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!

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!



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.


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.


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, 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!


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


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!


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.



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.




One question we often ask ourselves or often go through our mind is this “ why are we living”. Everybody created by God has a purpose to fulfill, has a reason for being here  at this time. You mustn’t be on Google or become a celebrity before you know you have actually accomplished some thing with your time here on earth. Every face you see, everyone you meet on the road, the bus station or the mall has different view of life and have different purpose.

No matter how far you go down the wrong road it would never lead you to your destination. Every passing moment of our live adds positivity or negativity to the world, it either gives people hope or it drives away hope from their lives.


  1. We are living to help others: If you live for you alone you don’t deserve your life. You were given everything you have now to help make the world a better place, am no saying you alone can change the world no!, what am saying is the little you do with be remembered till the end of time, even if it is not displayed on a national newspaper or said on a talk show it doesn’t really matter. What matters is the fact that you helped save a life that would lead to generations upon generations you come.


Giving a hand to someone in need

Being there for someone who wants to be heard

Making your chest and shoulder available for those who seek someone to lay there head on.


  1. We are living to comfort others: “”. Out of every 50 persons you meet a day 45 are lost, Emotionally or physiologically. You donating 5 to 10 minutes of your time to help that person out of that state of bewilderment could really go a long way in their life.

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.



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–.




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.



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”.


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.


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 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.


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 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.


                       –Egwuatu David


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


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”


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.


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.


  • 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”



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.


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.


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


  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


  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


  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”


  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 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


  • 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.


…………….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.


The Top 200 Secrets of Success and the Pillars of Self-Mastery ~by Robin S. Sharma

I read the secrets and I was inspired by it, I may not know Robin S. Sharma one on one but his message is truly inspiring so I have decided to share it with you.

The Top 200 Secrets of Success and the Pillars of Self-Mastery~by Robin S. Sharma

  1. Sleep less. This is one of the best investments you can make to make your life more productive and rewarding. Most people do not need more than 6 hours to maintain an excellent state of health. Try getting up one hour earlier for 21 days and it will develop into a powerful habit. Remember, it is the quality not the quantity of sleep that is important. And just imagine having an extra 30 hours a month to spend on the things that are important to you.
  2. Set aside one hour every morning for personal development matters. Meditate, visualize your day, read inspirational texts to set the tone of your day listen to motivational tapes or read great literature. Take this quiet period to vitalize and energize your spirit for the productive day ahead. Watch the sun rise once a week or be with nature. Starting the day off well is a powerful strategy for self-renewal and personal effectiveness.
  3. Do not allow those things that matter the most in your life be at the mercy of activities that matter the least. Every day, take the time to ask yourself the question “is this the best use of my time and energy?” Time management is life management so guard your time with great care.
  4. Use the rubber band method to condition your mind to focus solely on the most positive elements in your life. Place a rubber band around your wrist. Each time a negative, energy sapping thought enters your mind, snap the rubber band. Through the power of conditioning, your mind will associate pain with negative thinking and you will soon possess a strongly positive mindset.
  5. Always answer the phone with enthusiasm in your voice and show your appreciation for the caller. Good phone manners are essential. To convey authority on the line, stand up. This will instill further confidence in your voice.
  6. Throughout the day we all get inspiration and excellent ideas. Keep a set of cards (the size of business cards; available at most stationary stores) in your wallet along with a pencil to jot down these insights. When you get home, put the ideas in a central place such as a coil notepad and review them from time to time. As noted by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
  7. Set aside every Sunday evening for yourself and be strongly disciplined with this habit. Use this period to plan your week, visualize your encounters and what you want to achieve, to read new materials and inspirational books, to listen to soft soothing music and to simply relax. This habit will serve as your anchor to keep you focused, motivated and effective throughout the coming week.
  8. Always remember the key principle that the quality of your life is the quality of your communication. This means the way you communicate with others and, more importantly, the way you communicate with yourself. What you focus on is what you get. If you look for the positive this is what you get. This is a fundamental law of Nature.
  9. Stay on purpose, not on outcome. In other words, do the task because it is what you love to do or because it will help someone or is a valuable exercise. Don’t do it for the money or the recognition. Those will come naturally. This is the way of the world.
  10. Laugh for five minutes in the mirror each morning. Steve Martin does. Laughter activates many beneficial chemicals within the body that place us into a very joyous state. Laughter also returns the body to a state of balance. Laughter therapy has been regularly used to heal persons with varied ailments and is a wonderful tonic for life’s ills. While the average 4 year old laughs 500 times a day, the average adult is lucky to laugh 15 times a day. Revitalize the habit of laughter, it will put far more living into your life.
  11. Light a candle beside you when you are reading in the evening. It is most relaxing and creates a wonderful, soothing atmosphere. Make your home an oasis from the frenzied world outside. Fill it with great music, great books and great friends.
  12. To enhance your concentration and powers of focus, count your steps when you walk. This is a particularly strong technique. Take six steps while taking a long inhale, hold your breath for another six steps, and then exhale for six steps. If six steps is too long for the breaths, do whatever you feel comfortable with. You will feel very alert, refreshed, internally quiet and centered after this exercise. So many people allow their minds to be filled with mental chatter. All peak performers appreciate the power of a quiet, clear mind which will concentrate steadily on all important tasks.
  13. Learn to meditate effectively. The mind is naturally a very noisy machine which wants to move from one subject to another like an unchained monkey. One must learn to restrain and discipline it if one is to achieve anything of substance and to be peaceful. Meditation for twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes in the evening will certainly provide you with exceptional results if regularly practiced for six months. Learned sages of the East have been advancing the many benefits of meditation for over 5000 years.
  14. Learn to be still. The average person doesn’t spend even 30 minutes a month in total silence and tranquility. Develop the skill of sitting quietly, enjoying the powerful silence for at least ten minutes a day. Simply think about what is important to you in your life. Reflect on your mission. Silence indeed is golden. As the Zen master once said, it is the space between the bars that holds the cage.
  15. Enhance your will-power; it is likely one of the best training programs you can invest in. Here are some ideas to strengthen your will and become a stronger person:
  16. Do not let your mind float like a piece of paper in the wind. Work hard to keep it focused at all times. When doing a task, think of nothing else. When walking to work, count the steps that it takes to get all the way to the office. This is not easy but your mind will soon understand that you hold its

reins and not vice versa. Your mind must eventually become as still as a candle flame in a corner where there is no draft.

  1. Your will is like a muscle. You must first exercise it and then push before it gets stronger. This necessarily involves short term pain but be assured that the improvements will come and will touch your character in a most positive way. When you are hungry, wait another hour before your meal. When you are labouring over a difficult task and your mind is prompting you to pick up the latest magazine for a break or to get up and go talk to a friend, curb the impulse. Soon you will be able to sit for hours in a precisely concentrated state. Sir Issac Newton, one of the greatest classical physicists the world has produced, once said: “if I have done the public any service, it is due to patient thought.” Newton had a remarkable ability to sit quietly and think without interruption for very long periods of time. If he can develop this so can you.
  2. You can also build your will-power by restraint in your conduct with others. Speak less (use the 60/40 Rule = listen 60% of the time and speak a mere 40%, if that). This will not only make you more popular but you will learn much wisdom as everyone we meet, every day has something to teach us. Also restrain the urge to gossip or to condemn someone who you feel has made a mistake. Stop complaining and develop a cheerful, vital and strong personality. You will greatly influence others.
  3. When a negative thought comes to your mind, immediately replace it with one that is positive. Positive always dominates over the negative and your mind has to be conditioned to think only the best thoughts. Negative thinking is a conditioned process whereby the negative patterns are established over and over. Rid yourself of any limitations and become a powerful positive thinker.
  4. Make an effort to be humorous throughout the day. Not only is it beneficial from a physical viewpoint but it diffuses tension in difficult circumstances and creates an excellent atmosphere wherever you are. It was recently reported that members of the Tauripan tribe of South America have a ritual where they awake in the middle of the night to tell each other jokes. Even tribesmen in the deepest sleep wake to enjoy the laugh and then return to their state of slumber in seconds.


  1. Become a highly disciplined time manager. There are roughly 168 hours in a week. This surely allows plenty of time for achievement of the many goals we desire to accomplish. Be ruthless with your time. Set aside a few minutes each morning to plan your day. Plan around your priorities and focus on not only those tasks which are immediate but not important (i.e., many telephone calls) but especially on those which are important but not urgent, for these allow for the greatest personal and professional development. Important but not immediate activities are those which produce long-term, sustainable benefits and include exercise, strategic planning, the development of relationships and professional education. Never let the things which matter most be placed in the backseat as compared to those that matter least.
  2. Associate only with positive, focused people who you can learn from and who will not drain your valuable energy with complaining and uninspiring attitudes. By developing relationships with those committed to constant improvement and the pursuit of the best that life has to offer, you will have plenty of company on your path to the top of whatever mountain you seek to climb.
  3. Stephen Hawking, one of the great modern physicists of the world, is reported to have said that we are on a minor planet of a very average star located within the outer limits of one of a hundred thousand million galaxies. Are your problems really significant in light of this? You walk this Earth for but a short time. Why not become devoted to having only a wonderful experience. Why not dedicate yourself to leaving a powerful legacy to the world? Sit down now and write out a list of all that you have in your life. Start first with your health or your family – the things we often take for granted. Put down the country we live in and the food we eat. Do not stop until you have written down fifty items. Once every few days, go through this list – you will be uplifted and recognize the richness of your existence.
  4. You must have a mission statement in life. This is simply a set of guiding principles which clearly state where you are going and where you want to be at the end of your life. A mission statement embodies your values. It is your personal lighthouse keeping you steadily on the course of your dreams. Over a period of one month, set a few hours aside to write down five or ten principles which will govern your life and which will keep you focused at all times. Examples might be to consistently serve others, to be a considerate citizen, to become highly wealthy or to serve as a powerful leader. Whatever the mission statement of your life, refine it and review it regularly. Then when something adverse happens or someone tries to pull you off course, you quickly and precisely return to your chosen path with the full knowledge that you are moving in the direction that you have selected.
  5. No one can insult or hurt you without your permission. One of the golden keys to happiness and great success is the way you interpret events which unfold before you. Highly successful people are master interpreters. People who have attained greatness have an ability which they have developed to interpret negative or disempowering events as positivechallenges which will assist them in growing and moving even farther up the ladder of success. There are no negative experiences only experiences which aid in your development and toughen your character so that you may soar to new heights. There are no failures, only lessons.
  6. Take a speed reading course. Reading is a powerful way to gain many years of experience from a few hours of study. For example, most biographies reflect the strategies and philosophies of great leaders or courageous individuals. Read them and model them. Speed reading will allow you to digest large quantities of material in relatively small periods of time.
  7. Remember people’s names and treat everyone well. This habit, along with enthusiasm, is one of the great success secrets. Everyone in this world wears an imaginary button that screams out “I WANT TO FEEL IMPORTANT AND APPRECIATED!”.
  8. Be soft as a flower when it comes to kindness but tough as thunder when it comes to principle. Be courteous and polite at all times but never be pushed around. Ensure that you are always treated with respect.
  9. Never discuss your health, wealth and other personal matters with anyone outside of your immediate family. Be very disciplined in this regard.
  10. Be truthful, patient, persevering, modest and generous.
  11. Soak in a warm bath at the end of a long, productive day. Reward yourself for even the smallest of achievement. Take time out for renewal of your mind, body and spirit. Soon all your more important goals will be met and you will move to the next level of peak performance.
  12. Learn the power of breathing and its relationship with your energy source. The mind is intimately connected with your breathing. For example, when the mind is agitated, your breathing becomes quick and shallow. When you are relaxed and focused, your breathing is deep and calm. By practising deep, abdominal breathing, you will develop a calm, serene demeanour that will remain cool in the hottest of circumstances. Remember the rule of the Eastern mountain men: “to breathe

properly is to live properly.”

