Are you ready to step on to the big stage? [contd.]


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In the last post, I addressed four key points you need to consider as you prepare to step on to the big stage.

Indeed, true greatness is distinguished by service and humility. Your path to greatness will be marked by your ability to discover and establish your niche in your world.

Below is a quick recap of the first four points:

  1. Your strengths?
  2. Your weaknesses?
  3. Where and from who do you receive most compliments?
  4. What problem do you enjoy solving?

5. What can you attempt to do differently, faster, cheaper or better?

You may need to extrapolate and rearrange ideas. Build on the ideas and insights of the greats that have gone before you. Learn from their wisdom and their mistakes. This might be a prerequisite to discovering your

6. What risks are you willing to take? What price are you willing to pay?

In his book, ‘Take The Risk,’ Dr Ben Carson provocatively stated that at times instead of asking ourselves the question ‘Why risk?’, an empowering question might be ‘Why not risk?’ Anyone unwilling to step out of the boat and into the water, out of his/her comfort zone, ready to test the limits and push the envelope is destined to live far below their God-given capacity. Ben goes to say he uses the following four simple questions to analyse a risky situation in other to make a reasoned decision. These questions are:

a. What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?

b. What is the worst thing that can happen if I do this?

c. What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t do this?

d. What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t do this?

In addition, I will add, ‘how difficult will it be to recover from a worse case scenario?’ In other words, facing a possible worse case scenario, how easy will it be to bounce back? Are you willing to take the risk to be great? Are you prepared to pay the necessary price? It is said, ‘The good is the enemy of the best.’ What ‘good’ are you willing to sacrifice to have the best? Have you given yourself the permission to be great? As a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Think in ‘great’ terms. Think like the Greats. Greatness is within the reach of every man. The price and the risks involved might make it further though.

7. What time do you have?

Recognise that you have a finite time to achieve whatever God has destined you to accomplish on this side of eternity. Frankly, how do you spend your time? What do you spend your time doing? Show me what you invest your time in, and I’ll show you the kind of harvest you should expect.

Remember, greatness is a process. It is not a destination.


Are you ready to step on to the big stage?


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What is greatness?

The concept of greatness may be defined by a clear and perceivable advantage a person, place or object may possess in comparison to others of a similar type. The term ‘greatness,’ however might mean different things to different people.

True greatness is distinguished by service and humility. Your path to greatness will be marked by your ability to discover and establish your niche in your world.

Greatness starts with having the mindset of the ‘great.’ Remember, He who lives in you is greater than he who lives in the world (1John 4:4). So if the ‘greater’ One lives in you, the least you can be is ‘great!’ I challenge you to seek and understand the greatness of God’s power – the same available to Christ – for and in us who believe (Ephesians 1:19).2010_fifa_world_cup_football_stadium-t2

On the path to discovering greatness, focus on the following:

1. Your strength(s)?

If you were told it was impossible to fail, what would you attempt to do with your strengths and assets? You may need to conduct a self-assessment at this point. This is to evaluate what you focus on and consciously attend to. If you are typically drained of energy and vitality, perhaps you are spending precious time on your weaknesses and liabilities. One thing you should flee from is trying to be ‘who’ you are not. In other words, be the best you can be. Don’t attempt to be like another man. If you do, the best you will be is an imitation – a second best.

Further, be aware that some people may have an undue expectation of what and who you should be. We are peculiar beings with different genetic codes. Be yourself. Apart from God awareness, self-awareness is the next best exercise you can engage in. Know thyself. Understand your strengths – spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, material etc. Your greatest strength lies in your understanding of who you are in Christ and the power He has made available to you in Him.

2. Your weaknesses?

Underlying most traits of weakness is anxiety, fear, negative coping strategies, pain-avoidance, and inordinate pleasure-approach. As you attempt to harness your strength, your weaknesses will seek to undermine you. Recognise that some of your weaknesses may reside in your ‘blindside.’ Locate a genuine significant other that you can be accountable to (e.g., a mentor), and receive feedback from such individual.

3. Where and from who do you receive most compliments?

Who are the significant people in your life? In which area of achievement have these people showered you with well-deserved compliments? If you receive commendations in several areas, are these areas complementary? If the areas are not interdependent, which one is (or are) meaningful to you? Then, this is the way to go! Indeed, you may have the ability to do quite a number of things well, but you will only move towards greatness doing what is personally meaningful, relevant, and fulfilling to you.

