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Monday, 24 February 2014

#10FsForASuccessfulLife - (3) #BeFANTASTIC

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might"...- Eccle 9:10

Be your utmost best to excel wherever you find yourself. In the usage of your skills, abilities, talents etc, stand out. In life, everyone is afforded an opportunity to excel  yet only a few stand out. Sometimes, there is the tendency to think there are special ones but as far as God is concern, everyone is very special and can become anything if we choose to.

Being fantastic at what you do requires an inner resolve to be better in any chosen area in spite of your challenges.  Excuses are very cheap and if you subscribe to it, they will cheapen and weaken your best resolve in life. Every great person could have given an excuse yet they discarded its notion and became all round fantastic at what they do.

If you approach life with a sense of entitlement you will lose the joy that makes people excel with dignity. No one owes you best people will help up to some point. The best doings to bring grace and dignity to you should come from you. You are your best help and your worst enemy.

To excel or to be fantastic is a decision you have to make. It is not dependent on external factors but more on you. You have been empowered by God through Christ to dictate the issues that affect your life. Projecting the best of your intentions is something you have the right to. Being fantastic at and in work, friendship, love etc is a key ingredient in living life successfully. 

The more I study the word of God, the more I understand life and its challenges can be conquered without much sweat if we will listen to what the Spirit is saying. Our opening scripture is succinct and emphatic :- "whatever you find to do here on earth, do it with every ability, knowledge and finally passion" for without which you will never be all that God called you to. You can be FANTASTIC in all that you do.

Think Aloud :

Why do you think people struggle to be fantastic?


Monday, 17 February 2014

#10FsForASuccessfulLife- (2) #BeFOCUSED

....Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher... #Hebrews 12:

Focus is the womb of great manifestations! It is the epitome of every great endeavour in life. Until a person learns to be focused, their greatest dream will only remain a dream and nothing else. Many never understand that one of their deadliest enemies in the pursuit of their dreams and aspirations is not being focused. 

Every purpose and its fulfilment has its rudiments in the person's ability to stay focused on the mission for which they were sent. Every great man or woman knows one thing- never lose focus on the one thing that can make the difference in their lives and that of others. It is said, Thomas Edison tried a 1000 times to make a light bulb yet couldn't. When asked if he had failed in not achieving his purpose, he answered, he had just found a 1000 ways not to make a light bulb. What kept him going in spite of the challenges? FOCUS did!

The mindsent of being focused is the one every great individual needs in order to succeed. Now understand why it is imprudent for one to be doing so many things at a time. Familiar with Jack of all trades and master of none?  The simplest logic is this - when your energy is focused on a single thing, the tendency for you to succeed is higher as compared to dissipating it all over. Your gifts and skills are great but all they need is you being focused on the one thing you are pursuing. 

There is a point in life where all the clutter, noise, unnecessary friends and any other things that stop you from focusing have to be dealt with. You might be wondering why you've struggled a lot with your vision, dream etc. It is simply because you are not focused enough. The mind produces its best when its focused. Understand this, there are finer products hidden deep within your spirit and it will take focus to unearth them. 

In the beginning God said..... and everything He said is still in motion. What energy, what power, what focus! The power of focus was needed when creation of a new earth out of the distorted, void and darkened one was to be achieved. As you focus intently, you are taken to its next and powerful level of focus called FOCI- the centre or converging point of focus. This is where all great inventions and ideas are hidden. Remember, any time you feel like giving up, that laser is powerful and can be used to cut even metals because tiny rays of light have been FOCUSED!


What do you think causes many to lose focus? Let me know your thoughts


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

#10FsForASuccessfulLife- (1) #BeFRIENDLY

...But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. #Proverbs 18:24

Be a friend who can be Befriended! (Tweetable?DoIt). Man is a social being and at any given opportunity, we will need to relate to people....sometimes outside the immediate family of a person. The reality of friendship is that you are always going to be influenced be it positive or negative. (Tweetable?DoIt). Interestingly, we are attracted to our kind! Peer pressure never ends after teenage years. At any given age or level there are peers who will influence your thoughts, behaviours, choices etc and its from out of these do we choose to form friendships.

Friendship is by choice not by force. (Tweetable?DoIt). Being friendly isn't acting needy. Friendship is a mutual agreement between two people sometimes spoken or not for the benefit of all. Friends are God sent when they fit the purpose for which they were sent. They carry with them answers to challenges we face as we go along.  Even Jesus at some point needed friends. He chose disciples people whom he later called friends. #John 15/15. 

The value of friendship cannot be equated to money. It's most seen when someone you call a friend is there for you in times of challenges. It carries with it the strength to endure difficulties together. There is nothing beautiful as having someone you can confide in and commune with on issues no one seems to understand. (Tweetable?DoIt). Interestingly, a true friend will stick closer in all matters relating to your life. Growing up, I had loads of people I called friends. Age has taught me that many of those were just acquaintances who really didn't fit into what I will term friends. I can't stand disloyal people and a such I am quite careful on choosing people for friendship. 

Many will disappoint you in your quest to sieve through the number of people for friendship. (Tweetable?Do it). Friendship and its definition has changed for me as I mature. Your need to be fulfilled in life should be considered when desiring to find a friend. They should carry enough to impact your life. Their influence should create a visible change for all to see.  I consider friendship in a three step way - those who will feed my need for insight, wisdom and information for my vision , those who I can share my knowledge with on the same level and finally those who I can teach things I have benefited from to in life. (Tweetable?Do It).

David and Jonathan's friendship is an example of that which is for life. Jonathan the Prince saw greatness in David and defended him even from the imminence of deathly threats from his father King Saul. If you find a friend who sticks closer than a brother, then you can really rest assured that some of the challenges you might face in life will be halved. (Tweetable?DoIt).Be friendly for it pays not only when we need people around...but I believe two heads are always better than one. (Tweetable?DoIt). There is someone out there whom you can trust with the fine details of the challenges you are facing in life. Loneliness by choice or circumstance does nothing better for a person. Reach out to someone who needs your company. Be friendly!


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