive for and you don’t know when to stop pursuing it. Defining success might seem simple, but it’s worth the extra mental effort to make sure you have a good working definition for yourself. I believe there are many areas in a person’s life: Self, family, friends, work, community and so on.

On a general note, Success is a process which begins with contemplation and ends with realization. In between there is work. For instance, a person’s goal may be to get admitted to a graduate school. His success will be determined when she/he achieves this goal. The person may have the ambition of receiving a scholarship award for a graduate programme. If he or she only gets admitted into the said programme, he has not been successful. However, he needs to get a result that represents 100% of his intended outcome but however; these outcomes are dependent on outside forces; though that is not the end of life as you have the opportunity to make things better.

Success should be all encompassing, i.e. should take into cognizance all facets of an individuals life. I believe you really can take control of your life and succeed. Unfortunately life does not come with a manual. Most people struggle through life and wonder why they never get anywhere. You do not have to be one of them. I will give you fair warning here, becoming successful is not easy, otherwise more people would be successful.

Hence, there are still opinions and thoughts that may not have been portrayed here. Please give you thoughts and leave your own definition of success and factors that contribute to it.

Cheers!

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Motivation

 

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51 Ways Ordinary People Reached World-Class


This is a post by Robin Sharma and I beg to share with you all.

  1. Know what you want. Clarity is power. And vague goals promote vague results.
  2. Remember that every problem has a solution. Maybe you just can’t see it. Yet.
  3. In this Age of Dramatic Distraction, the performer who focuses the best wins the most.
  4. Before someone will help you, you need to help them.
  5. Become the most passionate person you know. It’ll be contagious.
  6. Know more about your craft/the work you do than anyone who has ever done the work you do…in the history of the world.
  7. Join The 5 am Club. Your most valuable hours are 5am-8am. They have the least interruptions.
  8. Devote yourself to learning something new about your field of mastery every day. Success belongs to the relentless learners. Because as you know more, you can achieve more.
  9. Remember that when you transform your fitness, you’ll transform your business.
  10. Don’t check your mobile when you’re meeting with another person. It’s rude. And rude people don’t reach world-class.
  11. Every time you do what scares you, you take back the power that you gave to the thing that scared you. And so you become more powerful.
  12. A problem is only a problem if you make the choice to see it as a problem.
  13. Stop being a victim. Your business and personal life was made by you. No one else is responsible. To make it better, make better choices. And new decisions.
  14. You can lead without a title. Don’t wait to get a position to stand for excellence, peak quality and overdelivery on every expectation.
  15. Find your own style. Be an original. Every superstar differentiated themselves from The Herd. And marched to their own drumbeat.
  16. Understand that when you play small with your success, you betray your potential. And the birthright you were born under.
  17. Eat less food and you’ll get more done.
  18. As you become more successful, stay really really hungry. Nothing fails like success. Because when you’re successful, it’s easy to stop outlearning+outOverDelivering+outthinking and outexecuting everyone around you. (Success is Beautiful. And dangerous).
  19. If you’re not overprepared, you’re underprepared.
  20. The only level of great manners to play at is “Exceedingly Polite”. In our world, this alone will make you a standout. And differentiate you in your marketplace.
  21. Remember that the moment you think you’re a Master, you lose your Mastery. And the minute you think you know everything, you know nothing.
  22. To double your results, double your level of execution.
  23. Invest in your personal and pro development. All superstars do.
  24. Get this year’s best Targets of Opportunity down onto a 1 Page Plan. Then review it every morning while the rest of the world sleeps.
  25. You don’t get lucky. You create lucky.
  26. When you push through a difficult project, you don’t get to the other side. You reach The Next Level.
  27. Smile. And remember to inform your face.
  28. Spend time in solitude every day. Your best ideas live there.
  29. Debrief on how you lived out your day every night in a journal. This will not only record your personal history, it will make you uber-clear on what you’re doing right and what needs to be improved.
  30. If your not being criticized a lot, you’re not doing very much. Ridicule is the price of ambition.
  31. Develop a monomaniacal focus on just a few things. The secret to productivity is simplicity.
  32. To get the results very few people have, be strong enough to do what very few people are willing to do.
  33. Rest. Recover. It’ll make you stronger.
  34. Buy a smaller TV and build a larger library.
  35. Remember that the bigger the goal, the stronger a person you must become to achieve that goal. So goal-achieving is a superb practice for character-building
  36. Food fuels your body. Learning feeds your mind.
  37. Don’t ask for respect. Earn it
  38. Finish what you start. And always end strong.
  39. Breathe.
  40. In business, don’t play to survive. Play to win.
  41. Protect your good name. It’s your best asset.
  42. Remember that words have power. Use the language of leadership versus the vocabulary of a victim.
  43. Give more than you take. The marketplace rewards generosity.
  44. Know that if it’s not messy, you’re not making progress.
  45. Be a hero to a kid.
  46. In business, aim for iconic. Go for legendary. Make history by how awesome you are at what you do.
  47. Please don’t confuse activity with productivity. Many many people are simply busy being busy.
  48. Your doubts are liars. Your fears are traitors. Stop buying the goods they are attempting to sell you.
  49. The best anti-aging remedy in the world is working really hard.
  50. World-Class performers have no plan B. Failure just isn’t an option.
  51. You have the power to change the world—one brave act and one person at a time.

Thank you for reading and peak your Life.

