Supernova “chapter 5”

Your greatest moment is now

Don’t wait till later cause later may become never

Life will never produce results for you on credit; So many people talking about how they want a better life, but wake up every day and do nothing about it. You cannot keep on acting the same way, expecting to get a different life; The greatest thoughts or words will never produce results without action; Actions make dreams come true! You will never catch your dreams by justifying excuses and making them count. Don’t make yourself feel good about doing nothing.

Everything you are or ever will be is entirely up to you. If you want things to be different in the future, you must make things different in the present; your life is not a dress rehearsal for something else; this is the real thing, the game is on and time is passing. All of your decisions and in-decisions, your actions and in-actions, have added up to create the life you are living at this very minute. It’s time to stop blaming circumstances and people for holding your life back! Stop complaining about the things that you aren’t willing to change, Where you are today is an inside job; It’s time to get out of that victim mind-set and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Free yourself from excuses; You are responsible for your own life, So start taking ownership. Change don’t just happen; Success doesn’t happen overnight, you have to work to make that change…

DON’T DEFEAT YOURSELF

Don’t Defeat Yourself!

 

There are many uncertainties in life, but you are not one. So stop allowing what happened to you control what’s left of you; Stop allowing what happened in you past control your future. Nothing can hold you back without your permission; Your past can either prepare you for a better tomorrow or convince you one doesn’t exist; You are not your past unless you choose to be. Don’t let the things of your past have power over your life. The pains, hurts and disappointment of your past becomes powerless once you decide to let go, Holding on to things that we are supposed to let go of, just keeps our lives in a season that we are no longer supposed to be in. The one thing you are holding on to could be that one thing that’s holding you back! It’s time to let go of the pains, let go of the hurts, let go of the disappointments. Sometimes it takes losing your “everything” just to show you it was NOTHING you needed. Don’t let what you are going through take your life. There is so much more to you than what’s trying to break you. Bad chapters can still create a story that ends well. Being a good person doesn’t always mean you don’t do wrong, Being a good person doesn’t mean you are perfect. It means you strive each day to do right even in the face of wrong. . .You can live a victorious life once you stop defeating yourself; You can live a successful life once you let go of your past; Having a negative outlook on life won’t get you positive results. You can’t stay stuck on a “chapter” trying to get everybody on the same page. That’s how you will never finish the story. It’s not over until you win!

 

RELEASE YOURSELF

While there may have been many times when we were wronged, there may have been many more times when we spent too long grieving over the hurts instead of moving beyond them. Without forgiveness your life will always be a reflection of the hurt and pain people bring to you…the more you forgive, the more love can grow in your heart, Its ok to feel hurt sometimes, its ok to feel the pains of their actions or inaction, but listen up, you are responsible for how long you choose to let what hurt you hunt you…You are responsible for how long you choose to let what hurt you break you.. Most times, we cannot undo what has already been done, so why handcuff yourself to a memory that brings you so much pain, why hold on to the hurt when you can release yourself from the pain. The one thing you are holding on to could be the one thing that’s holding your life back! its time to release yourself!! Forgiveness is for you not them, Holding a grudge keeps your life in their hands, Holding a grudge gives them control over you. You got to free yourself today. Holding on to things that we are supposed to let go of, just keeps our lives in a season that we are no longer supposed to be in. Forgiveness is your gift to them.

 

YOU TOO CAN SUCCEED

 

Every teenager has a seed of success planted in him or her, it just takes a little time to cultivate it and behold it bear fruit which is now called success. I actually decided to take on a task at the age of 14 (fourteen) when I started writing this book. I was ready to face those challenges that would bump into my way. Am not different from you and you’re not different from me, we all can achieve success if we are ready to work towards achieving it.

YOU needto stop measuring your old achievement with your new one. Don’t judge by what you did yesterday with what you are doing today.

Success must not always be in  the realm of passing exams  and sort of ———– the true success am trying to refer to here is attaining your dream. It takes a man to think twice and ask once for true success to be achieved.

 

Let go of past failures.

Never hold onto your mistakes or failures you made in your pas, turn of the light of the past and put on the light of the future—— because ahead of you lies greater opportunities than you just passed.

We’re all given the opportunity to fail because without failure we’ll never know where we are right or wrong.

Never hold on to grouches from the past, let tomorrow page be left unturned and lets set out for a better adventure in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO MAKE IT TAKE IT.

 

One of another important way to make it in life is to take it. In this sense you make take up whatever comes your way. Upon yourself always go on the quest for knowledge and power.

 

NOTHING UNDER THE SUN IS NEW

Nothing under the sun is new, if you feel things under the sun is new then you must be new under the sun.

These current situations you are passing through now, someone somewhere has already been through similar or possibly the same situation before. Do you feel you’re dull academically or whatever crap you think of yourself? Do you are not up to the standard your parents are expecting you to be? You may have just bumped into a new situation but someone else has gone into similar thing and come outsuccessfully. Everybody am sure must have encountered some problems somehow, but not everybody came out of their situation. Stop locking yourself up ——— stop eating up yourself inside, these things can kill you. The current situation you’re in now is to prepare you and get you ready for what’s awaiting you, remember gold can never show its purest form until it is refined with HIGH HEAT, you deserve the best.

 

Self-silence to hard situation could drain out the life in you, seek for help where you can!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWAKEN THE GREAT SPIRIT IN YOU!!

 

Within us all lies the spirit of greatness, everybody on the surface of the earth possesses that spirit, we are just left to awaken it ourselves.

success is not a position, it is not a junction in life; success lives in us all”

                                                                                ———Egwuatu David .A.

We’re all given  a brain, hands and life by God but we are to fed for ourselves. If we want to succeed. Lies within us teens AN UNTAPPED POTENTIAL waiting to be unleashed to the whole world. You’ve been conceived with that spirit in you, WAKE IT!

Take hold of your dream

“DON’T LET GO OF YOUR DREAM”

Reaching your dream requires a process – it takes time, persistence, patience. In this stage we discover the importance of holding tightly to your dream and discover how to enjoy he process, even if it takes a long time and leads you through an uncharted course that requires your total faith and commitment.

The secret to discovering your destiny is find something you enjoy doing so much that you would be willing to do it for free.

Five things you must do to release wills in your life

  1. Don’t Despise Small Things.

Don’t be bias. Faithfulness with small things bring huge rewards no matter how little you may start, try to give it your best and you might just end up in where you’ve always dreamt of being.

 

  1. Don’t Wait for Big Moments.

Big moments don’t come to people who wait for big moments. Big moments comes out of faithfulness in little things, insignificant moment of doing routine, menial things that are non – glamorous and not really exciting. The big moment comes out of being faithful with little things.

 

  1. Help people.

Why always be self-protective of yourself alone? Don’t you have people around you who could use a little or more help from you? It doesn’t matter your age, you could be helping hand to someone. “Generosity does not come from wealth; but from the heart”. You  must not wait to become rich  before you could help people, you could start now at your younger age.

 

  1. Do Your Best – and Then Some.

Can people trust you when they turn their back and walk away and never wonder if you’re going to do the job right? If you help people with their dream, you will surely discover yours.

 

  1. When One Good Door Opens, Walk Through It.

You know what you want! You know what you seek! You know what you deserve! No one else, except you!

 

STEP-OUT!

 

Are you tired of hiding in shadows? Stop hiding your potentials.

 

“A person that always hides his/her potentials never comes out to their fullest capacity”

Success is an old ABC- Ability, Breaks and Courage.

                           –Charles Luck man

What would you do if you know you would never fail; what would you do if you were guaranteed success. Too many tailor their lives according to what the majority says is possible, they dare to reach the limits the world around them agree is achievable. I challenge you today, to break out from the norm, break out from the routines, step into your possibilities and be who God has called you to be…Before you can really see a change in your life, you got to start from the inside out: Everything you see on the outside has a root somewhere on the inside, starting from inside means you got to develop yourself, it means you got to stretch yourself, it means you have got to do more: and doing more means you can’t remain in your comfort zone. You have got to come out and face new challenges. Personal development gives you the capacity to attract the right things into your life. The more you develop yourself, the greater your capacity for achieving an all-round success. To really develop yourself, you must develop the quality of your thoughts. Your life will always move in the direction of your prevailing thoughts as such, the quality of your life can never be better than the quality of your thoughts. How successful do you want to become? How wealthy do you want to become? Think possibility not impossibility. Think success not failure; for a man is as he thinks.  As you develop the quality of your thoughts, you will also develop the quality of your life, the quality of your relationships, the quality of your finances….. You have been in the closet far too long, Its time to get a hold of your life, it’s time to move beyond the limits, It’s time to breakout, step out and be who you were destined to be. It’s not over until you win.

NOT TOO YOUNG TO SHAKE THE EARTH

 

Who are you actually? Are you just another teen sent to cause population in this planet, ARISTOTLE SAID” give me a place to stand and I will move the earth”. If a man at his old age could make such statement, how much you that have a very long time to move the earth before you live it. Let’s take a look into the secular world and see  bit of teens that are actually making or made a difference; Michael Jackson started singing at age 9 and at 16 he was world hit. Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, Austin Mahone, Rachael Fox, Lorde, Flynn Mcgarry, Jazz jenings, Joshua Wong and their likes. You can also be listed among great teens if you are ready to work-hard towards it.

“Obstacles can’t stop you, problems can’t stop you, most of all other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you”

                                                     —-J. Gitomer.

  “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever is your goal you can get it if you’re willing to work”

—–Oprah Winfrey.

 

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Supernova “Chapter 5”

 

Your greatest moment is now

Don’t wait till later cause later may become never

Life will never produce results for you on credit; So many people talking about how they want a better life, but wake up every day and do nothing about it. You cannot keep on acting the same way, expecting to get a different life; The greatest thoughts or words will never produce results without action; Actions make dreams come true! You will never catch your dreams by justifying excuses and making them count. Don’t make yourself feel good about doing nothing.

Everything you are or ever will be is entirely up to you. If you want things to be different in the future, you must make things different in the present; your life is not a dress rehearsal for something else; this is the real thing, the game is on and time is passing. All of your decisions and in-decisions, your actions and in-actions, have added up to create the life you are living at this very minute. It’s time to stop blaming circumstances and people for holding your life back! Stop complaining about the things that you aren’t willing to change, Where you are today is an inside job; It’s time to get out of that victim mind-set and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Free yourself from excuses; You are responsible for your own life, So start taking ownership. Change don’t just happen; Success doesn’t happen overnight, you have to work to make that change…

DON’T DEFEAT YOURSELF

Don’t Defeat Yourself!

There are many uncertainties in life, but you are not one. So stop allowing what happened to you control what’s left of you; Stop allowing what happened in you past control your future. Nothing can hold you back without your permission; Your past can either prepare you for a better tomorrow or convince you one doesn’t exist; You are not your past unless you choose to be. Don’t let the things of your past have power over your life. The pains, hurts and disappointment of your past becomes powerless once you decide to let go, Holding on to things that we are supposed to let go of, just keeps our lives in a season that we are no longer supposed to be in. The one thing you are holding on to could be that one thing that’s holding you back! It’s time to let go of the pains, let go of the hurts, let go of the disappointments. Sometimes it takes losing your “everything” just to show you it was NOTHING you needed. Don’t let what you are going through take your life. There is so much more to you than what’s trying to break you. Bad chapters can still create a story that ends well. Being a good person doesn’t always mean you don’t do wrong, Being a good person doesn’t mean you are perfect. It means you strive each day to do right even in the face of wrong. . .You can live a victorious life once you stop defeating yourself; You can live a successful life once you let go of your past; Having a negative outlook on life won’t get you positive results. You can’t stay stuck on a “chapter” trying to get everybody on the same page. That’s how you will never finish the story. It’s not over until you win!