  1. Recognize and cultivate the power of autosuggestion. It works and is an essential tool in maintaining peak performance. We are all performers in one way or another and it is particularly valuable to use such techniques of athletes and public figures for our own enhancement. If you want to become more enthusiastic, repeat “I am more enthusiastic today and am improving this trait daily”. Repeat it over and over. Purchase a legal notepad and write out this mantra 500 times. Do it for three weeks with regular practice and feel that this quality is developing. Very soon it will come. This is a strategy that Indian sages have employed for thousands of years to aid their spiritual and mental development. Do not be discouraged if the results are not immediate, they will certainly develop. The spoken word is a powerful influencer of the mind.
  2. Maintain a diary to measure your progress and to express your thoughts. Writing out not only your successes but your troubles is one of the world’s most effective methods of erasing the worry habit, staying in optimum state and developing precision of thought.
  3. Stress is simply a response which you create in the interpretation of an event. Two people might find that a given event results in quite different responses. For example, an after dinner speech might strike fear into the heart of an inexperienced speaker while a strong orator views it as a wonderful opportunity to share his thoughts. Understanding that the perceived negative effects of an event or task may be mentally manipulated and conditioned towards the positive, will allow you to be a peak performer in all instances.
  4. Read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. It contains a wealth of wisdom and powerful insights into further developing your character and enhancing your personal relationships.
  5. Become a committed audio-tape user. Most personal-mastery programs and books are now offered in this format. Listen to these inspirational materials on your way to work, whilst waiting in the line at a bank or while you wash dishes in the evening. Make your car a college on wheels and use the drive time to make knowledge your best friend. All down time can be very effectively used in this productive fashion. Use such opportunities to learn and continually expand your mind and its vast potential.
  6. Try fasting one day every two weeks. During these fast days, drink fruit juice and eat fresh fruits only. You will feel more energetic, cleansed and alert. Fasting also has a salutary effect on your will- power as you are subverting the otherwise pressing impulses in your mind calling on you to eat more.
  7. Keep a radio-cassette player at your office and listen to soft, soothing music throughout the day. Place pleasant scents and inspirational pictures in your workplace. By the magic of association, your work will become something you enjoy even more and arouse a very pleasant feeling within you. Budget your time on trips such that you can spend half an hour in the airport bookstore. They always contain the latest and best self-mastery books and tapes given that those who travel by air are of a group that finds value in these materials.
  8. Read “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen. And don’t just read this little book once, read it over and over again. It contains an abundance of timeless wisdom on living a fuller and happier life.
  9. Remember that forgiveness is a virtue that few develop, but one that is most important to maintaining peace of mind. Mark Twain wrote that forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Practice forgiveness especially in those situations where it is seemingly difficult. By using your emotional forgiveness muscles more regularly, petty wrongs, remarks and slights will not touch you and nothing will penetrate your concentrated, serene mindset.
  10. Empty your cup. A full cup cannot accept anything more. Similarly, a person who believes that he cannot learn anything else will stagnate quickly and not move to higher levels. A true sign of a secure, mature individual is someone who sees every opportunity as a chance to learn. Even the teachers have teachers.
  11. The Two Minute Mind is an excellent exercise for developing concentration. Simply stare at the second hand on your wristwatch for two minutes and think about nothing else for that time. At first your mind will wander but after 21 days of practice, your attention will not waver during the routine. One of the greatest qualities a person can develop to ensure his success is the ability to focus for extended periods of time. Learn to build up your concentration muscles and no task will be too difficult for you.
  12. Drink a cup of warm water before a speech. Ronald Reagan employed this strategy to ensure that he maintained his honey-smooth voice. Mastery of the art of public speaking is a noble goal. So dedicate yourself to it. You will be judged by the calibre of your communication skills.
  13. When you stand and meet someone, stand firm and steadfast. A telling sign of an unfocused, weak mind is constant fidgeting, shifting of the eyes and shallow breathing.
  14. Act tough and you will be tough. Have courage and inspire others with your actions. But always be considerate.
  15. Ask not what this world can do for you but, rather, what you can do for this world. Make service an important goal in your life. It is a most fulfilling investment of time. Remember, in the twilight of your life, when all is said and done, the quality of your life boils down to the quality of your contribution to others. Leave a rich legacy for those around you to savour.
  16. Once a week, arise at dawn. It is a magical time of day. Be still, go for a walk or simply listen to an old Ella Fitzgerald recording. Take a long, hot shower and do 100 pushups. Read one of the classics. You will feel alive and invigorated.
  17. Remain slightly aloof. Do not let everyone know everything about you. Cultivate a mystique.
  18. Master the art of public speaking. There are few natural speakers. One great trial lawyer stammered dreadfully but through courage and strength of conviction, he developed into a brilliant orator. Role model anyone you think is a highly effective, influential communicator. Visualize a picture of this person. Stand like him, smile like him, and talk like him. The results will startle you.
  19. Seek out motivational speakers committed to character training and lifelong success. Make it a point to attend inspirational lectures each month to consistently renew the importance of personal growth in your mind. In a two hour seminar, you can learn powerful techniques and strategies that others have spent many years learning and refining. Never feel that you have no time for gathering new ideas, you are investing in yourself.
  20. Read the wonderful book “Discovering Happiness” by Dennis Wholey. It will certainly open up new horizons for you in your quest for an optimal state of health and happiness.
  21. To enhance your concentration, read a passage in a book you have never explored. Then try to recite it verbatim. Practice this for only 5 minutes a day and enjoy the results which follow after a few months of effort.
  22. Try entering a 5 km running race and then a 10 km event. The adrenaline that flows from the experience of racing with several hundred other fitness-minded people is exhilarating. By constantly pushing the envelope of your capacity, your potential will quickly unfold. Remember, the body will give you only what you ask of it.
  23. Aromas have been proven to be an effective means of entering a state of relaxation. Scents have a very noticeable effect on your mindset and moods. Purchase the essential oils of orange and clove bud from your local health food shop. Put a few drops of either oil within a cup of boiling water and inhale the sweet smelling steam for a few minutes. Then let the mixture sit in the room where you are resting. You will gain a sense of peace and serenity. A little apple spice in the air has recently been shown to induce a far more restful sleep.
  24. Cultivate the art of walking half an hour after you have finished eating your evening meal. Walks in natural settings are the very best. Walking is, perhaps, nature’s ideal exercise. And when you walk, do not think about work or about the bills or about the challenges you might be facing – this will neutralize many of the benefits. Simply enjoy the walk. Notice the richness of your surroundings. Let your senses drink in the beauty of nature and the crispness of the air for a change. So many people who have mastered the art of growing younger have also mastered the habit of a daily walk.


