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Personal Growth 101

The first time many of us heard the word 'growth' was most likely in basic school where it was described as one of the characteristics of living things. Thereafter, it seemed the word almost disappeared from our vocabularies. 
What is growth anyway? Growth is simply the process you go through to become your true and best self. It is the season between birth and fulfilment. This short piece, of course, can't explain everything about growth but it'll suffice to give you a head-start and set you on the never-ending  journey of personal growth. 
First, we need to understand that life is really all about growth. A man once said "Development of character is the main business of life". How true! The essence of our existence is that we keep growing into our true and best selves.  
It is also important that we realize that growth is intentional. Wee don't grow by simply living, by accident or chance. Growth is intentional. Some erroneously believe we grow automat…

God's Witness To The Gospel

Good morning precious saint of God. It brings me great joy to forward this message from my desk to you.

Hebrews 2:3-4
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;

 4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will

There's a response from God Almighty to the preaching of the gospel.

To start with, what is the gospel? To answer that,

1 Corinthians 15:1-5
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you THE GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

 2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

 3  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ DIED for our sins according to the scriptures;

 4  And that he was BURIED, and that HE ROSE again the third …

Do The Needful

Why don't you stop murmuring?
When will you end your complaints?
You have now grown to become the captain of "Team-Excuse" and
The Leader of the "Ain't gonna do that" group.

Hear you Lazybones!
How long will you sleep?
When will you wake up?
How long will you continue to sit in the congregation of the idles?
You desire to eat, but you have not laboured for it.
Even the ants labour hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.
Your voice keeps calling out for help, waiting for the good Samaritan (Most likely a bouncer) to carry you up while you fold your arms around your body.
My dear, you will remain on the same spot till rapture comes.

Do the needful!
Mr Athlete, do your training;
Omo Campus, read your book;
Mr Farmer, arise and plant your seeds;
The believer, start praying and not just wishing.

You may say 'Mr writer, don't you know it is not easy?'
Smiling at your question... Yes! I know. In fact, more than you think you know, but then, yo…

Consistency and Discipline: An Athlete's Story

After some quality time of diligent study and close observation of successful people, I've discovered that one of the principal ingredients of success is Consistency that comes from Discipline. Consistency and Discipline are some of the "common denominators" of success. In essence, you'll hardly find a truly successful person who's not Consistent in one or a few undertakings. Consistency comes when self-discipline is practiced in any area of life.
Elbert Hubbard defined self discipline as "The ability to  make yourself do what you should do,  when you should do it, whether you feel like it  or not". It means subjecting yourself to necessities required to achieve your goals. Consistency is however marked by regularity and steady continuity. It means the ability to continue doing the right things that grows you. Truth is, very few people possess this great qualities. Moreover, the good news is that they are skills anyone can learn irrespective of their b…

Who Are You? (Part One)

It doesn't take much to understand that one of the major challenges of this age is Identity Crises. It's saddening yet true that many don't know who they really are. Imitation and deception characterizes the lives of many in our world today.

Some of us don't know who or what we are. Worst still,  some live the lives others and society have crafted for them. However,  we should understand that the only person we can really become is our true "self" because 'everyone else is taken'
A story was told of a young journalist who was posing to travelers going through Kennedy Airport (USA) this question "What do you consider to be the most disgusting thing in the world?”. There were many answers, all reflecting the devastating conditions of the world climate. Yet, when he saw a young Zen Monk in complete Buddhist dress, the journalist knew this would be a different viewpoint. With eagerness, he awaited the monk’s answer to the question. The monk answere…

Just Do it!

If you stick to this, your life will drastically change in many positive ways. It will take you to places and where you would have never reached otherwise. If there is anything common among all humans, I think we all at the end want to be just happy. We do the things we do willingly thinking that it will generate a ‘happy’ result. If you ask someone what her/his goal is, what ever that person says; be it ‘I want to win a Grammy’, or ‘I want to win an Olympic gold’, or ‘I want to raise two children’; their actual goal is happiness. A lot of the times what stops us from achieving happiness is we limiting our selves from achieving happiness. You are the only reason stopping from achieving what ever you want to achieve because you are not doing what ever you have to do. Now here is a historical fact. Unlike other brands who get taglines form ‘successful’ people, Nike got their’s from a criminal. Gary Mark Gilmore was an American who was a notorious murderous criminal in the 70′s. When asked …