 

RELEASE YOURSELF

While there may have been many times when we were wronged, there may have been many more times when we spent too long grieving over the hurts instead of moving beyond them. Without forgiveness your life will always be a reflection of the hurt and pain people bring to you…the more you forgive, the more love can grow in your heart, Its ok to feel hurt sometimes, its ok to feel the pains of their actions or inaction, but listen up, you are responsible for how long you choose to let what hurt you hunt you…You are responsible for how long you choose to let what hurt you break you.. Most times, we cannot undo what has already been done, so why handcuff yourself to a memory that brings you so much pain, why hold on to the hurt when you can release yourself from the pain. The one thing you are holding on to could be the one thing that’s holding your life back! its time to release yourself!! Forgiveness is for you not them, Holding a grudge keeps your life in their hands, Holding a grudge gives them control over you. You got to free yourself today. Holding on to things that we are supposed to let go of, just keeps our lives in a season that we are no longer supposed to be in. Forgiveness is your gift to them.

YOU TOO CAN SUCCEED

Every teenager has a seed of success planted in him or her, it just takes a little time to cultivate it and behold it bear fruit which is now called success. I actually decided to take on a task at the age of 14 (fourteen) when I started writing this book. I was ready to face those challenges that would bump into my way. Am not different from you and you’re not different from me, we all can achieve success if we are ready to work towards achieving it.

YOU need to stop measuring your old achievement with your new one. Don’t judge by what you did yesterday with what you are doing today.

Success must not always be in  the understanding of passing exams  and sort of ———– the true success am trying to refer to here is attaining your dream. It takes a man to think twice and ask once for true success to be achieved.

Let go of past failures.

Never hold onto your mistakes or failures you made in your pas, turn of the light of the past and put on the light of the future—— because ahead of you lies greater opportunities than you just passed.

We’re all given the opportunity to fail because without failure we’ll never know where we are right or wrong.

Never hold on to grouches from the past, let tomorrow page be left unturned and lets set out for a better adventure in the future.

TO MAKE IT TAKE IT.

One of another important way to make it in life is to take it. In this sense you make take up whatever comes your way. Upon yourself always go on the quest for knowledge and power.

 

NOTHING UNDER THE SUN IS NEW :

Nothing under the sun is new, if you feel things under the sun is new then you must be new under the sun.

These current situations you are passing through now, someone somewhere has already been through similar or possibly the same situation before. Do you feel you’re dull academically or whatever crap you think of yourself? Do you are not up to the standard your parents are expecting you to be? You may have just bumped into a new situation but someone else has gone into similar thing and come out successfully. Everybody am sure must have encountered some problems somehow, but not everybody came out of their situation. Stop locking yourself up ——— stop eating up yourself inside, these things can kill you. The current situation you’re in now is to prepare you and get you ready for what’s awaiting you, remember gold can never show its purest form until it is refined with HIGH HEAT, you deserve the best.

Self-silence to hard situation could drain out the life in you, seek for help where you can!

AWAKEN THE GREAT SPIRIT IN YOU!!

Within us all lies the spirit of greatness, everybody on the surface of the earth possesses that spirit, we are just left to awaken it ourselves.

success is not a position, it is not a junction in life; success lives in us all”

                                                                                ———Egwuatu David .A.

We’re all given  a brain, hands and life by God but we are to fed for ourselves. If we want to succeed. Lies within us teens AN UNTAPPED POTENTIAL waiting to be unleashed to the whole world. You’ve been conceived with that spirit in you, WAKE IT!

Take hold of your dream

“DON’T LET GO OF YOUR DREAM”

Reaching your dream requires a process – it takes time, persistence, patience. In this stage we discover the importance of holding tightly to your dream and discover how to enjoy he process, even if it takes a long time and leads you through an uncharted course that requires your total faith and commitment.

The secret to discovering your destiny is find something you enjoy doing so much that you would be willing to do it for free.

Five things you must do to release wills in your life

  1. Don’t Despise Small Things.

Don’t be bias. Faithfulness with small things bring huge rewards no matter how little you may start, try to give it your best and you might just end up in where you’ve always dreamt of being.

 

  1. Don’t Wait for Big Moments.

Big moments don’t come to people who wait for big moments. Big moments comes out of faithfulness in little things, insignificant moment of doing routine, menial things that are non – glamorous and not really exciting. The big moment comes out of being faithful with little things.

 

  1. Help people.

Why always be self-protective of yourself alone? Don’t you have people around you who could use a little or more help from you? It doesn’t matter your age, you could be helping hand to someone. “Generosity does not come from wealth; but from the heart”. You  must not wait to become rich  before you could help people, you could start now at your younger age.

 

  1. Do Your Best – and Then Some.

Can people trust you when they turn their back and walk away and never wonder if you’re going to do the job right? If you help people with their dream, you will surely discover yours.

 

  1. When One Good Door Opens, Walk Through It.

You know what you want! You know what you seek! You know what you deserve! No one else, except you!

STEP-OUT!

Are you tired of hiding in shadows? Stop hiding your potentials.

“A person that always hides his/her potentials never comes out to their fullest capacity”

What would you do if you know you would never fail; what would you do if you were guaranteed success. Too many tailor their lives according to what the majority says is possible, they dare to reach the limits the world around them agree is achievable. I challenge you today, to break out from the norm, break out from the routines, step into your possibilities and be who God has called you to be…Before you can really see a change in your life, you got to start from the inside out: Everything you see on the outside has a root somewhere on the inside, starting from inside means you got to develop yourself, it means you got to stretch yourself, it means you have got to do more: and doing more means you can’t remain in your comfort zone. You have got to come out and face new challenges. Personal development gives you the capacity to attract the right things into your life. The more you develop yourself, the greater your capacity for achieving an all-round success. To really develop yourself, you must develop the quality of your thoughts. Your life will always move in the direction of your prevailing thoughts as such, the quality of your life can never be better than the quality of your thoughts. How successful do you want to become? How wealthy do you want to become? Think possibility not impossibility. Think success not failure; for a man is as he thinks.  As you develop the quality of your thoughts, you will also develop the quality of your life, the quality of your relationships, the quality of your finances….. You have been in the closet far too long, Its time to get a hold of your life, it’s time to move beyond the limits, It’s time to breakout, step out and be who you were destined to be. It’s not over until you win.

NOT TOO YOUNG TO SHAKE THE EARTH

 

Who are you actually? Are you just another teen sent to cause population in this planet, ARISTOTLE SAID” give me a place to stand and I will move the earth”. If a man at his old age could make such statement, how much you that have a very long time to move the earth before you live it. Let’s take a look into the secular world and see  bit of teens that are actually making or made a difference; Michael Jackson started singing at age 9 and at 16 he was world hit. Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith, Austin Mahone, Rachael Fox, Lorde, Flynn Mcgarry, Jazz jenings, Joshua Wong and their likes. You can also be listed among great teens if you are ready to work-hard towards it.

“Obstacles can’t stop you, problems can’t stop you, most of all other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you” —-J. Gitomer.

  “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever is your goal you can get it if you’re willing to work” —–Oprah Winfrey.

 

Supernova “chapter 4”

Work beyond your capacity.

 

According to JC Penny “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for the top”.

Do you have the zeal of hard work and perseverance? Try, try and keep trying till you get it. While others are sleeping 8 hourly could you make/sleep 6 hours and use the remaining 2hours for something responsible, use it to work towards what you want. My not saying you should over work  yourself, but try to add something to your life that no average man has though of before.

 

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School and education are different.

 

Most times people see it in such a way that if you don’t go to school, if you don’t pick up chalk to write on a blackboard, green board or Bluebeard, if you don’t buy textbooks, if you don’t put on uniform or graduation grown you are not educated. But there all wrong, school precisely is important though. School would build your physical appearance, would help little in the improvement of your mental/psychological state but, it would also give you certificate but only education can really build you.

Now if we would take statistic we would find out that most great men we have in the world so far did not all graduate from a higher learning institution, men like Michael Faraday: while his mates would be in school all hours he would be at a printing press industry delivering paper. Bill Gate: he dropped out of Harvard university but today is employing people who graduated from Harvard university, Steve jobs, Edison, Michael Joseph Jackson, Michael Jordan, David Beckham and so on. Am not saying or trying to criticise school but school is the key education is the lock.

                           EDUCATION SCHOOLING
§  Product is called a genius. §  Product is called a graduate.
§  Individually configured. §  Identical for each student.
§  The road is research and reading habit develops. §  The road is uniform, teaching and note memorizing.
§  Open source learning. §  Closed pre – selected teaching system.
§  Teaching as a function. §  Teaching as a profession.
§  Leads to self – discovery, self – confidence, courage, career passion discovery, joy in learning, co – operation, development. §  Leads to self alienation, fear of failure, shame, self hate, envy, competition, under development.
§  Creates leader, producers, achievers, innovators, employers, problem solvers. §  Creates followers, consumers, dependants, employees, problem creators.
§  Self – organised from within. You own and direct your own curriculum. §  Organized by command and control from without imposed curriculum.
§  Produces good health, quality relationship, satisfying work, quality goods and services. §  Produces poor health, poor relationship, unsatisfying work, junk product $ services.
§  The end is knowledge, symbol book. §  The end is exam, symbol certificate.
§  Life – long learning, creating new ideas $ master minds §  Life – long schooling, more and more certificates.
§  To work is to play §  Work and play has nothing in common.
§  Education is expensive and free at same time. §  Some pay your school fees but you can never have free education
§  Teacher is a learner, coach and parent §  Teacher is a master, ruler and judge.
§  Answers compelling Questions of the youth, focused attention. §  Leaves youth more confused, lacking focus and concentration.

 

Am not trying to tarnish, destroy or spit on school, school actually has a very important role in over lives. It has importance to us. Don’t hate me, but if school and education were in a family tree they would be distant cousins. But am not saying nobody should go to school or if you are going to school you should stop, we all are in the modern edge and now certificates rules the world, because most office you enter are all looking for one thing –certificates–.

 

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What is required for exploits?

 

Ask yourself, what do you need to bring down, work on and make exploit on this earth. Quit alright we have been talking about how to make exploits as a teenager although the chapters and pages, but it’s high time we take a look deeper into some other aspect required for EXPLOIT.

Exploit requires so many things as seen so far, your time, your brain, your hands and legs, God , money, encouragement, decision, observation and so on.

What you get for exploit depends on how much you are willing to give for exolpit..

Xploit requires:

= Time: The only currency in the whole world that can never be altered by any man and by not type of science or scientific discovery. Everybody are all given equal time round the whole world no one is being cheated, we all have 24 hrs each, but not everyone use it the same way, some people spend most part of their time sleeping, eating, playing  it just keeps going.

 

=Brain: The brain is the power house of all great men that ever existed and is existing on the surface of this earth. Use your brain as wide as you can. You brain can never read memory full, but there are things that detolerates the brain speed and capacity.

