Friday, December 14, 2012

THE LAW OF AVERAGES: Pursuing success amidst failures

There is a law of averages and it states that "in other to have a good number of successes, you have to experience a good number of failures", if for instance, you can score 3 goals out of 10 shots on target, then to score 6 goals, you have to hit 20 shots on target. In relation to success, for you to succeed more, you have to double your rate of failure. Many people want to be sucessful, but what is keeping them for their desired success is "the fear" of failure and not "the failure" in itself. I have come to know experientially that you only succeed in as many times that you're willing to fail, it's not that you really go in there to fail but the attitude of mind is that "no matter what, am going to work it out until I succeed". Many great inventions in history have similar stories of unwavering faith in their belief for their efforts to succeed that amidst seemingly impossible situations, they moved ahead with their plans, and ultimately recorded great successes. Your success in life hinges on your ability to move ahead despite the obstacles before you. Your success in life hinges greatly on your ability to look past your failures and see the light at the end of the tunnel and realise that you can and will succeed only if your hang on. Your dreams are too real to let go, those dreams that won't go away was placed there by God. You will succeed if only you will not fear failure but go ahead, if you fail or fall, get up, dust yourself and try and again, and again and again, till you succeed. You see, the universe will give to you anything will want if you are forceful,determined and work hard enough to bring it to past. I want to encourage you today to start all over again and give that your dream another shot, you will be surprised that you'll make it, that impossible door may just need one last blow to crack it and send it crumbling down, so do not quit. You will succeed! Go ahead and believe in yourself and trust God to do it for you. Write that professional exam, take that interview,enroll for that course, you are guaranteed to succeed! Take charge! Recommend Reading: Failing Forward ( John .C. Maxwell),Acres of Diamond ( Russell Conwell)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


The most important things that keeps one going and gives meaning to life are the lofty dreams in your heart. Nothing really excites you and gives you motivation and zest for living as a worthy goal that your heart is set on achieving. The question now is, do you have dreams that you've abandoned? Dreams that were once very strong in your heart but due to the vissicitudes of life you've abandoned them? I want to encourage you to look deep within and see if there are such in your life. The most tragic thing that can happen to a man is to find out later in life that he would have been successful in acheiving anything he desired had he taken the courage to pursue them. We have nowadays, old men who are bitter about their youthful age and look back at what would have been had they pursue their dreams, do you want to grow old and look back and regret that you never pursued those things that would really have given you joy and fulfillment? What are the excuses you're using today to put off those dreams? At first, we complain about not having enough time: we are too busy with our studies when we were in secondary school and too young, we are too busy with our advanced studies as undergraduates in univestities and polytechnics, we are busy serving our father land during the National Youth Service, we then get into the big-pay job and find out we still don't have enough time because we just have to deliver on the job, we then find our sweetheart and get married, raise kids and all the committments and responsibilities that goes with it! All these while still stuck with the same old excuse of "no time". Eventually, we now find that we are above 40 and approaching our 50's and we look back at what would have been. There are bitter old men who look back at their past youthful age and look and are sad that they failed to pursue and live their dreams! Don't allow that to happen to you! My brotherly advice is summarized like this :- 1) Pick up your dreams books, and dust it properly 2) Get inspired again by going through them and setting new,bigger and higher goals; because the more loftier your goal, the more it inspires you. 3) Trust God to give you the strength to go after it resolutely, like Winston Churchill said 'Never,never,never give up'. 4) Do something daily to that takes you towards your dreams. If you want to be a writer, write at least a page a day;if you're a singer/composer/instrumentalist practice everday! I want to state here without any doubt in my heart that I believe in your dreams! You will succeed! God is on your side! Take charge! Recommended Reading: The Leadership Secrets of Jesus( Mike Murdock), Goals ( Brian Tracy)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Life, like most of us would have found out now, is very very challenging, especially as an adult. The care-free attitude of childhood and adolescent is past and now we are faced with the reality of adulthood that "responsibility" is a vital aspect of life. You are responsible for getting gainfully employed,staying employed, managing your relationship with people and meeting up with your obligations to your family and loved ones. You truly cannot shift the buck here, you have to take up the task of doing certain things because now, the baton has been passed to you from your parents. Most of us now in adulthood realised that we have more pressing needs towards "others" than our personal wants or needs. You'll find out that you have to deny yourself somethings if you truly want to be responsible to others. And if you truly and really want to be a responsible adult, you've got to really be selfless and ready to sacrifice your personal agenda for those of others to whom you're responsible. You remember those days when you used to depend on one uncle to give you more for your textbooks,school lecture hand-outs and project moneys? Hmm? I bet you do. Now that you're an adult how well are you faring in meeting up with your own 'obligations' to your siblings? Suddenly, you realise that you're now the uncle your little nieces and nephews look up to for "settlement". And I tell you, adulthood, and "uncle-hood and aunty-hood" do come very unexpectedly. Yeah, you suddenly found yourself working in a bank or one of the thriving finance institutions and people now look at you as "the guy hold cash" or "him don hammer", but you know that you're just trying to make way for yourself. I know this sounds familiar. Here are a few brotherly advice I have: 1) Keep it real, don't try to impress anybody, be original and don't live larger than what you're really worth. You're not competing with anybody. 2) Try and give the much you can. Be truthful and underpromise but overdeliver. 3) Be generous, treat the person the way you would want to be treated knowing how much you have? Now that you're in that "uncle/aunty-shoe", how much would you give your sibling from the amount of cash in your bank account? Be truthful and be generous. 4) Pray to God to increase your resources so that you can give more in future. You're blessed. Recommended Reading: The Leadership Secrets of Jesus ( Mike Murdock)