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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
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 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.
In recent times, we’ve seen lots of efforts being made by the society towards abolishing gender inequality and they have all yielded good returns as we’ve seen more women become presidents, senators, ministers, governors and other honourable positions in the society.As we all know, everything which has an advantage must have at least one disadvantage- whether justifiable or not. Sometime last year, a huge step was taken towards abolishing gender inequality in the US when they passed a law which allows women to go topless on the street. In case you didn’t know, going topless on the street[without your breast covered] was a criminal offence before the law was passed. Is that why we are here? Not at all. To the business now!The society at large do not accept the idea of a man crying but I don’t think I’m in support of that theory, neither am I against it. At times I feel that the gender inequality stuff is at play here. Whenever a woman crys, nobody says anything because they feel it’s normal for them to do so even when they know that most of them do cry out of nothing and it’s even more annoying when they do it in pretence in order to portray themselves as being innocent or to get whatever they want.On the other hand, how would you feel when you see a man cry? I know most of you would call that man names like shameless, lazy, insane etc. Some might even go further to call that man a woman.#genderInequalityJesus Wept!!!Wow! Even this great man cried in public. So why did He cry? He cried because He lost someone dear to Him. This reminds me of how I cried when I lost my mom. I just couldn’t stop the tears from dropping. They just kept on dropping like raindrops falling from the skies with acceleration.Personally, I don’t really like seeing anyone cry- whether a man or a womans. If a woman’s tears are seen as being normal, then a man’s shouldn’t be an abomination for we are all humans and as humans, we all have emotions and feelings. So as a man, if you are facing any form of emotional pains, cry if you’re in the mood