  1. Start a program of weight lifting at the gym. Strong people are mentally tough people. As you age, you need not lose your physical nor your mental strength. 75 year-old men are running marathons, 80 year-old women have scaled mountains and 90 year-old grandparents are living rich, productive lives. Whether you are 19 or 93, stay fit, stay motivated and stay passionate about life.
  2. Never argue with the person you work for – you will lose more than just the argument.
  3. In terms of business attire, dark suits (navy blue and charcoal grey) reflect power, sophistication and authority. Have you ever seen a prime minister or president in a tan suit?
  4. Regularly send handwritten notes to your other relations to strengthen the bond. Develop a system which reminds you to send something valuable to this network at least once every four months. Send them postcards when you are away on vacation. If you have to buy a few hundred postcards and spend an hour writing, don’t worry. This is an exceptionally good investment of your time. Another idea is to send a recent article of interest to your contacts with a handwritten note saying that you thought this would interest them and that you continue to value their friendship. Relationship building should always be a central focus whether you are a CEO, a student, a salesperson or a parent.
  5. Two of the fundamentals for a happy, joyful life are balance and moderation. One must maintain a balance of all activities and do nothing to extremes.
  6. Drink Jasmine tea which can be obtained from any Chinese herbal shop. It is excellent for your general health and is very relaxing. Also try placing a few slices of fresh ginger in a cup of hot water for a superb tea that will restore vitality and keep you in a peak physical condition.
  7. Remember that effective time management makes you more rather than less flexible. It allows you to do the things that you really want to do rather than the things you really have to do.
  8. Do not take personal development books as gospel. Read them and take whatever useful ideas you need. Some people feel they must do everything suggested and take the techniques to extremes. Every book has at least one tool or strategy of benefit. Take what you need and what works for you and discard what doesn’t suit you.
  9. Become an adventurer. Revitalize your spirit and sense of playfulness. Become a kid again. Once every few months, plan to enjoy a new, thrilling activity such as white water rafting, scuba diving, windsurfing, rockclimbing, joining a martial arts club, sailing, deep sea fishing or camping. This will keep your life in perspective, bring you closer to those you share the activity with and keep you feeling invigorated and young.
  10. Spend time with Nature. Natural settings have a powerful effect on your senses which in turn will lead to a sense of renewal, refreshment and peacefulness. Peak performers through the ages have understood the importance of getting back to Nature. Start camping or simply taking quiet walks in the forest. Rest by a sparkling stream. Cultivate your own little garden which will serve as your personal oasis in the middle of a crowded city. By cultivating a friendship with Nature, you will quickly find more serenity, contentment and richness in your life.
  11. Recall the wise saying “mens sana in corpore sano” which means in a sound body rests a sound mind. Never neglect the body which is intimately connected to the mind. This is your temple. Feed it the finest fuels, exercise daily and care for it as you would your prized possession – because it is.
  12. Be so strong that nothing interferes with your peace of mind. A well-known boxer was once unhappy. When asked why, he said that he had allowed himself to think a negative thought. Curb your desires and stay centered and focused – it gets easier with practice. You truly cannot afford the luxury of even one negative thought.
  13. Do not eat three hours before sleep. This allows for smoother digestion and a more restful sleep. For deeper, more renewing sleep, remember that a daily dose of exercise promotes good sleep as does a period of relaxation an hour before bed. Also do not bring work to bed with you or think about anything which might agitate you. Ease yourself into sleep like a baby being sung a soft, soothing lullaby. And finally, as Leonardo da Vinci said: “a well-spent day brings happy sleep.”
  14. Be careful about your reputation. If it is good it will take you to the highest of heights. But once tarnished, it will be difficult to retrieve. Always reflect on your course of action. Never do anything you wouldn’t be proud to tell your mother about. Have fun always but temper it with common sense and prudence.
  15. Find mentors to model who will guide you in your progress. The mistakes of the world have all been made once before – why shouldn’t you have the benefit of the experience of others? Find someone who has both courage and consideration for others, someone who is therefore mature. Your mentor must have only your best interests in mind and should be sufficiently senior to offer you good guidance on the subjects you seek assistance with. Everyone needs to feel appreciated and even the busiest of executives will find time to assist a person who respects them and values their advice.
  16. Make a list of all your weaknesses. A truly confident and enlightened person will note a weakness and seek to methodically improve. Bear in mind that even the greatest and most powerful people have weaknesses. Some are better than others in hiding them. On the other hand, get to know your best qualities and cultivate them.
  17. Never complain. Be known as a positive, strong, energetic and enthusiastic person. Someone who complains, is cynical and always looks for the negative in everything, will scare people away and rarely will succeed at anything. From a purely psychological viewpoint, things are always created twice: once in the mind and then in reality. Focus on the positive. Be so mentally tough that nothing takes you off your planned course to success. Visualize and firmly believe in what you want. It will most certainly come true.
  18. Overlook the weaknesses of your friends. If you look for flaws you will most surely find them. Be mature enough to ignore the petty failings of others and see the good that each one inherently possesses. We can learn from everyone. Everyone has a story to tell, a joke to share and a lesson to learn. Open your mind to this and you will learn a tremendous amount. Friends are so very important to a happy existence – especially those who have shared many experiences and laughs with you. Work hard to make friendships, and all your relationships for that matter, stronger and richer. Call your friends, buy them small gifts of books or other items you believe they might enjoy. The “law of the farm” applies to relationships as well as to the rest of life – you reap what you sow and to have great friends you must first be one.
  19. Be kind, considerate and courteous. But also be shrewd and know when to be tough and courageous. This is the mark of a well-defined character and you will surely command respect. It is most useful to read books on friendliness and enhancing relationships by being a good listener, showing others sincere appreciation and refining other interpersonal skills. But, to truly succeed, one must also recognize that worldly wisdom and shrewdness are essential skills to foster. Become an expert in human psychology and be able to read the essence of people. Never be taken advantage of and be aware of the politics around you. Stay above petty gossiping and office politics but appreciate that they indeed exist and know what goes on behind your back. Every great leader does.
  20. Create your image as a highly competent, strong, disciplined, calm and decent individual. Find that crucial balance between working on the image that you project to the rest of the world and your inner character. Create a sense of mystery about yourself as the truly wise never show their hand. Do not tell everyone everything about yourself, your strategies and your aspirations. The successful citizens of this world think thrice before they speak because a word uttered can never be retrieved. Make things look easy and people will say you are naturally gifted. Speak only good things and people will flock to you. Never speak ill of others and all will know you will not malign them behind their backs. Build your character and live a highly principled life.
  21. Familiarity breeds contempt is a very good rule. The stars remain far above the Earth. You must keep a distance from all but your closest of relations. Once people see everything of a leader he loses his aura and with it the authority and mystique he may have created. For example, Ronald Reagan was known to many as an excellent leader. He carefully cultivated his image of a folksy, considerate politician who kept the interests of the United States first and foremost in his mind. At gatherings of world leaders, he commanded attention and respect in his dark suits, surrounded by the trappings of power such as political aides, security officers and a convoy of limousines. As soon as he appeared, thoughts of authority and power came to our minds. Did you ever see the President with his shirt off swimming at his pool? How about in his dressing gown after waking up after one of his long sleeps, hair tousled and beard grown? Reagan’s handlers never allowed such glimpses because they detract from the perception of authority. The American nation was not exposed to these sights. In the Clinton Era things changed and you saw the President eating Big Macs and wearing baseball caps with a full business suit. Whilst these scenes may be endearing to the public, there is little doubt that President Clinton was more familiar to us, merely another one of us and, unlike the stars above, much closer to the ground.
  22. Learn to organize your time. It is incorrect to say that by becoming a meticulous time manager and living by a carefully defined schedule you become rigid and nonspontaneous. Rather, proper organization allows one to accomplish those goals which are truly important as well as enjoy leisure time. Good time management offers more time for fun and relaxation – not less. These important periods are scheduled into the week just like other commitments which may appear more pressing. Neither are sacrificed. Also, discipline yourself and stop wasting time on all those immediate and pressing but unimportant tasks (i.e., the ringing phones) and concentrate on the activities that are truly meaningful to your life’s mission. Such activities include time for self-renewal and reflection, time forging relationships built on trust and mutual respect, time for physical fitness, time to read and think deeply and time serving others in your community.
  23. Keep well-informed about current events, the latest books and popular trends. Many peak performers read five or six papers a day. You don’t have to read every story of every paper. Know what to focus on, what to pass by and what to clip out and read at another time (many successful people scan scores of magazines and papers, clipping out articles of interest; these articles go into a file folder which can be read in your down time). Knowledge is power. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a corporate leader or someone leading a family, you can profoundly change your life and the lives of those around you with a single idea. Just ask Gates, Edison and Bell.
  24. When choosing your life partner, remember that this is the most important decision of your lifetime. The marriage relationship offers 90% of all your support, happiness and fulfillment so choose it wisely. Consider qualities such as affection, sense of humor, intelligence, integrity, maturity, temperament, compatibility and that indescribable characteristic of chemistry. If these are present, your relationship stands an excellent chance of great success. Move slowly and let no one press you into an uncomfortable decision.
  25. Never discuss your personal development activities with anyone. Your strategies for expanding your mind and spirit are your own. Others might not understand the value of personal-mastery and, further, will take away your credit when you meet with success by saying that you relied on techniques. Keep these self-development activities to yourself. 78. Schedule relaxation time into your week and be ruthless in protecting it. You would not schedule another activity into the time planned for an important meeting with the president of your company or your best client so why would you put off a period to invest in yourself? We must have time for ourselves to reflect, unwind and recharge our batteries. These are the renewal activities that allow us to maintain peak performance and are exceptionally valuable periods.
  26. 83% of our sensory input comes from our eyes. To truly concentrate on something, shut your eyes and you will remove much distraction.
  27. Be the master of your will but the servant of your conscience.
  28. Develop the wonderful habit of a daily swim. It will promote excellent health, keep you relaxed and concentrated, lean and trim. Swimming is not stressful on the body, provides a great workout for the lungs and requires little time to do effectively. Remember that in a fit body resides a fit mind.
  29. People who are doing good today are ensuring their happiness for tomorrow.
  30. The key to successful time management is doing what you planned to do when you planned to do it. Keep your mind fully on the task at hand. Only then will you achieve all your goals and have time for the things that matter most. Although it is imperative to be flexible (a bow too tightly strung will soon break), following your planned schedule requires no more than simple discipline.
  31. An excellent visualization technique: if you are worrying about something, picture the words of your worry on a piece of paper. Now ignite a match to the paper and watch the worry dissipate into flames. Bruce Lee, the great martial arts master employed this mental control device regularly.
  32. Compartmentalize your worry. Set aside a certain amount of time to ponder over a problem and map out an effective plan of attack and your options. Once this is done, have the mental fortitude not to come back to the problem and go over it again and again. The human mind is a strange creature – things we want to forget keep coming back and those things we want to remember are not there when we want them. But the mind is similar to a muscle and the more you flex it the stronger it will become. Make it your servant. Feed it only the best nutrition and information. It will serve you well and perform magic if you believe in it.
  33. Peak performers are physically relaxed and mentally engaged.
  34. To be at your performance peak mentally, your body must be loose physically and relaxed. It is now beyond dispute that there is a mind-body connection and when the body is supple, free from tension, the mind is clear, calm and focused as well. This is why yoga is such a beneficial activity. It keeps the body relaxed so that the mind can follow. Basic stretching for 15 minutes a day is also an excellent way to release tension that builds up as a result of our life in this highly complex and fast moving, but wonderful world. Try having a massage or power lounging in a Jacuzzi. Relax the body and you relax the mind.
  35. Prepare a detailed financial plan for the next few years and follow it. Seek out financial advice if you need it. A powerful strategy for financial mastery is also a simple one: save 10% of all you make for long-term growth (take this off the pay cheque before you have a chance to spend it). If you can invest $200 a month for the next 30 years at an annual return rate of 15%, you will end up with N1.4 million dollars. Being wise with your money is one of the very best investments to make. Financial security leads to personal freedom.
  36. Readers are leaders. U.S. President Bill Clinton read more than 300 books during his short time at Oxford University. Some top performers read a book a day. Seek out knowledge and information. We have truly entered the age of massive information and those who are proactive can use this to their advantage. The more you know, the less you fear.
  37. Get into the excellent habit of reading something positive and inspirational before you go to bed and as soon as you awake in the morning. You will soon note the benefits as these thoughts will be supporting you throughout the day.
  38. Make it one of your goals to develop a dynamic, charismatic personality. Such a quality is something each one of us has the potential to develop but few do. President Kennedy was a sickly youth but rose above his physical problems to be the most charismatic and exciting political figure in the history of the United States. Start off small. Take a Dale Carnegie course on public speaking. Go to the library where you will find books on the fine art of conversation and personal grooming. Learn three clean and witty jokes and get in the habit of socializing. You will have fun and build a lasting network of friends and associates.
  39. On the subject of conversation, a Chinese proverb states as follows: “a single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” Seek out the wise and learn from them. They are just waiting for that small spark of interest to tell you all that you need to know.
  40. Lao-Tzu prized three essential qualities for a person of greatness: “the first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”
  41. “When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take – choose the bolder,” said W. J. Slim. There is no substitute for courage and though the chance of stubbing your toe increases the more you walk, it is always better than going nowhere by standing still. Take chances, take smart risks and you will meet with success beyond your dreams.
  42. Become your spouse’s number one supporter, the one who is always there supporting and fueling hopes and dreams. Develop together and march confidently through the world as an army of two.
  43. Think of three people who can provide you with inspiration, motivation and support for your goals and aspirations. Plan to meet with each one of them over the next few weeks. Listen enthusiastically to them and brainstorm with them. Map out a strategy and take their wise counsel.
  44. Make every one of your days a true masterpiece. Remember the old saying: “it’s not who you think you are that holds you back but what you think you’re not.”
  45. Just as valuable energy is wasted by spending time on activities that are of no value, energy can be wasted on loose thinking. Imagine that your mind has an energy measure of 1000 watts at its disposal. Each time your mind wanders off the project at hand, to a nagging worry, to all the things to do by the end of the day, 100 watts is lost. Quite soon the entire energy supply is gone. This is the nature of the mind. Fail to discipline it and your energy levels will be depleted and your accomplishments will be minimal. Control it and you will see great things happening. You will feel more powerful and achieve difficult tasks with ease. The 19th century philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel summed it up nicely: “for purposes of action, nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.”
  46. It has been rightly said that “you sow an action, you reap a habit. You sow a habit, you reap a character. You sow a character, you reap a destiny.” The essence of a person is his character – make yours unique, unblemished and strong. Do not say you will do anything unless you will indeed do it. Speak the truth and measure your words wisely. Be humble, straightforward and peaceful.
  47. Remember the overriding law of nature: positive overcomes the negative.
  48. A contented mind is a continual feast. Greed and material desires must be curbed to achieve lasting happiness and serenity. Be happy with what you have. Do you really need all of those material possessions? One can develop contentment just as one develops patience, courage and concentration – with daily practice and sincere desire.
  49. Make a new friend or acquaintance every day. Keep an updated list of all contacts close at hand. Rich relationships are the DNA of a rich, rewarding life.
  50. Remember this ancient Indian proverb: “if you conquer your mind, you conquer the world.”
  51. Place greater importance on staying happy than amassing material possessions. A zest for life is developed and carefully nurtured through thoughtful activities and pursuits.
  52. Contrary to popular opinion, stress is not a bad thing. It allows us to perform at peak levels and can assist us through the flood of chemicals it releases within our bodies. What is harmful is too much stress, or more particularly, a lack of relief from stress. The times of stress must be balanced nicely with times of pure relaxation and leisure for us to be healthy and at our best. Many of the great leaders of our time were exposed to crushing workloads and the burdens of high office. But they prospered by developing strategies to balance the challenging times with fun and calming times. President Kennedy would have regular naps in his White House office. Winston Churchill had the same practice and slept for one hour every afternoon to stay alert, focused and calm. Not only is it essential to be physically relaxed to maintain optimal health but one must couple this trait with mental serenity. Too often people think that vigorous exercise, good nutrition and pleasant leisure activities will be the panacea for all ills. These pursuits must be combined with positive thinking and peace of mind for true happiness and longevity.