 

= God: The secrets of most great successful people today is God except otherwise. One of the icon Iwould say love God and everything he calls God in I know of I BENJAMINE CASON.

when we have done our best, we also have to learn that we need to rely on GOD. Our best – no matter how good – is incomplete if we leave God out of the picture”

…….Ben Cason

 

= Decision: Are you ready to drop every other thing just for that one thing your heart is after?, is that thing you are after worth it?,. Decisions are like the stings of scorpions they can be very hard to live with. Decision are also steps when taken may be hard to recover.

Everything in life is required for exploit.

           “not in time, place or circumstance but in man lies success”

…….Charles B. Rouss.

 “Those who break limits make history; those who make history break limits”

……Egwuatu David .A.

 

Quite that old stuff and start something new.

 

Have you ever wonder why you are still in the same place as yesterday? Why you didn’t move forward? Instead you remain dominant. If you  are  in a particular problem and you expect to and you keep trying the same solution with you knowing fully that, that particular solution is not solving the problem do you ever expect to have positive result there. Great inventors are great explorers, you don’t expect to bring something new if you remain dominant on that old same thing that does not work. There are one hundred and a million ways to solve a problem, it all depends on your capacity to pick out the method you need but running from it is not a solution. You want to be successful? Why keep your eyes all day on TV,  Why spend the better part of your time on that video game?. Quite all the old lifestyle and look-up for some new and different life with more potentials.

In you lies  seed of greatness, it’s just left for you to cultivate it. Have you ever seen a plane or rockets that flies backward? Life is just asking us all for one thing “HARDWORD”.

 

You’re more valuable

You’re more valuable than you think. Imagine a world without you think. Imagine a world without you, that smile you put on people faces will not be there. If you were never value yourself people will definitely never value you. Never sell yourself to people. Sell you talent for financial fortunes but never put a price Tag on it. It doesn’t matter the state of your background or where you come from, you can become outstanding one day if you are ready to work-hard for it.

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Have you ever felt different? Like you don’t belong where you are, like the capacity you are supposed to attain is so high that you cannot reach it? Like you are walking on a road that has no T-junction, but  you just keep going straight? I’ve felt this way before a couple of times, inferiority complex, like you’re just not needed in the world. Meekness is not weakness; it is  strength under control.

ADVICE: Though at first, it’s hard to stand up and speak in the public, but why not start with yourself in a locked room, imagine you standing before multitudes in that room. When I was much more younger than I am now speaking before people was much of a war for me, I didn’t even know what to say, I just felt that if I say what I wanted to say they’ll all laugh at me. The first step to boldness I took in my life was when I joined the ushering unit at my place of worship, I actually joined it to learn how to fight that spirit of timidity in me. And now from there I could stand before people and make a speech without an atom of stage fright.

What am trying to tell you here is  that you are not less important, imagine the lives you would change today if you would stand up and make yourself single out of the whole crowd and make that speech. You’re not indifferent, you are not inferior, you are your real you, don’t take yourself for granted “ YOU ARE MORE VALUABLE THAN YOU THINK”.

Picture your future (dreams)

Think!, think deep. Think beyond the horizons. I as a teenager, actually have already planned how I expect my future to turn out. I’ve told myself in my time I would be ranked among the top 5 world richest men, am going to own a company.

I have a little adapted story that I hope would enthize you.

 “Glenna’s Pictorial Book”

In 1977 I was a single mother with three young daughters, a house payment, a car payment and a need to rekindle some dreams. One evening I attended a seminar and heard a man speak on the  I x V = R Principle. (Imagination mixed with Vividness becomes Reality.) The speaker pointed out that the mind thinks in pictures, not in words. And as we vividly picture in our mind what we desire, it will become a reality. This concept struck a chord of creativity in my heart. I knew the Biblical truth that the Lord gives us “the desires of our heart” (Psalms 37:4) and that “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). I was determined to take my written prayer list and turn it into pictures. I began cutting up old magazines and gathering pictures that depicted the “desires of my heart.” I arranged them in an expensive photo album and waited expectantly. I was very specific with my pictures. They included: 1. A good-looking man 2. A woman in a wedding gown and a man in a tuxedo 3. Bouquets of flowers (I’m a romantic) 4. Beautiful diamond jewellery (I rationalized that God loved David and Solomon and they were two of the richest men who ever lived) 5. An island in the sparkling blue Caribbean 6. A lovely home 7. New furniture 8. A woman who had recently become vice president of a large corporation. (I was working for a company that had no female officers. I wanted to be the first woman vice president in that company.)

About eight weeks later, I was driving down a California freeway, minding my own business at 10:30 in the morning. Suddenly a gorgeous red-and-white Cadillac passed me. I looked at the car because it was a beautiful car. And the driver looked at me and smiled, and I smiled back because I always smile. Now I was in deep trouble. Have you ever done that? I tried to pretend that I hadn’t looked. “Who me? I didn’t look at you!” He followed me for the next 15 miles. Scared me to death! I drove a few miles, he drove a few miles. I parked, he parked…. and eventually I married him! On the first day after our first date, Jim sent me a dozen roses. Then I found out that he had a hobby. His hobby was collecting diamonds. Big ones! And he was looking for somebody to decorate. I volunteered! We dated for about two years and every Monday morning I received a long- stemmed red rose and a love note from him. About three months before we were getting married, Jim said to me, “I have found the perfect place to go on our honeymoon. We will go to St. John’s Island down in the Caribbean.” I laughingly said, “I never would have thought of that!” I did not confess the truth about my picture book until Jim and I had been married for almost a year. It was then that we were moving into our gorgeous new home and furnishing it with the elegant furniture that I had pictured. (Jim turned out to be the West Coast wholesale distributor for one of the finest eastern furniture manufacturers.) By the way, the wedding was in Laguna Beach, California, and included the gown and tuxedo as realities. Eight months after I created my dream book, I became the vice president of human resources in the company where I worked. In some sense this sounds like a fairy tale, but it is absolutely true. Jim and I have made many “picture books” since we have been married. God has filled our lives with the demonstration of these powerful principles of faith at work. Decide what it is that you want in every area of your life. Imagine it vividly. Then act on your desires by actually constructing your personal goal book. Convert your ideas into concrete realities through this simple exercise. There are no impossible dreams. And, remember, God has promised to give His children the desires of their heart.                                                                                           —————Glenna Salisbury.

The story quite alright looks a little matured for teens but that I just used as an illustration for the power of an imaginative mind or spirit.

Who you are makes a difference.

A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in high school by telling them the difference they each made. Using a process developed by Helice Bridges of Del Mar, California, she called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First she told them how the student made a difference to her and the class. Then she presented each of them with a blue ribbon imprinted with gold letters which read, “Who I Am Makes a Difference.” Afterwards the teacher decided to do a class project to see what kind of impact recognition would have on a community. She gave each of the students three more ribbons and instructed them to go out and spread this acknowledgment ceremony. Then they were to follow up on the results, see who honored whom and report back to the class in about a week One of the boys in the class went to a junior executive in a nearby company and honored him for helping him with his career planning. He gave him a blue ribbon and put it on his shirt. Then he gave him two extra ribbons, and said, “We’re doing a class project on recognition, and we’d like you to go out, find somebody to honor, give them a blue ribbon, then give them the extra blue ribbon so they can acknowledge a third person to keep this acknowledgment ceremony going. Then please report back to me and tell me what happened.” Later that day the junior executive went in to see his boss, who had been noted, by the way, as being kind of a grouchy fellow. He sat his boss down and he told him that he deeply admired him for being a creative genius. The boss seemed very surprised. The junior executive asked him if he would accept the gift of the blue ribbon and would he give him permission to put it on him. His surprised boss said, “Well, sure.” The junior executive took the blue ribbon and placed it right on his boss’s jacket above his heart. As he gave him the last extra ribbon, he said, “Would you do me a favor? Would you take this extra ribbon and pass it on by honoring somebody else? The young boy who first gave me the ribbons is doing a project in school and we want to keep this recognition ceremony going and find out how it affects people.”

That night the boss came home to his 14-year-old son and sat him down. He said, “The most incredible thing happened to me today. I was in my office and one of the junior executives came in and told me he admired me and gave me a blue ribbon for being a creative genius. Imagine. He thinks I’m a creative genius. Then he put this blue ribbon that says ‘Who I Am Makes A Difference’ on my jacket above my heart. He gave me an extra ribbon and asked me to find somebody else to honor. As I was driving home tonight, I started thinking about whom I would honor with this ribbon and I thought about you. I want to honor you. “My days are really hectic and when I come home I don’t pay a lot of attention to you. Sometimes I scream at you for not getting good enough grades in school and for your bedroom being a mess, but somehow tonight, I just wanted to sit here and, well, just let you know that you do make a difference to me. Besides your mother, you are the most important person in my life. You’re a great kid and I love you!” The startled boy started to sob and sob, and he couldn’t stop crying. His whole body shook. He looked up at his father and said through his tears, “I was planning on committing suicide tomorrow, Dad, because I didn’t think you loved me. Now I don’t need to.

Uncertainty of self

There is also another challenge that weakens  ones motivation. That’s uncertainty. For example, if you are in competition and you see your opponent as a person who will win, what then happens? You will feel uncertain about yourself, you would have under estimated your  abilities. You would no longer trust your ability to take you where you expect and the next thing you know, you are already not motivated to compete. You feel very very inferior. You will suffer from poor result as you will be participating just for the sake of participation and not because your eyes is on the prize.

That’s why most motivated persons are confident as they are certain about what they are  about to achieve from the step they’re about to take. When your mind and actions are in alignment, your motivation increases to achieve your result. You just have to  believe just like Mark Victor Hansen said “your belief determines your action and your action determines your result, but first you have to believe”.

PATHWAY IN THE BRAIN

The subconscious mind never argues. It takes order and never rest. Therefore  the conscious mind must consistently and persistently command the subconscious mind to bring forth the result of  its ceaseless habitual feeling or a habitual condition by which we achieve. Remember, “ As a man thinketh so is he”. We become what we think about. The persistent commands drives a pathway, a channel, a canal, a ditch, a road way through the impression of our mind and bring forth the desired result.

PERSISTENCE EMPOWERS PURPOSE

Your key for personal success today is persistence, and persistence  empowers dynamic purpose. You can be successful.

What is the first response that comes to your heart when you are faced with problems? That’s right – to quite, to give up. A boy was burned so horribly that his legs were expected to be amputated, but he didn’t give up. They said that he wouldn’t walk again but he did. He made a pathway holding onto picket fence. He disciplined himself in steel will. He paid the price in fantastic persistence. As a result he became one of the world greatest distant runner. His name – Glenn Cunningham.

If you are persistent long enough, you too will determine and develop amazing purpose.

 

 

 

HOW TO BE A GENIUS

How prone we are to write off the outstanding achievement of another person saying “well he’s a genius”, “look at his opportunities”, “look at his education” or some other statement. Never forget Thomas A. Edison remark “Achievement is 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration”. What is a genius? Genius is the power of making continuous effort, You don’t even know when you’ve approached or you’ve crossed the line of failure and success, it is so fine. But I’ll tell you when you’ve crossed it – when you continue to persistently pursue your goal – when you let nothing deter you nor detour you – when your purpose pulsates and your goal guides and your motivation challenges and inspires – then that’s genius.

