Month: November 2012

Partners and Pain

Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with...
Regions of the cerebral cortex associated with pain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The pain of discomfort is the creator of change. Pain is a sign that something is wrong. It helps to make the necessary changes. The greatest nations today are the ones that used pain as a catalyst for growth (Malaysia, Japan…). The avoidance of pain brings about penury while facing it brings about change.

In life, you’ll need people who will help you navigate the troubled waters of time. Your assignment determines who your partners are and not the other way round. As much as you need friends, you also need coaches. Your coach is not your friend, he is someone who has mastered what you want to master because if you make the mistake someone else has made, you can be likened to a fool. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you are. These are people who will improve your net worth within their network. People who need you should come to you, whereas, you should be pursuing those that are ahead of you. Always remember that if you are the best of your friends, then it is time to leave that clique and move forward.

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Being…

Being a woman is more than a hippy sway or seductive smile. Being a woman is an unspoken privilege, and immeasurable strength, and an undeniable power. Being a woman says so much- balance, love, maturity, understanding, humility, discipline, compassion, ambition, calm, peace, fulfillment and gifted I am proud to be a woman and I wear my crown with gratitude. God made us and continues to mold us with purpose. Shout out to all the real women out there who know that there is so much more to being a woman than just a pretty face!! you are beautiful beyond measure.

Open up

“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.” – Leonardo da Vinci.

There is something you carry that makes you different from others. This treasure you carry cannot be seen unless you open up. A bag full of goodies may not be recognized until it is unzipped. You are too good to be overlooked or looked down upon. God created you a round peg to fit into a round hole i.e. you are a solution to a particular problem.

A man once said, “Give me a place to stand and I’ll move the world.” Don’t wait for space to be created for you, find your own rhythm. Don’t merge with the crowd, pull your own crowd. You were not created to blend but to stand out and be outstanding. Don’t mingle so that the Eagle in you will not die in the jungle. It is neither about the size of your head nor your physique, it is about the content of that head and your psyche.

Don’t be shy to make things happen. Shyness is not the same as humility. John Mason categorized people into three;

  1. those who make things happen;
  2.  those who watch things happen;
  3. Those who ask about what is happening or what just happened.

Make sound impact. Remember that if you don’t take charge of your world, your world will take charge of you.

There is more to you than your facial appearance, your outfit, your discipline or even your school. These things are mere containers; the content is the inner man within you.

Practice makes perfect. You will never be skilled in an act which you refuse to practice. Consider the parable of the talents, all the servants traded with their talents except the one with one talent and he was severely punished for his carefree attitude.

Do not be scared and ashamed of what makes you different or unique. Be proud of who you are and let the whole world benefit from whom God has called you to be.

You might think there is no correlation between complaining and success when in fact there is a connection. When you are spending time complaining about the obstacles you are facing, you are wasting so much time being negative that you are actually losing chances to move forward.Instead of thinking of challenges as problems, think of them as opportunities.

A friend might need these words to be lifted today
A friend might need these words to change
A friend might need these words to get better

Are Unicorns for real?

The unicorn is a legendary creature like a horse, but with a slender, usually spiral, horn growing out of its forehead. The popular image of the unicorn is that of a white horse differing only in the horn.

In medieval lore, the spiraled horn of the unicorns was called the alicorn, and was thought to neutralize poisons. In popular mythology, unicorns were hunted for their horns.

Traditionally, the unicorn had a billy-goat beard, a lion’s tail, and cloven hoofs. Ironically, this perception was more realistic, as only cloven-hoofed animals have horns. Unicorns were once thought of as nasty, easily provoked creatures, unlike the gentle perception we have of them today. They were thought to have deep, bellowing voices. As Ctesias, the ancient Greek physician, said:

“The unicorn was native to India, the size of a donkey, with a burgundy head and white body; it had blue eyes, a single horn that was bright red at the top, black in the middle, and white at the bottom; the horn was also eighteen inches long.”

Julis Ceasar also described the unicorn, saying, “It had a deer’s head, elephant’s feet, a three-foot long horn, and a boar’s tail.” It was not until the middle ages that the unicorn began to take on its present form. Today when you hear about unicorns in books, movies, or mythology classes at military friendly colleges the image you picture is less frightening.

A widespread legend is that, when Noah gathered two of every kind of animal, he neglected to gather the unicorns, which is why they do not exist today.(the truth and/or validity of this statement is open for discussion).