Reset and Hope One of the reassuring feelings that a majority of people experience at the beginning of the year is a feeling of a fresh start. Whether we were experiencing success or failure in the previous year, a new year has a way of making us feel like it’s time to hit the reset button. If successful in the previous year, we make goals to go to the next level. And if we were failing, which even the successful people experience in one area or another, we come up with plans to do things differently. With the reset button … Continue reading Habits that will help you maximize your time for success.
Project Apollo “We choose to go to the Moon…We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win” John F. Kennedy. These are the words that marked a new era for mankind. It was a promise to do what no nation had done, a goal so … Continue reading Resolutions? Strategies to stick to your New Year’s vision.
Prerequisite Walking by faith is the single most powerful quality that will enable you to do things you thought were impossible and take you to places you hadn’t imagined. It will open the doors of abundance and unlock your potential. But walking by faith requires vision. It’s impossible to take a step of faith without vision. The best definition of faith I have come across is this, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The second half of this definition, evidence of things not seen, is only possible by vision. Therefore, vision is … Continue reading Keys to Walking by Faith
Value of time In an interview done for a Netflix documentary, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decode Bill Gates, the interviewer asked Bill Gates’ Executive Administrators, “Is he on time?” Referring to Bill Gates. She replied, “He is on time to the minute every single meeting without fail.” Then she added, “Time is the one commodity that he can’t buy more of. It’s a limited resource. It’s finite. He’s got the same 24 hours in a day that the rest of us have.” As I write this and reflect on Bill’s interview, we have spent 353 days so far this year and … Continue reading The Keys to Productivity
Instinct What instincts do you possess? Often, whenever we hear the word instincts, we frequently connect it to animals. I believe, unlike us (humans), animals still heavily dependent on their instincts for basic survival in the wild. We have developed a dependence on the technologies that we have created to navigate our new world. But despite the advances in technology there is an instinct we can’t afford to lose and must be constantly sharpened if we are to excel in the economic world we live in, which is the instinct of creativity. This is because creativity is the key to … Continue reading Three Keys to Cultivating Creativity in Your Life
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