Friday, February 24, 2012

Are You an Obsessive Fan or a Strategic Player?

How to Win the Games of Life
"All stars have a miserable beginning."
- Bishop David Oyedepo

If you're a student of science, you'll know that stars don't just pop out and shine from nowhere. A star is actually a mixture of unattractive gases which combine and form that meaningful thing you see at night. We really don't care about where they came from or how they're made. All we care about at that time is looking at them, wondering how they shine so bright and compare them with the other stars we see.

Just like these, we have our "earthly" stars that we look up at and compare with other stars. We grow to become their fans and watch their every move. The moment something goes wrong and they stop shining, we're the first to know.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Excerpts From Great Minds- What Does Twain Mean?

"Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear- not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain.

You can read previous posts on Excerpts From Great Minds here.

Many of us have related being courageous with fearlessness but this quote proves this relationship wrong. Being courageous doesn't necessarily mean that you have no fear but that you recognize your fear. Trying to prove that you have no fear will only make you ignorant of your actual fears.

What's the cause of your fear?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Are You Nurturing Your Production Capability?

Nurture Your Production Capability
"Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they may be. Don't merely dream but create!"
- Robert Collier

"Use what you have to get what you want"- This is a popular quote that has been misused, misunderstood and underutilized by many people, including me. Society has made us believe that in order to make a name for ourselves, we have to follow the crowd and do what they do. This gives us the illusion of living the life when in actual sense, we're on the same bus with millions of others who are doing the same thing we do, using the same resources we use and heading for the same destination. When the journey finally ends, there will be no room for significance and this snaps us back to reality.