4. What problem do you enjoy solving?

What problems do you solve for people? How important and relevant are these solutions? Are you solving problems for a thousand people; or for the one person who is in charge of a thousand people? Do you enjoy what you currently are engaged in? Although, understand that there are times you need to do some things you may not ‘enjoy’ temporarily, to launch you into what you enjoy. Joy breeds strength (Psalm 28:7). Harnessed strength leads to greatness.

…to be continued.

Stop Setting Goals. Period.


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    Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Setbacks and achievements of the previous year have been reviewed. You are now in a revise mode, getting ready to do what you always do at the start of the year: make a New Year resolution. For some, this exercise has partly or wholly worked. For others, however, simply check with them exactly 14 days from now, they would have ditched the resolutions which they enthusiastically signed up for at the beginning of the New Year.New Year Resolution.png

To this class of people, don’t despair or give up. What you need to do is change your language and perspectives around resolutions. Reframe your goals, and use the language of ‘systems.’ What do I mean? Choose projects and habits that even, if they result in “failures” in the eyes of the outside world, give you transferable skills or relationships. In other words, you choose options that allow you to inevitably “succeed” in the long run, as you build assets that carry over to subsequent projects.

Choose options that allow you to inevitably “succeed” in the long run, as you build assets that carry over to subsequent projects.

Hence, rather than asking yourself, “What goal do I want to achieve?” reframe this as “What persistent skills or relationships can I develop?” Attainment of the former is a binary pass/fail with no consolation prize, while the latter has a potent snowball effect.

I was one of those people who see blogging as time-consuming, with little pay off (at least initially). This was the case because I used to relate to blogging as a goal and not a system. Typically I’ll set myself a target of, say, a post/day. To my ‘disappointment,’ I realised that writing is a skill that requires a lot of practice. When I had to also consider fulfilling other crucial priorities in life, achieving my blogging goal became increasingly frustrating. Then, I was introduced to the concept of reframing goals as systems. The main points are that:

  1. Goals are best achieved when considered in the context of them occurring within a system. This is more crucial because, as human beings, we battle competing and conflicting drives and desires. For instance, I may aspire to attain lofty academic achievement yet have to work full-time to meet my obligations as a provider for my family. If I blindly focus on my scholastic goal, I may succeed in getting excellent grades in my studies but fail miserably to meet my family commitments. Conceiving goals from a systems perspective, however, allows me to be mindful of the need to achieve a balance between otherwise competing desires. In other words, a realistic option may be to combine work with part-time study. This may help me manage my academic workload more efficiently and effectively.

  2. Rather than concentrate on the achievement of isolated goals, focus on skills development. On the topic of “systems” versus “goals,” Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, in an interview with Tim Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, remarked that the first part of his system (with respect to blogging) involves practising on a regular basis. He noted that this helped him to “move from a place with low odds (being an out-of-practice writer) to a place of good odds (a well-practised writer with high visibility).” The second part of his blogging system is a sort of R&D for writing, which he used to develop several authentic voices and writing styles. In the long run, his posts were noticed, resulting in book publishing deals and other lucrative speaking engagements.

So as you prepare to make that New Year resolution, reframe your goals in the context of systems. Refrain from thinking in terms of binary pass/fail with regards to the achievement of your objectives. Rather focus on working on transferable skills and be open to the opportunities these may bring to you in the new year. So are you ready to make your New Year resolution now?

5 things to learn from Christmas to achieve your dream


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“Christmas is here once again”, a friend remarked, “how time flies!” Yes, this time of the year seems to jolt our senses to the reality that we are slowly coming to the end of another time frame. In the midst of all the celebration, shopping, eating and drinking, exchange of gifts and complimentary cards, we are also reminded of goals set at the beginning of the year – some achieved others aborted; setbacks experienced, and lessons learnt.                                        50-amazing-outdoor-christmas-decorations-20

In the light of this, I’ll like to share some thoughts on one of the most popular quotes of all time relevant to this season. Here we go:

  1. For God so loved and dearly prized the world…[PASSION]

What are you [obsessively] passionate about? What do you highly prize? An idea, the completion of a project, a service, a product, a mission, a value etc. Bill gates highly prized the idea of putting a computer in every home. Thomas Edison was obsessed with making electricity available to all. Martin Luther King Jr was passionate about social justice and equality.