 

Every step we take every day draws us closer and closer to our destinies. As the teens we are  today we all dream and wish of becoming  great person(s) tomorrow, but keep doing that same thing every day that draws us away  from our destiny. Do you have a quiet time every day in your life? Out of  all your activities how long do you spend on your bible or books. I could bet that if we would gather  together 1 million teens from around the globe today, tomorrow only a hundred or more  would end – up in their dreams. As young as we all are  now, our major predicaments should be our educational sector everything else is auxiliary. The fact of you trying to develop mental faculty, don’t be like water in oceans that never moves until the wind of the sea pushes it, don’t wait to be pushed or forced by others around you, don’t be like a cart that needs to be pulled by a horse before it would move, learn to be independent  and move/do things on your own. The world is not looking for VIP’s (Very important people), the world is looking for VAP’s (Value Adding People).

Dream only become reality When there is a driving force behind them”                                                           ……Egwuatu David .A.

Across the roads!

Life is a journey. We all move from different levels to attain better levels. We sometimes feel we are approaching destinations of joy, happiness and fulfillment only to discover that we have just reached a bend, a valley, a hill or better still a cross.

Criticism

Most time when we get criticised, we all look at it as an insult, if you should take a look at it form a clear point of view  with deeper insight, you will tend to discover that it’s another means of correction but given to us indirectly by others. Take criticism constructively not personal and see it as an opportunity it gives you to improve yourself. We’ve only got one teen – age hood, once chance of life and it’s now, don’t ever make mistakes that you might want to regret for the rest of our life. Critics only come in existence when they see you are doing marvellously well in that field of yours. Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you’re dull, you’re not intelligent, you’re not smart, you’re no brilliant. God made you the way you are because he loves you and has a perfect plan for you the way you are.

TIME AS A CURRENCY TO US

Time is a currency that is the same in the whole world and can never be altered increasingly or decreasingly.

Why give you time to invaluable things, things that would not edify your spirit. Why use your money (time) to buy irrelevant things? We are all given equal amount of money (time) everyday, but some would rather use it to do incompetent and irresponsible things like play video games, social networking etc.

The same currency that was given to Thomas Edison, Mother Theresa’s, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, is that same currency that is given to us now, but instead they choose to use it in self-modifying acts and that made them who they are today. The currency we all spend in dollars, pounds, Euro and Naira can be regained back but time as a currency once lost or used can never be gotten back again Never!. An average man would sleep for 8 hours, work for 8 hours and play for 8 hours. But an extra – ordinary man would sleep for 6 hours, work for 15 hours and play for 3 hours if at all they would want fun, that’s why they’re called EXTRA – ordinary.

WE CAN’T BE LIKE ARISTOTLE, WE CAN’T BE LIKE ISAAC NEWTON, WE CAN’T BE LIKE  ALEXANDER THE GREAT, WE CAN’T BE LIKE ARCHEMIDIES; BUT WE CAN BE  GREATER THAN THEM. WE DON’T HAVE WHAT  IT  TAKES  TO BE LIKE   THOMAS –EDISON, SOCRETES, MICHAEL FARADAY AND THERE LIKES; BUT WE HAVE WHAT ITTAKES TO BE GREATER THAN THEM”

                       –Egwuatu David

 

Knowledge lies not on the quantity of books yon have , but on the quality of knowledge your brain posses.

THINK BIG

In Schwartz book “ The Magic of Thinking Big”, he said: Believe it can be done. Believing a solution pares the way to solutions. Don’t let tradition paralyze your mind, be receptive to new ideas. Try new approaches. Be progressive in everything you do, Ask yourself daily ”How can I do better? How can I be better?”, Ask yourself “ How can I do more?

Supernova “chapter 3”

HABITS, MOTIVATIONS AND AIMS……………

Every teenager has a destiny….                                                                                                                 Every teenager has a reason for existence…                                                                                       Every teenager has a gift…                                                                                                                   Every has a God given talent…                                                                                                             And Every teen must under – take the journey of life.

7 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL TEENAGERS

For teens life is not a play ground, it’s a jungle and being the parent of a teenager isn’t any wail in the park either.

How will they deal with peer pressure? Motivation? Success or lack thereof? The life of a teenager is full of tough issues and life – changing decisions.

  1. Be Proactive

Being proactive is the key to unlocking the other habits. Help your teen take control and responsibility for her life. Proactive people understand that they are responsible for their own happiness or unhappiness. They don’t blame others for their own actions or feelings.

  1. Begin With the End in Mind

Teens aren’t clear about where they want to end up in life, about their values, goals, and what they stand for, they will wander, waste time, and be tossed to and fro by the opinions of others. Help your teen create a personal mission statement which will act as a road map and direct and guide his decision-making process.

  1. Put First Things First

This habit helps teens prioritize and manage their time so that they focus on and complete the most important things in their lives. Putting first things first also means learning to overcome fears and being strong during difficult times. It’s living life according to what matters most.

  1. Think Win-Win

Teens can learn to foster the belief that it is possible to create an atmosphere of win-win in every relationship. This habit encourages the idea that in any given discussion or situation both parties can arrive at a mutually beneficial solution. Your teen will learn to celebrate the accomplishments of others instead of being threatened by them.

 

 

  1. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

Because most people don’t listen very well, one of the great frustrations in life is that many don’t feel understood. This habit will ensure your teen learns the most important communication skill there is: active listening.

  1. Synergize

Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create something better than either could alone. Through this habit, teens learn it doesn’t have to be “your way” or “my way” but rather a better way, a higher way. Synergy allows teens to value differences and better appreciate others.

  1. Sharpen the Saw

Teens should never get too busy living to take time to renew themselves. When a teen “sharpens the saw” she is keeping her personal self sharp so that she can better deal with life. It means regularly renewing and strengthening the four key dimensions of life – body, brain, heart, and soul.            ***********************************************************************Every teenager has to overcome many challenges to make exploit, but no matter how many times you fall because of temptation, never  relent because your end is definitely better than your beginning. Everybody has something to offer to the world but only a few do why? Because they’re afraid the might fail again after the first try, they prefer to remain where they are so to avoid more failure. Failure doesn’t break you, it makes you. The only time you fail is when you’ve decided not to try again.

The “ogsm” magic.

“O”BJECTIVE: This is an aim or a goal, a place to be captured, having the principal image. As teens we all have an objective or objectives, something we would love to hit and count it as one of our achievement. Objectives is something that is required of us for success in whatever we do, it is not a day job, set – up your objectives daily, hit them one by one, and discover new things.

“G”OAL: Anybody without goal(s) isn’t really living, in everyday activity, you must have a goal. Goal and objectives almost would look like they’re the same thing, but goals take longer time to get captured than objectives. Goal is an aim you foresight

As Dale Carnegie has so well put it “if you want to be happy set yourself a goal that demands your thought, liberates your energy and inspires your topic”.Happiness is within you. It comes from doing some certain things to which you can put all of your thought and energy. If you want to be  happy get enthusiastic about something outside yourself”

“S”TRATEGY: How would you hit your target? If anybody success in that particular thing you were ordained for then you have no reason for existence. Without strategy, without a strategic plan in life, of life, and for life you are going nowhere.

“M”ESURMENT: Calculate how long it would actually take you to attain a particular goal. One year, One month, One week or there about. Our lives also has its own Metre rule which is called “CLOCK”. This little device as it may look has a lot to do with use calculating and planning our live because without it, we can’t tell how far we have gone in life.

IMAGINATION

  • JOHN MASEFIELD said: ”man’s body is faulty, his mind is untrustworthy, but his imagination has made him remarkable”. Your key personal success today for today is imagination, the power and motivation of a magnificent mind, reaching beyond itself to scale height never before Vivid imagination hunts for the ideal solution to life’s problems and good and then dynamic imagination has the power to change what is found, to sift  the information and bring the best result.

Two college presidents, Dr. Donald cowling and Dr. Carter Davidson, say that the function of the imaginative, creative  mind are these:

  • Ability to concentrate.
    • Accuracy in observation
      • Retentiveness of memory
        • Logical reasoning
            • Sensitivity of association
              • Creative imagination.

Seven steps to imagination

In Mr. Osborn book, `Applied Imagination`, Osborn outlined the steps in the creative and productive imagination.

  1. Orientation; pointing up the problem
  2. Preparation; gathering pertinent data.
  3. Analysis; break down the relevant material
  4. Ideation; piling up alternatives by ways of ideas.
  5. Incubation; letting up, to invite illumination.
  6. Synthesis; putting the pieces together.
  7. Evolution; judging the resultant.

Dr. Maxwell Maltz in the book psycho- cybernetics says: creative imagination is not something reserved for that poets, the philosophers, the inventors, it enters into our every act, for imagination sets the goal, the picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act not because of will as is so commonly believed but because of imagination”

“IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD” …..Napoleon Hills

Motivation

Your key for success today is that you are motivated by what you believe.

George Elliot said “ we must not inquire to curiously move into motives. They are apt to become feeble in the utterance : the aroma is mixed with a grosser air. We must keep the germinating grain away from light”. For motives are as vital as our heart beat.

                           TWO PRINCIPLES OF MOTIVATION

In the book, The magic of Emotional Appeal, the author says that there are four principle of motivation.

  1. Self – preservation: This, of cause is the strongest of all. When a man has his back to the wall and his very life is at stake, he will fight with supernatural strength.
  2. Recognition: This is the second most important. No man wants to be a zombie, yet so many are. They’ve lost their identity – their self respect.

Every person s individualistic. Every man is different. We must learn our selves. We must understand ourselves. We can make our lives meaningful, magnificent rather than a meaningless odyssey.

 

Motivate yourself.

The emotionally matured man(teen) is so much better and able to motivate himself than a man(teen) of mixed, confused and immature emotions. Some of the things that are important in helping motivation are: the capacity to trust others; the ability to be self – critical; a deep self of self – assurance; and the ability to manage and administer without becoming personally involved in the detailed work. Feel like you were meant for  something, always  see yourself different from other people(teen). Think your life through everyday, discover and re – correct yourself, always make yourself feel special.

18 TIPS TO BE A MORE SUCCESSFUL YOUNG LEADER.

Are you  afraid of carrying responsibilities, are you afraid to ever voluntary for something, do you know that you have every quantity to be a leader at your teen age, here are 18 tips to be a successful young leader:

  1. Be confident. But be careful to not confuse confidence with arrogance. To do this, you need to know fully what you are talking about. When you do speak, speak with conviction.
  2. Leadership is about vision. it’s about giving new or original perspectives to things. One who has his own understanding and interpretation of things will distinguish himself from others. Thinking for yourself implies not talking anything for a fact. Always look for a personal distance and understanding, one should never reply on others knowledge, work or judgement.

3.”Inspire others to take action by showing your own action, commitment and good work for a better world. Make it easy for people to step in and join forces if they want to help.

4.”Be ambitious and do not be afraid to take risks. “Jared Costanzo, president and founder of the Student Voice Project. Do not be afraid to be idealistic. If you happen to fail, you will recognize your strengths and limitations and be better to adapt in the future. Only by knowing your limit can you fully maximize your potential. Of course, the scope of your limit will lessen over time through experience.

5.Never let someone tell you that you cannot do something. If something isn’t out there, go create it.

6.Be organized.In order to work effectively, you will need to be organized. If you are disorganized, you will tend to forget certain things.

7.Be able to articulate your thoughts and speech thoroughly and efficiently. This also includes being able to delegate tasks and being clear of your expectations.

8.Be able to establish your goals and commit to your plan. “Sometimes structure, deadlines, and plans aren’t the best way to lead. At times, it is more effective to go with the flow, take it as it comes and explore each new opportunity. But, despite this, you always need to keep in mind your end game, your objective. “”Be patient with your goals. Go on your own timeline.”

