Everything starts small. Rome was not built in one day. You do not start climbing a tree from the top. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. You cannot start running before you learn how to walk. The bible says do not despise the days of your humble beginnings. Instead of shunning them, ...
Life demands that we grow, that we move from one point to another, and so on. In this vein, we are expected to carry on with life in a manner that is acceptable. “There is not less wit, not less invention, in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first ...
We all have skeletons in our closets. Some of the skeletons do not make us proud to look at. They remind us of the unpleasant bad past. There is no perfect individual on planet earth, non at all. Even the so-called righteous men and women of God have dark skeletons. Some even, darker than can be ...
We all have the potential to achieve our goals. Those who become successful are those who try. Those who dare to try have the most chance to succeed. The potential to succeed is naturally inbuilt in all human beings. But unless you unlock it, it will always remain potential. God gave us the ability and the ...
“To be a winner, all you have to give is all you have.” Today is a beautiful day. Another day that the Lord has given us to conquer.Do not worry about what you did not achieve yesterday, for yesterday is but history and today is a present. Start afresh and give it all you have to ...
Behind every great achievement in anyone’s life lies self-discipline. We see this in every human endeavour. Be it in the field of sports, ..
I believe that Self-improvement is one of the most important of all human virtues. If there is something that should be undertaken by every..
Success is determined and measured by the goals you have accomplished. Goal setting gives direction to your life and boosts your motivation.
Taking responsibility is acknowledging that you are taking control of your life, it is telling your friends and the world that you are in charge and not your spouse, father, mother or any one else.
In your hands lies the power to make choices and decisions. You are to take responsibility for the choices and decisions you make.
An attitude of responsibility allows you to look objectively at a situation and identify the areas for personal growth and self improvement.
Its that time when you have to make your resolutions and change those that need to be changed. Resolve to be a better person this year.
To achieve your success, you need to have the right mental attitude; you need to apply yourself.
Life is full of challenges. Everyday comes with its own challenges. If you give up, you are acknowledging failure. You are embracing failure.
Overcoming adversity is a measure of ones personal development and growth. Life is full of challenges that need to be overcome.
We all possess the power and potential for improvement. All growth comes from within. The ability to improve our lives is in our hands.
Some life changing opportunities are usually embed within an obstacle and most of the times we miss them. Embrace hurdles and learn from them.
Opportunity does not wait for anyone. The biggest challenge in life is getting the courage to start. We all have something we want to achieve.
There is a close relationship between being responsible and enjoying happiness. Responsibility can be a huge source for happiness.
“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution will ever experience life’s deepest joy; true fulfillment” – Anthony Robbins.We live to serve people. Humanity was created for service. Whatever kind of job you do is related to serving people. It may be directly or indirectly interacting with people, but I believe that ...
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that is why they call it present”- Unknown origins. You cannot change history.
Our attitude about the future depends on our ability to see the future. Each of us has the inherent ability to dream, design, and experience the future through our hopeful imagination. Whatever the mind has the capacity to imagine
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” – Serenity Prayer…
As human beings, we have a natural tendency to wanting to do the easier things in life. I guess this is how we are wired. However, you..
Get set, ready, steady go. The challenge starts today. The die is cast. There is no turning back. This is the beginning of the month-long article posting challenge. In my previous post,
If you are reading this article, today is the first day of the rest of your life, and you have every reason to be grateful for it. Thank God for the gift of your life. You are alive for a reason. I believe that life has always given us an opportunity for a second..
What would life be like without challenges? My guess is that it would be boring, actually very boring. As days continue rolling over in the new year and..
“Cause and effect is as absolute and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of visible and material things. Mind is the master weaver, both of the interior garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance” – James Allen.Every choice we make has far-reaching consequences; just as all actions do. ...
There is nothing that was created or invented by man that was perfected the first time. Everything that we do or have done is never perfect the first time. All the nice buildings and all the beautiful things that are man-made were not perfect at the first attempt. A lot of planning, research, rebuilding and ...
The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true. We all have dreams, but life can be a discouragement. Life has a way of pushing our dreams backwards. We all have gone through a rough patch in our lives and this may have resulted in burying our ...
Life requires that we move on while our human nature dictates that we remain in our “comfort zone”. Unfortunately our comfort zone does not..
Human beings by nature want to have the easy things in life. Most of us are full of envy, when we see our friends driving beautiful fancy cars and living a seemingly comfortable and enjoying life in general.
Life is lived from the inside out. At the very core of your personality are your values. What you become or what you are, is largely dictated by the values that you hold strong. If your values are love, kindness, honesty, positivity and sincerity that is what will often be shown in your life. Our ...
We all have formed an image of our self in one way or another. I have been doing a personal study of my performance in relation to my personal image. The discovery has been phenomenon. I have discovered that the way I view my self has a direct relationship with my task performance and my ...
Change is inevitable especially with the continuous advancement of technology and information gathering. We live in a changing world.
Why is it important to live consciously or have a conscious mind? Do you live consciously? “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor” – Henry D Thoreau. Many of us live our lives on auto pilot. We just flow with the wind. We ...
This is the second part of a two part series on 8 ways to help maximise your potential. A quick reminder of the definition of the world.
“Believe in a hope that a new hope is dawning, believe that your dreams will come true, believe in the promise of brighter tomorrows, begin by believing in you”. The darkest hour of the night is just before dawn. Have you ever noticed that when you are about to break through there is usually a ...
We are nearly coming to the end of the year and it’s about time you started reviewing what your current goals are and what you have achieved. If you did not start out with any resolutions at the beginning of the year perhaps this is the right time to evaluate what you have achieved during ...