2…that he even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son…[SACRIFICE]

What are you willing to give up to establish your idea, vision, project etc.?

Understand that passion triggers action.

3…so that whoever believes in (trust in, clings to, relies on) Him…[BENEFIT]

Who benefits from your service or product?

4…shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost)…[GAIN]

What does your product or service save your clients from? What will people miss out on, what loss will they experience if your product or service is not available to them?

5…but have eternal (everlasting) life…[VALUE]

What value do you add to people you serve? How does your product or service make your clients better? What is the life of your offer or value?

Reviewing your current life goals with these five elements (Passion, Sacrifice, Benefit, Gain, & Value) in mind will bring you closer to attaining them.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as you reflect on the Reason for the season.


Totally Relentless

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Some thoughts on relentlessly pursuing your dreams

What will it take to discourage or totally stop you from pursuing your dream?

Get used to getting uncomfortable. The road to living out your destiny is littered with challenges, rejection, setbacks, curveballs, and everything in between. The sooner you settle these, the better. Of course, there will be moments of excitement and victories. There also will be periods of reassessment of strategy and action plan. At this time, the pressure will get to you – as you may fear the disapproval of your actions and the excellence you relentlessly strive for. What most people do here is to seek ways to avoid the discomfort of rejection. Not you! God is mentoring you to get used to discomfort. Be calm on the inside when all hell breaks loose on the outside – When external pressure mounts and others begin to consider the possibility of failure as an option. God said, “Be still and know that I am God.” This is the time to be God-aware and peace-centered. Keep your eyes on the prize, not on external pressure or approval.

The things you are not willing to do because you find them uncomfortable are the things stalling your progress. Commit to doing those things today. Push past the apathy, laziness, and discomfort. You don’t have to love to do these things – tasks or activities – you simply need to do them. Failure to do them means you are resigned to your status quo. Set your eyes on the prize as Jesus did. He endured the pain and shame while he was fixated on the glory that awaited him.

To be relentless, you are willing to keep going when others have had enough and given up.

You need to develop your instinct to a degree that you know ahead of time what will be needed or required in your field. You have to know what product will become a ‘must-have’ in the near future, and begin to provide it or work towards it. Live in the present, and at the same time, place yourself in the future. Know in advance what skill to upgrade. Act in the present, but be also prepared for the future. Don’t let it catch you unaware.

Insight is just the starting point. You can’t become great simply by reading a book or attending seminars, or worse still, by wishing. Armed with the required knowledge, you need to be relentless in taking and committing to action at the highest level of intensity, every moment, in everything you do, constantly working on your craft, your skills, leaving nothing to chance.

Expect to succeed. Plan for it. Work towards it. Feel the reward. Learn to work quietly towards your goal. Refrain from telling people your goals, simply show them your results. Learn to enjoy the solitude of chasing after excellence. Most people are content to simply get by, to go with the flow or roll with the punches. Let your work have a defining signature of brilliance.

People who want to excel quit blaming others for the circumstances of their life. They take charge and assume full responsibility for where they are headed, and not where they have been. They decide what needs to get done and then commit to doing it. Whether they are teaching students, heading a team in a corporation, caring for their children; they take the lead. They do not wait to be told what to do, they are internally driven.

Relentless individuals are committed to goals and have a great work ethic, drive and unwavering focus to back these up. They are more into positive ‘doing’ than positive ‘thinking.’ They stopped entertaining excuses to explain the reason they are not achieving their goals. They live by the principle, “I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.”

How to conquer an ‘impossible’ mindset


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Imagine you are going about your normal daily business, and suddenly someone grabs you, puts a hood over your head, bundles you hurriedly into a van (just like in the movies), and drives you straight to the airport. Still trying to process the shock, you realise you are now onboard a private plane, and unsure of where you are headed. 

Finally, after hours of travel, you arrive at an unknown destination. Then your ‘kidnapper’ takes the hood off your head and announces to you that you are now in Mahalangur, Nepal and your assignment is to climb Sagarmatha. At this stage, you are perplexed and extremely angry. You are unfamiliar with everything happening in your world right now. By some stroke of luck or knowledge, you interpret Sagarmatha to be Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth. All you are able to mutter to your ‘kidnapper’ is “You must be joking.” He calms you down and with the look on his face, you guess he is dead serious. He, however, offers to provide you with the necessary gear to proceed with this ascent. 