  1. Get into the habit of taking mental vacations throughout the day. Visit Bermuda for five minutes in the morning. Visualize a swim in the Mediterranean in the afternoon and skiing down the slopes of the Alps just before you head for home at the end of your busy and productive day. Try this for two months and schedule these rest periods into your agenda just as you would your essential meetings or tasks. The rewards will be significant.
  2. A change is as good as a rest. Whether this change is as major as a change of employment or as minor as a leisure pursuit which occupies your entire attention for an hour three times a week, these changes in routine, and mindset are entirely beneficial. In selecting the activity, try to find something totally engaging which requires deep concentration so that your mind is free from the mundane but seemingly important aspects of your day. Many executives are becoming involved in the martial arts for just this reason. If your mind wanders for even a split second, a harsh lesson is soon learned. Pain is a great motivator and always will be.
  3. Study these 10 fundamentals of happiness: i. Pursue a productive, exciting and active life ii. Engage in meaningful activities every minute of every day iii. Develop an organized, planned lifestyle with little chaos iv. Set realistic goals yet keep your mark high v. Think positively – you cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought vi. Avoid needless worry over trifling matters vii. Devote time to fun viii. Develop a warm, outgoing personality with a sincere love of people ix. Get in the habit of giving more than receiving x. Learn to live in the present. The past is water under the bridge of life.
  4. Strive to be humble and live a simple life.
  5. Read “A History of Knowledge” by Charles Van Doren which chronicles the history of the world’s ideas. In this one book is an absolute wealth of knowledge. Get it, read it and enjoy it.
  6. Read “The Art of the Leader” by William A. Cohen. It is both inspirational and practical.
  7. Develop that elusive quality known as charisma. The following are ten qualities of a charismatic leader: • Be committed to what you are doing • Look like a winner and act like one • Have big dreams, a vision and reach for the sky • Steadily advance in the direction of your goals • Prepare and work hard at every task you do • Build a mystique around yourself • Be interested in others and show kindness • Have a strong sense of humour • Be known for the strength of your character • Have grace under pressure. (John F. Kennedy said that “the elusive half-step between middle management and true leadership is grace under pressure.”)
  8. In work, love and life, play hard and play fair.
  9. Do not talk when you are listening. Interrupting is one of the most common discourtesies. Listen aggressively with the full scope of your attention. You will be amazed at what you learn and how your counsel will soon be sought by many.
  10. “Anybody can become angry – that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle
  11. Knowledge is power. People who have achieved great success are not necessarily more skillful or intelligent than others. What separates them is their burning desire and thirst for knowledge. The more one knows, the more one achieves. Great leaders have techniques to allow them to arrive at the top of the mountain. Read the biographies of the world’s leaders and learn from their habits, inspirations and philosophies. Cultivate the important practice of active role modelling.
  12. All the answers to any questions are in print. How to improve as a public speaker, how to improve your relations with others, how to become fitter or develop a better memory – all aspects of personal development are dealt with in books. Therefore, in order to achieve your maximum potential, you must read daily. But, in this age of information, you must be ruthless in what you consume. Focus on your goals and read only those materials that will be an asset to you. Do not attempt to read everything for you are busy and have other tasks at hand. Choose what is important and filter out what is of no value. Begin with a solid newspaper every morning for an excellent summary of the key events of the day. Also ensure that your readings are broadly based. For example, perhaps you may wish to read history, business, Eastern philosophy, health books etc. Then go to the library and develop the habit of making regular visits. Read the classics from Hemingway to Bram Stoker. Read history, with all its lessons on life and read biology for a new perspective. Look under the heading of “success” at the library and you will be amazed at the literature you will find: inspirational stories of people who developed greatness in the face of adversity, strategies for improving yourself physically, mentally and spiritually and texts to tap the unlimited power for success that certainly exists within us. Drink deeply from such books. Surround yourself with them and read them constantly whether on the bus each day or before you go to bed. Let them inspire and motivate you.
  13. Get into the habit of breakfast meetings. An early meal to touch base with a friend or business associate is a most pleasant way to start the day and allows you to maintain your contacts in the face of a busy schedule.
  14. If you live in a flat, always ensure that it is very bright and has a swimming pool. A pool is especially important because it will allow you to exercise no matter how busy your schedule. There is nothing like a refreshing swim after a long, productive day. You will feel excellent and sleep like a baby.
  15. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
  16. “Today is yesterday’s pupil.” – Benjamin Franklin
  17. If you have a choice of taking two paths, always take the more daring of the two. Calculated risk taking often produces extraordinary results.
  18. Every day, get away from the noise, the crowds and the rush and spend a few hours alone in peaceful introspection, deep reading or simple relaxation.
  19. That which any person who has walked this Earth has achieved you can achieve with the right mental attitude, perseverance and industry. Limiting thoughts and weak mental images must be banished. One’s focus must be on the attainment of goals that are truly important.
  20. Get into the habit of memorizing beautiful poetry. Not only will it be a great source of entertainment but it will quickly lift your intellectual functions to a higher level by improving your memory, concentration and mental agility.
  21. Keep your words soft and arguments hard.
  22. Break the worry habit by putting things in perspective and laughing over small setbacks. Repeat to yourself that “this will soon pass”. Then take a sheet of paper, write out the worry on your mind. Allot a certain period of time to think on it, isolate the precise problem and formulate a powerful line of attack. By this practical technique, your negative, energy sapping habit will soon be a faint memory of the past.
  23. Be known as that person who goes the extra mile. The person who works longer than others. The one who takes on the extra assignments and follows them through with great success. Be the person who always has concerns about others and who makes family members feel truly special. Be a standout, the one with a balance in both personal and professional excellence. Be a star that shines brightly for all others to admire.
  24. Become a committed and sincere networker. Cultivate new friendships. You will truly be surprised where people end up over the years and how small, kind gestures will help you later on in life. Treat everyone who crosses your path as if they are the most important person in your world. You will certainly meet with great success.
  25. When you look for something you will find it. If you constantly expect exceptional success, you will surely have it. Peak performers attract success. You must keep the goals you desire to achieve at the forefront of your mind throughout the day. Repeat your ambitions at least five times a day and visualize yourself achieving them. If your goal is to be rich, picture the house you will be living in, the car you will be driving, what it will feel like to be rich and the pleasure of attaining your goals in life. Repeat your ambition over and over until you have complete certainty that you will attain your desires and eventually you will.
  26. Develop a sense of wonder about the world. Be an explorer. Find pleasure in the things that others take for granted. Stop and actually listen to that wonderful street musician playing the trumpet. Read that classic book your father loved so much. Plan to get away from the city next week and visit a secluded, powerfully natural place for a few days. Take a mini-retreat and care for your mind, body and spirit. It will profoundly improve the quality of your life.
  27. Send cards on birthdays and little notes from time to time showing that you care and were thinking about your relations. We are all busy but if you spend just five minutes a week to send a card to a friend or family member, by the year end you will have sent out 52 cards. This is a small investment for the dividends that are guaranteed to follow.
  28. Remember and use people’s names when you talk to them. A person’s name is a uniquely sweet sound to them.
  29. Go outdoors and look up into the blue sky for half an hour. Note the supremely strong feeling that you get when you are connected to Nature. Get away from your rigid schedule today and spend the afternoon in a beautiful setting. Walk in the woods and sit by a cool stream. Go fishing or rent a canoe. Getting away from your routine will provide a refreshing release and make you feel wonderful when you eventually return.
  30. Once every few weeks, leave your watch at home. In this society we often become bound to the clock and soon it governs our every action like a rigid taskmaster. Go through the day doing precisely what you wish to do and for however long you wish to do it. Spend time with that special person without having to run off to your next appointment. Savour the moments and focus on what is truly important rather than those mundane things that somehow take on a greater importance than they really deserve. Lose the clock and gain some quality time.
  31. Laugh at work and be known as a positive achiever.
  32. An idea gives rise to a mental image. A mental image will then generate a mental habit out of which a mental trait ultimately blossoms. Master your thoughts and you master your mind; master your mind and you master your life; master your life and you master your destiny.
  33. Recognize the tremendous power of opposition thinking. This simple technique simply involves the substitution of a positive thought each and every time a negative or limiting thought enters your mind and begins to detract from your focus. For example, on a Sunday evening, you may think “I wish I did not have to return to work tomorrow after such a pleasant and relaxing weekend.” Immediately replace this defeating thought pattern before it begins to take hold by thinking the opposite. For example you might think “I cannot wait to return to the office given the exciting projects on the go and the wonderful sense of accomplishment I receive after a productive, challenging week.” Then think how fortunate you are to have a job and one that you can advance in through your own efforts and productivity. Make a list of all of the positive attributes of your position and repeat them over and over. Soon the negative pattern will be broken and you will look toward the exciting week ahead with that most fabulous of qualities: enthusiasm.
  34. Get deep into the habit of personal introspection. Ben Franklin called this one of the most important strategies for personal effectiveness. Spend ten minutes every night before you go to bed in self-examination. Think about the good things you did during the day and the bad actions you may have taken which you must change in order to excel and grow. Successful people are simply more thoughtful than others. Daily reflection will soon allow for the eradication of your negative qualities (ranging from procrastination to gossiping to insulting others) and will sharpen the mind. After steady practice, a time will eventually arrive when the mistakes you make are few indeed and your personal power will move to the highest level.
  35. The most efficient and effective alarm clock ever developed lies within our own minds. If you do not believe this, try the following: 1. Sit in an easy chair approximately ten minutes before you go to bed. 2. Shut your eyes and gently rest your hands on your knees. 3. Breathe deeply for a few minutes (inhale to the count of five, hold to the count of ten and exhale fully). 4. Repeat the following command to yourself at least twenty times: “I will awake at (the desired time) feeling fresh, alert and enthusiastic.” This command must be said with feeling and emotion. Then take a few seconds to visualize yourself waking up at the desired time (the more detailed the mental picture the better) and imagine how great you will feel. You will soon wake up at the desired moment after little or no practice.
  36. Some men see things as they are and say “why?” I dream of things that never were and say “why not?” George Bernard Shaw
  37. Use these strategies to improve the quality of your mind-calming meditation: 1. Practice meditation at the same time each day and in the same place so that your mind becomes accustomed to entering the desired serene state as soon as you enter the peaceful place. 2. The early morning is undoubtedly the most powerful time to meditate. Indian yogis believe that the pre-dawn time has almost magical qualities which aid in achieving the super-peaceful state so many meditators attempt to attain. 3. Before you start, command your mind to be quiet by using affirmations such as “I will be focused and very calm now.” 4. If thoughts do enter, do not force them out but simply let them pass like clouds making way for the beautiful blue sky. Picture that your mind is like a still lake without even a ripple. 5. Sit for ten minutes at first and then increase the time every few sittings. After a month or two, you will not be interrupted by any pressing thoughts and will surely feel a sense of peace that you have never felt before.
  38. Forge and foster great friendships as such relationships are essential for maintaining a healthy and successful life. Find a few minutes every day to jot down some warm wishes to an old friend or to place a telephone call to someone you have not had a chance to speak to for a while. Show compassion and sincere consideration for all your friends and watch the results which follow. Develop long lasting friendships by being a good friend. Also, make it a priority to seek out new friends no matter how many you may be fortunate enough to have. This is one of life’s greatest joys which many of us miss.
  39. Purchase a cassette or CD of Miles Davis’s Kind Of Blue. It is a uniquely soothing compilation that will refresh and soothe you after a challenging and productive day. Music such as this is good for the soul.
  40. Drown your appetite by drinking more water – ten glasses a day is ideal. It revitalizes the system and purifies the body. Also, get into the habit of eating soups and more complex carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes and pasta which feed your hunger with far less calories than other less healthy foods. You truly are what you eat and must ensure that your diet is designed to maximize your energy and mental clarity.
  41. Develop the essential habit of punctuality for it is most important for high success. Punctuality reflects discipline and a proper regard for others. Without it, even the most sophisticated person appears slightly offensive. Do not be early and certainly never be late. Budget your time and, should you arrive early, take a walk or simply relax for a few moments to ensure that you arrive on time as requested. You will be appreciated and welcomed always if you cultivate this important quality that appears so rarely these days.
  42. The telephone is there for your convenience, not for the convenience of others who are attempting to contact you. If you are busy with a task, do not answer the phone or have someone answer the call so that you may return it at a more suitable time. Do not let such interruptions waste your time. Most phone calls are not important and last far too long anyway. Over the course of the average American’s lifetime, she will spend two years unsuccessfully returning phone calls. There are so many important and fun things to do in life. The challenge is to respect precious time so that we can achieve a fuller, more satisfying life.
  43. Start your day off well. Before you get out of bed each morning, say a prayer or repeat your personal affirmation giving thanks for the day and all the positive things you will see and achieve. Make a conscious decision to make this the best day of your life and meet with pleasure, success and fun. If you believe it, it will most certainly happen. A timeless secret for lifelong success is to live each day as if it were your last.
  44. Confide in your partner. This will strengthen the relationship and allow you both to grow at the same pace. It is also a wonderful tonic to share important or otherwise troubling things with the person you are closest to.
  45. Push yourself just a little harder and a little farther each day. Winners on the playing field of life push the envelope of their potential daily. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. Winners do the things that less developed people don’t like doing even though they also might not enjoy doing them. This is what strength of character and courage is all about. Tackle your weaknesses. Do the thing that you have consistently put off. Write that thank you note or letter that you have neglected for so long. Exercise your discipline muscles and they will rise to the occasion by filling your day with more satisfaction, more effectiveness and far more energy.
  46. All individuals who have attained the highest of levels generally have cultivated the essential mental habit of optimism. Without optimism, life loses its lustre and hardships appear at every step of the way. This is an essential life habit.
  47. Today, write down the seven best qualities of individuals who you admire and post this list by your bed. Then, each morning as you rise, focus on a new quality which you will strive to implement during the day. After one week, you will notice small differences in yourself. In one month, these traits will become firmly embedded. After two months, all those important qualities will be yours.
  48. You have as many reputations as you do acquaintances as each person you know thinks differently of you. What should truly concern you is your character. You have full control of this and this is what you must develop, refine and cultivate. Once your character is strong and vigorous, then all else that is positive will follow.
  49. Consider yourself as an orange. Only what is really inside can come out. If you fill your mind with thoughts of serenity, positivity, strength, courage and compassion, when someone squeezes you, this is the only juice that can flow.
  50. Our lives have been described as a parenthesis in eternity. We are but a small blip on the stage of the Universe. As we can take nothing with us when we leave, then the real meaning of our existence must be to give and serve others. Keep this in mind. When you wake up early in the morning, repeat the mantra: “I will serve others today, I will care for others today and I will be kind today.” This kind of living will bring you huge returns if you stay on the purpose of aiding others rather than on the outcome of personal gain.
  51. Be known as an innovator at your place of work. Sit down over the next week and write out ten suggestions for your supervisor as to how to improve the work being done and the quality of the workplace itself. Be known as an idea person willing to discover challenges and tackle them with zest and enthusiasm.
  52. Learn to laugh at yourself.
  53. Keep open the windows of your mind.
  54. Try to go through one full day without saying “I”. Focus on others. Listen to others and you will learn wonderful new things as well as gain friendships.
  55. Spend one hour a day in full silence except in answer to direct questions. Even then, answer directly and without extending the conversation unduly. We, so very often, talk around subjects and repeat ourselves. This ancient Eastern exercise will not only build your will-power but develop clarity and precision of language which is essential for effective communication.
  56. Each day, do two things that you do not like doing. This may be the preparation of a report you have been putting off or shining your shoes. It does not matter how small the task, just do it! Soon these chores will not seem so bad, your personal power will increase and your productivity will soar. Try it because this is an age-old technique for building strength of character.
  57. True happiness comes from only one thing: achievement of goals, whether they are personal, professional or otherwise. You are happiest when you feel you are growing. When you feel that you are contributing and advancing in the direction of your dreams, you will notice that you have boundless energy and vitality. Time spent on activities which offer little reward aside from a fleeting feeling of relaxation (television watching is the best example), is time lost forever. Relaxation is essential but chose the most effective means of renewal and spend your time in productive pursuits that will slowly move you along the path of accomplishment. Happiness comes from doing – not sleeping.
  58. Napoleon III of France had a special ability to remember the names of all those he met. His secret was to say “so sorry, I missed your name” after being introduced to a new person. This would cause the name to be repeated and reinforced within his memory. If the name was difficult, he would ask for the proper spelling.
  59. The sages of China have held a basic life philosophy for thousands of years: develop an indomitable spirit along with courtesy and integrity. The repetition of these three traits will make you an exceptionally powerful individual respected by all. Exert your effort and personal influence to attain these qualities.
  60. A valuable technique for defeating negative and self-limiting thoughts that can hamper you from attaining peak performance is the mental interrupt device. When a negative thought enters your consciousness, first you must become aware of it and have a strong desire to remove it for good. To do this, interrupt the negative train of thought by doing something to break and banish the self-limiting pattern. When the bad thought enters, you may pinch yourself and say, “I am strong and weak thoughts are gone”, or you may shout out loud or do anything that will divert your attention and remove the negative focus. By practising this technique, you will see a marked decrease in the negative thoughts that most people have, paving the way to the mindset of a true winner.
  61. Taking time from your busy work and family schedule to focus on personal growth activities is essential and is never to be considered a waste. Taking one hour from your hectic morning to watch kids playing in a nearby park or to take a brisk walk might seem like a poor use of time to some. But by making more time for life’s simple pleasures and bringing more balance into your day, you will make the remaining hours far more productive and effective. You cannot do good unless you feel good. When you are serene, relaxed and enthusiastic you are also more productive, creative and dynamic. This is something that has been proved time and time again and yet we consistently get caught up in the apparent immediacy of our routine and fail to see the forest for the trees.
  62. Read more, learn more, laugh more and love more.
  63. Pick five relationships that you desire to improve over the next six months. Write out the names of these people and under each name detail why you want to improve the relationship, how you plan to do so and in what time frame. This is simply another facet of goal setting – the practice which will always yield excellent results in any of life’s fields. Be committed to being a better parent, friend and citizen. Be creative in the steps you take to show your appreciation and respect for your loved ones. Sending notes is fine but consider unique and thoughtful measures ranging from a romantic picnic in the country with your partner to an early morning fishing trip with an old friend.
  64. Remember the power of prayer.
  65. An excellent investment in your personal growth is the six tape series of Reverend Norman Vincent Peale entitled “The Power of Positive Thinking”. Get it and listen to it over and over. It is packed full of strategies and techniques that, without fail, will ensure that you live a long, happy, productive and prosperous life.
  66. Consider purchasing a pocket organizer which may prove to be an excellent tool for scheduling, recording your commitments and keeping the responsibilities of your life in fine order. One can be purchased at a reasonable price.
  67. Browse second-hand bookstores every few months searching for lost treasures of character-building books. You will find gems on public speaking, improving your habits, time management, personal health and other important subjects for low prices. Some of these older texts are the very best and come from an age where every young person was under an obligation to develop discipline and good life habits regularly.
  68. Read The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol. It will allow you to release the powerful forces which most certainly exist in your mind but may presently be untapped.
  69. Be known as someone with a cool head, warm heart and great character. Your presence on this earth will long be remembered.
  70. It has been said that doing something for others is the highest form of religion. Every week, out of the 168 hours available, spend a few in service to others. Many say that such selfless service soon becomes a key focus within their lives. Give your time at a seniors home or to needy children. Teach someone how to read or offer to give a public lecture on the subject of your expertise. Simply take action and do something to leave a legacy.
  71. Fill your home with bright, fresh flowers. This is one of the best investments you can make. Let the sounds of great music, loud laughter and good fun fill the oasis of your home.
  72. Get to know and enjoy your neighbors. They make life more pleasant and can provide helpful resources when you least expect it.
  73. Recognize the power of mantras and the repetition of positive, powerful words. Indian yogis have employed this technique for over 4000 years to live tranquil, productive and focused lives. Create your own personal mantra which you can repeat daily to enhance your character and strengthen your spirit.
  74. When the breath is still and strong, so is the mind.
  75. Use the following visualization from time to time. Sit in a quiet place and picture that you will be on the earth for only another day. Who would you call, what would you say and what would you do? These questions will give you some important insights into what outstanding actions you must endeavor to complete.
  76. Study the following evidence of high character: • Precision & clarity of thought and speech • Refined and gentle manners
  • The power and habit of introspection • The power of personal growth • The power to achieve your goals & dreams


