I did swim to the heights of the highest peak,
Even upon the deepest see I walked,
And with a keen eagled-eye strength I toil,
Searching every rose upon the field,
Being attentive to her soothing squeak,
With a gloomy face wait I to be called,
-Out even by those who call me beloved,
Yet the future I see, looking so bleak,
But in her presence is that pushy smile,
So known! for she is always loud,
Energetic! how good for the weak,
Determined! Yes: I must go extra miles,
Recognizing her, not hard cos if found…,
Out and wide joyfulness will always speak.
Watching an animated movie yesterday, the thought shone on me after an unexpected discussion spilled off in the movie. Come on, let’s have it here.
Wounds can be physical or emotional, so also can scars.
Wounds are painful so are scars too.
Nobody wants to be wounded and also no one wants to be scard.
The wounded seek deliverance so does the scard.
Although many similarities does occur, I tried to figure out the difference between a scar and a wound and I got these:
Scars are darker than wounds.
It takes the scard to choose whether to cry pains or not but the wounded have no choice to choose.
I also noticed that the scard fly while the wounded cry.
The scard walk in inner peace but the wounded only enjoy the cold peace of pain.
The scard are not afraid of being scard but the wounded float in the fear of being wounded once again cos the scard are as bold enough to retake it just as the wounded are afraid of refacing it.
Scars are real, wounds are not always what they are.
Scars can choose not to change their identity, wounds do not choose, they change over time.
Wounds are deep cuts but scars are deeper cuts.
Scars last forever, wounds only last.
Scars never heal, wounds are always sealed.
Scars are in the past, but wounds abound afresh.
…the list goes on never wanting to end near but back to the question, what makes you you? Fresh hot wounds or past scars?
It is never worth it when people fight to take control of the present and future neglect the realities of the past claiming that we cannot take control of the past. As good as that may sound, listen! your past is already in control of your today. You might object but think of these- your confidence level, know-how, believes, size, emotional strength… what shaped them?
Scars never bleed but they issue from bleeding wounds.
If you neglect your scars today be ready to get wounds that might never become scars.
What makes you who you are is what you have inside of you and not your outward appearance.
Your countenance is trash. It’s your content that catches my fancy.
The you in you today came-by from the scars on you.
It takes a scar to be a star.
Don’t ever blame yourself for what you are today, cos if there is any reason to blame your state on someone or something, then you must have a scar. Take that scar with a right handed grip and tweak yourself into the star you ought to be.
Never get yourself wounded because it might spoil your looks but if you ever get wounded, be ready to bleed enough in order to get a scar that’s capable of transforming you into a star.
Use the scars on you to know who you truly are, what you are and where you are knowing fully well that you can go to wherever you want to get to from anywhere you are but if you do not know where you are, how can you tell whether your destiny is southward, forward or rightward?
Heal your wounds because they can seal your fate, read your stars and they will lead you and show off your scar for they are you.
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Growing up was tough and also sweet cos I never really realise how tough it was. Although, seldomly noticing all the abnormalities but despising all of my every care just like I cared not.
I saw a bold future but I was always afraid of being it. I saw a bright future even as I saw some of my days get brighter out of it’s bleak zone.
I never really knew where I needed to go, hence virtually every one place I got looked like it.
Today, I see I never saw clearly and even for what I see now, I think I can see more.
A big decision I make now to always abide by as I fight to dream right and get enlightened for my dreams to see the light of day. Futures Past
Morino: I think my team have all it takes to win the league.
Arsen Wenga: From the way we played last season I am very much convinced that we can challenge for the league.
Morino: I hate it when people say and think of things they know is not possible. How do you win the league when you don’t buy players?
Arsen Wenga: When most people don’t talk they tend to develop mouth odour. So, I wouldn’t want to blame anybody who says that I don’t sign players. I don’t only sign players but I do sign world class players.
Morino: Oh! Do you mean world class players from world class academies?
Arsen Wenga: Yes of course. Including Peter Cech- a world class player from a world class academy.
All lovely tunes.
with frozen fish.
with a merry mind.
with a smiling face.
with icy juice.
with happy friends.
that won’t grow old.
No more snow
cos it’s summertime.
Nigerian politicians are very inspiring and this makes them good role models but most persons would love to deny this fact and concentrate solely on their bad side which is mainly because all they want is to see them fail. In this post, I’m going to be sharing some of the qualities of a typical Nigerian politician that any wise motivational speaker would urge you to possess in order to achieve success in life. They are:
OPTIMISM: I was taken aback in the previous election held when I noticed that those who contested for the presidency was over thirty in number and most of them could not even poll up to five thousand votes nationwide. Interestingly, before the election one of the candidates that fell into this category was asked- “do you see yourself winning?” His reply was a bold yes and I was force to consider him to be a force to reckon with. Although he never won but the confidence level was something else. Optimism is expecting a bigger miracle in the face of a big obstacle.
