By Kenzii peters obiadi
Focus-Decide what deserves you. Arriving at destiny involves separating yourself from your gift.
Many times people confuse who you are with what you do. differentiating between who you are and what you do is critical for your well-being. as I’ve traveled in inner circles with highly visible people and Continue reading
What is motivation? It is the inner power that pushes you toward taking action and toward achievement. Motivation is powered by desire and ambition, and therefore, if they are absent, motivation is absent too. Continue reading
Economic, commercial, and professional successes are ancillary to the journey to destiny.
Follow what you believe in and enjoy.
It takes courage to produce what God is drawing out of you,it means you must rise to a higher level,
Hello guys,how was your night, ok here is a bit fact for you
Have you in anyway doubt what you can do,what God created you to become, don’t let someone confuse you, you’re gifted ,and i tell you this, God love’s you
You’re drowned in God’s blessings, you shall be happy, because God will never forget you, don’t doubt what you can do
You need to rediscover yourself, rediscover where you want to be,brand yourself, the way you go,you carry yourself, the kind of friends you keep, describe the kind of person you’re,
Know, who you want to be in future, say this “I am who God says I am, I’am me”
####Believe in yourself.
BE YOU, BE REAL
Here are some words of encouragement quotes to lift your spirits and brighten your day:
1. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~Arthur Ashe
3. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank
4. “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~Alexander Graham Bell
5. “Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”~Helen Keller
6. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” ~Harriet Beecher Stowe
7. “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
8. “If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ~David Allen
9. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” ~Dalai Lama
10. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~Helen Keller
11. “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” ~Joseph Campbell
12. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” ~Tony Robbins
13. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison
14. “You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C.S. Lewis
15. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” ~Victor Kiam
16. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~Wayne Dyer
17. “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.” ~Denis Waitley
18. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” ~Thomas Jefferson
19. “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” ~Epictetus
20. “Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~Miguel Angel Ruiz
21. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~William James
22. “Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” ~Jim Rohn
23. “I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” ~Robert H. Schuller
24. “If it is bread that you seek, you will have bread. If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul. If you understand this secret, you know you are that which you seek.” ~Rumi
25. “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” ~Eckhart Tolle
26. “Perhaps everything terrible is in its being something that needs our love.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
27. “Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.” ~Hopi prayer
28. “Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.” ~Walt Whitman
29. “If you are going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill
30. “Tell you heart that the fear of suffering is worse than suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.” ~Paulo Coelho
31. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future . . . but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” ~Buddha
32. “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” ~Deepak Chopra
33. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” ~Greenville Kleisser
34. “What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think.” ~Dr. Patrick Gentempo
35. “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
36. “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~Japanese Proverb
37. “Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” ~Robert Schuller
38. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” ~Kenji Miyazawa
39. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.” ~Mark Victor Hansen
40. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ~Stephen Covey
41. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” ~Thomas J. Watson
The singer-songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen dies at the age of 82.
A statement on his official Facebook page said: “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen has passed away.
“We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries.”
A memorial is going to take place in Los Angeles at a later date, and it is not publicly known how or where he died.
Cohen’s death comes three weeks after he released his 14th studio album, called You Want It Darker.
Following the release, he told The New Yorker magazine: “I’ve got some work to do. Take care of business. I am ready to die. I hope it’s not too uncomfortable. That’s about it for me.”
One of the artist’s best-known songs was Hallelujah, which he recorded and released in 1984.
Hundreds of cover versions have been recorded in the decades since – with the song appearing on countless TV shows and films.
But Cohen revealed that the song and the album it was on, Various Positions, were almost not released.
He said he enjoyed a “mild sense of revenge” over its success, after CBS chief Walter Yetnikoff was unimpressed.
“What is this?” he was quoted as saying. “This isn’t pop music. We’re not releasing it. This is a disaster.”
The record was eventually released on an indie label, but Hallelujah was not put out as a single, and was only a success years later when it was covered by other artists.
His mournful, sensitive style first became popular in the 1960s with the release of his debut album Songs Of Leonard Cohen.
It featured Suzanne, which was covered by singer Judy Collins, and another song that was to become a long-time favourite, Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.
Songs such as Bird On The Wire, Sisters of Mercy, Famous Blue Raincoat and First We Take Manhattan became concert regulars for an artist who never stopped working.
Sony Music Canada, his record label, said: “Leonard Cohen was an unparalleled artist whose stunning body of original work has been embraced by generations of fans and artists alike.