  1. “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind. People grow old only by deserting their ideals and by outgrowing the consciousness of youth. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul… You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self-confidence young. Keep your hope young.” – Dr. L.F. Phelan
  2. Explore the healing powers of Chinese herbal medicine and similar Eastern strategies for maintaining a state of perfect health (consult an expert at all times and take a formal course on the subject to gain powerful insights into this most useful area of healing).
  3. Be certain to organize your time around the true priorities of your life. As Stephen Covey has noted: “it is easy to say no when there is a deeper yes burning within.” 185. Slow down your pace of life. In this complex age, we are running our lives at a frantic pace. Focus on what is truly important and start undertaking activities that will slow you down and rekindle the natural, calm within us. Sit in the grass and watch the blue sky for half an hour – at first, it is not as easy as one would think and the urge is to get up after only a few minutes of such useful relaxation. Once you are used to a healthier pace of living, with regular periods dedicated to the simple pleasures of life, every other activity will become more efficient and enjoyable.
  4. Try eating only fruit and milk for a full day. Fasting is a powerful success strategy of the East that millions use regularly to maintain peak health and mental clarity. By trying this simple practice every few weeks you will notice a surge in your energy level and a lightness in your walk. Big meals require a significant amount of energy that could be better directed toward more productive pursuits.
  5. Value your spouse’s laugh and keep your partner’s picture close by your work desk for inspiration and pleasant thoughts throughout the day.
  6. If you are married, have your partner’s initials and your own engraved on the inside of your wedding bands along with the date of your marriage. This is useful not only in case the rings are lost but to provide you both with personalized keepsakes that may be passed down to successive generations.
  7. The mind is like a garden – as you sow, so shall you reap. When you cultivate it and nurture it, it will blossom beyond your wildest expectation. But if you let the weeds take over, you will never reach your potential. What you put in is what you get out. So avoid violent movies, trashy novels and all other negative influences. Peak performers are meticulous about the thoughts they allow into the gardens of their minds. You truly cannot afford the luxury of a single negative thought.
  8. Do a hundred sit ups a day and do not break this habit. Strong abdominal muscles are very helpful to ensuring that you enjoy peak health and injury free days. They also maintain your appearance and confidence level.
  9. Be the most honest person that you know. Be trustworthy – worthy of the trust of others.
  10. Curb your worldly desires and you will strengthen your will. He who is deeply bound to material things runs into difficulty and unhappiness when they are taken away. Happy people enjoy worldly objects but do not become bound or wedded to them. Live a simple, uncluttered and productive existence. To simplify your life today, consider selling your television, stopping the junk mail, spending less, learning yoga, selling your car, practising meditation every morning and unplugging your ringing phone once in a while.


  1. If you have not laughed today, you have not lived today. Laugh hard and loud. As William James said: “we don’t laugh because we are happy, we are happy because we laugh.”
  2. Read The Charisma Factor – How to Develop Your Natural Leadership Ability by Robert J. Richardson and S. Katharine Thayer. It is a superb book for any aspiring leader, or a current one, who seeks to advance to the next level.
  3. Travel often. The perspective offered by visiting new lands is important and allows one to appreciate the existence that we generally take for granted.
  4. Each month set a physical fitness goal for yourself. Start to swim in July or learn to ski in January. The key is to arrive at a goal for the month, write it down, consider how to execute it and then, as the NIKE ad says: “Just Do It!”.
  5. Things are always created twice. There is always the mental creation which precedes the physical creation. Just as plans for a house must first be set down on paper before the house is started, so too should your day be planned within your mind early in the morning before the day begins. Visualize the wonders you desire this life to bring and they will materialize as your subconscious mind starts to focus on the attainment of goals. This is a true law of Nature.
  6. Walk to work and notice the wonderful beauty in Nature.
  7. Sleep less, spend less, do more, live longer and be greater.
  8. Read this book over and over and share it with others!

—- The End —-

SUPERNOVA “Chapter 2”

                                          FAILURE, FEAR $ DETERMINATION……….

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



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



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.












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.


……Henry Ford


         ….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…




  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.


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.


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.


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: 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.



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.


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.


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


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……


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”.


      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.”

The Big Question (?)


  1. Who are you?
  2. What are your dreams?
  3. What are you made of?
  4. What made you?
  5. What do you crave for?
  6. What is it you pursue?
  7. What scares you?
  8. What do you hate and love?
  9. What do you want to quit?
  10. What do you want to learn?
  11. What have you failed at?
  12. What have you succeeded at?
  13. What makes you so special and different?
  14. What is you have to give to the world?
  15. Why are you here?
  16. Why were you born?
  17. Why are you alive?
  18. Why did you go to bed and wake up to see the next day?
  19. Why were you given a second chance at life despite all your failures?
  20. If this were your last moments what would you want to correct?
  21. If this were your last days what would you want to do?
  22. If this were your last days where would you want to go?
  23. If this were your last who would you want to forgive?
  24. Are you afraid?
  25. Are you falling?
  26. Are you giving up?
  27. Do you have regrets?
  28. Do you have doubts in yourself?
  29. Do you hate yourself
  30. Do you have your

…… country?

…… religion?

…… colour?

  1. Do you wish you were someone else?
  2. Do you doubt your dreams?
  3. Do you have doubts for your future?
  4. DO you wish to go back and change some mistake of your past?
  5. What are you plans for

…….a year?

…… 2 years or

…… 3 years from now?

  1. How do you see yourself?
  2. Where do you see yourself?


38. Do you believe in YOU?







In life you will realize that there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will use you and some will teach you, But the ones that are important are those who bring out the best in you…….. They are the rare amazing people who remind you why it’s “WORTH IT

When someone treats you like you are just one of many options, help them narrow their choices by removing yourself from the equation. Sometimes you have to try not to care no matter how much you do because sometimes you can mean almost nothing to someone who means almost everything to you, it’s not pride—– it’s self-respect. Don’t expect to see positive changes in your life if you surround yourself with negative people, know your value, what you have to offer and never settle for anything less than what you deserve.

REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the breathes we take, but by the moments that takes away our breath.



  • When you are alone “mind your thoughts”
  • When you are with friends “mind your tongue”
  • When you are angry “mind your temper”
  • When you are in a group “mind your behavior”
  • When you are in trouble “mind your emotions”
  • When you are successful “mind your ego”


  • When I got enough confidence “the stage was gone”
  • When I was sure of loosing “I won”
  • When I needed people the most “they left me”






Author: Timothy Omotaje


550 quotes from all round the world

Be not afraid of greatness. Some people are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shake spare


Getting an idea should be like sitting on a needle. It should make you jump up and do something.

E.L Simpson


Less talk and more action makes a hero.

Egwuatu David .A

Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in a bad company.

George Washington

Be careful the environment you chose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

Clement Stone

The only thing you can acquire in life without effort is failure.

Big Ben

My concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are contented with failure.

Abraham Lincoln


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

Egwuatu David


Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not enough.


If you wish to succeed in life make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.

Joseph Addison


I will study, I will prepare myself and someday I will know my chance will come.

Abraham Lincoln


Success is not a place at which you arrive, but rather the spirit which one undertakes and continues the journey.

Alex Noble


Life put together is made up of 10% of what happens to you and 90% of your reaction to what happened to you.

John Spence.


A dream doesn’t become reality by magic, it takes sweat, determination and hardwork.

Collin Powel


You become great when you start doing and seeing small things in a great way.

Zig Ziglar


The only time you rest is when you die, as long as you are alive you have to keep working.

Egwuatu David


Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance.



Success is not a product of fate, chance or luck, it is the burning desire that knows that defeat.

Dennin Kimbro


Great mind have purpose, little minds have wishes.

Washington irving


You are never a failure until you begin to blame somebody else.

George Washington Carver


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



Don’t allow the mirror determine your look, the mirror sees only the outside but not the inside.

Egwuatu David


Chances may seem so small, time may seem so hard but take every opportunity you have got

Egwuatu David .A

If you ever want to attain greatness you don’t just write your goals down and relax, you have to work towards achieving them.

