Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Life is a gift the Almighty; our creator releases to us all everyday. Your first wealth therefore becomes your health, which has so much more enveloped inside you for your good. I hope you will live out more love than you get-the way to getting much more than you have ever received, since you emerged in this space everyone occupies in some part of the world.
Do you love life? Experiencing everything good you desire this season has to begin by your decision to take your health more seriously-Your time that turns on us all life seasons of life.
Experiencing success as a professional, professor or protégé whoever you are or whatever you do. Time is to be treasured daily. You uncover and release your imprisoned splendor running on time and doing the best at the time.
We all live daily on twenty-four hours regardless of where you live in life. Research has however revealed that the rich have put their best into their time daily, which is the opposite for people who live poor.
Recently after a live television interview on National Television in Lagos, Nigeria (NTA Am Express) I strolled into one fast food restaurant to have breakfast, that Monday morning at Munchies, I placed my order of chicken salad, munchies roll and a pot of tea. Took my tray from serving point to the eating table area and took time to eat, then went to a workshop where I began feeling funny in my stomach and suspected since the pains were not subsiding after breakfast then I must have had food poison which was probably as a result of poor handling, preparation or storage-known as food borne illness.
Sadly the experience ate up my energy levels; I had to go get medical attention. Next I rode home, as I taxied home, thoughts about life and fact that it’s indeed a gift consumed my mind for the rest of the day, even in my sick state as I took a lot of water which my medical doctor/sports physician advised. Don’t trivialize your health; it’s your very first wealth.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Mind is defined as that which thinks, reasons, perceives, wills and feels. The mind now appears in no way separate from the brain. In Neuroscience, there is no duality between the mind and the body. They are one, no wonder the eyes of one man called “the human camera” could capture landscape and download details architecturally, yes Steven Wiltshire, born 24th April 1974 in London, England to west Indian parents and diagnosed with autism has the amazing ability to recall tiny details about anything he has seen just once and then reproduce them in drawings.
Steven studied Fine Arts at City & Guilds Art College, even though he was sent to Queensmill School in London where he expressed interest in drawing. He began to communicate through his art. At the age of eight, he started drawing imaginary post-earthquake cityscapes and cars.
His teachers encouraged his drawing and with their aid Wiltshire learned to speak at the age of five. When he was ten, Wiltshire drew a sequence of drawings of London landmarks, one for each letter, that he called a "London Alphabet."
For example, after Steven was flown over the city of Rome, he was asked to draw the city center on blank paper. Astonishingly, he accurately reproduced from memory the winding streets, the buildings, the windows, and other details.
Stephen's work has been the subject of many TV documentaries. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, writes about him in the chapter "Prodigies", in his book An Anthropologist on Mars.
In May 2005 Stephen produced his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 10-foot-long (3.0 m) canvas within seven days following a short helicopter ride over the city. Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem and London.
Nigeria as the most populous Black Country in Africa am positive will become a country of interest to him soon. In conclusion never forget that there’s no duality between your mind and body-your mind and body are one. Open your mind and make great strides into openings since every mind possess powers stronger than we know.
Monday, August 15, 2011
People everyday enable people everywhere succeed is one of the vital lessons I learned on the way up Uhuru peak-Kilimanjaro over the expedition experience that lasted 6 days. Success never happens without the support of someone somewhere somehow. We all need people, even the Lone ranger didn't travel alone he was supported by Tonto.
The story of Helen Keller's incomplete without the teacher that taught, trained, developed Helen named Annie Sullivan was the daughter of Irish immigrant farmers Thomas Sullivan and Alice Cloesy; she had one brother, Jimmie , who was crippled from tuberculosis. Growing up, Annie was subject to poverty and physical abuse by her alcoholic father and at the age of five, trachoma struck Annie, leaving her almost blind.
