MONDAY MOTIVATION || JUST DO IT!

Hello guys! Happy new week.

How are we doing with our goals? Is 2017 looking good for you? One thing i have learnt is that “it is never too late to set new goals” and “It is never to late to start all over again“.

If you have too many things you are working on at a time, you will find progress hard to appreciate but I’ve learnt that progress is relative. The vision will always be larger than life, that each step seems very far from ‘your reality’ but the simple trick to appreciating progress is focusing on conquering each milestones.

However i realize that the hardest thing on the path to success is decision making. I still don’t know if there is an easy way to take any decision. The best thing is to “Just do it”.

Just do it

I read a recent post on www.dynaxty.wordpress. com, titled “The gains of little beginnings” and one line the stood out went thus “in the eyes of faith there’s a difference between nothing and little“. You should check out the article

Now is not the time to give up on any goal or push it to 2018. As a matter of facts some goals from last year followed you into this year. Someone once said, “the best time to plant a tree is 4 years ago, the next best time is today”.

Decision making and action taking involve planning. Planning therefore never ends. As times change inevitably, our circumstances change and we are forced to make certain changes to our plans.  I hope you realize today that absolute control is something we may never have. Stop trying to perfect the plans and just do it anyway. Learn from the mistakes, if you do make any, and start living the life you imagined.

Let these quotes spark the fire in you – every beginner and all those on the path of achieving something that will announce you to the world.

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. – Arthur Ashe.

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your head. – Roy T Benett

Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today – Anonymous

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great – Zig Ziglar

The secret to getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain

We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending. – Zig Ziglar

You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else. – Anonymous

You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk. – Louise Smith

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. – Pablo Picasso

Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle. – Jon Acuff

 

Till my next post…Stay blessed

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personal development skills quotes

12 (+1) Strong Quotes on Acquiring and Developing a Skill

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT is very crucial to living the life of your dreams. Learning a new skill opens up a side to you, that merely existed and launches you into a higher level of Self awareness and ultimately, Personal development.

In the beginning of the year, i shared a post where i talked about Trying out something new as one of the ways to have a memorable 2017. For this quick post I will be sharing 12 quotes to motivate you to take things to another level. A list of skills i am interested in is at the end.

You never know what doors of oppurtunity a new skill is set to open unto you. Click To Tweet

Let’s get started :

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skills. – The Wright brothers 

The only true job security is a superior skill set. – Tim Ferris

Once you stop learning, you start dying. -Albert Einstein

The only skill that will be important in the 21st century is the skill of learning new

skills. Everything else will become obsolete with time. – Peter Drucker

Anyone who stops learning is old. Whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. – Henry Ford 

All of the top achievers I know are life long learners…looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they are not learning, they are not growing…..not moving towards excellence. – Denis Watley

Whether you plan or whether you flow in order to be creative probably isn’t the point. The point is to keep practicing to maintain neural pathways and to establish new ones by learning new skills. – Phillipa Perry.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. – Benjamin Franklin 

The skills that got you out of Egypt aren’t the same skills that will get you to the promised land. – Dan Sullivan

Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted. – Eleanor Roosevelt 

You will never go broke by investing in yourself. – Brendan’ s blog

Ah, mastery…what a profoundly satisfying feeling when you finally get on top of a new set of skills and then sees the light under the new door those skills can open , even as another door is closing. – Gail Sheehy

The best life is the one filled with experiences. Don’t stay on the front page of your life for too long. It’s alot more exciting when you start flipping. Make haste and get on to Chapter 2 of your life already.

I have lately been interested in too many things but top in my list would be:

Digital/Fashion/Lifestyle Illustration

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This Ghanian chic is just amazing. Peniel is the Same person that designed for the front cover of Arese Ugwu’s Smart Money Woman book. I have been sketching styles for myself by myself for a long time but lately i just want to do it this good.

Photography

Similar to the above for the fact that it brings beauty and personality into art- with colors.

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I generally love to take pictures and so my mind just goes wild when I think of all the amazing moments I could be a part of forever. From maternity, to new born, to prewedding shoots. Blogging will also be more fun with this skill and maybe i can take my makeup game to another level. Usually when skills are combined together it produces a masterpiece art.

SmartSelectImage_2017-08-23-05-00-38.pngRemember twas’ Ty Bello that discovered Olajumoke. Transformed her from an ordinary bread seller to an international sensation in one lifechanging photoshoot. Ty Bello is multi talented.