9.”Make sure your project, campaign or endeavour solves a problem and you that have clearly defined what the problem is and how you are going to solve it.

10.Know the strengths and weaknesses of yourself and your team. Being a leader does not always mean that you are the most intelligent or capable person within a group. It just means that you have an ability to organize people and are able to utilize each person’s skill set. “Leading isn’t an easy task — not everyone can do it. I believe if you are truly passionate about the area you are leading in, not only will you be a successful leader, but there is no end to what you can do. Nothing material can slow you down, only your passion can drive you.

11.Be fair. To gain the trust and respect of your followers, you need to be fair. If an opportunity comes up, do not automatically look to your close friends or colleagues. Let everyone know and have the same chance to get whatever it is.

12.Be clever. If something does not work out, try an alternative method. If you do not have enough resources for a project, look in your community to see if it can be easily donated or lent to you.

13.Be optimistic. After all, optimism is what is needed to change the way this world works. “What you expect tends to happen.

14.Remember that you are young. Be energetic! Personally, I try not to act so serious all the time. Recognize that you are still young and embrace all that your prime has to offer for you.

15.Connect! Strive to make a vast and diverse network of friends and colleagues. You will never know when a person will become handy. I have created a support system through my peers and colleagues. Everyone benefits from a big network. If you want to network with someone you do not know, just introduce yourself through a message and add them anyway.

 

16.Know when to give “the talk,” and do give it when it is necessary. If a member of your team volunteers for a task or have accepted a task delegated by you, they are making a commitment to execute it. Sometimes there are valid reasons that prevent a person from completing their duties and in those cases, you have to accept it when they happen.

17.Have a right-hand man (or woman).This is a go-to person that you trust.

18.”Know when to listen to others, and when to listen only to yourself.

Live your dream

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it

…..Source unknown.

Make It Come True

In 1957 a ten-year-old boy in California set a goal. At the time Jim Brown was the greatest running back ever to play pro football and this tall, skinny boy wanted his autograph. In order to accomplish his goal, the young boy had to overcome some obstacles. He grew up in the ghetto, where he never got enough to eat. Malnutrition took its toll, and a disease called rickets forced him to wear steel splints to support his skinny, bowed-out legs. He had no money to buy a ticket to get into the game, so he waited patiently near the locker room until the game ended and Jim Brown left the field.                                                                                  He politely asked Brown for his autograph. As Brown signed, the boy explained, “Mr. Brown, I have your picture on my wall. I know you hold all the records. You’re my idol.” Brown smiled and began to leave, but the young boy wasn’t finished. He proclaimed, “Mr. Brown, one day I’m going to break every record you hold!” Brown was impressed and asked, “What is your name, son?” The boy replied, “Orenthal James. My friends call me O. J.” O. J. Simpson went on to break all but three of therushing records held by Jim Brown before injuries shortened his football career. Goal setting is the strongest force for human motivation. Set a goal and make it come true.

Perharps the greatest social service that can be rendered to anybody to a country or to mankind is to bring up a good teenager,

If teenagers live with criticism, they learn to condemn.                                                                       If teenagers live with hostility, they learn to fight.                                                                             If teenagers live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.                                                                 If teenagers live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.                                                 If teenagers live with ridicule, they learn to be shy.                                                                               If teenagers live with jealousy, they learn what envy is.                                                                     If teenagers live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.                                                                         If teenagers live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.                                                                 If teenagers live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.                                                If teenagers live with praise, they learn to appreciate.                                                                         If teenagers live with approval, they learn to like themselves.                                                         If teenagers live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.                                           If teenagers live with recognition, they learn to have a goal.                                                             If teenagers live with sharing, they learn to be generous.                                                                 If teenagers live with honesty and fairness, they learn what truth and justice are.                   If teenagers live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those around them.                                                                                                                                                                   If teenagers live with friendliness, they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live. If children live with serenity, they learn to have peace of mind.  With what are your children living?

Another Check Mark On The List

One rainy afternoon an inspired 15-year-old boy named John Goddard sat down at his kitchen table in Los Angeles and wrote three words at the top of a yellow pad, “My Life List.” Under that heading he wrote down 127 goals. Since then he has completed 108 of those goals. Look at the list of Goddard’s goals which appears below. These are not simple or easy goals. They include climbing the world’s major mountains, exploring vast waterways, running a mile in five minutes, reading the complete works of Shakespeare and reading the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Explore:

1.Nile River                                                                                                                                          2.Amazon River                                                                                                                                                3. Congo River

  1. Colorado River
  2. Yangtze River, China
  3. Niger River
  4. Orinoco River, Venezuela
  5. Rio Coco, Nicaragua

Study Primitive Cultures In:

  1. The Congo
  2. New Guinea
  3. Brazil
  4. Borneo
  5. The Sudan (John was nearly buried alive in a sandstorm.)
  6. Australia
  7. Kenya
  8. The Philippines
  9. Tanganyika (now Tanzania)
  10. Ethiopia
  11. Nigeria
  12. Alaska

Climb:

  1. Mount Everest
  2. Mount Aconcagua, Argentina
  3. Mount McKinley
  4. Mount Huascaran, Peru
  5. Mount Kilimanjaro
  6. Mount Ararat, Turkey
  7. Mount Kenya
  8. Mount Cook, New Zealand
  9. Mount Popocatepetl, Mexico
  10. The Matterhorn
  11. Mount Rainer
  12. Mount Fuji
  13. Mount Vesuvius
  14. Mount Bromo, Java
  15. Grand Tetons
  16. Mount Baldy, California
  17. Carry out careers in medicine and exploration (Studied premed and treats illnesses among primitive tribes)
  18. Visit every country in the world (30 to go)
  19. Study Navaho and Hopi Indians
  20. Learn to fly a plane
  21. Ride horse in Rose Parade

 Photograph:

  1. Iguacu Falls, Brazil
  2. Victoria Falls, Rhodesia (Chased by a warthog in the process)
  3. Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
  4. Yosemite Falls
  5. Niagara Falls
  6. Retrace travels of Marco Polo and Alexander the Great

 Explore Underwater:

  1. Coral reefs of Florida
  2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia (Photographed a 300-pound clam) 50. Red Sea
  3. Fiji Islands
  4. The Bahamas
  5. Explore Okefenokee Swamp and the Everglades

 Visit:

  1. North and South Poles
  2. Great Wall of China 56. Panama and Suez Canals
  3. Easter Island
  4. The Galapagos Islands
  5. Vatican City (Saw the pope)
  6. The Taj Mahal
  7. The Eiffel Tower
  8. The Blue Grotto
  9. The Tower of London
  10. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  11. The Sacred Well of Chichen-Itza, Mexico
  12. Climb Ayers Rock in Australia
  13. Follow River Jordan from Sea of Galilee to Dead Sea

 Swim In:

  1. Lake Victoria
  2. Lake Superior
  3. Lake Tanganyika
  4. Lake Titicaca, South America
  5. Lake Nicaragua Accomplish:
  6. Become an Eagle Scout
  7. Dive in a submarine
  8. Land on and take off from an aircraft carrier
  9. Fly in a blimp, hot air balloon and glider
  10. Ride an elephant, camel, ostrich and bronco
  11. Skin dive to 40 feet and hold breath two and a half minutes underwater
  12. Catch a ten-pound lobster and a ten-inch abalone 80. Play flute and violin
  13. Type 50 words a minute
  14. Take a parachute jump
  15. Learn water and snow skiing
  16. Go on a church mission
  17. Follow the John Muir Trail
  18. Study native medicines and bring back useful ones
  19. Bag camera trophies of elephant, lion, rhino, cheetah, cape buffalo and whale
  20. Learn to fence
  21. Learn jujitsu 90. Teach a college course
  22. Watch a cremation ceremony in Bali
  23. Explore depths of the sea
  24. Appear in a Tarzan movie (He now considers this an irrelevant boyhood dream)
  25. Own a horse, chimpanzee, cheetah, ocelot and coyote (Yet to own a chimp or cheetah)
  26. Become a ham radio operator 96. Build own telescope
  27. Write a book (On Nile trip)
  28. Publish an article in National Geographic Magazine
  29. High jump five feet
  30. Broad jump 15 feet
  31. Run a mile in five minutes
  32. Weigh 175 pounds stripped (still does)
  33. Perform 200 sit-ups and 20 pull-ups
  34. Learn French, Spanish and Arabic
  35. Study dragon lizards on Komodo Island (Boat broke down within 20 miles of island)
  36. Visit birthplace of Grandfather Sorenson in Denmark
  37. Visit birthplace of Grandfather Goddard in England
  38. Ship aboard a freighter as a seaman
  39. Read the entire Encyclopedia Britannia (Has read extensive parts in each volume)
  40. Read the Bible from cover to cover
  41. Read the works of Shakespeare, Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Thoreau, Poe, Rousseau, Bacon, Hemingway, Twain, Burroughs, Conrad, Talmage, Tolstoi, Longfellow, Keats, Whittier and Emerson (Not every work of each)
  42. Become familiar with the compositions of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Ibert, Mendelssohn, Lalo, Rimski-Korsakov, Respighi, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Toch, Tschaikovsky, Verdi
  43. Become proficient in the use of a plane, motorcycle, tractor, surfboard, rifle, pistol, canoe, microscope, football basketball, bow and arrow, lariat and boomerang
  44. Compose music
  45. Play Clair de Lune on the piano
  46. Watch fire-walking ceremony (In Bali and Surinam)
  47. Milk a poisonous snake (Bitten by a diamond back during a photo session)
  48. Light a match with a 22 rifle
  49. Visit a movie studio
  50. Climb Cheops’ pyramid
  51. Become a member of the Explorers’ Club and the Adventurers’ Club
  52. Learn to play polo
  53. Travel through the Grand Canyon on foot and by boat.
  54. Circumnavigate the globe (four times)
  55. Visit the moon (“Some day if God wills”)
  56. Marry and have children (Has five children)
  57. Live to see the 21st Century (He will be 75).

 

Common Habits AmongPositive  Minded  People.

Education gets you to the point you want to get but character keeps you there. Be positive about life. Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently.

And here are some “CHAPMP”

= Celebrate who they are: They celebrate who they  are no matter what. Never do they look down on themselves. You carry an important message within you and important message are carried by important people.

= They Appreciate life perfect and great moment:  You own your future and you owe your future a great personality. When you play not to loose you don’t go far, you have to think through a problem to bring out a solution.

= They embrace life challenges and take it:  Success is a budget. No matter how a challenge comes accept it, fight it and come out outstanding.

= They welcome change:  Try something new, something you have never don’t before. Why you have not brought out something new is because you have not tried something new. Try and add “extra” to your ordinary to become extraordinary. The future is waiting for prepared people(teenagers) not preparing people(teenagers).

=They’re never dreamless: One go thing about dream is that nobody owns it. You don’t pay money to dream. Ideas rule the world, they future only delivers to you how far you dream.

= Spend time with positive minded people: You have generations lying on your shoulders, if you fail they have failed only by grace can they be revived. There are people who will never become great until you become great.

What type of friend do you keep? What value do they add to your life?, are they helping you acquire your earnest desires??????

“success is a budget, my future is a potential growth and am working on it”

                      HOW TO IMPROVE YOURSELF AS A PRINCIPLED PERSON

  1. Accept yourself the way you are.
  2. Identify your strength and weakness and make good use of them.
  3. Develop your abilities and be proud of them.
  4. Develop self – confidence and ability to express your feelings, especially towards matter of morality.