Egwuatu David .A


Human begins are like elastic materials and when they’re being stretched their knowledge expands.



The hardest thing to understand is why we can’t understand anything.

Albert Einstein


Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.



You are your best when you are yourself.

Bishop David O. Oyedepo


Live your dream don’t live in your dream land.

W.F Kumuyi


Silent thoughts are more powerful than spoken words.

Napoleon Hills.


If you have to see further it’s by standing on the shoulder of a giant.

Isaac Newton


If you think you are too small to make a difference you haven’t been in bed with a mosquito.

Anita Koddick


Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens, well trained silence is more eloquent than speech.

Jimi Hedrix

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margret Thatcher


You don’t drown by falling in water, you drown by staying.

Edwin Louis Cole



“impossible” is the word found only in the dictionary of fools.

Napoleon Hills


When a ship starts to sink don’t pray, jump.

George Parry.

Challenges are what makes us who we are, victory are what makes us stand stable.

Egwuatu David .A


No great genius has ever existed without a touch of madness.



Strength doesn’t come from the physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will.

Mahatma Gandhi


Happiness is the one thing that should never be evicted in any kind of situation.

Egwuatu David

Every creature is created to be creative in this creation.

Egwuatu David


We are not afraid of who we are, but afraid of who we are to become.

Egwuatu David


Every man has got his own path to follow, everyman has got his own destiny to conquer.

Egwuatu David


With every success comes a great challenge.

-Egwuatu David


The ladders to success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hills


Temporary defeat is not a failure until it is accepted as such.

Napoleon Hills


Why compare yourself with others? No one in the world can do a better job of being you than you.



To wish you were someone is to waste the person you are.


You are braver than you believe , stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

A.A Milne.

Be first rate version of yourself not the second rate version of someone else.

Judy Garland

Life has no limitation except the ones you’ve made.

Les Brown


Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak not what it takes to seat down and listen.

Wiston Churchill


What does it take to have a burning desire for success?

Egwuatu David

The right approach to a difficult problem is the triangle.

W.F Kumuyi


Anyone who angers you conquers you.

W.F Kumuyi


A little oil of courtesy saves a lot of friction.

W.F Kumuyi


Be careful not o tangle with the man who thinks before he acts.

  1. Hrold Keown


Do not say little in too many words, but a great deal in few words.



Change the changeable, acceptable the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

Dennis Waitley.




Nobody wants to respect or recognize you until you do something extraordinary.

Big Ben


Money don’t talk, it screams.



To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.

Elbert Hubbard


You have no right to celebrate anything until you achieve something great.

Egwuatu David


Everyone wants to……….not everyone are willing to……………

Egwuatu David


Those who make history break limits, those who break limits make history.

Egwuatu David


Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi


They big secret in life is that there is no big secret, whatever your goal is you can get there if you are willing to work.

-Oprah Winfrey


You already have every characteristics necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.

Zig Ziglar


Obstacles can’t stop you, problems can’t stop you most of all other people can’t stop you!

  1. Gitomer


Success is not built on success. It is built on failure, frustration sometimes it is built on catastrophe.

Sumner Redstone Chairman




It is your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Zig Ziglar.


In other to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do next time.

Anthony J. D’Angelo


When you sin something in you dies.

T.L Osborn


If you fail to plan great, you will fail to be great.

Egwuatu David .A


No man of success every traded on failure.

Egwuatu David .A


I haven’t failed, I have found 10,000 ways that doesn’t work.

Thomas Edison


Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen.

Michael Jordan.


Only those who dare to fail greatly achieve greatly.

Robert Francis Kennedy.


[ Tool + Training + Experience]x Mindset = Goal success; But if mindset is zero the equation is [ 100 + 100+ 100] x 0 = failure.



The big secret is that there is not big secret, it is just you and your determination.

Egwuatu David .A


If you have the will to win you have achieved half your success; if you do not, you have achieved half your failure.

David Ambrose


There is always a time when everybody must rise and defend themselves.

Egwuatu David



The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.




What you see happens to others lives in you, you only lack the ability to bring them out.

Egwuatu David Anderson



Failure shouldn’t make you relax, it should make you sit up, steer up and fire on.

Egwuatu David  .A


You don’t need to be paddled like a boat to make a move, make a move yourself.

Egwuatu David


What makes the sands of time mark your footstep is how good you spend your life, what you read and how you use what you read.



Your degree of acceptability is determined by your degree of responsibility.

Precious C.


There is no one big step that leads you to your destiny, it is a daily journey.

Egwuatu David


Every great man was born and passed through great pain.

Egwuatu David Anderson


You were given a head to be ahead.

Bishop David Abioye


Aim as far as your eye can see but go as far as your leg can carry you.

Egwuatu David


Ordinary moments requires ordinary people; Extraordinary moments requires extraordinary people.

Egwuatu David



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 Archimedes, but we can be greater than them; we don’t have what it takes to be like Thomas Edison, Socrates, Pythagoras and their likes but we have what it takes to be greater than them.

Egwuatu David


I fear not the man that trains 10,000 kicks once but I fear the man that trains one kick 10,000 times.

Van Dan

Solving the mysteries of today requires the wisdom of yesterday.

Egwuatu David


Until you learn to let go of old things new ones will never come.

Egwuatu David


Nobody is defeated until he starts blaming somebody else.

Robert H. Schuller


If you can’t fly run, if you can’t run walk, if you can’t walk crawl; but by all means keep moving.

Martin Luther King Jr.


Never let a problem become an excuse.

Robert H. Schuller


The best way to pay for a loving moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach


Life is a paradise for those who love many things with passion.

Leo Buscaglia


There are not mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessing given to us to learn.

Elizabeth Kubler Koss


Unthankfulness is theft.

Martin Luther



Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something now.

Alan Lakein


We always have enough time if we use it aright.

John Wolfgang Von Goethe


Every man has become great, every successful man has succeed in proportion as he has confined his power to one particular channel.

Orison Swett Marden


Never performed to be noticed, perform to be acknowledged.

  1. Esther


In every soul is implanted with the seed of greatness.

Egwuatu David


With age comes wisdom, with courage comes strength, with determination comes victory.

Egwuatu David


Anything in life worth having is worth working for.

Andrew Carnegie


Success often comes to those who dare to act. It seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences.

Jawaharlal Nehru


Success is never ending, failure is never final.

Dr. Robert Schuller

I just love when people say I can’t do something because all my life people said I wasn’t going to make it.

Ted Turner


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.

Emily P. Bissell


Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford


It takes a strong fish to swim against the current. Even a dead one can float with it.

John Crowe


You will never find time for anything. You must make it.

Charles Buxton


Remove failure as an option.

Joan Lunden


There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”

Peter A. Cohen



Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Les Brown


Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.

Amelia Earhart


Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching.

Mark Twain


What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

Napoleon Hill


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

Colin Powell


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson


The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Vince Lombardi



The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.

Alan Ashley-Pitt


It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

Warren Buffett



Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.

Muhammad Ali


Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.

Eileen Caddy


The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.

Nolan Bushnell


Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!

Paul J. Meyer


Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.

Mark Twain





For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs


To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.

Bunker Hunt


You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth


When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word ‘succeed’, you find it simply means to follow through.

F.W. Nichol

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’

Brian Tracy


If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.

Yogi Berra


Success is achieved by those who try and keep trying with a positive mental attitude.

  1. Clement Stone


I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.

Jonathan Winters


What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.

Samuel Johnson


We do our best that we know how at the moment, and if it doesn’t turn out, we modify it.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt






A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.’ The grandson asked him, ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’ The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’



Enthusiasm is the steam that drives the engine.

Napoleon Hill


The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.

Dennis Waitley


Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.

Danny Thomas


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Norman Vincent Peale


One man with courage is a majority.

Andrew Jackson


Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

Joseph Sugarman


Every achiever I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.’

Robert Schuller



I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George Patton


One step – choosing a goal and sticking to it – changes everything.

Scott Reed


Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

Stephen Covey


I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer


Success is the child of audacity.

Benjamin Disraeli


Teamwork is the long word for success.

Jacquelinemae A. Rudd


Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.

Lori Hard


You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.

Booker T. Washington


In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.

Anthony J. D’Angelo


Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

Marcus Washling


Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!

Jim Ryun


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein


Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot


It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.

Charles F. Kettering


People who are afraid to fail can never experience the joys of success.

Pete Zafra


No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.

Greg Henry Quinn


If you don’t quit, and don’t cheat, and don’t run home when trouble arrives, you can only win.

Shelley Long


Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

Swami Sivananda


The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille


One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you – suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, ‘Well, I’ll have a go, too.’

Margaret Thatcher


It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.

Anthony Robbins



Deliver more than you are getting paid to do. The victory of success will be half won when you learn the secret of putting out more than is expected in all that you do. Make yourself so valuable in your work that eventually you will become indispensable. Exercise your privilege to go the extra mile, and enjoy all the rewards you receive.

Og Mandino


Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.

Marie Curie


There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Denis Waitley


Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity-minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.

Stephen Covey


A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn’t particularly feel like it.

Alistair Cooke





Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased.

Ralph C. Smedley


I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller


I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell


Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.

Joseph Sugarman


Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course towards his objective in life, without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.

Napoleon Hill


Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control.

Booker T. Washington


Follow your dream as long as you live, do not lessen the time of following desire, for wasting time is an abomination of the spirit.



You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn’t correct. We all start with all there is. It’s how we use it that makes things possible.”

Henry Ford



I don’t have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.

Muhammad Ali


The highest reward for one’s toil is not what one gets for it, but what one becomes by it.

John Ruskin


I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.

Harry S. Truman


The best feeling at times is to feel like a child again.

Egwuatu David


The seat of freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work, and in that work, does what he wants to do.

George Robin Collingwood


Success is measured in terms of reaching your goals, dreams, and expectations. Your success is determined by hard work, persistence, and determination. If you are going to be a success in life, it is up to you… it is your responsibility.

Will Horton


The difference between success and mediocrity is all in the way you think.

Dean Francis


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Les Brown


What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one’s ability to ask for help.

Donald Keough


You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.

Warren Buffett



It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

Roger Babson


Success is a journey, not a destination.

Ben Sweetland


To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.

Dorothea Brande


Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.

Al Bernstein



You can do it if you believe you can.

Napoleon Hill


Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

Earl Wilson


I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.

George Bernard Shaw


You must do the very thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse-sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

Dale Carnegie


It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Claude M. Bristol


The biggest temptation is to settle for too little.

Thomas Merton


Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde


Don’t dream it. Be it!

Richard O’brian


He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

Bessie Anderson Stanley


If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

Nora Roberts




Henry Ford could get anything out of men because he just talked and would tell them stories. He’d never say, ‘I want this done!’ He’d say, ‘I wonder if we can do it.’

George Brown


Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allen Poe


The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true.

James Allen


Life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you depending on how you respond to them.

Rick Warren


All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden


Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Jim Rohn


I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader


Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.

Michael Korda


Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work.

Booker T. Washington



You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Brian Tracy



I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win – if you don’t you won’t.

Bruce Jenner


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.

J.C. Penny


Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.

Charles Lindbergh


If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.

David Ambrose


You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

Beverly Sills


Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ronald E. Osborn


Your success and happiness lie in you.

Helen Keller


Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

John Maxwell




The only difference between a success and a failure is that the successful person is willing to do what the failure is not willing to do.

J.R. Ridinger


The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.

Chinese Proverb


Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.

Vincent Lombardi


Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.

Albert Einstein


Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Successful leaders recognize that great innovation comes from observing the same ideas as everyone else and seeing something different.

Reed Markham


Action is the foundational key to all success.

Anthony Robbins


Be humble always and identify with the common man; even when success and achievements want to make you proud.

Bishop Leonard Umunna


The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Dale Carnegie


Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing there is a solution paves the way to a solution.

Dr. David Schwartz





All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy


The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

Benjamin Disraeli


We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.

Marcel Proust


No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

Charles Kendall Adams


I will speak ill of no one and speak all the good I know of everybody.

Andrew Jackson


You don’t become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems.

Mark Victor Hansen


I’ve always tried to go one step past wherever people expected me to end up.

Beverly Sills


Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington


Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Babe Ruth


You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt


To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Bertrand Russell


Success is every minute you live. It’s the process of living. It’s stopping for the moments of beauty, of pleasure; the moments of peace. Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of the journey.

Jennifer James


I praise loudly; I blame softly.

Queen Catherine II


Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

Francis Bacon


It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill


You’ve got to win in your mind before you win in your life.

John Addison


Never be afraid to tread the path alone. Know which is your path and follow is wherever it may lead you; do not feel you have to follow in someone else’s footsteps.

Eileen Caddy


Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.