To your Success!

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2013 in Motivation, Positivity

 

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The Mouse Trap


A mouse looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening a package; what food might it contain?

He was aghast to discover that it was a mouse trap!
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning, “There is a mouse trap in the house, there is a mouse trap in the house.”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell you this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me; I cannot be bothered by it.”

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mouse trap in the house.”
“I am so very sorry Mr. Mouse,” sympathized the pig, “but there is nothing I can do about it but pray; be assured that you are in my prayers.”
The mouse turned to the cow, who replied, “Like wow, Mr. Mouse, a mouse trap; am I in grave danger, Duh?”
So the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected to face the farmer’s mouse trap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a mouse trap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught.
In the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer’s wife.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital.
She returned home with a fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient.
His wife’s sickness continued so that friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer’s wife did not get well, in fact, she died, and so many people came for her funeral the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.
So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and think that it does not concern you, remember that when the least of us is threatened, we are all at risk.
“Do not forget to do good and to help one another, because these are the sacrifices that please God.” – Hebrews 13:16.

Please not: – This is an abstract from Late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya’s facebook profile.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Relationship

 

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A Little Boy and a Wise Old Man


This is a story about a little boy and a wise old man. Please read on.

One upon a time, there lived an aged man and a little boy of less than 10 years of age. It happens that people visits this man to get advice from him for different issues bothering them. His advice were said to be on point and if and when you apply them precisely, they do work magic. A day came that this little boy grew weary of seeing the enormous crowd that troops in to visit this man. He decided to try a trick with the intent of disproving the judgement of this man. He caught a butterfly and took it to meet the old man. When he got there, the old asked him, “little boy, what troubles you”? The boy replied, “I want you to tell me if the butterfly in my hand is dead or alive” (with the intention of squeezing the butterfly to death if the old man says it’s alive and to let it fly if he says it was dead). The man looked at him and sighed in contempt. The mans reply to the boy was surprising to everyone who were present. He said to the boy, “little boy, what becomes of you is of your making. I can’t kill your butterfly neither can I make it alive for you. Whatever happens to it in your hands depends on you and you alone.” The little boy had to leave the scene full of regrets and sadness.

By interpretation, everyone of us has a great destiny ahead of us. Life holds lots of promises for us but what becomes of our destinies and promises is solely our business. Our experiences in life depends on our decisions for ourselves. People will tend to affect you positively or negatively but you are responsible for what you allow and disallow in your life. No one is responsible for you, you are solely responsible for what you become.

I appreciate the time you put into reading my articles, I wish to solicit for your responses and comments on the response page. It will actually help me serve you better.

Rule Fearlessly!

 

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Motivation, Positivity

 

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Explanations to Love and Marriage


Hello friends, I just wish to share a few thoughts with you on the above topics. Please take out some time and read through. Thank you.

A student asked his teacher, ‘what is love?’

The teacher said, ‘in order to answer your question, go to the poultry farm, choose the biggest cockerel and come back. But the rule is: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick.’ the student went to the field went through the first row, he saw one big cockerel but he wondered…maybe there is a bigger one.

Then he saw a bigger one and wonders yet again,…maybe there is even a bigger one waiting for him. Later, when he finished more than half of the poultry farm, he started to realize that the cockerel is not as big as d previous one he saw; he knew he had missed the biggest one, and he felt bad. So, he ended up going back to the teacher empty handed.
The teacher told him, ‘this is love. You keep looking for a better one, but when you realize later, you have already missed the person who should have been, you find it hard or impossible to turn back the hands of time.’

The student then asks, ‘in that case, what is marriage?’ the teacher said, ‘in order to answer your question, go to the corn field, choose the biggest corn and come back.’ but the rule remains: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick.’
The student went to the corn field, this time he is careful not to repeat the previous mistake, when he reached the middle of the field, he picked one big corn in the middle that he felt satisfied with and went back. The teacher told him, ‘this time you brought a corn. You looked for one that is just nice. You had faith and believe this is the best one you can get…this is marriage.’

Find inspiration from this and learn. Don’t fall prey to temptations. Be wise and stay safe and happy.

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Relationship

 

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The Untold story of John D. Rockefeller


Hey guys, I am glad to bring this piece to you. Its a friends post and desired to share it with you because of the lessons it thought me. Please read on.

Though many roads lead to the Path we seek, essentially, there are only two we should always try to follow: reason and practice.

Confidence

A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out.
Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment.
He sat on a park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy.
Suddenly an old man appeared before him.
“I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.
After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”
He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.
The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized.
But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe.
Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.
With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment.
He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again.
Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check.
At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.
“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried.
“I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller. ”
And she led the old man away by the arm.
The astonished executive just stood there, stunned.

All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him.
Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money (real or imagined), that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.

I have come to realize that most times, you don’t need external influence to motivate you. Sometimes, the motivation you need is actually within you. “…and David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” Ist Samuel 30:6.

How many times have situations overwhelmed you? How many times were you able to shake up the ghost and run? Things will happen and those that will leave you speechless will as well happen but are you determined not to cry over what has happened. I wish to use this medium to assure you that you are still valuable. You have a responsibility to strengthen yourself because you are  a King. Let not situations look down on you. Always find inward strength to propel you to more success. Don’t rest on your oars. God won’t let you down.

Rule fearlessly!

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2012 in Motivation

 

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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Motivation

 
 
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