5.Develop self – respect and love for yourself and others.

  1. Do not allow others make personal decisions for you.
  2. Do not give up easily or be defeated.
  3. Do not blame others for your own failure, instead work harder to correct or avoid it next time.

Five success solutions

Success would be rarely found in anybody who does not possess the following options below:

+LOVE

  • Love for yourself: if you possess self-hate, you hate your skin colour, your nationality, family background or whatever trust me the word success would never be found in your dictionary. The first step to succeed show be love. Without love you are just an empty vessel.
  • Love for others:Loving and caring for yourself only is emotional stinginess, it gets you nowhere, if you can’t care for the people around you or for whosoever is not close to you, you can’t go where you are heading to in life.

Be yourself.                                                                                                                                                           Accept yourself.                                                                                                                                                  Forgive yourself.                                                                                                                                                Trust yourself.                                                                                                                                                      Empower yourself.                                                                                                                                            Know yourself.                                                                                                                                                   Become yourself.

+ Time management:

Time is the precious jewel on earth, it is the greatest asset anybody can possess. Your time is your life.

  • Time can’t be stored up for use later, once time is gone it can never be regain.
  • You don’t waste your time you waste your life each time you do something irrelevant.
  • You can recover anything else in life, but you can never recover your time once it is gone/wasted.

Questions you should trying asking yourself :                                                                                        “Is the most effective use of your time?”


+ Acquisition  of knowledge:

Use the knowledge you acquire to get what you desire.                                                                  Say to yourself – I am invaluable, I’ll read every day to become valuable.

+ Cultivate the right attitude.                                                                                                                                   Attitude of gratitude.                                                                                                                                        What today would be like is up to you

“YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE”

  • Be Positive in your thinking..

You must learn to think victoriously. If life throws bad things at you, you can overcome it.

Don’t be a victim all head to being a victor.

                    VICTIM              VICTOR
·         Always complaining. ·         They use there creativity.
·         Always giving excuses. ·         They’re always taking actions.
·         Repeat behaviours. ·         Try something new.
·         Keep   blaming. ·     Seek for solutions.

“THINK YOU CAN OR THINK YOU CANNOT ARE RIGHT EITHER WAY YOU WOULD BE RIGHT”

…………….Henry Ford

+ Develop positive leadership traits.

“A place can be underdeveloped because the leaders are not what they should be.

Leadership is an act not a position, leaders earn respect thy don’t demand it.

Qualities of a good leader :

~ Integrity.           ~ Optimist.     ~ Humility

~ Compassion.    ~ Self-awareness. ~ Solution provider.


Motivation + Imagination + Actions = Brings out the best in us.


 

SUPERNOVA “Chapter 2”

                                          FAILURE, FEAR $ DETERMINATION……….

            “Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not enough”                                                                                                    ~Christian Nestall Boveen (1820-1904).~

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QUITTERS NEVER WIN.

Probably the greatest example of persistence is Abraham Lincoln. If you want to learn about somebody who didn’t quit, look no further. Born into poverty, Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He could have quit many times—but he didn’t and because he didn’t quit, he became one of the greatest presidents in the history of our country. Lincoln was a champion and he never gave up. Here is a sketch of Lincoln’s road to the White House:

1816 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.

1818 His mother died.

1831  Failed in business.

1832  Ran for state legislature—lost.

1832  Also lost his job—wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.

1833  Borrowed some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.

1834  Ran for state legislature again—won.

1835  Was engaged to be married, sweetheart died and his heart was broken.

1836  Had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.

1838 Sought to become speaker of the state legislature—defeated.

1840 Sought to become elector—defeated.

1843 Ran for Congress—lost.

1846 Ran for Congress again—this time he won—went to Washington and did a good job.

1848  Ran for re-election to Congress—lost.

1849  Sought the job of land officer in his home state—rejected.

1854 Ran for Senate of the United States—lost.

1856 Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention—got less than 100 votes.

1858 Ran for U.S. Senate again—again he lost.

1860 Elected president of the United States.

The path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped from under me, knocking the other out of the way, but I recovered and said to myself, “It’s a slip and not a fall.” Abraham Lincoln After losing a senate race

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ARE YOU DETERMINED?

The Determination am talking about is not the one of writing your goals down on paper and doing nothing about it. This is that you are ready to push through whatever comes your way until something happens no matter the circumstances.

Habits and characters.

The greatest factors that affect the determination of a person is hos/her habit and character and am going to explain little about them here.

Your habits and character sometimes actually helps in the determination of your destiny. Strange thing if you discover you have several habits that why habits has the letter ‘S’ but character does not have ‘S’ why? Character is just a lifestyle with different styles. No person can ever have many character no matter how you camouflage you can’t change your character never! But someone can have many habits, because if you actually have more than character your end can never be certain.

 

They almost seem alike but are different in some ways; it is your habits that become your character. If you are a type of  person that procrastinate you will have a procrastinative(my own words) character.

   WATCH YOUR THOUGHTS,

   THEY BECOME YOUR WORDS.

   WATCH YOUR WORDS,

   THEY BECOME YOUR ACTIONS.

   WATCH YOUR ACTIONS,

   THEY BECOME YOUR HABITS.

   WATCH YOUR HABITS,

   THEY BECOME YOUR CHARACTER

   WATCH YOUR CHARACTER,

  IT BECOMES YOUR DESTINY……..

 

Managing your time

The great philosophers, doctors, actors, actress and entrepreneurs never live their lives without managing their time, that is planning on what they want to accomplish that day. If you miss manage your time you miss manage your destiny. Make maximum use of your time every day, try your best in life not to let any second in life pass you by without accomplishing anything, even if you are sleeping, sleep that sleep so that when working you won’t feel sleepy. If it means having a daily, weekly, or monthly time – table just do it, in other to manage your time well remember “time is of the essence”.

Struggle to always be on the top and remain there

In life we always have to struggle to get to where we want to be we never get it on a platter of gold and if we are there we struggle to remain there. The struggle am actually referring to here is not the one of physical strength but of mental strength. To remain on top of your class or whatever, you have to be a type of student that reads wide to expand your mental capacity. Every struggle comes with a reward big or small(but take note “no reward is ever small).

+ Never look at your passed success:

In this case, never use your previous or past result to judge your coming/future result. You are not in competition with anyone but yourself, you goal is to beat your previous result. Your main purpose is to beat your previous performance in whatever you do I repeat again. Success actually is not a place you reach and stop, it is a continuous journey without an end.

The fact you are on top of now does not mean you can’t lose that position, life is like a race, everyone is given all they’ve got to be ahead, so if you want to remain where you are never be relaxed, work, work and work. You have no leisure time, you have no time to rest you had that when you were an infant, you can only rest now if you decide to die. You were given a head to stay ahead.

Stop limiting yourself

A philosopher once said “life has no limits unless you have made it yourself”. Sometimes people don’t achieve there purposes or destiny because they feel they’re not worth it, while some when accomplished a little feel that’s enough then they relax.

Stop seeing yourself like it has been a curse in your generation that none of you are to be successful. Every bodies earnest desire is success but most people limit themselves from these success. Life has no full stop, even after death the second phase of life continuous

 L= live it.                                                                                                                                                            I= impact it.                                                                                                                                                      F= fulfil it.                                                                                                                                                            E= enjoy it.

Stop limiting yourself because you can actually accomplish more than what you have accomplished more than what you have accomplished now.

You are not too small to make a difference

Never judge yourself by your height,age, ethnicity, nationality or race. It doesn’t matter how small you are, at your age you could shake the earth or perharps the world.

Anita Koddick said”if you think you are too small to make a difference you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.”

Termites could pull down an entire building if you give them time. Even though they are that small they still make differences not minding their status or sizes. Even in the bible David a boy of 17years slayed a giant so much fit taller than him. What’s deceiving you? Is it your height, age or background. Never underestimate your capacities or capabilities we all possess in us a spirit greater than us only even we are willing to unleash it into the world we would still see ourselves as small persons that could do nothing.

Do you have a destination?

You can’t head out for success if you don’t know what you want to attain. In life people have different perceptions of the same thing. A thing might have different meaning to thousands of people. You can’t wake up one morning take your bath dress like  business man stop a bus and where you’re asked where you’re going you just reply saying I don’t know, you will just sound like a mad man that has just escaped from the psychiatric hospital.

Overcoming fear:

Fear can be defined as : False Evidence Appearing Real.

Spencer Johnson once said “when you move beyond your fear, you feel free”

Martin Luther king once said “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case”

One of the greatest limitations to your success is fear. If I could recall vividly some years when I  seated for an examination, while I was writing the inspector shouted 15mins remaining, due to the fact I was afraid I began to shake, my hands , may legs they all began to shake why? Simply because I was afraid I would not answer the whole question.

Now fear is something that when we are determine to overcome we would. Elbert Hubbard said “the greatest mistake you can make in life is to continue fearing you would make one”.

7(seven) secrets to a great life: by Kathy gates

A great life doesn’t happen by accident. A great life is the result of allocating your time, energy thoughts and hard works towards what you want your life to be. Stop setting yourself up for stress and failure and start setting up your life to support success and ease.

A great life is the result of using 24hours 7days you get in creative and thoughtful ways instead of just what comes next. Customize these `secrets’ to fit your own needs and style and start creating your own great life today!

1, S-simplify: A great life is the result of simplifying your life. People often misinterpret what simplify means. It’s not a way to remove work from your life. When you focus on simplifying your life you free up energy and time for the work that you enjoy and the purpose for which you are here. In order to create a great life, you will have to make room for it on you first.

2, E- effort: A great life is the result of your best effort. Creating a great life requires that you make some adjustment. It may mean re-evaluating how you spend your time, or choosing to spend your money in different ways. It may mean looking for a new way to coincide with your particular definition of a great life. Life will reward your best effort.

3, C-create priorities: A great life is the result of creating priorities. It’s easy to spend your days just responding to the next thing that gets your attention, instead of intentionally using the time, energy you have in a way that’s important to you. Focus on removing the obstacles that get in the way of you making sure you are honouring your priorities.

4, R-reserves: A great life is a result of having reserves things, time, space, energy. With reserves you acquire the far more than you need. Reserves are important because they reduce the fear of consequences, and that allows you to make decision based on what you really want of what the fear decides for you.

5, E- eliminate distraction: A great life is a result of eliminating distraction up to 75% of your material energy can be tied up to things that are draining and distracting. You eliminating distractions can be a difficult concept to many teenagers, since they haven’t really considered that there is another way to live. Look around at someone’s life you admire—what do they that you would like to incorporate into your own life? Ask them how they did it. Find ways to free up your mental energy for things that are more important to you.

6,     T- thoughts: A great life is the result of controlling your thought so that you accept and allow for the possibility that it actually can happen to you. Your belief in the outcome will directly dictate how successful you are. Motivated people have specific goals and look for ways to achieve them.                                                      Believing there is a solution to the same old problem you encounter year after year is vitally important to creating a life that you love. Whatever you think and believe, you create. Listen to what you are telling yourself and adjust that voice if you need to.

7,      S-  start: Every great life always have a starting step. A great life is the result of starting. There’s the old saying everyone’s familiar with “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. In order to even move from the couch to refrigerator, you have to start. There’s no better time to start than today. Don’t wait for the day to start getting old, don’t wait till you get older than you are. Today, right now is the day to start to take a step in the direction of your heart desires. It is what you do TODAY that will make a difference in your life TOMORROW.

