Tuesday, 8 April 2014

How to Generate Hunger and Drive to Achieve Any Goal

It doesn't matter if you are the ONLY one
You’ve gotta be hungry for something if you’re going to get it. you’ve gotta want it as bad as you want to breathe. ­– Les Brown
It is a one thing to have a dream, a completely different thing to have the hunger and drive to achieve it no matter the stakes. I have set countless goals which I was certain (at the time of setting) that I had all it may take to achieve them only to fall short of hunger and drive the next morning. Sometimes I wonder what motivated me in the first place.
          Hunger and drive are two different pals always travelling together. Hunger is the pain within that will not leave you comfortable until a goal is accomplished while drive is what pushes you, your motivation to get going towards the goal. Hunger and drive are differ for different goals but the principles behind generating them are the same.
1. Ensure your goal is within the boundaries of your burdens. Goals outside burdens may never be achieved. The burden keeps you in it when the chips are down.
2. Do not exaggerate the problem. Problems have a special way of looking bigger than they actually are. Don’t join in exaggerating the problems confronting you.
3. Clearly understand the gains of victory and fix your attention on them. Victory will motivate you. Keep your gaze fixed on it. It is a common idea for military commanders to ensure their soldiers have their eyes fixed on victory, its profits, and nothing else if they would stand a chance.
4. Recall past victories and the feelings you had. You have succeeded before. Everyone has. Recall your past victories. None is too small. If it happened before it will happen again!
5. Count God in; He has your back. Don’t rely solely on your strength or what you know – they will fail you. God is able and willing to ensure you succeed.

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If you would align yourself with these five principles you will find that you have the hunger and drive to accomplish every goal you set.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Kill or be Killed

I once said of an unhealthy habit, “I’ll change but not today.” I later realized that’s the perfect recipe for failures. ­– Yusuf Leinge
I have my share of crazy unhealthy habits. These are those things that I know I must change if I would make the impact I am envisioning. Unfortunately, I’ve also had the habit of pushing the change I need to make in these areas for another time.
You probably understand what I am talking about. That little thing you don’t talk about – “After all,” you say to yourself, “it is little and rarely affects another person.” Then why not change it? You have identified that it has the power of stopping you so why not stop it before it stops you?
Maybe it is because such habits kill slowly and softly. Just tiny drops once in a while from a drum filled with water wouldn’t get it empty – or would it? Individual drops make no difference but what about all the drops put together? Note that some of the most effective killers are silent killers.

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If you have identified an unhealthy habit stop it now. Not next year. Not next month. Not next week. Not later today. All these lie in your future and the only time you really have is this moment here and now. No unhealthy habit is small. Remember to, “Catch the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, because your vines have tender grapes.”

When you train yourself to kill an unhealthy habit now, you would be indirectly training and increasing your capacity to identify quickly and solve monster problems before they consume you or your efforts.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Are You a Thinker or a Doer?

Thinker VS DOer
Faith by itself, if it does not have action, is dead. ­James 2:17
 My brain loves the human brain. I mean, where will we be without it? Imagine a brainless head? Our brains ensure we think through every single step and action before we take it. It processes and analyses data fed to it at unbelievable speeds. More excitingly, it senses environments and can inform you to stand and fight or take flight when the need arises.
In your success journey your brain is very important. It is God’s gift to think and grow into success. Deep thinkers go into the recesses of the mind and draw out the solution to every challenge that they face. Thinking is a part of the success formula – a part.
The other part of it is DOing. Without doing, thinking is impotent. Thinking × Doing = Chance for Success. If either thinking or doing is zero, chance for success will certainly be zero. The higher the figures of both, the higher the chance for success in any venture.
Unfortunately a good percentage of great thinkers don’t act. They sit down, think, think, and produce no results. Have you met such? I bet you have. Isaac Newton’s first law of motion shows us that any object will remain in its state of rest or uniform motion until an external force is applied to it to either get it into motion or alter its direction and speed of motion

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In life your actions are the external force. Without them all situations will remain the same. It doesn’t matter how much you think about it, you will continue to fail, continue to stay poor, continue to stay unhealthy, continue to stay sad until – and only until – you take actions to alter the trend.
Never underestimate the power of your actions. Never say there’s nothing you can do. Take the right actions no matter how insignificant they seem. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

It's Never Too Late to Re-start

You may be just one strike away!
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again. ­– A Proverb
 It is never easy nor fun to face failure. To fail is to fall short of a target you set for yourself. If you are like me you have had a fair share of this definition in your life experience. The funny thing about failure is that the memory tends to stick on your mind with some attributes of permanence.
          The underlying concept behind all my writings is that you are a success the moment you set out on the right path for you. If you are on your right path then you can no longer be referred to as a failure even when you fail to hit your mark. This is so because failing becomes to you an event and not a feature of your person any more.
In your success journey it is important to keep trying and not stop even when it seems you are at the end of your game. You should develop the attitude that says to daunting situations, “I will rise again!” It was Todd Stocker that said, “A sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.” Isn’t that so true?

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When you have a vision – a picture of where you are headed in life – clearly defined goals, and plans road-mapping you to success, the fires of hope gets ignited within you and even when drowned by the flood waters of life you can be assured that hope will fiercely emerge in a splendid way again and again.
My encouragement to your troubled heart today is to hang in there waiting for the assured emergence of hope because as long as you can see the sun rise you are alive and, “There is hope only for the living. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion.””

Monday, 10 March 2014

Corporate Visions: How to Recruit the "Right Guys"

Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. ­ Jesus (The Christ)
 You may have followed the articles on corporate visions so far and have the thought: “How do I get the right people to share my vision with?” Well it is easy (easy for me to write but not so easy for you or me to accomplish).
Getting the right people to share your vision with is of utmost importance, as it may mean the survival or otherwise of the vision. Some people have shared their visions with folks and it served as the effective death of the vision.
This is so because some followers choose to remain passive and inactive, depending on the leader to initiate, run, and accomplish the vision. Some others are only concerned about themselves and want to show-off personal ability at the expense of the vision. Still others gracefully follow the leader and make the flow of energy beautiful, while, others are strong enough to go the extra mile and ensure the success of the vision, even at times that seem the leader is losing step.
You want to get only the graceful and strong co-visionaries to work with, that is, if your vision will look like what your heart has envisioned. To ensure you get only the best, choose someone;
1.     Who is willing to follow
2.     Who is able to learn
3.     With personal dreams and aspirations
4.     Whose visions align with the ultimate vision
5.     Who is courageous to face inner fears
6.     Willing to launch into the unknown
7.     Who clearly understands what your vision is
8.     Who is willing to move on from his or her past – positive or negative
9.     Who is willing to be completely committed
10.            Who does not place “security” above the vision
11.            Who is able to make quick decisions
12.            Willing to sacrifice self-aggrandizement for a bigger vision
13.            Who quickly accepts and accommodates change
14.            Who is able to identify potential

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These are the qualities of someone who will fit into your vision. The person with these qualities will be an effective building block for the wall of corporate vision.