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How To Set and Achieve Your Goals

This is an excerpt from my note on 'How to Set and Achieve Your Goals' presented at the "Be-Inspired Conference", Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.  
I'll start with this: You can't have yearly, monthly or daily goals if you don't have a Life Goal. In other words, if your life has no direction, if you've got no vision for your Life, your monthly or daily goals will be ineffective. You need to have a Vision for your Life before you can properly set goals. 
So, What are Goals? Goals are simply targets or ends you work towards achieving. There are several types of goals;
Career goals Spiritual goals Relationship goals Financial goals Health goals And many others.
Why You Should set Goals
1. Goals keep you motivated. It makes life inspiring and interesting. They give you a reason to wake up early in the morning, get outta bed and hit the road. The bigger your goals and the clearer they are, the more excited you become about achieving your…

You are God's Masterpiece

In the art world, experts are always on the lookout for fakes and imitations. To the novice, a counterfeit can be mistaken for a masterpiece. However, an expert, someone who knows what to look for, can easily identify an original masterpiece.
Merriam Webster's Dictionary defines a Masterpiece as "a work done with extraordinary skill; especially : a supreme intellectual or artistic achievement". A Masterpiece is simply the best of a person's work. The climax of an artistic endeavor. 

After God spent five days speaking the worlds into form, creating the universe, He prepared for the ultimate of His grand and divine design - You. When God created man, unlike anything else He had made, He made man unique and special. He made man in His own image. 
"God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, ........." - Genesis 1:26.
God created us in His own image in that He endowed us with Spiritual, Intellectual and Moral liken…

Sharpen your Axe: How Personal Development Can Simplify Your Life

"If I had six hour to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln
An axe is a cutting tool that consists of a heavy edged head fixed to a handle with with the edge parallel to the handle that is used especially for felling trees and chopping wood (Merriam Webster Dictionary). The axe is considered one of the most effective traditional tools for cutting trees. To effectively carry out this duty for which it is made, the edge of the axe must be well sharpened so it could cut through the wood with ease. 
In this context, your axe is the potential, gifts, talents and resources available to you as an individual. Your axe is the tool available to you to solve any problem. This could be your degrees, talents, inherent potential, knowledge or any other thing at your disposal. 
"If the ax is dull,  And one does not sharpen the edge, Then he must use more strength;  But wisdom brings success" - Ecclesiastes 10:10 An axe, when it…