Be failure – proof

To be failure proof you must have an unconquerable faith, totally consistent and goal directed emotions, a will surrendered to cause greater than yourself, and an idea for achievement or service that has incubated it’s time and is now ready to hatch into acceptability.

Change possibilities to probabilities.

First, you must be upset with discontent. Inventor Charles Kettering said”a problem well started is a problem half solved”. The second, you must vividly imagine the long range goal. Third, you should build excitement by listing all the benefits to yourself, your family and to everyone involved. Fourth, you must dedicate yourself, commit yourself, surrender yourself to attain this goal.

The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it. The realization will require time.

Imagination – Dreams, Goals – Direct, Enthusiasm – Propels, Persistence – Propels.

 

 

Insight on failure

If Michael Faraday had believed in failure —– we would still be living in darkness. If Henry Ford had given up we would still be ridding or horses backs or perharps trekking. If Alexander Graham Bell had given into the clutches of failure we would be spending less time staring at those small plastic things we call phones that rule our lives [which might not be a bad thing].

Seriously – anyone who has achieved ANYTHING great, anyone who has CHANGED THE WORLD has at some point made a choice to embrace failure not fight it.

When I mean “embrace failure” I don’t mean accept that they are failure and they have failed, simply the learnt from it, because if failure never comes you will never know where you are wrong or right, failure corrects us indirectly but not everyone sees it that way.

If you look at the most inspirational innovators, athletes, geniuses, and icon throughout history, they all shared common belief – they simply did not entertain the notion of failure as a bad thing. Instead, they understood that every failure encountered brings you one step closer to success and that this is a natural part of the process. Some even enjoyed failure, but am not saying failure is good or when you fail you should be happy about it. If you think about it failure is just a feedback; it simply shows you what’s not working so you can find out what will work. It’s necessary and can’t be avoided. If we didn’t have failure how would we know what’s next to do? The process of learning from our mistakes is truly invaluable and is something we need to run towards and face, not to run away from.

FAILURE IS ONLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEGIN AGAIN BUT THIS TIME MORE WISELY AND INTELLIGENTLY.

……Henry Ford

         DON’T BE AFRAID TO FAIL. DON’T WASTE ENERGY TRYING TO COVER UP FAILURE, LEARN FROM YOUR FAILURES AND GO ON THE NEXT CHALLENGE. IF YOU ARE NOT FAILING YOU ARE NOT GROWING.

         ….Stanley Judd

Opening the creative spirit in you

Creativity quite goes with talent but creativity needs the activeness of your mind. Creativity is not a product of the hand but the mind, the hands are just tools that bring it to the physical realm. Do you think you’re not smart enough to think of what to invent? Or do you think that all the important things have already been invented? Scientifically proven that all man has even invented has never use up to 10% of the brain. God gave man a head to be ahead, the essence of creativity is advancement and progress. Every invention is invented by an inventor(someone) without an inventor to initiate them, there would be no events on earth.

Steps to success

No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different, however, as some may define success as being a loving or a caring and responsible parent, while most people would equate success with wealth, fame, and power.

We all want to achieve success so we could live a comfortable life—have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. However, although success can be achieved, it does not come easy.

There are a lot of tips and strategies out there on how to be successful in  life, but I am still a firm believer that there is no better way to succeed than to follow that footsteps of those who have already done so. Here are 13 success tips from some of the world’s most successful and renowned people:

1.Think big.

From Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

2.Find what you love to do and do it.

From Oprah Winfrey, Media Mogul: “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.”

 

  1. Learn how to balance life.

From Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.: “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”

  1. Do not be afraid of failure.

From Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motors: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

  1. Have an unwavering resolution to succeed.

From Colonel Sanders, Founder of KFC: “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labour, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.”

  1. Be a man of action.

From Leonardo da Vinci,  Renaissance Genius :“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

  1. Avoid conflicts.From Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of America: “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
  2. Don’t be afraid of introducing new ideas.From Mark Twain, Famed Author: “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.”
  3. Believe in your capacity to succeed.From Walter Disney, Founder of Walt Disney Company: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
  4. Always maintain a positive mental attitude.From Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of America: “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
  5. Don’t let discouragement stop you from pressing on.From Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of America: “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”
  6. Be willing to work hard.From JC Penny, Founder of JC Penney Inc.: “Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”
  7. Be brave enough to follow your intuition.From Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc.: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”


9 Reason Most Teenagers Fail

Simply put, what does every person want? Success in their pursuits. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and here are the top 9 reasons why people fail.

1.They give up: It crushes me to see it–a human being full of potential…giving up. Suicide is the ultimate expression of giving up, and in my opinion it is life’s most tragic event. We all have a place in this world, and suicide is giving up before you find it.

Giving up isn’t always so obvious. If you’ve ever seen someone you love give up on their dreamor struggle, even temporarily, you know of the sinking feeling you get. Giving up is the number one reason people fail because it is the only permanent failure. As long as you are actively trying, you have not failed yet. But once you give up, success will not arrive unexpectedly.

You can have the worst strategy and focus on all of the wrong things, but as long as you keep trying, you will learn and have hope. That is an important truth.

Failure happens; none of us escape unblemished. But for every single person who has ever lived, the secret of life is an unflinching, inspiring little phrase that has shaped nations, bought freedom, saved lives, and fulfilled so many dreams…

Never.

Give.

Up

  1. They don’t care:Obviously, if you don’t careabout doing it well, you won’t. Apathy can infect any area of our lives, and when it strikes, it produces bucketful’s of failure. The scariest part of apathy is how contagious it is. You’ll have it in one area of life, feel the resulting failure, and let it spread to another area. Or your apathetic friends will rub off on you.

This is one more reason to experiment and try different things – to ward off apathy. The more excited about your life and the possibilities to explore, the better! Apathy can often lead to theworst-case scenario of human life. That worst-case scenario is next on the list as the number one reason for failure, and it’s the saddest thing you’ll ever see in a human being.

Lesson: The more you care, the more you’ll succeed.

 

  1. They’re in the wrong place:Sometimes failure is simply a matter of location – the wrong country, the wrong state, the wrong job, the wrong hobby. This is the tricky aspect of failure – knowing when to move on to something else. Not all people are capable of success in all things.

Right now, there is someone doing a mediocre job at work, who could be world class in another field. Is it you? This is a good reason to experiment and try different things – you might latch on to something and love it enough to succeed with it.

Lesson: If a fish and a human switch places, they will both die of suffocation. Location matters.

  1. Excuses:– they blame anyone and everything but themselves

“If she didn’t … If I wasn’t living here… If the economy… If that hadn’t happened…”

Blaming others, while a lousy thing to do, isn’t even the problem – it’s the poisoned perspective it reveals! Do you know what it really means?

Excuses and throwing blame are the same way of saying, “I’m not in control.” Now that’s scary.

Everyone had a perfect excuse when the economy went into a recession in these past few years, but after telling everyone their perfect excuse, they were still in the same mess. Meanwhile, other people did well because they adapted.

Excuses feel good temporarily, but don’t be fooled, they can only hurt you. Accept full responsibility for where you are, and you’ll have a chance to change it for the better.

Lesson: You are the only variable you can control in this world.

  1. They’re scared:Fear must be cold, because it freezes people. Deer are famous for freezing right before a car hits them. Like that situation, freezing in place isn’t a smart strategy in life.

Progress paves the way to success.

If it takes 10,000 hours to master something ( as Malcolm Gadwall  suggests) and fear makes us do nothing, then fear needs to go. Face your fears head on and you’ll find success right behind them. Overcoming fear is success in itself, and it opens the door for more.

Lesson: Fear is failure’s not-so-secret weapon.

Bonus tip: Fear itself is afraid of the spotlight. Get into the habit of confronting it, and soon enough, it will be afraid of YOU.

 

  1. They are pessimists:If you go in expecting to fail, you’ve got a great chance to do it. If I expected Deep Existence to wear me out, be unpopular, and waste my time, why would I write this? Pessimism leads to failure because it decreases the amount of effort a person will put forth. Success requires effort, which is fueled by the perspective that your efforts are not in vain.

Lesson: You instinctively hesitate to invest in a sinking ship, even if you’re the one sinking it.

 

  1. A single battle distracts them from the war:It is disappointing to lose any battle. Sometimes it’s devastating. If your business fails, if your book or script is rejected, if you don’t make the basketball team, it’s tough to be positive.

But the war is not over, is it? If your business fails, won’t you know several key things NOT to do next time? Objectively, it’s a highly useful learning experience.

Make sure you’re not one of the many people who attach their identity to a submarine. If you mentally attach your identity and your chance to succeed in school, and it fails… ouch. Your really cool submarine is destroyed, and you’re stuck 1000 feet under water. Instead, why not see your school privilege as a ship that could possiblytake you where you’d like to go. That way, if it sinks, you can jump overboard and still join a pirate crew.

Don’t view your business or current life pursuit as a submarine. If it fails, you’ll drown in disappointment. View it as a ship, preferably with lifeboats. What’s that? Yes, I know submarines are cooler. Oh, you’d like your submarine painted to look like a shark? Fine. You may view your business as a submarine shark. Sigh.

The optimal strategy in life is to focus on winning the battle you’re in. I think most of us get this step right, but miss the next crucial one.

The most successful leaders in the history of warfare were the ones who could modify their strategy quickly, decidedly, and strategically. Do you do the same in your life?

Lesson: If you’re not currently in battle or have just finished (an event), zoom out your focus to determine the current best strategy, then zoom back in and prepare for your next battle.

  1. They try to climb a mountain before they even leave the house:For 2016, my goal is to do one push-up per day. One push-up a day is easy, but it doesn’t get you very far. The value comes fromstarting.

When you aim high, intimidation is common, and that puts your goal at risk. If my goal was 50 push-ups a day, I would have failed at times and gotten discouraged. Sometimes I do 50 push-ups a day with my “too easy” challenge, and I don’t ever feel discouraged.

This is more relevant for daily tasks and goals than long term dreams. Don’t dream to be a mediocre person. Dream big, but break that dream down into small, daily actions that inch you closer to it every day.

Lesson: One tiny step forward beats one giant leap sideways.

  1. They don’t plan:Improvised living will give you unexpected results. You will always have a better chance to succeed in any venture if you have a plan. By forming a simple plan, former non-planners will increase their rate of success. When you make your plan, be sure it’s specific. Having a complete vision of your intentions prepares you to execute them and you’ll be more likely to flatten obstacles in your way. I’m not just saying that. It’s been proven to be more effective.

Specific intentions work better because vague intentions are open to interpretation.

 

               “MY GREATEST CONCERN IS NOT WHETHER YOU FAILED                                                                  BUT WHETHER YOU ARE CONTENT WITH YOUR FAILURE”

….Abraham Lincoln

 

SUPERNOVA “Chapter 1”

                                                                   A SUPER NOVA

SUPER NOVA according to NASA is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.

SPACE.COM defined SUPER NOVA as:

When a star cannot handle their nuclear fuel, they explode in a brilliant burst of light………

But here am trying to bring out the star in every teenager, I’m going pin-point every step I possible can that would lead you to a world-wide explosion of your talent, dreams, ideas and so on that would make that star in you emerge to the surface, that’s why I call this part  of this blog is called SUPER-NOVA.

    This is the birth of another star to the whole world. We all have our own personal supernovas hidden in us, in ourselves, we just need the addition of that nuclear fuel which is this message to lead us to our own explosion that would change the world forever.

