- SEE THINGS OTHERS DO NOT SEE
“Every great achievement began with vision in someone’s heart. To succeed in life you must have a clear vision of what you intend to accomplish. Nothing significant ever happens without vision.”
"The journey to no where is a picture of a football match without a goal post.”
Open your mind. Free yourself from thoughts that limit you to your world. The world is no limit to your potential. In fact, man has got no limit. I could imagine how people laughed at Wright brothers when they came up with the idea of inventing an airplane. They obviously laughed at them because they were ignorant of what Wright brother sees. But that never bothered them (Wright brothers) because they opened their mind and freed themselves of doubts. Eventually they invented the first airplane.
- KNOW YOUR PURPOSE OF BEING
“The world makes way for a man that knows where he is going.”
Think of it this way: Let’s say you got stuck in the traffic, in this new strange town you just moved to and nature calls. You need to get to the toilet real fast but hey, you are the new guy and you definitely have no idea where the toilet is located. I tell you, if someone doesn’t help you find it, I bet you going to feel hot all of sudden; sweat will begin to appear on your skin, and that won’t help at all. Eventually, pee is going run, nice and slow, down your pant and that’s discourtesy :)
Alright, let’s turn it the other way round: Let’s say you stuck in the traffic in the town you’re familiar with. What happens? No sweat and definitely there will be no “peeing in the pant.” Do you get the picture?
- DARE TO GO ON NO MATTER WHAT
"The tragedy of life is not that we die, but what dies inside of us while we are alive."
“If you are not yourself, if you surrender your personality, you have nothing left to give the world. You have no pleasure, no use, nothing which will attract and charm me, for by the suppression of your individuality, you lose your distinctive character.”
Edward Wilmot Blyden
No matter what, you will get criticized, that’s in human nature. No matter what, you will be hurt – that is in human nature. No matter what, you will get discouraged – that is in human nature. But what counts is your ability to learn from life and move on. What counts is your hunger for success. You can do yourself a favor and ask yourself this question when you get weighed down by negative comments – WHOSE LIFE IS IT? The answer to that question won’t only tell you for whom you are fighting but for what you are fighting. You need to be reminded about your destination and that question can do that magic.
- STAND FOR YOUR LOVED ONES
Family loves. True friends care. You scratch. Mummy cries. You itch. Daddy worries. You feel down. True friends show up – and that’s paradise for you on earth. True friends stay strong for you when you are weak. They want to be a shoulder to lean on.
Mummy tries so hard to be the best mum. She tries so hard to be there when you need her. She holds your hands like everyday for you not to lack the sense of motherly touch. When she stirs at your eyes, she looks at them like no tomorrow.
Although dad seems to be pretty hard on you but honestly, he meant good. He stays tough so that you can succeed. He believes in you alone. He lives to see you happy. He lives to see you achieve your dreams. Now, would you want to let daddy down? Would you love to see mummy cry? Would be happy if your friends are shattered? – So go get your dreams
- NEVER QUIT EVEN WHEN QUITTING SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY OPTION
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
- B. Olatunji
There will be time when your mind will get weighed with fear - there will be time when “environment talks” will seem to rule the mind - such times quitting will seem to be the best option. I understand you’ve been through a lot. And I also understand that you’ve tried so hard … and heaven can witness to that; so I wont try to judge you neither will tell you if quitting is the right choice to make or not but I will ask you one question - WILL QUITTING MAKE THEM STOP THEIR MOCKERIES?