Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Certain times, our desires and dreams get hold of us so much that we find ourselves voicing it. It may have been dormant but we find ourselves saying it out to the hearing of others when we are emotion laden. Sometimes we do so when we are pushed to the wall by others or overwhelmed by circumstances.
A popular story has it that William Clinton was privilleged to shake hands with President J.F.Kennedy as high school senior durring a visit to the White House durring a special youth leadership conference. Young Bill could not hide his excitement, he said "Mr.President, one day I hope to be like you."
Years later, Bill Clinton was elected the President of the United States of America. He said it and by all means he was pushed to do it.
Saying your desires and deepest dreams is very different from bragging. Bragging is talking too proudly about something you own or have done. It is saying what you cannot do or have not done.Though when we stop only at saying it without any action then it turns to a wish.Interestingly, those who keep saying it with passion end up doing it.
Stating our targets and goals releases a power that will move us and push us to pursue it. No wonder many corporations write and often emphasize their mission statements!
I was privilleged to make one of the best results in my junior high school.After we had seen our results, my good friend looked at me for several minutes and what he said struck me, "You said it and you did it!" I asked him to explain what he meant. He reminded me of what happened about a year earlier when we went to the school's notice board to check the results of our predecessors.Someone close had a bad result-several failures and a few passes. My friend teased me about it and I knew my Dad who was a tutor in the same school was embarassed. And I did not even know what made me say it and mean it with all my heart, "I would wipe away this result and embarrasment." He was right, I had done what I said.
You may not go into details- for someone may steal your dreams! If you do not voice your dream and yet your will power is enough to propel you into action, then that's fine.
Know yourself. Do not be afraid to dream with our eyes open. Timidity should not be your undoing. If it is your style-that your passions push you to say it; then, say it but achieve it!
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Time and tide,they say, waits for no one. Before us, is a new year. A fraction of the 365 days have passed already. In each of these days is twenty four hours. In each hour is sixty minutes. If we must stay focused on our pursuits, then we have to make sure that every minute counts in 2011!
How have you been spending your time? You may need to reconsider your actions, if they do not contribute to the actualization of your dreams.
We have small and big goals. Some of us have been wise enough to set deadlines for these goals. But it is how you spend your time- What you do in between and how you do it that often determines if we would achieve them or not at the set time.
It is wise to begin your day by figuring out the best way to optimally use your time and energy in moivng a step closer to your goals.
Office gossip, constant telephone calls, too much newspaper reading, excessive spending of your time replying personal e-mails or social networking sites can sap your energy and kill your time. A messy office desk, scattered files can also slow down your work. Starting your day without a plan can leave you rutherless.
Friends matter, but if your relationship with them does little or no good to you, then intelligently learn to spend less time with them. Then strenghten those relationships that empower you and bring out the best in you.
Consider your routines and habits. Are they some that inhibit your progress? If there are, then work towards thrashing them out and replace them with those that would be of your own good and the good of others.
Learn to plan your day, week and months ahead. Learn to pray at the start and end of your day, it connects you with the infinite and refreshes your inner being.
2011 has just begun. Plan ahead, set your targets and see yourself on top of your game every moment as you work-doing the smaller things that lead to the big things you dream of!
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