“We are proud and feel extremely privileged to have celebrated his artistry over a career spanning six decades.”
Cohen was born in Canada in 1934, and away from his musical career enjoyed critical acclaim as a poet and novelist.
When he was 31, he moved to New York to break into the music business – and before long, critics were comparing him to Bob Dylan for the lyrical force of his songwriting.
A few months ago, his muse and former lover Marianne Ihlen – the subject of his song So Long Marianne – also passed away.
In a letter he reportedly sent to Ihlen before her death, Cohen wrote: “Well Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon.
“Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine.”
One of the saddest realities we must face about life is that everybody is not going to be happy when you prosper, people haters can’t stand your dreaming of a better life,despise your happiness, turn their nose up at you because you take extra care in your speech and appearance.
They get angry when you find a better job or a new love,they stop speaking to you when you give up negative behaviours.
The more your dreams evolve into reality, the closer you get to destiny,the greater target you become for the negative opinions of others. People who don’t even know you may form impressions about who they think you are and what you do.They will critique whether you’re qualified, intelligent, attractive, competent, sophisticated, or savvy enough for whatever you’re doing. They’ll always conclude that you’re not enough and you have no business going after destiny. You can’t please haters.
What Makes Successful People Successful? The 5 Common Traits
When it comes to living a successful life, everyone seems to want a piece of it. Nobody wants to live a mediocre life, everyone wants to be successful.
Unfortunately, those who have truly accomplished remarkable results in life are rare. And this is what makes being successful something even more precious.
If you want to be successful, no matter whether it is in your career, in your business, investment, financially, spiritually or in as a family member, you must first make the decision that you want it.
Most people are not committed and they did not dare to make the decision to strive for what they want in life. Success will come to you only when you are fully committed and decided that you will go for it no matter what.
So what makes successful people successful? What do they do differently than ordinary people that lead them to live an amazing life?
Here are 5 common traits that separate the extraordinary from the normal…
1. Successful People Have Big Dreams
Yes, I know you have heard this at least a million times. However, I just wanted to remind you once more, successful people dream big.
Most people who are not living their dreams because they do not dare to dream big. In fact, most people dream small. They aim for paying the bills, they just want to get by, they just want to be happy, etc, etc.
When you aim for the stars, you will at least hit the moon. Sadly, most people are not even aiming for the ceiling, no wonder why they are not producing remarkable results in life.
If you are serious about living a successful life, the first step you need to do is to get yourself out of ordinary and get into the extraordinary. And the only way to do this is to start by thinking big.
You have to start from your thought. Your thinking will shape your life. If you think about success all the time, you will achieve it. However, if you think about failure and defeat all the time, you will live in mediocrity. You will live your thoughts.
2. Successful People Are Always On The Move
Do know that besides thinking big, successful people are also always on the move? They are proactive people who go and make things happen rather than waiting for things to happen.
You have to be the same. Take action and make your dreams a reality. A lot of people want to be successful but they are not willing to take the action to make their dreams come true.
They will tell you that they want to be rich, they want to build a successful business, they want to own the big house and drive the luxury car, but they are not willing to work hard on their goals.
Never let that happen to you. We all know that it is not easy to live an extraordinary life, but that is what separates the successful from the normal.
So commit to taking at least 5 small actions that will move you toward your goals each day. If you can take only 5 small actions a day, within a year, you will be achieving 1825 small victories.
And this will definitely bring you result you want. Success requires consistency. So be consistent and take action every day.
3. Successful People Will Never Give Up
When you study successful people who have created amazing result in life, people such as Walt Disney, Colonel Sanders, Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, Jack Ma, etc, you will see that they simply refuse to quit.
The journey to success is tough and you will go through a lot of failures and setbacks. However, never let them get you down.
You need to have the confidence to move on and to turn failures into learning lessons.
Walt Disney has been fired by a newspaper editor saying that he has no creative imagination, but Disney never gave up and continued on to pursue his dreams. This is how we have Disneyland today.
When Jack Ma started Alibaba, nobody believed that he can succeed and everyone said that he was crazy and refuse to venture along with him. And because he never gave up, he went to build one of the biggest e-commerce websites in the world.
The same goes for Michael Jordan and the rest. Michael Jordan was not born with outstanding basketball skill; he trained himself to be talented with it!
Great people will never quit and they will never give up on their dreams. They will hold on and continue to work hard even when every other people tell them it is impossible.
