Time to Pause We are in the time of the year where we stop, take time out of our schedule, and reflect on how we did so far. Reflection is a systematic approach of reviewing our past and using the report we generate to improve the present and plan for the future. It is the means through which we get the most out of our experiences by turning them into lessons. I have observed that reflection ensures we learn something from every situation; no experiences goes to waste. It is the gateway to counting our blessings. Gratitude Builders What is … Continue reading Reflection: Getting the Most Out of Your Experiences
The Delta Effect I love nature. The spectacular landscapes created by the American Appalachian Mountains, the great Plains of Africa, and the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system: They are all amazing and fascinating. But what I find most powerful and remarkable are the great rivers of the world. The Nile, which is the world’s longest river, is so powerful that it transforms every land it passes through. A river is symbolic of a transformative process that begins small but as it progresses its impact is massive. The greatest impact of a river is felt at its … Continue reading Crossing the Finish Line Well
You’re not limited Over and over in the history of mankind there have arisen men and women who have reminded us of our potential as the human species. On a misty Saturday morning, October 12, 2019, in Vienna, a Kenyan marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge, broke the two hours marathon limit. Before Kipchoge took on the challenge of running a marathon in under two hours, it was almost unimaginable that any human being had the capability of running for twenty-six miles at an average pace of 4.3 minutes per mile. Experts who often studied others but never put themselves in a challenge … Continue reading Marathon! How to Build Endurance in Life.
Stick with it Back in college, at the middle of the semester, after the second exam, I walked into a friend in the hallway of the University library. “Where are you headed to?” I asked. “To change my major” she replied. This was a conversation that most students can relate to. My friend was struggling in her Physiology Class, she didn’t have any hope of passing the class, so she wanted to change her major. Interestingly, on further inquiry, I learned that she always wanted to be a medical doctor but now a single class was standing between her and … Continue reading Rocket Science?! How to Learn Hard & Complex stuff.
Exploration About 20 years ago, space exploration wasn’t a mainstream undertaking. Sending shuttles to space was reserved for governments and military operations. The few private companies that were involved in space exploration were not known because they didn’t cause any significant ripples to be noticed. All this changed when a young South African entrepreneur came into the picture. At only 31 years old, in 2002, Elon Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company. What’s amazing about Musk’s space venture was his approach. By the time he founded SpaceX, NASA, the leading space government agency was struggling … Continue reading Turning Your Big Ideas Into Big Results
“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ~ Shirley Chisholm Reality we Ignore If you love basketball, seeing LeBron James or Stephen Carry on the court increases your heart rate slightly. If you are a soccer fanatic, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo might keep you late in the night watching them play. If you love books, Authors like Stephen King or Toni Morrison mesmerize you with their writings. And if you desire to be a mover and shaker, then leaders like entrepreneur and Inventor Elon Musk, or activist Tarana Burke, … Continue reading Two Truths About Progress
Icon of Bravery At the age of 26, he became the Prime Minister of the most powerful Empire. He is considered one of the greatest leaders who ever lived. It wasn’t the success during the good times that made him stand out but rather it was when his country and the world order was threatened that made him an icon of bravery. A mighty army led by a ruthless dictator was met with a courageous, fierce, and unwavering leader. The Nazi Germany was conquering Western Europe at a lightning speed and their victory was blazing like a bushfire. The last … Continue reading Developing Courage To Lead