He assures you that he has successfully climbed this mountain and several others and is willing to provide all the support you need to get to the summit. You protest again! Your supportive ‘kidnapper’ proceeds to inform you that climbing this mountain does not pose any substantial technical challenge as long as you are willing to take one step after the other. He explains to you that if you are willing to take the initial two steps, you will be two steps away from the ground level and two steps less to the peak of the mountain. Further, after each couple of steps, both of you will pause and celebrate your progress. You now reason that, if you take four steps, you will be four steps from the ground level and four steps less to the Mt. Everest summit. Strangely, you decide to give it a go. Your focus is now on the here-and-now, taking two steps at a time, even though you keep in mind the ultimate picture of getting to the peak of the mountain…

So you may ask, “What is this all about?” There are things we all, at different times, want to attempt or achieve. These can range from tasks and activities such as extinguishing a bad habit, developing a new skill, to great monumental endeavours like developing a new product or engaging in a product launch. Depending on where we are in life, we may find what we need to do challenging, similar to climbing Mt. Everest. This is because the venture is new and/or we feel so inept – physically, mentally, financially, and sometimes spiritually. The morale of this story is that keeping in mind this idea of ‘Little steps-Big picture,’ we can, with an awesome dose of patience and perseverance, achieve incredible things. 

…keeping in mind this idea of ‘Little steps-Big picture,’ we can, with an awesome dose of patience and perseverance, achieve incredible things. 

This simple yet powerful concept can also be applied to mundane things. Imagine you have been procrastinating organising and cleaning your bedroom, office, home office, shed, kitchen etc. Indeed, you have the big picture of a clean, tidy, immaculate personal space in your mind. However, to achieve that, all you need to do is start by perceiving the whole space as consisting of different parts. For instance, if you intend to tidy your room, your little step might simply be to pick up the clothes on the floor, chair, bed and hang them or put them away in the wardrobe. When you have achieved this, pause and celebrate! Reward yourself! Savour the good feeling! Later, which could still be same day or another, tidy and organise your reading desk or drawer dressing table. Repeat the same ritual of pause-and-reward. Your next step may be to vacuum and dust your carpet and furniture. Then, you may want to move on to cleaning your vents and windows etc.

The point is you don’t have to do everything all at once. Break it into manageable bits (steps) and be content with taking a couple of steps at a time. Soon you are at the summit of your Mt. Everest, only to realise that you haven’t conquered Mt. Everest, but have conquered an impossible mindset within. Happy climbing!

What will you give up?


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“…Get up! He is calling for you.” Throwing off his cloak, Bartimaueus jumped up and came to Jesus. -Mark 10:49-50


Typically, we all have desires, goals, or visions of a preferred future. This is usually not limited to areas such as career, relationship, finance, spirituality, physical or emotional health, or personal development. While some of us look up to and attempt to emulate people we consider successful in our area of need or expertise, others consciously or unconsciously are envious of these individuals. Resentment beclouds their judgment making them unwilling to sacrifice or give up ‘something’ to obtain their desired life or lifestyle. They fail to answer the golden question, “What type of ‘me’ do I need to be or what part of me do I need to change to achieve the goal I much desire?”

It does not matter what position you are in now. What begs the question is what you are willing to give up to get up. Are you willing to reprioritize your time, energy, and resources towards the achievement of what is relevant, meaningful, and fulfilling to you? Do you recognise that you are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus so you can do the good things He planned for you a long time ago (Ephesians 2:10)? Do you realise that you have access to the same divine Godhead and resources that great individuals avail themselves of? Can you take the ‘cloak’ off your mind and truly approach the One who has come that you may have life, and have it in all its fullness?

Are you willing to reprioritize your time, energy, and resources towards the achievement of what is relevant, meaningful, and fulfilling to you?

If you will, I applaud your desire to get up, however, you need to follow this up with a corresponding action (and not just an action plan). Consider what you currently spend your time, money, and energy on. Can you account for how you manage your resources in a way that justify you truly want to live a life of impact?