SENSITIVITY: Nigeria politicians do not need proofs to believe whatever they think because the just know it but just wait for them to go and get proofs. Sensitivity needs no proofs before believing, it believes before proving.
PERSISTENCE: I love this one so much cos we see so many politicians coming back to re-contest again and again despite all their previous failures. Success will always come to ex-failures who decided not to quit.
IMPORTUNITY: This is very much connected to their persistent nature and it happens to be the main reason why the court of appeals happen to declare the winners of over 99.9% of all the electoral positions. In fact, the opposition on the losing side must go to court. Yes.Quiters don’t win and winners quit only after winning.
STRONG: To be a politician in Nigeria, you must be ready to be criticized, insulted, envied, attacked etc. Only the strong can struggle, the weak get strangled.
REALISTIC: Most persons do not like facing reality when it matters most but Nigerian politicians would always set up a committee to look into the problem at hand before saying, “let’s go back to the drawing board”.With detailed facts, you prevail but without details, you remain detained in your travail.
HOPE RAISERS: The only reason why people commit suicide is hopelessness. With Nigerian politicians, be sure of a reduction in suicidal rate because they can take your hopes over the moon with euphony by promising a future flowing with milk and honey. The gift of hope is the strength to cope.
VOCAL AND LOUD: Argument and war of words forms the order of the day in Nigeria’s polity. Hence black can be yellow at any point. Voicelessness is choicelessness. If you can’t talk your way out, you will be worked out.
EVERYTHING COUNTS ATTITUDE: This is bad but good too. No matter how small a contract or an opportunity might be a Nigerian politician won’t let go. Every small addition is more.
HUMBLE: Those guys are extremely humble no wonder they can run, re-run, return, run again and re-run again for a particular position without saying, “Hey, I’m bigger than that position, I’ve been there twice”. At times, they go as far as contesting for less prestigious positions.The lowly can never be lowered, they can only be hired.
I just have to end here, but believe me, there are more qualities you can be copied [positively] from Nigerian politicians for your own good.
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Do you admire those ahead of you? Do you want to be like them or would you like to become better than they are? To be the best, you’ve got to be better than the best. You can’t just get there overnight. If it were so easy, we would’ve all been there. Becoming the best is a step by step process which I’m going to show you here. So what are the processes?
FACE REALITY: Most people are not really honest with themselves and that’s why they can never be honest with others. In whatever situation you find yourself. face the reality of it as the reality remains the beginning of your success but success is never achieved at the beginning. Facing reality is not self condemnation neither is it dreaming with limitations, it entails you knowing your current status, weaknesses, strengths, those ahead of you, your haves and have nots etc. The findings you make shouldn’t hurt you because they are not your end, they are mere bends.
DISCOVER YOUR SPIRITUALITY: You just finished facing reality now it’s time for spirituality.Bishop David Abioye said self discovery is the most important discovery because our discovery determines our display. He also said, If you do not have a backing, they will break your backbone. Facing reality is the humility which that gives you access to your real identity. Andy Stanley said something which sounded like this(paraphrase)- it’s dangerous to think of yourself more highly than you are but it’s more dangerous to think less of yourself than God does. Another wise man also said, the most dangerous man in the world is a mountain man with a valley mentality. All I’m saying, is believe that with God, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
KNOW MORE: This is where the actual journey begins. It’s a journey into a whole new world that’s why you had to process your identity card earlier. They say knowledge is power which is to say your placement and status today is a function of what you know. The only way to be better than the best is to know more than he knows so go for know because it is what you know that makes you a show.
DO MORE/TALK LESS: A boaster will always amount to nothing. Do not speak about your abilities but let your abilities speak about you. Those who talk too much hardly succeed because they always leak out the little they know hence it’s been said, empty vessels make the loudest noise.
FACE CHALLENGES: All tests are stepping stones and without tests, there can never be a testimony. To be the best, you have to beat the best but you can never achieve conquest until you come out of your nest to test yourself against the best.
In conclusion, we all came into the world with equal capacities and resources but your present state is as a result of what you did with your yesterday and your tomorrow will result out of what you do today. You can be No. 1 tomorrow and You will be No. 1 tomorrow is you make the right moves today.
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Your position at the end of a race or a journey is what determines whether it was a success or not. Starting the year on a low ebb is permitted but in finishing, you ought to finish strong. You don’t wanna look back and say- “had I known”.
The end of the year is normally associated with lots of financial favours, bonuses and the likes and I want to use this post to suggest how you can make the most of all your income this season and make the year a memorable one. So what are those things?
CLEAR ALL DEBTS: A life without debts is a life without fear or hypertension. Whenever you’re indebted, you lose you peace, freedom and dignity. I believe nothing will make you happier this season than clearing all your debt load. Even if you can’t clear it up, try to slash the magnitude.
EMBARK ON A TRIP: Not just any trip but a special one where you can make new friends, take photos, learn something new… preferably in an exotic location.