I cannot emphasise how important it is to know and write down your life’s intended purpose. We all have a purpose in life that is why we…
“In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” ~ Unknown. Goal setting is the one activity that sets apart achievers from those who are surviving or just getting by. By goal setting we are enabled to create the future we want to happen rather than live the ...
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around” ~ Leo Buscaglia. We are all blessed and possess skills and abilities that nobody else possesses quite like ...
When you condition your mind in such a way that you think, feel, and live success, believe me, your goal achievement will be sooner rather..
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit” ~ Conrad Hilton. You may have asked yourself this old age question. Why are other people more successful than others; why is it that some people make more money, have more friends, enjoy better life than others; ...
I am not made or unmade by the things that happen to me but by the things that I do. They say that all growth is comes from within.
“All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization” ~ Abraham Maslow. Life naturally dictates that we move from point A to point ...
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself” ~ George Bernard Shaw. Before we start please get a piece of paper and write down the answer to the following questions. What do you think about yourself, what do you think your colleagues and peers think about you? The answers off course will vary ...
“All growth is from within” ~ Master Key. “Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life” ~ Herbert Otto. I know and believe that every normal thinking person has a dream, at least I have one. We all want to believe ...
Success is a journey, not a destination” ~ Ben Sweetland. Indeed success is not a destination that you can say now I have arrived at success.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wander and stand and rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed” ~ Albert Einstein. Emotional self-awareness ...
Bob Richards says “you are what you think you are, and I agree with him 100%. You see the world only sees and knows what you give them.
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude towards what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you” ~ Brian Tracy. We all have the qualities of self-development. Everybody has it in them to develop themselves to the fullest potential ...
Welcome to part 3 of “the 9 must have life skills”. This is the final part of the 3 series. Let’s start with a quick recap of the past two articles. In part one I mentioned the first three life skills namely, influencing; delegation and persuasion. We went on to describe these in detail click ...
The 9 Must Have Life Skills part 2
The 9 Must Have Life Skills part 1
“Believe in yourself” – Unknown. “First say to yourself what you want to be; then do what you have to do” – Epictetus. Have faith in yourself. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound confidence you can succeed. Self-belief is a very important ...
Self-management refers to the act of taking responsibility for our emotions and self well-being. If you have to grow you need self-management.
It is hence important in life to set your own achievable targets that are measurable. Before you set your goals, write down your life plan.
Addressing the 3 main motivation killers
The six qualities of self-development
Success cannot be achieved without confidence. I have learned that most successful people are the ones who have mastered their confidence.
Develop the Right Mental Attitude for You to Succeed
Self-improvement does not come without hard work and perseverance. You have to work harder, dig deeper, and sacrifice more to attain your ..
Time management is of the essence in any personal development endeavours. We all must learn how to manage this precious commodity.
Be gracious and stay happy
I have realized that every time I think that I have made the correct choice there is a great sense of satisfaction and happiness.
Empowering others is attention. Just like every one of us love attention in one way or the other. Learn to listen with a keen interest.
You Have Something to Give
The dawn of a season
5 Personal Success Questions
Keeping track of your achievements
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits;..
It pays to start small
The law of success
The secret and source of power
You are gifted and talented
Having a positive mindset is not only an asset to any endeavor but also to the individual as we generally like being around positive people.
3 reasons why leaders fail
Communication is key to success
Learning from failure
Is knowledge key to success?
Self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things. H – Hang on to your dreams.
“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be” – Horace Bushnell. One of the keys to being able to maintain the motivation levels for any project is found in the ability to stay positive no matter what the circumstances are. Having ...
Goal setting is an open secret known by top-caliber individuals including successful businessmen and women and all achievers.
I will mention the remaining 3 that are compared with others; recognition and rewards and how these affect your self-esteem.
Your self-esteem is probably the most important part of your personality. Everything that you do, say, or think affects your self-esteem.
Integrity means that you, as a leader, admit your shortcomings. It means that you work to develop your strengths and compensate for your…
Leaders and motivation. We are all born with leadership qualities regardless of our situation the difference is how much of it are we using.
How to attract prosperity
This is the final part on inspiration leads to success. In this article, I encourage you to have positive thoughts and how they relate to..
Inspiration Leads to Success part 1
To attain personal mastery and confidence, it is important to believe in yourself. It is also important to be content with yourself.
Believe in yourself
Perhaps one of the key physical ingredients to personal development is having a good memory. We use it in our daily lives but often we take..
If you are one of those people who want to think better like me, your brain power boost might be just a few steps away. Learn how wto boost it.
The starting point for success is determination and self-belief, both of which begin in the mind. The state of your mind is key for your life.
You Are a Leader
Character is not determined by the things that someone does nor say to me, it is determined by my reaction to the things that happen to me.
Stand on Your Two Feet
You are what you choose
Stay focused on your goals
The Five D's of Success part 2
How to build your character
Explore the Power in You
Your life and experiences can be either a source of happiness or suffering. The decision to live a happy life is entirely in your hands.
You are What You Think
The Five D's of Success part 1
In this day and age of the internet acquiring knowledge has become a little bit easier. Knowledge is the key to living and being successful.
You have the potential Do you know that you are the only one of your kind in this world? Uniquely designed and wonderfully made.
The year is slowing but surely drifting away. I thought to write and remind you of the past periods achievements if any and take stock of ..
Do You Have What It Takes?
Living With Hope
Power of Thoughts” perhaps it is one of the most important, in the quest for personal development. I believe that you are what you are..