Sewing

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This one has been in the to do list for close to 5years now. And all these years I have had to endure tailors, plus live with the guilt of causing myself the pain when I could have done it better myself. I just loe to see my sketches executed perfectly without additions or subtractions but these tailors……  Nedoux blogs at www.nedoux.com

She has these one month courses , day workshops and youtube videos that is making me contemplate spending 6months to one year in a tailoring school….if you get what i mean?

Web design and development

My blog will benefit from this first of all then maybe some cash will be saved. Recently contacted someone for a blog layout/theme change and the price was something else.

I love Tega Enai’s blog and she is a web designer but she says the down side to this is you are never satisfied with your blog….I really don’t mind that down side ooo

Flying

I actually mean flying a plane.  It’s been a childhood wish but I always thought I had to spend like 4years or so like you would do for a degree. Guess what?! I can learn in 6months! It’s my money that will do the talking.

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Popo (Powede Lawrence ) issa bae. Model, Beauty Queen-Nurse turned Pilot and most recently  MRS..

How interesting can life get?

What skill has provided you the opportunities you least expected? What skills are you interested in or currently learning? What skills are you planning to improve on?

ERrmmmm…Rrmmmm…..i have had to give up on being a great singer. Lol..

Stay inspiRed,

UPDATE: Visit Edx.org and access free courses Here or Udemy here and enjoy bonus offer before 31st August 2017 or Skillshare and access their special offer on over 16,000 skills here 

Ije💐

The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways – Robert Greene

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There comes a time

There comes a time

There comes a time;

One wants to say a thing

One wants to do whatever it is

One prays and hopes for opportunity

One hopes for and sees the right features

One prays to have one person most desired around with a “Never letting go time”; to confess and profess to

There comes a time;

One wants to be with the one person and then all others with whom to travel the great heights and get over the top with

One prays that all hoped for desires will just emerge, but it does only 99% leaving, 1%

One wishes for a fertile ground to birth and express an intuition

One waits for the perfect time to do what is necessary

One wishes that the time is now

And when these do come noticeably, you lack the ability to make things happen. So Now what do you really want?

We must come to understand that there is no perfect time.

There comes a time you will be as those, awaiting the conversion of the Jews

Written by Mary Onyebueke

What is you time saying?

Thanks for reading and sharing

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Dealing with the background noise in Everyday Life

Happy holidays guys,

The kids are at home today when they should be in school and it somewhat reminds me of the days when things were a lot different. Now a holiday like this means one of two things; you have a lot more distractions or you have a lot more time to get work done. There is always some form of background noise that if you are not intentional about what you have to do (like making sure this post is up), all of a sudden you find yourself stuck in a rut.

I first got the inspiration to make this post, in the middle of one of my Hallelujah challenge sessions, when i suddenly started getting distracted by a sound i couldn’t quite place where it was coming from. I was distracted, I got scared, then i went to check the doors where properly locked, afterwards i decided to just focus.

The noise came back but i decided to go on with the session while i tried to low-key process where the background noise was coming from – obviously it was from within the house. Later i figured it was the CD player that was left on and the CD inside was generating the noise. Once i put it off everything was back to the usual peace and quiet. Background noise can make you miss when God is actually speaking to you.

We are in the Facebook and Instagram generation and our lives have become so connected, hence other peoples lives, whether or not you choose to has the tendency to impact your quality of life. It is also possible that the background noise you are hear is generated from activities in other peoples lives. Until we learn to choose what to believe and where to turn to we will be lost in the maze of life. It is also never late to retract and re evaluate if you find yourself lost.

It is therefore imperative to know the source of the noise first then you can decide if it is something you can silence by yourself or just walk away from. Not everything the meddles with you peace of mind must that attended to. While there are those noise you are better off walking away from, there will be those you just cannot do anything about (necessary evils). Whatever be the case, your ultimate assignment must not suffer. You can help yourself by choosing to:-

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Step outside the situation 

Rough times will come and go and every time you encounter one, the idea is to come out stronger. If you dwell on it, it overwhelms you, pins you down and destroys you ultimately. Stepping outside the situation gives you the opportunity to have a birds eye view of the whole situation, something you cannot appreciate when you are tangled in the situation. You will be busy counting losses and would be loses when you can step outside for a clearer perspective of where your goal is and how best to get there.  Your fears and insecurities get the best part of you by generating a great deal of background noise. Your mind can play tricks on you and you get carried away by false intuitions and you see great ideas as impossible.

