Let’s take inventory of the 1st Quarter, 2019.

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As commuters, the pace at which we ply a particular road is determined by what is chasing us or what we are chasing. In essence, we can ply the same road ten times a day all at different speed depending on what we are trying to achieve or a timeline we have to meet. We all are the commuters, the road is the journey of life and the years that fill it, the chase is the goals we make, the resolution we desire, the dreams we aspire to.

While we have lived several years with the same number of days and months, its almost a normal thing to set new goals at the beginning of every year. Those goals that we set is that thing that we are chasing or is chasing us as the year roll out. Without it, plying the road of life will have no excitement, no joy, no speed. Meeting our goals and setting new ones fuels the energy and excitement for greater accomplishment in life. As we enter into the second half of the year, the question we should ask ourselves is, how have I been chasing my goals.

In meeting our goals, we need to periodically take inventory of our lives and determine areas of knowledge in which we are weak. Identify teachers, websites, books, video series—anything that will help us learn. By doing so, we take responsibility for our lives and also the lives of other people and properties entrusted to us.

We cannot achieve anything substantial if we are ignorant of our times, blind to the trends and oblivious to the basic knowledge that allows us to make greater achievements. We must be informed about the law, health, science, economics, politics, and technology.

We also shouldn’t be without the benefits of literature and poetry, of good novels and stirring stories, all of which make us more relevant and more effective.

The truth is that men who aspire to be genuine men and serve well have no choice: they must devote themselves to an aggressive program of self-education, self-encouragement, and self-motivation. They have to read books, stay current with websites and periodicals, consult experts, and put themselves in a position to know.

We should not be too proud to use books like accounting for Dummies or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Accounting. Series like these are wonderfully helpful and get us the knowledge we need. Don’t be ashamed.

If we are not consciously taking inventory, we can lose sight of where we are going, the progress we make daily and how much effort to put it or whether it’s time to relax and celebrate. There is no successful venture that does not take inventory, it is the backbone of any major decision. This June, as we enter into the second quarter of the year, it’s a good time to sit and make that analysis. By so doing, the rest of the year will be lived more purposefully.

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Are you proud of your achievements?

Happy new week friends,

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While growing up, I remember times I took things without permission just to satisfy my urge or running off to play ball with other kids without the approval of my guardians even when homework was still pending.

Fast forward to when I started working, I remember the days I went off work without permission or by calling in sick and getting a doctor’s report to back up my claims just to get rest days whenever I wanted or didn’t just feel like being at work.

In all the cases mentioned above, though I still achieved whatever I wanted at that point in time, but the truth of the matter is; there is a kind of satisfaction derived when I get the right approvals in any of the three cases mentioned. Either approval to visit a friend, or approval to stay off work, I tend to achieve a lot without any form of tension or consequences for my actions.

Though I still got to do what I wanted but it’s not the same feeling. One always comes with a feeling of security and love while the latter is always accompanied by some level of guilt, shame and regrets.

In all my years of experience, I can testify that it is one thing to be successful and have a line-up of achievements that were acquired through honest, hardworking means or any of such category. It is another to look back over the years and not have one trustworthy legacy to leave by. These things happen in politics, education and even religious houses.

The question then is, how much of your achievements are you proud of?

Each of us need to understand the satisfaction derived from value based achievements. There are no shortcuts to success. Our children need to hear it and grow with the mindset that they can have whatever they desire if they are willing to put in the WORK. They can be great ambassadors , respected and widely acclaimed, and don’t need to pay their way to get there. Nothing built through crooked means lasts forever. Young and old alike, need to develop value systems built around honesty, innovation, and hard-work. That’s when you can defend your achievements and leave a great legacy behind.

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We become what we do

What we do repeatedly, we eventually become (D.O.K)

Happy new week friends,

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For so many years, I had bad results whenever we host the community tennis tournament despite the fact that I practice so hard few weeks to the tournament.

Then I decided to talk to a coach who advised me play minimum 5 times in a week and apply the 10,000 hours theory.  I took to his advice and the result is ; I do not have to practice hard weeks before tournament to win competitions because the game is now part of me. 

Humans are the sum total of habits. What we do consistently is not far from who we become in character and value. That’s why we actually get better at a skill that we practice over and over, it moves from becoming what you do to who you are. Ask a skilled person what he does and he replies, “I AM a Footballer”, or “I AM a Psychologist”.

CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY TO GROWTH

The 10,000-hour rule

Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book The Outliers, that to achieve Mastery or to become World-class in any field, you must have put in 10,000 hours of consistent practice. Great extraordinary success comes from spending lots of time mastering your craft, nothing else.

WHAT YOU DO BECOMES AN HABIT

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit —Aristotle

To initiate excellence, it starts with making it a habit. You’ll make anything a habit if you do it repeatedly, consistently. This means paying attention to details, always striving to do the best that you can in any situation and being a better version of yourself daily. You’ll develop a skill for the things you do often. Choose what they are wisely, and watch yourself grow in leap and bounds. Think about it, what you are today is a

It sounds like a lot of work and yes it is, but only at first and then it becomes who you are.

WHAT YOU DO CHANGES THINGS

There is honor in a life lived with achieved dreams and fulfilled expectations. There is nothing admirable in a life filled with ‘I wish I could have done that…’ experiences. If you have dreams and goal of being something great, it starts from taking small baby steps. It is action- what you do, that changes things not what you wish you did or could have done.

The decision to act— to do something is what determines all great accomplishments.

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THE RIGHT LEGACY

“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.”

Happy new week friends,

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Going through one of the lessons in the YouVersion with a group of friends, I discovered the dire need of living a legacy behind. According to the writer, Gregg Matte, he mentioned that the most popular form of graffiti in the United States is ‘I was here, I made a difference, there was a man…’

Making a legacy is about making a difference, a good difference. Building a powerful legacy is all about sustainability. The difference you decide to make will not count if it is not sustainable. Imagine Mary Slessor, successfully stopping the killing of twins while she was alive but the practise continued as soon as she died. Although she would have made a really good difference with her life but it wouldn’t counted as meaningful.

Legacy is not about just being known and famous and amassing a large number of followers, it’s about what happens after your are gone. Social media can be used as a tool for making a good difference because your voice can be heard in many part of the world. Every minute of every day, the decisions you make all adds up to your legacy and ultimately reflect your values.

What legacy do you want to create?

Creating a long lasting, powerful legacy doesn’t happen by accident, it involves careful thoughts as well as asking yourself the right questions.

  1. What message do I consider most valuable that I want to use my life and my voice to speak about to the world.
  2. If I only had ten more years to live, what things would I consider priority, what values would I not take for granted?
  3. What would I rather that people say about my life when I’m no more.

What prevents us from laying a right legacy?

Greed is one of the barriers to building a legacy. We rather invest our resources, time and money into unsustainable wealth. Selfishness also diverts a good project for personal gains. Selfishness is difficult to give back because it is always thinking of self. Selfishness cannot achieve a legacy worth anything meaningful.

So many us also do not have the big picture in mind and as such they are only willing to invest in what can last them in their life time. They are not opened to opportunities and partnership that brings sustainable wealth and leaves a good legacy.

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