Success today #370

PRIDE

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Pride is the life cancer. It eats up every possibility of love, contentment or common sense. It eventually leads to hate, envy and war. It is the ultimate emotional parasite that drives peace, joy and satisfaction.

But who do we say is prideful?

A prideful person is one who is competitive in nature, constantly seeking to elevate himself or herself above seeking.. Like Satan did. Prideful people get no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more than the next man…

Beware! Pride is insidious because it pollutes meaning and purpose. It fills, ignores and destroys conscience. It is interesting that poor people have more pride which is always depicted in fault-finding, gossiping, backbiting, murmuring, envying, covering, withholding gratitude and praise that might lift another and being unforgiving and jealous.

Humility is the antidote of pride. Study the humble.

Cheers

Success today #368

Beautiful truths.

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Sometimes it’s just Interesting learning some great truths,  they wow your mind and make you feel different once you learn and apply them.  Here is a list of some beautiful truths .

1. We are beings of power, intelligence and love.  We are the lords of our thoughts.  We hold the key to every situation.  I repeat,  every situation.  With this key,  we can make and do what we will.
2. Every act is a blossom of thought. Joy and suffering are the fruits.  Man has the choice to choose.  All forms of positive thoughts which includes all the virtues bring joy while all forms of negative thoughts and vibration including all vices lead to suffering.

” Thought in the mind hath made us,
What we are by thought was wrought and build,
If man’s mind hath evil thoughts,
Pain comes on him as wheel the ox behind…
If one endure in purity of thought,
Joy follow him as shadow ”

3. Character is the complete sum of all thoughts. By abuse and wrong application of thought,  man descends below the beast.  But by right choice,  man ascends to Godliness and develops Godlike character.

4. Good thoughts are not a result of chance or favor. They are a result of continued effort in the right thinking,  the effect of long cherished association with Godlike thoughts.  Ignoble character,  that’s below the beast is a result of harbouring grovelling thoughts…
4. Man is the master of thought,  the moulder of character and the maker and shaper of condition,  environment and destiny.
5. One becomes the master of himself only when he learns he is a creature of inside condition and not outside.  That he is a creative power and he can command the hidden thoughts of which circumstances grow.  Practice of self control leads to a controlled life.  Change in circumstances is always in exact ratio to change in mental condition.
7. We all attract what we secretly harbour,  what we love and what we fear.

Finally,  I love the law of the farm and would love to remind you this morning.  The law of the farm states,  “You reap exactly what you sow ” Good thoughts bear good fruits and bad thoughts bear bad fruits. A little effort bears little results.  Extraordinary effort bears extraordinary results. Nature will never allow every effort go without an equivalent reward.

Good day.  Cheers 😊

success today #254

Self-esteem.

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In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. There are people who have some parts like me but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it. I own everything about me—my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all my thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they might be—anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement;my mouth and all the words that come out of it—polite, sweet and rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud and soft; all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.

I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts. I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is me. This is authentic and
represents where I am at that moment in time.
When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me and therefore I can engineer me. I am me and I am okay. “

success today #252

love.jpgKnocked, the story goes, has a terminal crash on a gorgeous girl, filled with heavenly beauty. The only problem is that she is the girlfriend of a famous jock. Knocked is infatuated with this lovely creature down to a cellular level but he lacks the confidence to approach her. Then he remembers ” seize the day” advice. He realizes he cannot just go on dreaming – if he wants her, he is going to have to do something about it. And so he does. Boldly and poetically, he declares to her his sensitive feelings. In the process, he gets turned away by her, punched in the face by her boyfriend and gets embarrassed.

To cut the story short, ultimately, she feels the genuineness of his caring and opens her heart to him. The girl was won by the power of his sincere intention. I wonder if you know and understand the power of sincere intentions. The two now live an extra ordinary life, filled with success.

Many people have a full heart filled with emotional nakedness. Many can’t open their heart and give love without requiring anything in return. It is true, getting no response for a good thing done to show love seems even worse than a direct brush-off . However, its much better to feel exhilarated knowing you did it. Knowing you opened up your heart and stretched beyond fear.

Learn to open your heart and give love without requiring anything in return. Just keep putting your love out there. We believe that we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We are born to love. Its not about what comes back, its about what goes out!