CREATE A SPECIAL EVENT: Have you ever thought of creating a special event that you would live to remember? Okay let me give you ideas- your first date, your first flight, your first cruise…
SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY: The happiest days of my life or should I say the happy days of my life are those spent with my immediate family. No matter how difficult your family might be, they can never be more difficult than anywhere else. Spending quality time with YOUR FAMILY at the end of the year is something to look forward to and it will be more fun if you can bring back the memories of the good times you had with them at your prime. MAKE OTHERS HAPPY: Whatever you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others lives on after you. In the midst of the fun that the season offers, always remember that there is some hearts out there that need to be touched, some bodies that need clothing, some stomachs also needs to be fed. You can always be useful to others and also note that there is joy in creating joy. If you still think making other people can’t add anything to you, it’s because you’ve never put a smile on someone’s face.
A SPECIAL BUY: I don’t really buy the idea of buying here and there. It’s so childish! What’s that thing you’ve always wanted, hoped, prayed or begged for? Something that will shapen your life, ease all your struggles, last a lifetime with your heart… Go get it now.
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Everywhere, everybody, and every scent just got smelling like christmas and I know you’re really enjoying the entire fun and excitement. Merry Christmas!
I just wonder if you have ever looked back and remembered any little mistake you’ve done in past that turned your christmas celebration into nightmares? Learning through experience remains the most expensive way of learning and that’s why I’ve come up with this post to expose to you some nasty stuff that could spoil the memory of the whole season for you. Here are they:
BAD COOKING: Being fearless when it comes to cooking is not a bad idea but I don’t think it’s safe for your bravery to show up during season because when it happens there might be little or nothing you can do about it. I don’t know what to call a christmas without good food. Christmas shouldn’t be the time for try out new recipes. Please do everything the way you know to do it and after the season, you can be the brave cook you’ve always dreamed to be.
EXCESSIVE DRINKING: If there is anyday everybody wants to make longer, it has to be christmas but getting yourself drunk is the easiest way of shortening it. You might just wake up a day after christmas or new year day to find out that your celebration lasted for just two hours. And what about the things you did and the ones you said in your drunk state? How shameful!
FIREWORK FEVER: Even a mad man knows what fire is hence he doesn’t go close to it. Fireworks can kill, destroy and burn up your properties so handle with care. Once upon a time at xmas, a guy lit a banger in his mouth in the mode of a cigarette. Everyone watched him nervously as he allowed the whole thing blow off and he had a lot of thumbs up for it. Okay. A guy nearby tried to do it too but it took only the first bang to destroy all his…
WRONG SHOPPING: The spirit of christmas makes everything beautiful but that doesn’t mean you should buy everything you see. While shopping this season, please think beyond it- all the lights, flowers, trees, do you really need them? You don’t want to finish shopping and become broke during the celebration or in the new year ahead. I personally rate my christmas success level based on the amount I am able to save.
For your clothing, buy quality instead of quantity. Be uniquely different. Don’t buy clothes en vogue before you find yourself wearing what every other person is wearing. Just try to imagine a situation where you with all your swag and seething, walk into a five year old putting on the clothes as you’re while running and jumping after santa or a very big masquerade along the streets of Nigeria. #goBackHomeAndChange
DRESSING: We all know christmas is a day everyone is expected to look good, beautiful, well dressed and watched up at limehouse reach so I’m not going to be dwelling on that but I want to share with you a dumb mistake my sister made some years ago. She just returned from her christmas outing that evening supposedly her best ever and she shared her experiences with us happily with so great enthusiasm but it all died down the next morning after making a shocking discovery. Could you believe this girl wore her new dress out without detaching the label?
Have you ever made a mistake that took the light of your celebration? Please do well to share them via the comment box. Your contributions, views and comments are welcome. Please share and help someone avoid making a disastrous mistake.THANKS
Your character is being determined by a combination of all your deeds, habits and attitude while your reputation is what everyone say and think of you based on how you behave or your character. I’ve heard people say that people shouldn’t worry about what other people say about them and that all they need to care about is their character. This leaves me confused at times. The question I want to ask here is, if your reputation is what others say and think of you based on your character, why should people say you shouldn’t worry about it? Is it that those saying this are not clarifying their point or are they confused?On my own opinion, you should always care about what others say about you. Please don’t get me wrong here as I don’t mean you should be affected negatively by what others say about you. Your reputation can never be affected by bias judgements. You can always get to know if the people talking about you are being honest or bias. If 100 persons were to comment on your character, no less than 90 of them would say it as it is.So, if your reputation, is what everyone say and think of you, what then brings about the difference in what these ‘100 persons’ are saying? There can only be two reasons for this. They are jealousy and wickedness. When you have a good character, your enemies wouldn’t want to accept it due to jealousy while on the other hand, when your character is bad, your unfriendly friends will not tell you the truth because they want you destroyed.Talking about reputation, it’s a thing of the majority.In conclusion, if you have a good character, it is good but it’s always better to have a better character. The only way to have a better character is to compare your good character with your reputation and see how you can improve upon it.Please add your own opinions in the comment box and also share this with your friends.