Influence is powerful, it could be so strong on an individual that he could find himself doing the things he swore he would never be caught dead doing or doing the things he never thought was possible for him to do. At the moulding stage of a child, he/she copies what he sees. After going through peer pressure in the adolescence stage, he later develops individuality/independence where he begins to assert himself until he grows old enough to be a person of influence. A classic example is my 3year old daughter who i’ve caught several times saying the things i’d
Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument; and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand, “Today my best friend slapped me in the face.”
I was at a women’s meeting last week, it was actually a mix of the single, married and divorced. It was meant to be interactive in nature, people wrote out their questions and sent them over to the facilitators to do justice to them. One of the questions asked and particularly the way it was answered shocked me. A woman expressed a lot of worry and wanted to know how to handle a particular challenge she was having with her husband.
A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at a time out into the ocean as far as he could. He thought little about it, until he dropped one of the clay
“What you’re looking for is contained in what dominates your thoughts, words and actions” – Tope Akinyemi In recent times, i have met with and spoken with a few people, males and females alike and i discovered one thing that seems to be getting more rampant by the day; many people don’t know what they want in life. They lack a picture of their desired future, and this reflects in the quality of their daily decisions. What business does a person who says he wants to own his own business and retire young have with sitting at home and complaining
The above is a slang which stands for excellent academic performance. To “fose” means to do very well academically. Last year I started my masters programme and it’s been extremely hectic combining school with work and family. At the time of my last exams (i had 8 papers to write), my son was 6weeks old; in the course of the semester, i had to make some trips and could only make one lecture, shortly after i came back from one of my trips, i put to bed and barely 2weeks after, i was told that the exam timetable was out!
I was in Church on Wednesday and the message bordered on Stewardship and the display of faithfulness as a character in managing our God given resources. The parable of the talents was the case study for this discussion. The interesting thing about this story is that the boss gave the talents out to his servants based on their abilities to manage the resources but there was a bottom line requirement that cut across all of them – Faithfulness. “He that is faithful in little is also faithful in much; and he who is unjust in what is little is also
“No wind favors him who has no destined port” – Michel de Montaigne A person without clear-cut goals in life is forever doomed to sail in circles, always frustrated, always rudderless, never getting anywhere Setting goals helps to provide direction in whatever one wants to do. It helps to harness one’s energies to achieve one’s objective(s). Becoming a true goal setter is not easy. Like any other skill it has to be studied and practised before it can be mastered. It comes by developing a positive attitude and imposing certain disciplines on yourself. Here are five points to make you