Monday, August 17, 2009

Let there be light

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning"

In the morning, we are presented with a blank cheque and fresh opportunity to follow a new path. Wake up! Even though morning starts when darkness fades away according to geography, i personally believe that morning starts when you wake up. "Arise and Shine for thy light as come and the Glory of lord as risen upon you ". Wake up and then stand up. Take action in pursuit of your God given dreams. Shake off the disappointment of yesterday.

What is so special about the morning? Light......Yes Light comes and turns night into day. Let there be light! That is the evidence of a new beginning. Light brings things into full view. It provides insight, understanding. Light could mean new information, fresh knowledge, unique insight, revelation, new method etc. Any of this can signal the end of an era. It can herald the dawning of a new disposition.

"While men slept, the enemy came and sowed bad seeds". The night is a time men usually sleep. It’s a period of low or non activity. It’s a period of helplessness and ignorance. Scripture says my people perish for lack of knowledge. Don’t stay in the dark. Shed light into those dark regions of your life. Get informed. Are you poor? Then read diverse books and magazines on wealth creation. Attend seminars. Talk with people who are on the path of financial freedom.

Anytime you want to move to the next level, you must do the needful. Get information and take appropriate steps. “A little sleep and a little folding of the arms shall poverty come to you”. Stay alert and workout your salvation with fear and trembling. Conduct due diligence on any and every opportunity you want to embrace. Avoid the temptation to get rich quick. If it is too good to be true then it is. Verify, talk to other professionals about it. Things done in secret have a tendency to be fraudulent or wrong. Be transparent and engage in transparent business and transactions. Avoid any form of shady dealing.

I see light at the end of the tunnel.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Greener Pastures

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be so wonderful if there were not dark valleys to traverse” Hellen Keller

Sometimes as humans we are tempted to envy people around us who appear to be succeeding. Our times and seasons are different. Scripture says we should not be like fools who compare themselves with themselves. Rejoice with people making progress around you. If the grass appears to be greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher too.

Don’t let what you lack put a lid to your progress. Look at what you have and make use of it. The greatest capital is the willingness to start with what you have and where you are. All you need is to think creatively, look afresh at what you normally take for granted.

You don’t need any special talent. Just be passionate about what you do or look for something you are passionate about and do it excellently. Put your mind to it and in a short while you will blow peoples mind with your performance.

It is important you are productive. You can’t afford to be in the market place and be idle. An English adage says idleness is the beginning of all vices. Do not bite at the bait of idleness beneath it is a hook. Keep on walking. Don’t spend all the time thinking or talking about the dream or vision. Take steps. A Chinese proverb says “he who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg”.

Yes there will be limitations to overcome. Don’t let that scare you. Success is like wrestling a gorilla, you don’t quit when you are tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired says Robert Strauss. There will be temptations to quit. Please don’t yield. Dr Maxwell said “quitting is not running from our problems, it is running from the opportunity to solve our problems”.

As I close, I will like to remind you that though we aren’t what we ought to be and we aren’t where we ought to be but thank God, we aren’t what we used to be.

Monday, August 03, 2009

A Call to Success

"Success is a little like wrestling a gorrila. You dont quit when you are tired-You quit when the gorrila is tired" Robert Strauss.
I cant stress this not quit or give in. Their is profit in all labour if you sustain your efforts. dont backout just now. This is the eve of your coronation. It is usually darkest just before dawn.
To succeed in life, you need to continuously learn from nature, organisations, and individuals. Emerson said "every man i meet is my superior in some way, in that, i learn from him". The wise teach us on what we should do to attain prominence. The foolish teaches us what we should avoid in order not to end up like them.
You cannot afford to be indifferent. Show interest, participate....Seek ways to improve yourself and the society. Showing up is part reason why some people have succeeded. Love people, Love your Community. By so doing, you will be inspired to help and make life better for them. You will identify needs you can meet and also be rewarded for it.
To succeed in this season, you need to leverage on other peoples resources. Woodrow Wilson said "we should not only use the brains we have, but also all that we can borrow". Filter the gist you hear in public places and you will be left with golden ideas that will impact positively on your financial fortunes. Every time someone complains about something, that is an opportunity announcing it self.
I have gotten to a level in my life that all i see is opportunities. Even when i watch a movie i see business ideas. Do something with the ideas. Break it down into stages and activities and then implement it. The greatest Capital is the willingness to start small and where you are.
Success is also a function of making mistakes. Mistakes helps us to improve and become better. it also ensure we remain humble and makes us conscious that we dont know it all. Tallulah Bankhead said "if i had my life to live over again, I 'd make the same mistakes only sooner". Are you cut out for business? Please dont wait till you are retired....start it alongside your present employement. Start to make your own mistakes early.
I see you redefining succeess in your generation.
@ Oluyemi Adeosun