I want you to begin to pay attention to the things that may conflict with working and staying committed to your vision and goals. If you are a working mother and a mature-age student (typically under immense academic pressure) for instance, you may discover that now may not be the best time to plan to attend the gym four days a week in order to get a well-toned body. “But some people do this,” you retort. It is important you realise that there may exist other support available to them that you are oblivious of. Therefore, rather than be unrealistic with the four days a week intention, you should consider starting with an actionable one day a week.

Another reason you may be behind on working on your goals is that you leave truly important things unattended to. Or is it that you are sacrificing what is important at the altar of what is urgent? Author Stephen Covey, defines important activities as those whose outcomes lead to the achievement of your goals whether personal or professional. He adds that urgent activities, conversely, are ones that demand immediate attention, and are often associated with the achievement of someone else’s goals. Most things in our life start out as important. Crisis, however, may suddenly promote some activities to the”urgent” category thereby leaving us a little time to attend to the truly important things.

Lastly, you may need to give up some comfort, increase your frustration tolerance, and come to terms with the things (thoughts, feelings, behaviours, actions) you have been avoiding or denying. Stepping out of your comfort zone is giving up your status quo to reach out for the great expanse of possibility you are destined for. So give up to get up!

The Fly and the Window Pane


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restaurant window         I want to share with you my version of a true story Price Pritchett shared in his book titled “You2”. This story has made quite an impact on me that I have used it several times to illustrate why, contrary to popular wisdom, trying harder may not necessarily guarantee your success in some endeavour.

Picture yourself sitting next to a window in a nice, posh and cosy restaurant. The waiter has just delivered your order and you are preparing to settle down to enjoy a much-deserved meal. The atmosphere is filled with a lovely aroma that will make even a satisfied stomach rumble with hunger. The ambience is simply great. All around are people enjoying their sumptuous meal, chatting away, and having a swell time.

In contrast to all that is happening inside the restaurant, you are observing the desperate attempt of a life-or-death struggle going on a few feet away. You have noticed a small fly burning out the last of its short life’s energy in a futile attempt to fly through the transparent glass of a window pane close to where you are seated. The whining wings tell the poignant story of the fly’s strategy – try harder.

The harder the fly tries, the surer it’s fate to pass out trying and not achieving his goal. This experience is even more painful as this fly identifies a couple of other flies partaking in the feast that was going on on the other side of the clear window pane. Though his strategy is not working, the sight of the pleasure the fly is potentially missing makes him continue to try harder.

“Trying harder” isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. Sometimes, in fact, it’s a big part of the problem.

At this point, the struggle is now part of the trap. It is becoming clear that the fly cannot break through the glass. Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through sheer hard work and determination. Potentially, this fly is doomed.

Across the room, only steps away, the door is open. Ten seconds of flying time and this small creature could step into the rich, sumptuous world it seeks. With only a fraction of the effort now being wasted, it could overcome her self-imposed beliefs, limitations and inhibitions. The breakthrough possibility is there. It would be so easy.

Why doesn’t the fly try another approach, something dramatically different? How did it get so locked in on the idea that this particular route, and determined effort, is the only way to make an entrance into this possibility that is, though within his reach yet ‘impossible’ to grasp? What logic is there in continuing, until death, to seek a breakthrough with “more of the same”?

No doubt this approach makes sense to the fly. Regrettably, it’s an idea that will kill. “Trying harder” isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. Sometimes, in fact, it’s a big part of the problem. If you stake your hopes for a breakthrough on trying harder than ever, you may kill your chances for success.

So stop imitating the repetitive behaviour of the fly, begin to explore a new and empowering behaviour – a smarter approach to achieving your dreams. Begin to renew your mind and prove that which is good, acceptable and perfect will of God for your life and your future.

What outcome are you really expecting?


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perception-of-time-egg-or-chicken.jpgI‘m not certain where you are on your journey to discovering who you are or unlocking your innate potential. But one thing I know is that your expectations and findings are determined by your beliefs about yourself, God, and the world you live in.

Your expectations about people, work, play, and life are created by what you believe to be true (or in some cases, false). For instance, if you believe, “Today is gonna be a good day,” you will expect and see the good in yourself and your interaction with people and situations. Your optimism will ooze through your upbeat posture – the result of which you get more people reflecting back to you a positive attitude.