George Patton


The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Knowledge without follow-through is worse than no knowledge.

Henry Charles Bukowski


Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.

Publilius Syrus


The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.

Genghis Khan


To move the world we must first move ourselves.




Make a success of living by seeing the goal and aiming for it unswervingly.

Cecil B. De Mille


The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Henry Ford


Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It’s up to you to choose which you will be.

Harvey Mackay


Many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone’s notable achievements.

Walt Disney


Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

Sylvester Stallone


When you miss a shot, never think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right.

Tony Alfonso


Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

Brian Tracy


A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy.

Robert J. Lumsden


The history of the world is the history of a few people who had faith in themselves.

Swami Vivekananda


Ability may take you to the top, but it takes character to stay there.

William Blake


Success is the progressive realization of worthwhile, predetermined, personal goals.

Paul J. Meyer



Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?

Frank Scully


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T. Washington


The secret of success is consistency of purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli


It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.

Albert Einstein


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.



Sometimes our best is simply not enough. We have to do what is required.

Sir Winston Churchill


The path to success is to take massive, determined action.

Anthony Robbins


Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey


Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell


Forget yourself and start to work.

Gordon B. Hinckley


Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.

Zig Ziglar


Always bear in mind that our own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Abraham Lincoln



One must have strategies to execute dreams.

Azim Premji


Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.

Sidney Powell


Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm. It moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton


Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.

Rene Descartes


Success equals goals… all else is commentary.

Brian Tracy


If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.

John Maxwell


I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby


The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

Arthur Brisbane


Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.

David Bly


As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.

Donald Trump


Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier


No man is ever whipped until he quits – in his own mind.

Napoleon Hill


Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what’s your plan to read?

Jim Rohn


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Suess


People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie


Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses … on your powers, instead of your problems.

Paul J. Meyer


People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.

Earl Nightingale


Thoughts and ideas are the source of all wealth, success, material gain, all great discoveries, inventions and achievement.

Mark Victor Hansen


The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

Aristotle Onansis


In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.

Theodore Roosevelt


If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn


If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau


Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulty in every opportunity.

Reed Markham


When you’re going through hell, keep going.

Albert Einstein


Any idea that is held in the mind that is either feared or revered will, begin at once to clothe itself in the most convenient and appropriate physical forms available.

Andrew Carnegie


If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward


Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good that we oft may win by fearing to attempt.

William Shakespeare


There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.

Vince Lombardi


Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.

Albert Schweitzer


Success… it’s what you do with what you’ve got.

Leroy Van Dyke


Behind every successful man there’s a lot of unsuccessful years.

Bob Brown


The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill


Every evening, write down the six most important things that you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish them. Your next day will go much more smoothly.

Tom Hopkins


Never turn down a job because you think it’s too small, you don’t know where it can lead.

Julia Morgan


The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It’s still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.

David Schwartz


For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be. What is once well done, is well done forever.

Henry David Thoreau


People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw


Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie


If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.

Henry Ford


He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.

Herman Melville





Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

William A. Ward


Success is not so much what we have, as it is what we are.

Jim Rohn


Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Napoleon Hill


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin


Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


The real secret to success is enthusiasm.

Walter Chrysler


Those who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose.

Grenville Kleiser


Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Basil King


To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.

Sugar Ray Robinson


Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.

Ross Perot


People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.

George E. Allen



If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of attraction that repels you from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful.


If you admire successful people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.

Brian Tracy


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins


Consumers are statistics. Customers are people.

Stanley Marcus


One half of life is luck, the other half is discipline and that’s the important half. For without discipline you wouldn’t know what to do with luck.

Carl Zuckmeyter


Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

Bernadette Devlin


Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.

Margaret Thatcher


Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers


When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.

Bernard Shaw



Success is like a ladder and no one has ever climbed a ladder with their hands in their pockets.

Zig Ziglar


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.

  1. Joseph Cossman


I can accept failure but I can’t accept not trying.

Michael Jordan


Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act.

Maxwell Maltz


Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent van Gogh


Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.

Rob Gilbert


Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.

Harry Fosdick


Peak performance in life isn’t about succeeding all the time or even being happy all the time. It’s often about compensating, adjusting, and doing the best you can with what you have right now.

Ken Ravizza


Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

Reggie Leach


It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.

Wilma Rudolph


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

Nelson Mandela


A strong successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions.

Orisen Marden


Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford



Dreams are only foolish to those who lack them.

Peter Reese


Someday I hope to enjoy enough of what the world calls success so that someone will ask me, ‘What’s the secret of it?’ I shall say simply this: ‘I get up when I fall down.’

Paul Harvey


Success of life depends upon keeping one’s mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.

Alice Foote MacDougall


For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

Jimmy Dean


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain


Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.

Winston Churchill


Every great man, every successful man, no matter what the field of endeavor, has known the magic that lies in these words: Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.

  1. Clement Stone


Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.

Thomas Edison

Our power is in our ability to decide.

Buckminster Fuller


Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties.

Samuel Johnson


You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

Zig Ziglar


Make your life a mission – not an intermission.

Arnold Glasgow


Do it trembling if you must, but do it!

Emmet Fox


Consider the postage stamp. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

Josh Billings


It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.

Eddie Cantor


The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get.

Scott Alexander


The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

James Allen


The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright


The road to success is always under construction.

Lily Tomlin


Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality.

L.J. Cardina Suenens




They can because they think they can.



We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.

Tobias Wolff


Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.

Danny Thomas


Men are born to succeed, not to fail.

Henry David Thoreau


It’s no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

Winston Churchill


Success is a process, a quality of mind and way of being, an outgoing affirmation of life.

Alex Noble


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot


A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

Charles Schwab


The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.

Michael Gerber


One sound idea is all that you need to achieve success.

Napoleon Hill


We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

Helen Keller


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

William Feather


Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

Vince Lombardi


Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford


If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.

Malcolm Forbes


In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein


If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.

Will Rogers

Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William James


Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.

J.C. Penney


The successful man is one who had the chance and took it.

Roger Babson


Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances.

Julia Soul


Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.



The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.

Sir William Osler


Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he’ll rise.

Ayn Rand


The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.

Peter Drucker


I have failed over and over again – that is why I succeed.

Michael Jordan


The great end of life is not knowledge but action.

Thomas Henry Huxley


The men who have done big things are those who               were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.

B.C. Forbes


Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden


Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life … live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.

Joe Knapp


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy


A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspired the power and energy to get it done.

Ralph Lauren


What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

Napoleon Hill


The way to succeed is to double your failure rate. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

Henry Ford


Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.

Richard Bach


People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale


Spectacular achievements are always preceded by painstaking preparation.

Roger Staubach


If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.

Thomas Edison


The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.



Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Zig Ziglar


The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.

William Boetcker


Do what you can with what you have where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt



Failure is the tuition you pay for success.

Walter Brunell



Real wealth equals ideas plus energy.

Buckminster Fuller


We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.

Woodrow Wilson



We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.

Lee Iococca


Private victories precede public victories.

Stephen R. Covey


Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.

Washington Irving


The common denominator of success is in forming the habit of doing the things that failures don’t like to do.

Albert Gray


Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.

John D. Rockefeller


I will say this about being an optimist: even when things don’t turn out well, you are certain they will get better.

Frank Hughes


Some men see things as they are, and say, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?

George Bernard Shaw


Perseverance is a great element of success.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Franklin D. Roosevelt


A person’s way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things.

Wallace D. Wattles


Success demands singleness of purpose.

Vince Lombardi


A man is but of product of his thought, What he thinks he becomes.

Mahatma Gandhi


The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.

Anthony Robbins


First, say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.



If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself.

Brian Tracy


A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

Duke Ellington


Nature gave men two ends… one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.

George R. Kilpatrick


The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.

James Allen


It is observed that successful people get ahead in the time that other people waste.

Henry Ford


You see things and say, ‘Why?’ But I dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’

George Bernard Shaw


Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Edison


You must have long range goals to keep from being frustrated by short-term failures.

Bob Bales


I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Robert Schuller


What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.



Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Walter Anderson


Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.



I don’t dream at night, I dream all day. I dream for a living.

Steven Spielberg


Hope is the companion of power and the mother of success. For those of us who hope strongest have within us the gift of miracles.

Sydney Bremer


The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.



If you don’t know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere.

Henry Kissinger


Man is what he believes.

Anton Chekhov


Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.

Zig Ziglar


Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.

William A. Ward


I never waste time looking back.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Who told you it couldn’t be done? And what great achievement has he to his credit that entitles him to use the word ‘impossible’ so freely?

Napoleon Hill


Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.



I am a slow walker … but I never walk backwards.

Abraham Lincoln


An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding, and it is not to be found in foreign lands, but in the heart itself.”

Robert Louis Stevenson


Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

Peter F. Drucker


The road to success runs uphill.

Willie Davis


Success requires first expending ten units of effort to produce one unit of results. Your momentum will then produce ten units of results with each unit of effort.

Charles Givens


The only honest measure of your success is what you are doing compared to your true potential.

Paul J. Meyer


Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

Norman Vincent Peale



It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.

Al Batt




Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Dale Carnegie


To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.

Sister Mary Lauretta



Never, never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill


Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.

Henry Ward Beecher


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The phrase ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge



If you have a good name, if you are more often right than you are wrong, if your children respect you, if your grandchildren are glad to see you, if your friends can count on you and you can count on them in time of trouble, if you can face God and say “I have done my best,” then you are a success.

Ann Landers


I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is, try to please everybody.

Herbert Swope


Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is a result of experience, experience is often the result of bad judgment.

Anthony Robbins


Be ready when opportunity comes… Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.

Roy D. Chapin Jr.




Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII



If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: The past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything… All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?”

Anthony Robbins

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright


For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

James Allen


Thirteen virtues necessary for true success: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility.”

Benjamin Franklin


The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

Benjamin Disraeli


“Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.”

Charles O. Finley

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.

Og Mandino


The vision to see, the faith to believe, and the will to do will take you anywhere you want to go.



To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self- satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

John R. Wooden


For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?

James Allen


The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.

John Foster Dulles


Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.

Madeline Bridge


Not in time, place, or circumstance, but in the man lies success.

Charles B. Rouss




It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

W.Somerset Maugham


The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.

  1. C. Forbes


What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.

Benjamin F. Fairless


Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. That is the secret to success.

Swami Sivananda


The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

Orison Swett Marden


To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.

Sister Mary Lauretta


Success is that old ABC – ability, breaks, and courage.

Charles Luckman


To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.

Michael Jordan


People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.

Norman Vincent Peale


Success consists in the climb.

Elbert Hubbard


The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

Orison Swett Marden


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Abraham Lincoln


No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and prepared to assume responsibilities.

William J. H. Boetcker






There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.

Buck Rodgers


There are no secrets to success. Don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence.

Colin Powell


Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Henry Ford


High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Dr. Robert Schuller


The secret to success is constancy to purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli


Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.

Thomas H. Huxley


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Abraham Lincoln


Success is a journey, not a destination.

Ben Sweetland


Success is living up to your potential. That’s all. Wake up with a smile and go after life… Live it, enjoy it, taste it, smell it, feel it.

Joe Kapp


Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you.

Madeline Bridge


If everything seems to be under control, you’re just not going fast enough.

Mario Andretti


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Chinese proverb



Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.

Clement Stone


Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny; inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Foster C. McClellen


Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.

Catfish Hunter


Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton Jr.


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa


The ambitious climbs high and perilous stairs and never cares how long to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall.

Thomas Adams


Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blue prints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill


If man hasn’t discovered that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.

Martin Luther King, JR
























Where is the wealthiest nation located? Some would say it’s the USA, some would refer to England, china, Russia or Germany, but I would disagree to that. The wealthiest nation is not what you can see or feel or touch, the wealthiest nation lives inside of us. We have failed to see the amount of potential we bear, the ability and capacity of what we carry, we have ignored purpose and destiny, we have turned our back on faith and hope, we have believed that failure is constant! We have limited who we are and who we can be, we have completely ignore tomorrow and have kept on remembering yesterday. Dare to be different; don’t run because you see everyone running, don’t try to hide who you are from the society, state, country or even the world. Let the earth fill your presence, try to live an indelible mark on the surface of the earth, let the sands of time mark your foot steps and remember you for who you are and what you’ve done. Be a beacon of hope, and icon of believe and a source of inspiration.

. Dare to dream:

Are you not tired of living live a coward, like somebody who has no place to fit or nothing to pursue, are you not tired of getting trampled upon? Have you ever tried to ask yourself this simple question “WHAT AM I LIVING FOR?”  what are my purpose and reason for existing? Am I just living because my parents just wanted a child or is there a greater calling behind my life?

