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Authority Figures

Authority Figures

Good Morning Brilliant and Excellent People,

I look forward to sharing with you Brilliant and Excellent tips for attaining your goals and fulfilling your Purpose.

You will agree with me that whoever you listen to and most cases you cannot give a reply is an authority. Such people could be Clergy men who you listen to their sermon and cannot give a feedback.  We could also classify our favorite celebrities, mentors or people who have attained success in this group. People go to churches, Professional gatherings, training events, career fairs and the likes churches for different reasons, aside from listening to the word, one good reason is to choose mentors and authorities over them. It is often assumed that in such places, you’ll be able to find credible people with rich experiences and wealth of wisdom.

Choosing an authority figure can be challenging especially because such people can come to represent a state of absolute trustworthiness but it is nonetheless important because goals are reached faster, energy is conserved and productivity is increased.

When choosing an authority figure, it is very important to check out how your purpose aligns with the purpose of the person whom you are about to submit to as an authority. There has to be shared values, shared goals, and shared ambition. There is a quote I once heard that says, the best way to lead is by experience, the person whom you chose as an authority figure should be someone who can lead you not just by theoretical knowledge but can look you in the eye and say, ‘I’ve been there before.’ Of course, circumstances surrounding a particular situation are never the same, especially if it cuts across different generations, but the principles and wisdom applied can be relevant to you in whatever generation you belong.


Authority figures should be trusted figures, a person who can ensure that purpose is fulfilled without stress however as you go through life, it is important that you continuously evaluate your authorities because the same people who helped you fulfill an important assignment, 5 years down the line, may no longer be relevant to your purpose anymore.

Authority figures must, as a matter of necessity, be evaluated from time to time. Mindset evolves over time and direction changes. When such happens, never feel bad about moving on to people who can help you better.

It is often said that no man is an island of knowledge, therefore, it is absolutely good to learn from all the people around you. Benchmark all that you have learnt however from what you learn from your authority figure. If you intend to take that person on the journey of purpose with you, it is important that you both agree to almost any subject matter.

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