Two years later, her mother died shortly thereafter. Despite being left in an orphanage with no formal educational facilities, Annie Sullivan prospered. When the state board of charities chairman, Frank Sanborn visited the Tewksbury orphanage; Annie literally threw herself in front of him crying, "Mr. Sanborn, I want to go to school. "
After regaining her eyesight from a series of operations and graduating as class valedictorian in 1886 the perkins Institute for the blind, she began teaching Helen Keller. When Miss Sullivan first arrived, Helen was seven years old and highly undisciplined. Miss Sullivan had to begin her teaching with lessons in obedience, followed by teachings of the manual and braille alphasats. Sullivan attended clases with Keller and tutored her through the Perkins Institute. The Cambridge School For Young ladies and Radcliffe College.All who came in contact with them were amazed at the ability of Miss Sullivan to reach Miss Keller and Miss Keller heightened alibity to grasp to grasp concepts unheard of by deaf and blind students before Hall, Andrew Carnegie, Henry H. Rogers and John Spaulding were only a few of those who met them and supported them.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Committed is defined in the dictionary as pledge to a particular cause, engaged and obligated. Determined however is defined as been resolute or staunch.
Committed and determined together means resolute or staunch pledge to a particular cause, which I will like to explain using this true life story;
Once there was a skinny, awkward kid from New Jersey named Eugene Orowitz. He was painfully shy and very self-conscious. Although Eugene greatly lacked self-confidence, when a high school coach half-jokingly asked him to try out for the track team, Eugene took him up on it.
“Ugy,” as his friends affectionately called him, fell in love with javelin throwing and committed himself to being the best that he could possibly be. What Ugy lacked in self-confidence, he made up for in commitment.
By the time he graduated high school, Eugene had achieved a national High School record (for throwing the javelin 211 yards). His commitment to being the best also bought him a college track scholarship in sunny California!
A torn shoulder muscle ended his javelin-throwing career and any hope of making the Olympic team. However, while watching a play, Ugy fell in love with acting. So, again, he committed himself to being the best he could be. He was determined to make it in the ridiculously over-crowded acting field, so he enrolled in acting class.
Eugene Orowitz, better known as Michael Landon, went on to star in three of the most popular shows in television history: Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven and died 1991.
How many challenges have you had since you were born into this world? Did any of the experiences or challenges change your course or direction? Nothing should stop you, your dreams. Daily when you wake up you have just been provided with the opportunity to start from the start something you couldn’t conclude evening or day before. Begin again and or continue whatever, wherever you stopped or paused.
Determine and be committed today. Lastly in Burt Lawlor’s words; Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Fast is defined in the English dictionary as acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly; swift. Focused on the other hand is defined as to direct towards a particular point or purpose, a central point, as of attraction and attention, bringing them together for the benefit of our title “Fast and Focused” will mean acting or moving quickly, swift-direct towards a particular point or purpose.
A couple of days ago I was seated in-flight ‘twas a long haul trip that was supposed to last for six hours, shortly after we got on board and taxied the run way we were welcomed by the pilot that told us that we would arrive Lagos, Nigeria a bit late-behind schedule.
Even though we were fast and focused –moving quickly, swift and direct towards Lagos, Nigeria the stormy situation in the skies slowed us down as we travelled through the storm that day.
There were a few thoughts that travelled through my mind on that trip, the fact that we’re acting or moving quickly in a swift manner with focus-direct towards a point or our purpose won’t take away the bumps of life. Living life on the slow lane leaves us on the side-lines not to talk of weakening us within.
When I say weakens within am saying going on the slow lane can lead to our minds developing mental tumors, thereby leading to a loss of motivation. No mind develops anything unless it’s open, just like a parachute which won’t work until it’s open.
As I conclude this article a very fast and focused speaker, motivator, counselor & pastor comes to mind, a woman I recall listening to the week she passed on. She spoke fast and focused daily on been fast and focused at her area of focus. Some called her Pastor Bims; Bimbo Odukoya added value energetically as if there was no tomorrow-no time to waste. Whatever you do slow; work and see to it swiftly-fast and focused. Don’t toy with today, this week and all the remaining days of your life.
Live fast with focus fully.