Monday, July 27, 2009


You need to learn to be happy by nature, because you will seldom have the chance to be happy by circumstance. Great and fulfilled people draw their strength from God. Greatness is not where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but sail we must and not drift nor lie at anchor.

You may never know how big of an impact you are on the world. On behalf of the rest of us, I appreciate your person and personality. Thank you for your contributions so far. However, I still know that this is not your best so far. However, I still know that this is not your best. The best is yet but sure to come. T.S Eliot said “Only those who risk going so far can possibly find out how one can go.

What do you want to achieve? Which legacy do you want to leave behind? I have good news for you God said “take what you want, then pay for it”. Jane Wagner also adds “I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. Don’t let a lack of focus or direction limit your potential.

Reach out to your dreams. Try again…don’t allow the failure of others or your past prevent you from trying. Launch out to the deep. Don’t just say the race is not to the swift because the race is to those who keep on running. A great man was asked to prescribe the secret to success he said “Keep at it”.

Don’t be like a coward who thinks with his legs in times of trouble. Use your brain….exert your mind. If you can think through, there is a way through. Don’t just satisfy the stake holders; astonish them with your performance.

Fight for your dreams. Once you stop fighting for what you want, what you don’t want will automatically show up. Don’t be indifferent. Do something with your life. Greatness is a choice you must embrace. Upgrade your skill sets and mindsets. Add value to every hour and day.

@ Oluyemi Adeosun

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Excellence a Way of Life

I will like to encourage you to be thorough in your job, assignment or whatever endeavor you lay your hands on. Someone is watching you right now who is capable of rewarding you tomorrow. Quality is always remembered even long after price has been forgotten. Your quality has a person must not be in doubt.

Make up your mind to put in quality efforts into your project. Life is largely an input-output thing. You get what you invest back in multifold. Somebody said there are no third world countries only third world minds. Excellence and quality is a direction in which we are heading.

Oliver Holmes said “the greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving. You should not start to manage well when the organization or project grows big. You need to start to manage well from now. The greatest capital is the willingness to start small. When you excel on a small scale, you will ultimately excel at a bigger capacity.

A key factor in excellence is doing what we know or believe in. we need to move into the season of massive implementation. Peter Drucker said “the problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it”.

Life is a sum of so many things. Adversity is part of it. Without adversity, life will just be one smooth and boring road. With adversity, one appreciates victory, realizes ones true friends and foes, and ones strength and weaknesses.

Never allow the weight of your challenges or situation make you compromise on quality. I close with the words of Andrew Jackson “You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing”.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Making Room for Yourself

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late” Ralph Emerson. Do not hesitate to assist other people. If it crosses your heart to be a blessing, just do it. Your words of encouragement can prevent someone from committing suicide. Gratitude is an essential attitude of great people. Be appreciative of peoples input into your life.

Don’t take people or opportunities for granted. A Yoruba proverb says “If you say thank you for the gift of yesterday you will be positioned to receive another one”. I have also come to realize that people who are grateful soon start giving gifts to other people. Do you remember the person God used to give you a career, business, or educational breakthrough? If they are still alive, create time to visit them. Send them a token of appreciation.

It will not only gladden the recipient’s heart but also open greater windows of opportunities to you. Gifts need not cost a fortune. Go to a departmental store and you will get items at bargain prices. I encourage you today; make a list of those who you are going to give gifts too. Start appreciating the people who feature on the list as resources permit.
It might also interest you to note that some people will appreciate you visiting them and they will receive you like a gift. Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” Sally Kock. The truth is “it is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you” Cort Flint.

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become” Charles Dubois. Giving is first an attitude before it is a function of the resources at your disposal. Seneca Said “After a bad harvest, there must be sowing” Strive to be the first: first to nod, first to compliment, and first to forgive”

The hand of the giver is always on top. Gift open doors. Scripture says the gift of a man will make room for him. Do you desire an expansion? Then start sowing the right seeds. Give time, affection, attention, information, money etc. You are going to feel the peace of God permeate your heart.

Do you have stuff that you no longer use and is in good condition? Go ahead and donate it to people who are in need. God bless you.
Oluyemi Adeosun