Give yourself time to think, making sure that you are not allowing sentiments to becloud your sense of reasoning. This may be the time for you to put your self in the shoes of an observer and imagine what you would say to your worrying lost self….I bet you, you will be laughing at yourself. Its like going back to the map, after you have travelled a long distance without going back to it because you thought you had mastered it at first. Your confusion only exists for as long as you stay in the confused state. If you need to, always go back to the  drawing board – where it all began.

Look within.

The truth is on your inside. Try to isolate your self from most of the noise, if not all. It is important that we spend time understanding where and who we truly are – Our passions, strengths weaknesses, dominant aspirations,ego and desires. We spend too much time these days keeping up with what is happening in people’s life – the outside world, that we hardly devote enough time keeping up with ourselves. Every time the background noise becomes too much to deal with, it is definitely time to shut the windows and be with yourself.

We must continue to seek to understand and better ourselves because our hurdles in life are meant to change us. There are a lot of things I used to be excited about years ago that have become less important not because they lost the ability to engage my interest but because i don’t see how it helps me get the work done. Going by a conviction from within we must tell ourselves the truth about the issues at hand and make wise choices. God does not shout, If we are to hear God speak, there must be no inner background noise whatsoever.

God does not shout, If we are to hear God speak, there must be no inner background noise whatsoever. Click To Tweet

Get a second opinion.

The go getter in you says to you “yes you are strong you can do it” but the limitations can’t let you make progress, perhaps a second opinion is what you need to seek. To your surprise, you can could channel that energy into something else and exceed your expectations. The limitation does not always mean you can’t do it, its could be that you cannot be your best whilst at it and it takes consulting someone of higher standing to help match your capabilities to the possibilities. This is always a difficult thing to do. I mean how can someone else recommend that you get a job when all you want to be is an entrepreneur. Isn’t that what everyone is doing? The thing is, you are obviously not analyzing your situation based on every possible method neither did your conclusion factor in everyone else’s experience.

Getting a second opinion takes away possible confounders. Also your sensitivity to the background noise is not the same with that of the other person. What you are hearing as noise, someone else is hearing as potential headline news. No matter how much you think you know you can never know it all, no matter how much you think you have you can never have it all. There is definitely someone else that does. Think twice and get a second opinion.

Distracted, lost, overwhelmed?

Background noise

I hope that any combination of this can help. If you cannot do anything about it, in the end you will have developed a new threshold for noises like that. What are you doing differently to deal with the background noise in your life lately?

Till my next post, inspire some one today.

Ijeoma....xoxo

I have yet many things to tell you, but you can’t bear them now. However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself – John 16 vs 12-13a

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Dear Aspiring role model

  For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. – 1 Peter 2:21

 It is not out of place that everyone now aspires to be a role model. In fact the question “what do you want to be?” is now easily answered with the phrase “I want to be a role model. I want people to remember me for inspiring them”. Quite frankly, it is one ambition you never take formal lessons for. No curriculum or documented  manual but many people have scored well and I know you too can.

Dear aspiring role model,

First and foremost i pray that you love truly. I pray that you see reason to love your self and be confident. I pray that you continue to seek and follow the paths that lead towards making others better. I pray that you don’t get swayed by worldly standards such as cause you to lose touch with the very essence of your being. Ignore the distractions and never miss  your perfect opportunity to get knowledge because that is the only way to feed your dreams. Communicate your fears without restraint and find closure through interactions that you have with people planted around your divine purpose. Most importantly may you know them when they come your way.

Dear Aspiring role model, pls and pls show respect at all times to everyone, and genuinely care about people by showing it in the best way you can – remember action speaks louder than words. Let humility be your watchword and understand that it’s okay for everyone to make mistakes and admit easily when you do –  remember he gives grace to the humble.

Dear Aspiring role model, Your purpose is beyond you, therefore you need a Godfather – the one who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters

Oh! I pray that you continue to see beyond the challenges, master patience and attain true maturity. Don’t do anything for immediate gratification, else that is all you will ever get, but live for the sake of doing things that will speak long after you are gone.

You know what?  I think you are already. You just work on getting better at what you do everyday, with what you have now, right where you are today. May you find happiness in watching this dream come true everyday.

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Make today count. See you tommorow

 

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