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FAILING IS A GOOD THING

"Your failures is an intellectual property."

I remember speaking to some student last year in their school, and one of the points in my speech was “Failing is a good thing.” When I mentioned that point they looked surprised, and paid more keen attention to what I wanted to say next. Some of their teachers in our midst were not left out; I could sense the astonishment on their faces. Their reactions didn’t come to me as a surprise because I could remember how they instilled that “Fear of failing” in us back then in school. They made so much emphasis on it that many students live throughout school with that constant fear. Many individuals today are still within that bondage unconsciously. Our parents also added to it with how they beat us or scolded us terribly for any slight mistakes when we were young. This particular fear has become so etched into so many lives that they hardly make any attempt to try anything new. It has killed novel ideas, paralyzed dreams and thwarted ma…
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FOUNDATION

I onced supervised a house project in the village and I noticed how tedious it was to build the foundation.

In fact it is one of the most painstaking aspect of building a house.

Despite all the effort put in to build it, it's later covered with concrete when done, no one sees it or talk about it.

 The only time you'll hear people talk about it is when the building falls or have cracks. At that time everyone seems to fault the foundation of the building.

Because a foundation has to be built strong enough so it can carry the weight of anything it was designed for.

Maybe you are presently at that stage of building your own life's foundation.

 It will definitely be tough, painstaking, tasking and hard to build, but it is necessary because it will be the very foundation that will hold you up for the rest of your life.

So, I'll urge you to make yours stronger.

 When we marvel at beautiful edifice note that their foundations were even deeper to hold what you and I admire.


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TAKE A STEP

Every expert you know or you've seen or heard of irrespective of his/her field or expertise was once an amateur who barely could find their footing.

That prolific writer that you marveled at each of his work, was once finding it difficult to make out something with words.

That outstanding public speaker, was once so afraid, nervous and shy like a cat.

That amazing artist at one time couldn't make anything appealing on their canvas.

That very successful business wo(man) was once trying just to get by and survive.

Today, their stories has changed.

They never achieved those laudable individual feat in the twinkling of an eye.

It took time, patience, perseverance and persistence, and consistency in whatever endeavor they engaged in until they hit gold mine. Most importantly, they took the first step and they are still improving by the day. 

What am i trying to say is that success in life is in stages.

You'll get there eventually, not all at once, but a step at a time.

So embr…

BREAK FREE

"If you want to kill a dream, vision or an idea tell it to a small minded person." They will shoot it down because they can’t see it as you do.
In fact, sometimes people will tell you what you can’t do or accomplish because they don’t see themselves achieving it. Here is an advice: You need to break free from such people. They are limited in their minds. Note, these set of people can be anyone. It could be a close relative or a friend. You really need to break free from sharing your dreams with such people, especially those one that each time you share an idea, a new way of doing things or a business idea you are willing to explore but they are quick to tell you 5 reasons that your idea won’t work. If Tummy Tummy Noodles were looking were looking at how other Noodles were doing in the market and used that as an excuse for not starting their brand would they be where they are now? NO! It is the same with Fibi sausage roll and many other new brands we see today in the market, …

YOU ARE ENOUGH! (How to stop comparing YOURSELF with anyone on SOCIAL MEDIA)

"Every minute you spend wishing you had  someone else's life is a minute spent wasting yours."
That very moment you left her/his social medal wall did you feel inadequate? Did you feel you deserve that same thing they have? Did you ask yourself, why not me? Did you feel like you're not enough? Did you feel less of yourself?
If your answer is yes to any of these, then you have a big problem. You're simply comparing your reality to their highlights.
It's not the best way to live, because that act of comparing yourself to what you see on social media is so counterproductive. It messes you up. It makes you feel anxious, troubled and disturbed. It puts unnecessary pressure on yourself to measure up. It breeds envy and it's a sure path to fall into depression.
My friend the only person you should compare yourself with is man or woman you were a day before. Not them(Social media friends), not anyone but who you are previously.
The thing is that life is a journey …

Sniper is not KILLING people!!!

If not that we were indoctrinated while growing up that if you take your own life you will go straight to hell, the rate of suicides in Nigeria would've been so alarming. I must tell you, that's only what is holding a lot of folks not to end it all. It has gotten that worst. Most of the suicide cases we hear occasionally are  of folks who damned the consequence.
Phew...
Some people are of the opinion to ban "Sniper." To tell you the truth, Sniper is not what is killing these people, there's more to it than just banning that substance.
Banning that substance is more like treating just the surface symptoms. If we ban it, people would find other means to die.
Instead of clamouring to ban Sniper, we should focus on getting rid of the root cause of people commiting suicide in our society. These we can do. It is a collective work. So how can we do this?
First, we need to practice 'empathy' in our respective lives. Reach out to people around you and offer help …

Your Little is Enough

You can't save the whole world of its problems. But you can do so much in your little corner.
You can't feed all of the hungry mouths in your country. But you can feed that single neighbor of yours who's dying of hunger.
You can't send all of the out of school children in your state back to school. But you can bring smiles to a single child's life by helping her get education.
You can't help all of the people nursing suicidal thoughts in your community. But your listening ear, encouraging words, and helping hands could be all that just one need to choose life over ending it all.
You can't help everyone, but the little you could do is enough. 
Yes, it is enough.
Because when you do your little and I do mine, it will culminate into something great and massive. Thus, making an impact in our world positively. 
Never turn down a chance to make a difference in someone's life no matter how little it could be. You might be their "saving grace!"
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