 TEEN-AGE LIFE:

Teenage life I admit is the hardest part of growing up, especially when you don’t have a guardian or parent. It is full of all kind of trials and temptations. A lot of people today are being tormented by some of decision they made at their teen age.

         We’d have a lot  to talk about the life of teenagers in this book as I have pin-pointed out some parts.

The Secular World of Teens:

The world as a technologically based environment and it possibly could bring lots of harm to young offsprings. Most teens you would find today round the world would spend better parts of their lives on social medias, television and non-inspirational songs.

As the year passes by the irritating lifestyle of teenagers increases. Why spend time on these things?. I myself would accept the fact I sometime go online to social networking sites, watch lot of movies, it’s just an aspect of life. But some teenagers have become so obsessed with it that it’s like if they just don’t do it any day they would die.


I do agree that making right decision at times can be hard  and daring buts’ better to take that changes now than live your life in regrets later.

             It feels good to belong, to wear the latest shoes use the latest phones, wear the latest clothes, and carry the latest hand-bags. But is that really it? ——- is that what you were meant for? You mean more than you think to the whole world, you owe your future a great personality. What you wear now, do now and the friends you keep now may or will never be there forever.


Don’t always wait for people to tell you the right thing before you do it. Do not be a wheelbarrow or canoe that needs to be pushed or paddled to move...

         Don’t be a kind of teenager the world would regret ever having. The world necessarily does not mean the whole planet, am talking about your environment, your family, your friends, your classmates etc, what legacy would you rather live behind, the bad one or the good one? it is all your choice.

THE  POWER OUR MIND.

Our mind is the most powerful tool given to us on earth apart from the Bible. In your mind you can be anything or anyone—– but snap out of it and face the reality that you are in now. You can only achieve those thoughts in your mind if you’re focused, have a given mind-set. The mind is far clearer to understanding than the brain. But though the brain has a vital irreplaceable part in our life.

Everything you see today was once somebody’s thought, it was once an idea the mind concieved before it came to the phyiscal real where everyone can see, feel,touch or smell it. The mind was given to us to help solve problems not create more or add to the existing ones. It is tool that should be used wisely or else it destroy YOU!

            “Negative thoughts destroys or corrupts your destiny but positive thoughts build or constructs your destiny. Settle down for positive influences”

PURPOSE:

PURPOSE: 3 vowels and 4 consonants. The word purpose is easily pronunced but it is the reason we are existing. Without purpose living has no meaning.

Nobody came into this world without a purpose nobody is born a nothing less, how you spend your time determines how productive you are, spending all your time on television, laptops and games will never take you anywhere.

FACTORS THAT AFFECTS THE FULFILLMENT OF PURPOSE

.Procrastination:

The assasine of destiny. A lot of big dreams and inspiration dies due to procrastination. Procrastination is a destiny destroyer, it doesn’t modify or edify rather it demoralize or destroy you. It gives you the feeling that there’s still sufficient time but before you know it, there will hardly be enough time. CAROLYN CASTLEBERRY once said-“trackwhere your time goes to discover what is stealing your time without your permission”.

      Anytime wasted CANNOT AND NEVER be recovered, instead it increases the amount of work you are going to do that you were supposed to do. Watching television at the wrong time, and social networking at the wrong time is watching others succeed in their business while you keep failing and falling back. Nobody will ever be able to prosper if you have the spirit of procrastination.

.Lateness:

People are often late to so many occasions why? Let’s look at it from the realm of students. Most students are often late to classes because of unreasonable reasons. Some of them are all night watching movies, playing game, and partying and so on. The usually make them end up performing academically. Someone or anyone who’s always late never discover his or her purpose on time.

Fighting that spirit of lateness

Put away late hours of watching movies.                                                                                       Avoid excessive social networking till mid-night.                                                                       . Abstain from going to bed late.

FIGHTING OBSTACLES TO DESTINY

Life is not a bed of rose or a garden of thorns. How you live your life determines how you’ll end up. In this life you are running your own personal race and fighting your own battle with so many people and things trying to pull you back from your destiny. You can never expect to wake-up one morning and see your destiny in your front saying am your destiny take me. You have to fight to locate that destiny and keep fighting to keep it.

                             Role-Models:

Role-models can be seen as personality builders. These are people you look up to, people who have something you also possess in you.

 DOES YOUR ROLE-MODEL DEFINES YOU?

Your role model doesn’t completely define who you are, your role partially defines you. Nobody is meant to select a role model for you, though you mustn’t have a role model, but a responsible and reasonable role model encourages you to be serious in what ever you do.

Have you ever imagined having a mentally disordered person as a role model? It technically symbolizes that you are planning to be mentally disordered.


Role models are not just people, they are not just people you would love to be like, they are like idols to you, everything they do, and every step they take has an effect on you.

         To ever be successful you must learn to believe in people, have a role model that has been successful in that field you are about to enter. Every successful man who existed or is existing once had a role model they looked up to. I’d like to cut a little for men like MICHAEL JACKSON. Michael Jackson while growing up as studies said had a role model named Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley mentored him for some time and Michael Jackson ended up becoming more famous than his mentor. My point here is that until you are ready to look up to somebody people are barely going to look at you.

ROLE MODELS IMPACTS ON YOUR LIFE.

Never have a role model that’s not worth it, in the sense that beacause you want to have a role model you don’t  make any negatively adding person your role model. Having a role model that will/would impact good things in your life is very essential.

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Everyone today has a destiny to fulfil but  cannot achieve that destiny if they think they are not worth achieving it. Don’t let your background judge your future. So many great men today never came from a wealth family but the all ended up being wealthy and well re-known round the whole world. Henry Ford, Michael Jackson, Benjamin Carson, Bill Gates, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Albert Einstein and so on.

Stand on what you believe is right

In other to succeed you must first learn to have faith and believe in yourself, don’t always let the words that come out of others mouth displace your own words. If you don’t have faith in yourself you’re likely to fall.

                Take example from THOMAS EDISION the man who invented electric bulb he tried it several times he never got it, yet he did not lose hope, he trusted in his self and finally he pulled the trigger, he got the job done, he shot his target on the head.

                 Standing on what you believe would take you further than always doing what other people tell you to do.

Success connection:

Success is connected to knowledge, wisdom, understanding, action and believe. If anyone should posses this characteristic there’s surely an open door of success for him or her.

              Success is achieved, a successful person is never a slacker; I mean a sleepful person, lazy or so. School is not the reason for every bodies success, not everyone you see in school are actually there to learn, some are on deceival   mission.

         Learning in this case am talking of is not the learning in school. In this aspect it is about acquiring of knowledge from other places rather than the four walls of school.

Bill Gates the C.E.O of Microsoft as study says never graduated from a higher learning institution he dropped out of hardvard some years after he got in, rather he worked with IBM for some couple of years before he co-started his own very company and today he is a multi-billionaire that is on the lips of every computer user. Am not say that school is not so much related to success……

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As teenagers we all dream of becoming successful one day with our desires at heart that no one knows about. It may surprise you to know that some teenagers have already accepted failure without knowing it. ONLY A DETERMINED SOUL ACQUIRES SUCCESS. Like big ben said“the only thing you can acquire in life without effort is failure”. You start building your dream few seconds after you are out of your mother’s womb.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IT TAKES HARDWORK, SWEAT AND DETERMINATION TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

Get Informed:

Every addicted reader is an enlighten soul. The backwardness of most people is simply rooted to the lack of information. When you get informed you get transformed. Current information improves your mental and physical capacities.

      Update yourself by acquiring information no matter your profession, vocation or status.

                 Change your thinking method:

Never you limit your self-capacity and capability in your mind. No matter the number of time you fail be it in a subject t school or anything, never you limit yourself.

         Think far beyond your older capacities. Always aim for the sun but it you done hit it become one of the stars. Nothing on earth not even death can stop you from achieving what you set out for, the only person that can stop you is you!

                     If you look round the world you will find a lot of teenagers making waves, inventing things that we use in the world today, but do you think that they’re different from you? No!, you are where you are because you think you can’t move from where you are.

Let your dream become reality……….

Eleanor Roosevelt said” The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams”.

Walt Disney said “If you can dream it you can make it

W. F Kummyi also said:” Live your dream don’t live in your dream land”.

If you always dream of what you want and never work/act towards what you want, that dream may turn into being a nightmare. Control your dreams don’t let your dreams control you.

 

The question is not can you dream,But do you have the courage to act on it?                                         Is there a dream in your heart? Has life buried it?                                                                                    Have others told you it’s too late? Don’t you believe it?                                                                              God has a dream for you, and if you will seek him, he will reveal it                                                     .Adapted from: jentezen Franklin (take hold of your dream)

Love who you are!:

Never regret why you were born into a particular family, never you regret why were born into a particular country.

        The reason why God gave you that particular destiny was because He felt you have something different from any other human being He created that particular potential in you was why he entrusted that particular destiny to you.

      Bishop David Oyedepo Said” you are at your best when you are yourself”.

  If you are trying to be like someone else you might probably lose your destiny, your purpose, because that difference seen in you by God when He gave you that particular task was no longer there.

      A philosopher once said “Always try to be the original copy of yourself not a photocopy of someone else or else you may lose your value”.

HAVE A STRONG CRAVE FOR WHAT YOU DESIRE……….

      No matter the circumstances, no matter the condition, no matter the position always strive for what you want.

  Never let the fear of failure pull you back from where you want to go.

     Abraham Lincoln said “my concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are contented with failure”.

 Determine to rise again because condemning yourself after failure is double failure and it is only a mile to your grave.

       We all know our dreams and our dreams are our desires, crave for it. No matter the challenges stand still, because “challenges are what makes us who we are, victory are what make us stand stable”. If you have a strong crave for your desire no matter what comes your way you will overcome.

   An example of a world renown man who had a strong crave for his desire was Thomas Edison. If Thomas Edison had given up his desire his goal his aim probably we would have had electricity but maybe no bulbs. But because his craved for what he wanted was so strong that when his friends and family would tell him to give up on his research on creating electric bulbs were impossible still he would go on. He said they discourage him he encourages his self. He tried 9,999 times until the 10,000 time he got it. When he was talking to the press about his success he didn’t say I failed 9,999 times no! he said I found 9,999 ways that don’t work. And yet most of us fail this days once, twice or thrice in a particular thing and we feel like the whole world is on our shoulders like it’s all over.

“Breakthroughs are made through by looking through impossibilities and making them possible.”

-Egwuatu David .A.

                   Visualize you dreams

Even before attaining your goals or dreams in life you can actually visualize it. Some people do have the same dreams with your but different ways of execution, different ways of attaining it.

      In your mind always create a clear picture of how you would look like if you take that particular step you want to take. You ask yourself if I take this step am I going to make it or probably would fall?

                    Mind your eating habits

Scientifically proven that sometimes excessive eating can have side effects to/on the brain.

        Never read with a plate of food at your side am not talking of snacks. Mind what you put into your mouth as it might affect your brain. In life try to be fruitful (productive) and not foodful(unproductive).

          Would you prefer to eat your tomorrow now or rather sacrifice you food now for that glorious tomorrow. I’m not saying that eating is bad or that you should not eat no! But excessive eating is a serious offence to you and to your health. The brain actually needs food to keep on working even the whole body, but that’s no reason for you to eat excessively.

      Most people feel that at times what they eat don’t affect their mental status but there wrong, what you eat actually has an effect on you and on your brain.

                      “WE BELIEVE IN WHAT WEWANT TO BECOME.”