Social Distancing Since a few months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted us to change how we live in unimaginable ways. Nobody would have predicted that homeschooling would be the norm and wearing face masks mandatory while shopping at the local grocery stores. But of the many changes we have been made to make by the pandemic, nothing has been more profound as social distancing, a concept that’s contrary to the core element of what makes us social beings. Inasmuch as we increase our physical, social distance from each other, to prevent the spread of the virus, we should not … Continue reading Relationships That Matters for Personal Growth
Greatest R.O.I The only guarantee that you will be ready for future opportunities is by preparing for them today. Your level of readiness will determine your level of success in any endeavor. I have observed far too many people wishing for success but not realizing that unpreparedness is their greatest liability. Personal growth, the process of intentionally improving yourself, is the surest way to be ready for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. You will only be better tomorrow by growing today. The golden opportunities you are seeking are all contained within you. They are not in the external environment. iPhone and … Continue reading Here are Effective Tools for Maximum Personal Grow
The Growth Gap How many miles can you run per day, or how many books can you read in a month? Or how much money can you earn per year? The answers to these questions are dependent on how much you’re willing to stretch yourself. Your growth determines your level of performance and achievement. A few years ago, I made a goal to read one book (besides what I read for work) per month. I selected the twelve books which I would read for the year. But four months down, I found myself getting frustrated because I was falling behind … Continue reading G.O.A.L Setting for a Growth Experience
The Foundation As a writer, I spend a substantial amount of time looking for the best ways to capture the attention of my readers. This was more important for today’s post because it’s an opener to a subject that holds the key to enabling us to reach our full potential. In the next four posts, we will cover topics on personal growth. Personal growth has the profound effect of unlocking our potential to become the best version of who were created to be. Growth is the foundation of all achievement and success. Whether you want to excel in a personal … Continue reading What Must be in Our Life’s Blueprint by Martin Luther King Jr.
Maximum Security What’s one thing in your possession that you believe must be completely protected? A place where anything that comes in must be carefully examined? The wisest man, the third king of the kingdom Israel, King Solomon, gave us the answer to this question in his proverbs. He advised, “Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flows the issues of life.” King Solomon was simply saying that our hearts must be under maximum security at all times because it’s out of our hearts that we do and become who we are. This means that an average … Continue reading This will prevent you from living a life of significance!
Opportune Time The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the normalcy of life has been unprecedented. Its havoc will be felt for years to come, and the changes it will leave in its wake, without question, will be of the scale of the World Wars or The Great Depression, if not greater. While there is no doubt that pandemics of such magnitude will negatively impact lives, there is another side of the coin that we shouldn’t miss, which is, out of this pandemic will come an opportunity to get better. Despite what’s happening now, the world will be better, nations will … Continue reading Moving from Average to Significance
Ordinary people Marilyn Gambrell is a name that you might not have heard before, but the lives she touched and changed is uncountable. She came into the children’s lives in her community, whose parents were incarcerated, showed them love, and gave them hope. As a parole officer, Marilyn had witnessed many children torn away from their healthy lives when their parents went to prison. She realized that there was no way a circle of violence would end if parents were not in the lives of their children. With parents in prison, she saw the need to stand in the gap … Continue reading Marks of a Life of Significance
Disappointments. Three questions for you, what do you expect of yourself, other people around you, and the outcomes in your life? Answering this question thoroughly will reveal that disappointment is at the heart of expectation, but also, expectations and disappointments are at the heart of success. Whether we are aware of it or not, there exists a tension between expectations and disappointments that affect how we interact in the three areas covered in the questions above, ourselves, others, and outcomes (or results). While others preach against expectations and others for it, I believe that the issue is not whether we … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Managing Expectations.
A valuable life lesson. “I felt something very heavy lifted off my chest” my mum told me. Growing up, like many families, we had a rough patch that almost tore our family apart. At the center of the pain of the family disputes was a family-friend we greatly honored. The lies, insults, and confusion they had brought to our family were directed at my mother. It was so bad that most of our extended family distanced themselves from us. I vividly remember one morning when things turned from bad to worse, my parent’s argument spilled out of the safety net … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Forgiveness. Part II.
Enjoying the Journey. Traveling through airports quite often, I have learned how to travel light. I carefully choose everything I take with me. I go to the extent of carefully considering what to wear because of going through the TSA security. I have learned that the less I carry with me the more I get to enjoy the journey. While we put much thought on making our airport experience easier, maybe by wearing comfortable shoes or by ensuring that our luggage are not over the required airline weight, I have observed that we often don’t take as much consideration to … Continue reading The Art of Traveling Light: Forgiveness. Part I.