If we were to pay money or lots of money to dream……. Then maybe we shouldn’t or would dream once in a while, but God has made imagination free, you don’t have to pay a dime to dream of where you want to be in the next 5 to 10 years from now, you don’t have to toil day and night to have just one beautiful dream of/for yourself. Don’t try limiting your capacities and potentials because of the blockages you see now, or because of the social status of your family. Imagine, Discover, Enquiry; knowledge is golden, wisdom is a treasure, understanding is a crown jewel. What make a man is not how he looks outward or the quantity of his cars, houses or pocket, what makes a man is inward, it is something money can’t price, you can’t buy it neither can you sell it, you can put a price tag on it, what makes a man is what he carries upstairs in his brain, it is called  “Knowledge”.

. Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding:

Knowledge is golden;

Wisdom is a treasure;

Understanding is a crown jewel.

KNOWLEDGE: But having the right knowledge-wisdom-and-understanding is what matter. You could have the knowledge of something you are not supposed to have and that could lead to sin, having knowledge is good but having the right knowledge is another entirely different thing.

WISDOM: You don’t get wisdom like how you get knowledge. Knowledge is circular, wisdom is divine. I could read all the physics, chemistry, math, biology and other subjects and know them in that instant, I would have the knowledge of them—but wisdom is now putting it into action. Have you ever had of someone who reads off his/her head throughout the night for an exam in the morning so to make an A!—- it’s common, but one funny thing even if it’s not so funny is that they see the question and then they remember they read it over and over again, they know the answer but they find it difficult to put it down in writing or say it out loud, but there mind knows the answer, inside them knowledge has thrown out the answer but it is left for wisdom to put it in the right order. So you see possessing knowledge is one thing and having wisdom is another thing.


If wisdom is used for sinned it is not wisdom, it is total foolishness. You can be an armed robber and escape the police in a crookey way and call it wisdom…… any kind of wisdom that would lead to hell is foolishness.


UNDERSTANDING: The ability to break down information into simpler and bearable particle is called understanding (my definition).  In the book of Proverbs 4:5 the bible says “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.” Also the bible said in proverbs again “Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. ´’. The bible has justified it that getting knowledge and wisdom alone is not just it, you need understanding. Without understanding you cannot know the use of the phone in your hand, without understanding you can pass that test, that exam you wrote.

Therefore, if I were to put K W U in a pattern it would be like this K U W (knowledge – Understanding – Wisdom); You see a spherical object on the ground knowledge will alert you that’s a spherical object, understanding will tell you it’s a football, wisdom would tell you kick it with your leg. One cannot work without the other, none is inevitable, you need all three brothers to work together.

Pursue your dream, create and mold who you want to be. In your hand you bear a tool called purpose and you used that told to streamline/forge yourself into what you want to be for your future which is destiny. It’s okay to fall but it’s not okay to remain on the ground, it’s normal to get tired but it’s not normal to give up…….. push push push, keep on pushing hard, you might not find what you have at door number one but you still have so many doors to open at your age, don’t give up too soon if possible don’t give up at all, you never know how close you are too your treasures if you do.


Some people define f.a.i.l as First Attempt In Learning, but I would disagree to that definition, failure doesn’t only symbolize your first attempt in learning, if not you Thomas Edison would not have been said to experience failure 999 time before success. Men who have succeeded built on fail, a genuine success does not just come out at once and succeed—-that success most have failed once or twice. Sometimes you wonder how men succeed despite the number of failed attempts, the answer is simple “Persistence”, there’s this definition I read somewhere about persistence, they said persistence is stubbornness with purpose.

Spare Parts “chapter 4”

Uncovering your potentials:

The wealthiest spot on this planet is not the oil fields of Iraq or Saudi Arabia. Neither is it the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, the uranium mines of the Soviet Union, or the silver mines of Africa. Though it may surprise you, the richest deposit on our planet lie just a few blocks from your house. They rest in your local cemetery or graveyard. Buried beneath the soil within the walls of those scared grounds are dreams that never came to pass, songs that were never sung, books that were never written, paintings that never filled a canvas, ideas that were never shared, visions that never became reality, inventions that were never designed, plans that were never fulfilled. Our graveyards are filled with potential that remained potential. What a tragedy!

Only a minute percentage of the five billion people on this planet will experience a significant portion of their true potential. Are you a candidate for contributing to the wealth of the cemetery? Ask yourself the following questions;

. Who am I ?

. Why am I here?

. How much potential do I have?

. What am I capable of doing?

. By what criteria should I measure my ability?

. Who sets the standards?

. By what process can I maximize my ability?

. What are my limitations?


One of the greatest tragedy is to watch potentials die. Most of us have no idea of how much potentials we possess. Everything in life was created with potential and possesses the potential principle. In every seed there is a tree… every bird a flock……in every fish a school…….. in every sheep a flock…… every cow a herd…… every boy a man…… every girl a woman…… every nation a generation.

We are responsible for the potentials stored inside us, we must learn to understand it and effectively use it.

Reference: This was adopted form Myles Munroe book titled Uncover your potential.



Spare Parts “chapter 3”

                           9 REASONS WHY 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 dream 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 care about 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 the worst-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 adopted.

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 Gadwell 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. You’re 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 possibly take 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 from starting.

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.


Note: This article was not produced by the blog of this page, it was adopted from else where and is not an official brain work of the blogger.


Spare Parts “chapter 2”


I know 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 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.

One of the biggest distractions of today’s generation is simply the act of wanting to belong. Teenage relationship has proven to be desperately fatal to its young generation and most times is cause by peer pressure: there was a book I read authored by a young teenager titled ‘9 things the devil uses to deceive teens’, in the chapter  2 of this book she talked ‘bout relationships, there was this message that caught my attention it was where she wrote about how Caro, Michigan threw more insight on peer pressure: she said “  A loyal friend he never lives your side. He makes us popular. He shows us new ways to enjoy life. He teaches us new hobbies. He shows us how to look cool and how to act like adults. He makes us feel important. When we are with him, we are never sad or depressed. He teaches us how to get away from everything. For a while we are sure no one could ever replace him. He is the best friend we have ever had. After sometime the fun wears off. He is no longer great to be with. He has changed our whole life and turned us against our parents. Our other friends have turned away because we are trying what he has been to us. He seems to get us into so much trouble. We must always take the blame for the mistakes he gets us into. Instead of our best friend, he is now our worse enemy, but by now it is too late. Our wonderful friend has gotten us into the worst mess of our life and we can’t get out. We regret the day we became friends with this master of disguise.  His name is PEER PRESSURE.

       I want you to know that the friends we make, the relationships we keep are what shape us into the being we become, how our future becomes and how our end becomes. As 460px-Be-a-Great-Christian-Teenager-Step-11pleasant it may same to get into a relationship, it is dangerous. Any young soul that ventures enter into a relationship at a tender age may be lost forever. It’s painful to see young teens grow enmity against their selves because of the break-up of a relationship. In the world today, most age group infected with the disease of HIV/AIDS is ranging from 14 – 25. Yet they are young, but have sown not to live long the day they chose to get into irresponsible relationships that sealed their fates. Life can’t offer back to you what you never offered to it. You chose the wild life path and got the reimbursement of that path of life.

Spare Parts “chapter 1”


Life is fun, life is a fact, life is a fact, life is real and it only comes once. The path we choose to follow determines the trail we live behind.  A quote I once read stated “ why follow the cleared path? Why not go through the bushy path and leave a trail behind for others to follow”.   Remember the price of greatness is responsibility, not material things.

Every situation we find ourselves in, everything we do, everywhere, every single second of our life counts. The English the dictionary can define every word you look for, but it cannot define who we are, it cannot define who we will become…….. We define ourselves; we determine how we turn out to be. whatever happens you should know that you are not alone, you are not the only person after what you are after. Never regret why you were born into a particular family, never you regret why were born into a particular country.

They reason why God gave you that particular destiny was because He felt you have something different from any human being that’s 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”.


Stop blaming other people for your lack of success. Look in the mirror and take some responsibility for your life. Success starts from within: Your change will starts with you. The thoughts that overcome the mind overcomes the man; Your life will always reflect the colours of your thought, If you want to be successful, start thinking of yourself as successful and begin to work towards it. There’s no need to be envious of others when you have the same 24 hours as everybody else. Don’t hate on the person who chooses to work harder, don’t be jealous of the person who chooses to be more disciplined and don’t be envious of the person who chooses not to waste their opportunities: You got to take advantage of yours! Stop acting like God can’t bless you too. Don’t be mad at them for YOUR life, but be mad at the person who’s responsible…..YOURSELF…… Get better not bitter; Let someone’s success motivate you to WORK HARDER not HATE HARDER. You got to STOP waiting for the right time to seek a better life and make TODAY the day you DECIDE to CHANGE!

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 cruse in your generation that none of you are to be successful. Every bodies earnest desire is success but most people limit their selves from these success. Life has no full stop unless death, even after death the second phase of life continuous

L= live it.

I= impact it.

F= fulfill 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 or age. It doesn’t matter how small you are, at your age you could shake the country or perhaps you could say 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. 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.


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




Where we come from do not define us, our parents, educational standards and any auxiliary thing doesn’t define us, we define ourselves, we define who we want to turn out to become…….. Don’t let situations, circumstances, times or actions define you, go for what your heart desires, strive for it.

Everyone is a future king, nobody is an accident of history, no one is a mistake of yesterday, today or tomorrow,  Circumstances didn’t make us what we are, never use that phase to deceive yourself, we chose to be what we are.



We may be small on the outside, but inside we are mighty;

We are possessed by an “indomitable will” that knows no defeat;

We are talented beyond humanity imagination;

We are unique beings, created uniquely for unique purposes;

We are mighty, great, ambitious, driven in destiny, pace setter, ground breakers, history makers, mysteries solvers, uniquely empowered to empower, dangerous dynamites of destiny…….. we are Teenagers Of Purpose.


This is our someday

We no longer have to wait for tomorrow, ever since we were born we have constantly been told that we are the leaders of tomorrow; and today starts that tomorrow.

We shouldn’t keep quiet and watch the same people who reigned yesterday still reign today, we have the traits of leadership locked in us we only need the right key to open it. We have the ability to raise the economy of our country, we have the ability to change the financial status of our family, and we could be a symbol of hope today, the strength to lead lives in us. The reason why you are where you are is because you have downgraded your ability, you are where you are because you believe you cannot move from where you are, life’s too short to seat and wait for luck to come our way, we have to work through it.


Have you ever had the feeling you don’t belong where you are? That there’s something more to your life? Have you ever felt you did something wrong and your conscience is judging you but you don’t know where you went wrong? Have you ever forced a fake identity on yourself in order to fill that void in you but the harder to try the emptier it become?  Have you been running away from the call of destiny?

All these question! Life questions! You seek the answer?….. the answer is in you.

Stop running and face the fact that you are who you are, face who you really are. One thing I’ve left so far from my stay on earth is that our greatest opponent is not the man in the ring, it’s not a bully in our class, it’s not some kind of examination or test… our greatest opponent is the man in the mirror. If we can defeat him and all the things he has made us do, follow our will…….we would dominate our body and have victory over it.




|Big question|….. identity huh?  People don’t know who they are so they end up being anybody….don’t try to run away from who you are because you won’t go far.    Let me share a little fantasy story:

          There was this man who had dogs lots and lots of dogs, a day when he returned from work he came home with a goat, a little newly born goat. He bred this goat in the mist of his dogs… as months began passing by the goat kept growing that in that situation the goat saw itself as a dog. The goat began eating bone began digging grounds. One evening when the owner of these animals came back from work as usual the dogs would always run to him jumping up and down round him wiggling their tail in joy…. But this time something unusual happened the goat ran to the owner jumping round him wiggling its little tail thinking it was a dog.


This goat lost its identity… it didn’t know it was a goat, it went on grinding bones with its teeth, digging the ground and burying bone, sniffing with its nose if it could get any smell. That how some teenagers are today……..they’ve lost sight of their identity….they’re confused and don’t what to seek help….they’re helpless and don’t want to reach out to others for help.    ASK YOURSELF: WHAT IS MY IDENTITY




How do you see yourself? Do you downgrade or upgrade yourself in your mind and head? How you think of yourself even if you don’t say it out loud is how people would think of you – “!life is ironic ain’t it!”-. We are who we see ourselves as, we are carried the way we carry ourselves. Be as tough as thunder when it comes to principles but gentle as a dove when it comes to kindness –remember our actions define who we are-.

Nobody can annoy you if you don’t let them…. don’t let any kind of people into your life but do not be self-centered. Be free with people because you don’t know what they are passing through but do not let them run your life for you, let others make suggestions for you but you should take you own action, let others speak but do not make them over throw you voice…let yours be heard too. You are not a pawn in anyone’s game….. set you values and standards.