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Self and Selfie

I bet you have mastered the selfie; the question now is have we mastered the self?

There is a difference between an image and the true person. The image should not be a cover up or a pretension of the person but the real person should make the image connect with reality and this is what makes it beautiful.

When an honest and competent person gives us a negative comment we should be grateful and take that as a feedback designed to improve the self. But when a dishonest, unethical and incompetent person accuses us of being hard and stubborn, then take that as a compliment. They are operating on different standards.

There is power in the ability to evaluate the self. The key however is objectivity and we may be blindsided. This is why feedback from people we trust is important and we should be willing to accept correction. Successful people are always evaluating and improving themselves. The ones who do not are are usually evaluating and judging others.

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Quiet People

Quiet people are not necessarily lonely, they may actually be enjoying the silence. People who are loud may not exactly be happy, sometimes they are just good in disguising their sadness. Appearance never tell the entire story.

There’s now what is called “disconnection anxiety”. This is when there’s no Wi-Fi or low-batt or no book or no television. And people become so anxious they don’t know how to handle the situation anymore.

Technology does not have a soul. You and I have. Learn to quiet the soul and be attuned to its Maker.

In the workplace, there are people who do not work much but are good in grabbing credit. There are those who quietly do the work and enjoy their accomplished work. One day the deficiencies of the fakers will be revealed. Meanwhile the quiet performers continue to upgrade their capabilities reaping their rewards. There’s no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.

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Rise and Grind

Wake up early and make things happen. Rise and shine, rise and grind. Be kind. Be honest. The next day, do the same thing. Wash, rinse, repeat!

This is what gets me to produce positive results. And when they come, I stay humble. Pray and always fill your mind with good vibes. Then repeat the process. Routine is key to a disciplined life.

In our quest for personal excellence, the most important question is how do I BECOME better, not just ACCOMPLISH things better.

The journey for improvement is not elegant as most people think them to be. It is the consistent sticking to a set of personal disciplines that forms the process of improvement until progress becomes the natural outflow of the effort. The process is more important than the product.

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No Excuses

When faced with a difficult situation we can either find a way, make a way but we definitely should not create an excuse. We will never profit from the experience.

We do not succeed all the time but we can always profit by learning from it. Do not loose the lesson even if you lose.

It is better to err on the side of action. This way we can make adjustments. Where there is action there would be movement and adjustments. But when we commit an error on the side of inaction, then we achieve nothing and tend to make excuses. This would be a failure with no redeeming value.

Nobody will care about excuses. Nobody will pity procrastinating. Nobody’s gonna cuddle someone who’s lazy. Its your ass. You move it.

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Two Commitments

Two commitments we need to make and this should be done on a daily basis. Do this 24/7 and you have a weekly victory. Do this 52 weeks and you will see substantial progress yearly. Do this a few years and you will see dramatic improvement in your lifetime. And these commitments are:

1. To stay faithful in all of our relationships. (God, family, friends, business dealings)

2. To improve self. (Continuous learning. Willing to be corrected.)

Complete the sentence: “Promises are made to be… ?” I hope you did not say broken. Promises when made should be fulfilled. Commitments should be delivered even when it translates to our own loss. Word said should be as good as gold. This is how one gains credibility and trustworthiness. Many do not know that this is the principle behind sustainable success whether in business or career. But those who do they experience true success.

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Good Things, Bad Things

Good things usually require pains. Bad things bring more pains. No one can escape pains; they are part and parcel of our daily living.

There are however two kinds of pains we can choose to have.

– The pain of discipline.
– The pain of regrets.

Trust me. The first one may bring momentary discomfort but will yield good results in the future. The second one will always be more painful in the future if one chooses to escape the first one.

Consequently, there’s the truth and the lie. Truth is like a surgey. It hurts but cures. Lie is like a pain killer. It gives instant relief but has side effects forever.

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Be An Encourager

Be a person of encouragement. Better to be a good-finder instead of being a constant fault-finder. Give compliments and show appreciation.

Mark Twain says: “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” No matter who the person is, everyone needs a good dosage of encouragement. So find people to encourage today and watch the magic happens, you get encouraged yourself.

The gifts of caring, attention, affection and appreciation are some of the most precious gifts we can give. The truth is that it is not easy having and maintaining a kind heart in a cruel, indifferent world. But just the same, we serve! We encourage and we inspire! And then we experience the joy. I think that’s how it works. 😊

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The Right Choice

When faced with a difficult task or challenge, you and I are given three choices:

1. Give Up. (you quit)
2. Give In. (you comply)
3. Give it all you’ve got! (you commit and deliver a great work of excellence)

We need to take time to think through, and make the right choices. There is a future we need to consider.

Simple are the needs in life: A peaceful mind enough to wonder and imagine. A happy heart to love and care. A healthy body to serve and work on dreams. Enough wealth that is enough to share.

Many things in life are choices; a choice to be humble in the glitter of victory; to find grace in moments of defeat; to learn from the past; and to face the challenges of the present. Choose GOD for it is the right choice.