Just to remind you, your attitude is the way you view life. It is your perspective on people and things – your way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in your behaviour. It is your general mental slant and the expression of your ‘private world’ of thoughts and feelings. To get an idea of your attitude, become aware of what you say, or your reaction when you give an opinion. Otherwise, what’s your response when there is an incredible challenge to be overcome?… when things are not going as planned?… when a loss seem inevitable?…when you face uncertainty? Is your outlook empowering or disempowering in these situations?

We all face challenges every day. But there is evidence that people with positive attitude and expectations intentionally see the good in people and situation – even the not so good situations. In other words, you get what you expect. So based on this, why don’t you begin to be intentional and manufacture your own empowering expectations!

Find below 7 power statements I consistently use to renew my mind:

  1. Because my attitude is determined by my expectations, I choose to approach life today with a positive attitude.
  2. I have a disposition of confidence.
  3. I see possibilities all around me.
  4. I expect to be successful.
  5. All things work together for my good.
  6. I attract into my life people, ideas, and situations in harmony with my goals.
  7. I enjoy a continuous flow of unconditional love from God.

So what are your expectations about yourself, your relationships, your career, the future? The reactions and results you get today are largely dependent on your attitude and your expectations. Let the odds align in your favour!


The article above is for people who want to live a normal life. If you want to lead a supernatural life of greatness, in addition to the above, you have to learn to expect the unexpected from God. The kind of stuff about which most people would say to you, “You must be out of your mind.” Indeed, you are ‘out of your mind,’ and in the mind of God – thinking His thoughts and expecting His outcomes.

Look beyond the obvious.





I’d like to share an idea with you from one of the books I recently came across.

The ideas in this book are quite transformative…yes! transformative in the sense that they are life-changing to the extent to which you practice them. I have come to realise that ideas are worth their weight in gold only when put into action, otherwise they are only as valuable as the space they occupy in our minds.

Here we go:


“If you want to accelerate your rate of achievement rapidly, you must search out and vigorously employ new behaviours.”  – Price Pritchett (You2)

This idea underscores the fact that unconventional results require unconventional approaches.

Mark (author of the gospel according to Mark, in the Bible) records the story of some four guys that needed to get a healing transformation for one of their friends who was suffering from paralysis. Jesus is in the house…they need to get their friend to Him!

The traditional approach (common methods used by everyone) is to ‘politely’ access whoever is in a house through the use of the entrance a.k.a the door. However, because these guys came a bit too late on the scene, they could not use the typical way. The fact that their friend needed a miracle was not enough a reason for the crowd to make a way for them. In the same vein, you need to understand that the fact that you need a breakthrough or a miracle, does not mean the world will stop and honour your sincere demand. You need to think and act differently. You need to vigorously seek new behaviours and strategies to ensure your breakthrough…yes! like taking off the roof! (Please don’t ask me who will pay for the repairs!)

Most people are used to ‘looking’ at the obvious. But for you, you may need to set aside a time daily or weekly to begin to exercise the skill of seeking out what may indeed be there but not be so obvious to others. You may need to reorganise existing elements to create something new. You may need to borrow an insight from other domains of life to leverage your area of influence. In other words, you may need to seek out unconventional approaches or methods to get (un)conventional results.

Most people keep turning back when they get to the ‘door’ to discover that there are many people like them trying to access their big break or breakthrough (…I know, some people are just spectators with no real intent on accessing the power of the Divine). The majority simply look for and follow the obvious. Following the obvious becomes a trap for some. That is, their old, tired, and worn out approach to doing things becomes the cog in the wheel of their progress. David (the main writer of the book of Psalms) says, “Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things out of your law.” There are amazing things – doors, opportunities, prospects, leads, untapped potentials, gifts, talents etc. – waiting to be taken advantage of by anyone who is willing to look beyond the obvious.

Why don’t you try this exercise:

1. Set aside some good time on a given day as suggested earlier

2. Look inwards and around beyond the obvious, generate some ‘insane’ ideas

3. Write them down

4. Pick a day and a time you can regularly work on at least one of your ideas. Work out the next step you can take in the direction of making this idea a reality

5. ACT: Act decisively. Commit to the new behaviour. Thank God constantly for the courage to execute.

I ‘d love to hear from you. Kindly drop me some comments.