Friday, September 4, 2009

THINK BIG! - Keys to Success (Part 3)

Hello friends, hope you were inspired by the earlier post today, since today is friday, I've decided to make it a double dose of "Inspiring Moments" with John Obuku.  Now let us finish what we started two days ago; the concluding part of Dr Ben Carson's THINK BIG  acronym for success in ones choosen field of endeavour and life in general. The excerpts from the book Gifted Hands:

Knowledge is the key to independent living.  The key to all your dreams, hopes and apirations  If you are knowledgeable, particularly more knowledgeable than anybody else in a field, you become invaluable and write your own ticket.

I emphasize that active leaning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television.  When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts.  Developing good reading habits is something like being a champion weightlifter.  The champion didn't go into the gym one day and start lifting 500 pounds.  He toned his muscles,beginning with lighter weights, always building up, preparing for more.  It's the same thing with intellectual feats.  We develop our minds by reading, by thinking, by figuring out things for ourselves.

Superficial learners cram for exams but know nothing two weeks later.  In-depth learners find that the acquired knowledge becomes a part of them.  They understand more about themselves and their world.  They keep building on prior understanding by piling on new information.

Never get too big for God.  Never drop God out of your life

Wow! At last, I think the learned Professor summed it up the way I would really have loved to, never , never get too big for God or think that you can achieve anything significant and end well without the Manufacturer of your soul.  He is God and most especially, He's our father, our source, the giver of that burining dream in your heart.

And here's what He's got to say to that your burning desire...YOU CAN MAKE IT...IT IS REAL...GO FOR IT!...YOU CANNOT FAIL. So friends, henceforth, start living the THINK BIG! Life style...stay blessed and TAKE CHARGE!