Success today #251

brooklyn.jpgThe Brooklyn suspension Bridge that connects New York and Long Island is a spectacular structure. Along with the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge has proven itself as one of New York’s most recognizable and photogenic landmarks. we could regularly see this beautiful hanging structure across the water body in many famous Hollywood movies such as Spiderman, Godzilla, Fantastic four, The seige etc.
Not only it is famous for its proven strength and scenic beauty, the True Life Story behind Brooklyn is really inspirational.
Year 1869, was a vital year in the life of Engineer John Roebling, it was in this year he came out with his idea to build a spectacular bridge to connect Long Island with New York. Since there was no other bridge of its magnitude at that point of time the experts rejected his idea saying that it was an impossible feat. The whole world was against his idea and told him to drop his plan.
Roebling’s Intuition kept telling him that his vision was right about the bridge. The only support he had for his idea was his son Washington, who at that time was an upcoming engineer. They together prepared a detailed plan and recruited the necessary team. Though they were well prepared for bottle necks, a tragic accident occurred at the site killing Roebling. This incident happened few months after the bridge building work had started. Normally anyone would have given up. But Washington wanted his father’s vision come true.
Fate was so cruel that Washington suffered brain damage and was injured to an extent where he became immobile. He could neither walk nor talk or even move. As usual the experts who claimed the bridge cannot be built started raising questions about the continuation of the project. There was an uproar about scrapping the construction project terming that Washington was not in a position to extend his services. But these did not deter Washington. He was clear about his objective.
He depended entirely on his wife to communicate. He used his only moving finger to communicate to her. He developed a code to make her understand his communication. Initially everyone thought he was foolish. His instructions were interpreted by his wife and passed on to the engineers. She spent the next 11 years assisting Washington Roebling for bridge’s construction. Finally, the bridge was completed and inaugurated on 24th May 1883, the day on which Washington Roebling was on his death-bed. On the same day 150,000 people crossed the bridge.
Roebling had not just made a bridge that looked incredibly strong, it also turned out to be just as strong in reality. But even after the inauguration, many New Yorkers were not convinced the bridge was safe. So as to prove the doubters wrong, a caravan of circus animals – including a herd of 21 elephants – across the bridge in 1884.
Brooklyn Bridge stands as a spectacular land mark and is standing tall with an Inspirational True Life Story behind it for people who face obstacles in their life. Even as you reflect on this story, think of what you too wish to leave behind and what impossible dream you have.

Success today #240

SEVEN LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
WE CAN LEARN FROM THE EAGLE:

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1. Eagles fl y alone and at high altitudes. They don’t fly with sparrows, ravens and other small birds.

MEANING;
Stay away from narrow minded people, those that bring you down. Eagles fly with eagles. Keep good company.

2. Eagles have an accurate vision.
They have the ability to focus on something as far as 5km away. No matter the obstacles, the eagle will not move his focus from the prey
until he grabs it.

MEANING;
Have a vision and remain focused no matter what the obstacles and you will succeed.

3. Eagles do not eat dead things.
They feed only on fresh preys.

MEANING;
Do not rely on your past success, keep looking for new frontiers to conquer. Leave your past where it belongs; in the past.

4. Eagles love the storm.
When clouds gather, the eagle gets excited, the eagle uses the storm’s wind to lift itself higher. Once it finds the wind of the storm, the eagle uses the raging storm to lift itself above the clouds. This gives the eagle an opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime, all the other birds hide in the branches and leaves of nearby trees.

MEANING;
Face your challenges head on knowing that these will make you emerge stronger and better than you were. We can use
the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid to rise to greater heights. Achievers are not afraid of challenges, rather they relish them and use them profitably.

5. When a female eagle meets a male eagle and they want to mate, she flies down to earth, picks a twig and flies back into the air with the male eagle in hot pursuit.

Once she has reached a height high enough
for her, she drops the twig and lets it fall to the ground while she watches. The male eagle chases after the twig and catches it before
it reaches the ground, then brings it back to the female eagle.

The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a much higher altitude and drops the twig again for the male eagle to chase. This goes on for hours with the height increasing each time until the female eagle is assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of picking the twig,
which shows commitment. Then and only then will she allow him to mate with her.

MEANING;
Whether in private life or business, one should test commitment of the people
intended for partnership.

6. Eagles prepare for training;
They remove the feathers and soft grass in the nest so that the young ones get uncomfortable in preparation for flying and eventually fly away when it becomes unbearable to stay in the nest.

MEANING;
Leave your Comfort Zone, there is no growth there.

7. When the eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast and as high as needed. This makes him weak and could make him die. So he retires to a place far away in the mountains. While there, he plucks out the weak feathers on his body and breaks its beaks and claws against the rocks until he is
completely bare; a very bloody and painful process. Then he stays in this hiding place until he has grown new feathers, new beak and claws and then he comes out flying higher than before.

MEANING;
We occasionally need to shed off old habits no matter how difficult, things that burden us or add no value to our lives should be gotten rid of.

YES, NEVER GIVE UP;
BE AN EAGLE.
NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

SUCCESS TODAY #238

WHEN FAILURE BECOMES A NECESSITY SERIES. #5

 

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It is not easy to succeed or enjoy success without a good health. Success demands hard work, but, how can you work hard with a weak languishing body? Sometimes people seem to forget to take care of their heath especially health of the mind.

Many cause of I’ll heath are often subject to control. The main are:
1. Overeating food not conducive to health.
2. Wrong habits of thought I.e negative thinking.
3. Wrong use of sex drive and over indulgence in sex.
4. Avoidance of water, rest, sunlight, fresh air & exercise.
5. Among others.

Always seek to keep your health at an optimum condition.