To inspire and motivate for positive change in lives and our world.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Love things!

One thing I've come to realize about this life is, "One will never get anything good from something he/she hates."

If you can remember those days in primary or secondary schools, they were students who don't seems to understand mathematics or a particular subjects no matter how hard they try.

The very reason was as a result of the hatred, dislike or detest they had for the teacher. Because hatred blocks you from grasping anything from him. Thus, making you become disinterested about him entirely. Hatred over a thing or something can be that powerful.

When you don't like something, you would always struggle to get the best from that thing.

Tell me, would you benefits from a relationship you despise?

What about a job, a person or a boss you hate?

Your answer is as good as mine.

It is not possible.

One thing about hatred is that, it inhibits you from seeing anything positive about someone, something or a thing. In fact, It blinds you totally. And I tell you, it's not healthy.

Similar thing can be said about our society and even country. If you hate it, be rest assured you'd never get anything good out-of (from) it.

Since your mind is fixated on the negatives, you'd keep languishing in complaint, because there would be more to complain about.

But, flip it the other way round and start liking your country. By doing so, you would draw the energy to succeed here. Because if you continue hating your country, it would be more than challenging to make progress here. It would be a continuous struggle to find the strength to overcome a country you have contempt for.

That attitude must change for things to really change for you.

A negative mind towards something would never give you a positive life in general. So you have to develop the habit of seeing the positive side about everything. It is always there. Doing these can guarantee you a positive life because they go in tandem.

So to get something "good" from someone, people, society, your job, a thing or your country, start today by loving it. Turn all the negativity you have for it into positivity and I can assure you, you would not just get only good things from it, but something better and best for you in the long run.

I know you can do it, because you are capable of loving. So go all ahead and love. It is for your own good.

I am #MattCares, and I want the very best for you.



What we focus on, expands.

If you want to achieve much out of the life, focus on one thing at a time. For anything you focus on grows…energy flows there. In fact, concentrating on a particular task one after the another at a time will make you produce your best result in handling each of the tasks.

When you focus on different things (tasks, activities etc) at a time, it tends to lead to producing poor results, helplessness, being stress-out & feeling overwhelmed and confusion of all; when you act like this, you just end up being jack of all trades but master of none. 

I bet you wouldn’t want any of these, so I’d advice, lay your hands or do one particular tasks or things one at a time, don’t work yourself out trying to do it all, rather delegate tasks to others, its benefits are remarkable.

 Orison Swett Marden once said, “Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.” There is power in focusing on one thing at a time! 

Some practical examples from our daily activities; 

• Log out from all social media platforms or simply mute their notifications and concentrate on the work, study etc you’re doing online giving it full attention without distractions. When you are done, then go back and reply the chats or keeping up with posts if it is in line with your priorities. 

• Drop that phone and focus on eating that delicious meal in front of you, when you are through go back to whatsoever you are doing with your phone. 

• Concentrate on driving instead of replying chat while on steering. In fact, you’re endangering your life and that of other road users and pedestrian doing this together. When you get to your destination, reply all the chats…they will understand, your life matters. 

• As a business man or trader attend to one customer at the time, don’t let how they are rushing you to answer them make you confuse or do mistakes in the business transactions. You will be at the losing end if you let them. 

• When your boss hand you several tasks to do even with deadlines, start working on them one at time from the simplest to the hardest not minding the deadlines. It’s better you achieve much with little than doing everything very poorly. 

• Take off that earpiece and concentrate on whatsoever you’re studying if they don’t sync.

• And so on and so forth …

Finally, in any works of life you find yourself, take it ( either tasks, assignments, activities, errands, jobs, agenda, goals, or objectives, etc) one at a time. For anything that is worth doing is worth doing very well. In that vein you will achieve much out of every endeavors you set out to do. Take action today and you’ll see the remarkable effects in your life for focusing on one thing at a time!

©Etumnu Matthew Chidi