4. Successful People Always Expect Positive Things
After reading success stories from great people around the world, I found that successful people are always positive and they expect positive things to happen in the future.
Think about it, do you think Steve Jobs will go on and launched iPhone or iPad if he did not have any confidence that his products can sell?
Do you think Richard Branson will start an airline if he is always negative and thinks that the market and the economy are bad?
Of course not, they expect that their business and their services can sell and they have high confident with what they do. This is what makes them go on and put in extraordinary effort into their business.
You have to be the same. Always think positive and always expect the best. It does not matter even if you are not successful right now, what matters most is where you would want to go and are you willing to work for it.
5. Successful People Believe In Their Dreams
Do you believe in yourself and your dreams? If you don’t believe in your dreams, who else would?
It is your dream and you have to protect it. Never let anyone says that it is impossible or it cannot be done. The Wright Brothers invented the airplanes when people told them that it was impossible.
Arnold Schwarzenegger works hard and ended up being a movie star when people told him that it was not possible for him to act because his body was too big and his name was difficult to pronounce. Can you imagine that?
You have to believe in your dreams and yourself. You have to trust that somehow things will work out for you. And you must always prepare yourself and work on your dreams.
Always dream big, take consistent action, never give up, think positively and most importantly, believe in yourself and your dreams.
If you are serious about achieving outstanding success in life, read, study and learn from successful people. Learn from both their failures and their successes.
Do what they do that make them successful and avoid making the same mistakes they have made. Take massive action and never quit until you reached your goals.
So do you know what you need to do to be successful right now?
Do you promise yourself to make changes in your day-to-day life but do nothing about it, and don’t even try?
Do you try to make changes, but fail?
Do you quit, the moment you confront obstacles?
These experiences are quite common, and they often create feelings of frustration, and sometimes, even anger. Why does this happen, and what you can you do about it?
We are all busy all the time with work, studies, children, family matters, and various tasks and obligations. These activities take a lot of our time and energy, and often, because we are so busy, we forget our promises and plans. We promise ourselves to make changes in our lives, but our obligations and daily activities do not leave time for them.
You need to ask yourself, whether all your daily tasks and obligations are important. You need to ask yourself, which obligations and activities you can dispense with, which ones you can do differently, so that can save time and energy for other matters.
Do you, sometimes, feel as if you are on a merry-go-around, and cannot get down? Do you do everything the same way every day, going through the same daily routine from the moment you wake up to the moment you fall asleep?
You need to get off this merry-go-around, and starting living your life. This might seem impossible, but you can do so by taking small steps.
Start doing one small thing differently, for example:
- Get up ten minutes earlier in the morning.
- If you usually skip breakfast, find the time to eat in the morning.
- Show more interest in the people who work with you.
- If you want to read a certain book, and never have the time, start by reading just 3-4 pages a day.
- Do you often promise yourself to clean and rearrange your drawers but never have the time for this? Now is the right time. Clean and rearrange the contents of just one drawer.
- Do you often think of talking on the phone with a friend, with whom you have not spoken for a long time? Just pick the phone now, and call him or her, before you start looking for excuses why not to do so right now.
To make changes, you have to take action. Otherwise, you will never make the changes you want. As you see from the examples, you do not need to take big steps. Small steps are enough, because they are easier, and hardly evoke any inner resistance. When you succeed with small matters, you gain the confidence and motivation to do bigger things.
There is something important that you should know. Often when we start something new, or when we want to make some changes in our life, we often encounter various obstacles. These obstacles are not necessarily new. They have been there all the time, There is something important that you should know.. Now, that we want to make changes in our life, we are more than ever aware of them, and we might believe that are there just to annoy us and stand in our way, which is not true.
Another obstacle we might encounter is other people’s opposition and disapproval. People do not like changes, and they therefore, instinctively oppose and disapprove change. For this reason, it is advisable not to talk about the changes we are making in our life. This can save us a lot of confrontations and opposition.
What can you do to follow through with your decision to make changes in your life?
As I said earlier, start with just one simple, small project. This will pose less inner and outer resistance, and would be easier to follow through. Then, proceed to another one that requires more effort or change. Gradually, you will have more inner strength, confidence and motivation, and experience less inner and resistance from other people.
To make it easier, a little stronger willpower and self-discipline would be most helpful. You can find information and a few simple exercises to develop these skills in my article, Willpower and Self-Discipline Guidance and Exercises.