Friday, 31 August 2007


The world runs in a cycle. When some are being born into the world, some will be exiting. When some are in their youth, some will be in their old age. This invariably presents a wonderful opportunity for the younger ones to learn from those that have succeeded in life; a chance to consolidate on the achievements of pioneers to make much more giant strides. Beloved, attaining great heights in life will be a lot easier if you learn from those that have triumphed.

The world has witnessed many great inventions, but none of these inventions came in isolation; inventions are often interdependent. For instance, the inventor of the Internet didn't have to produce any other wonder machine like computer, all he had to do to make a difference was to make computers inter-connect! Similarly, manufacturers of electrical appliances do not worry themselves about finding a substitute for electricity, they just go ahead to make appliances that use electricity! Consolidating certainly yields faster results.

"If I can see farther than others, it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants." said Isaac Newton. If such a great scientist could confess that he still had to stand on the shoulders of some giants, how much more you! You don't necessarily have to start from the scratch to make a meaningful impact in this world, you can ride on the wings of gurus!

What do you desire? Is there an earlier discovery that can help you further your cause? Do you need to undergo the tutelage of a mentor? Save yourself a lot of stress and time, look around you and identify where to plug-in to fully utilize your potentials. Be informed. Think deeply. Apply the knowledge. Achieve!!!

Friday, 24 August 2007


Imagine that a ship set out for a defined destination drifts from its route on the sea. Chances are that the ship might never get to its destination, and even if it does, it would take more time and more circumnavigation. Similarly, Man’s chances of succeeding in life might be slim if he keeps drifting.

Life is full of tempting choices. Our choice(s) determines our action(s) and our action(s) determines the result(s) we get from life. Many potential world changers have derailed from the path of success because they could not concentrate on their target. Without mincing words, drifters may never taste the sublime gratification of success.

What are your aspirations? Are you on the right path to their attainments? Do you have the fortitude to stick to your cause in stormy situations? Should provision be made for a detour? All these demand reckoning. However, wisdom should be applied. If it’s not working, and it’s apparent that it cannot work, changing course might be the best plan. Don’t be stuck in the wrong direction.

Life is a journey. Before you embark on life’s journey, it is imperative that you define your destination. It is also wise that you investigate the best route to get to your destination. Once the route is ascertained, it will be best to follow the route without drifting. Make pact with destiny - Think big. Plan right. Be focused. Be committed. Be consistent.

Spread your wings, it’s time to fly!

Friday, 17 August 2007


Crude oil in its raw form is not usable; it has to be refined before it becomes useful. When refined, petrol, kerosene, diesel, gas, bitumen and other by-products are produced. Similarly, gold, diamond and other minerals in their crude form does not appear brilliant, they all have to be refined before their beauty is revealed.

In the same vein, Man in his natural form is crude; he has to be refined before he can function at his maximum capacity. One of the ways the Creator refines Man is through trials. Unfortunately, people do not want to endure trials, thus they remain crude – unprocessed and underdeveloped. Great men are often those that have been refined by trials over and over. Even Confucius commented that "the gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials".

You will only be free from trials when you’re six (6) feet below the surface of the earth, so perish the thought that you’re going to have it rosy all the way. Instead of avoiding trials, endure it because the trial(s) will leave you stronger, brilliant, and better. No matter what you’re going through, keep your head up high. Stay focused, the trial(s) will pass. Don’t cower when trials come, combat. You can win!

Friday, 10 August 2007


Even in war torn zones, opportunities still abound. There are opportunities everywhere, but only few see them. Out of the few that see them, only a fraction utilizes them. Yet, the world keeps complaining that the world is not fair. Whereas the sun has never failed to rise nor set at its appointed time, seasons have never seized, rain does not discriminate where it pours, all men still have the same number of brain cells and the number of hours available in a day to all men irrespective of their race is still uniform. What else does insatiable Man want from the world?

Life is an adventure; it unfolds stage by stage. As each stage unfolds, so does opportunities. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often masked; it takes an individual with a third eye to identify them. No wonder why Thomas Edison said that ‘opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work’. The need to fully utilize opportunities cannot be overemphasized as this ability will contribute to one’s level of success in life. Thus, it is imperative that everyone seize the period of time when the circumstances are right for doing something(s).

You don’t need all the opportunities in this world to make a difference in life, all you need might just be a single opportunity. Be vigilant and act when it’s time because, according to Sir Winston Churchill, “there comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour”. Don’t miss that special opportunity, it might just come but once.

However, it is worthy to note that not all opportunities are meant to be utilized. If you take all opportunities that come your way, chances are that you might be taken off your course. Be guided; only seize opportunities that are part of the master plan for your life. Whenever an opportunity presents itself, analyze the pros and cons before taking a decision. Remember, not all that glitters is gold.

Count your blessings; it’s still a beautiful world even with all its sham and drudgery. Stop running from coast to coast in search of opportunities, look around you and identify some. You can even make opportunities out of calamities if you have the right mindset. If there are none where you are, create some. Don’t just sit back and let life happen to you, play your part. Rule your world!