So, in my last post, I started a discussion on my 24th lesson and I labeled it “Be Purposeful“. I talked briefly about purpose and gave some ideas on some things to be proactive about in order to live our desired purposeful lives. Like I said in my previous posts, these points are not listed in order of importance, I write them as they come to mind, they are all important and I’ll try to wrap it all up in this post.
Living purposefully focuses on growth and improvement. You have to keep moving forward to achieve this. Naturally, you experience fear of failure, but, when you are living purposefully, you come to understand that you learn from every result. You accept full responsibility for the results you achieve. You breathe life into your craft when you practice it everyday as a lifestyle and not just a job. It could be a physical, mental, or spiritual practice, and it could be all three, but, practice defines our life and what our purpose is for living.
What differentiates a life of fulfillment and that of discontentment ultimately comes down to our intention to practice growth every day. We see beyond the limitations presented by our mind or body. We make decisions because we know what we want from life and keep at it.
5. Work With Your Standard
When you’re purposeful, you know who you are, your purpose, your values, your goals. You dedicate your life to pursue these and when making tough decisions comes up, you are not under pressure. You have standards set for yourself and act in accordance with your values. You seek supportive collaborative relationships aimed at achieving mutual benefits, you don’t have need for competition, comparison or jealousy. Your standard includes continuous growth, you constantly develop new knowledge and skills which can be of use to serve others while you work on achieving your personal goals and objectives. And you see the beauty in life, you appreciate every moment. . . Continue reading.
For the past 3 years now, I’ve made it a birthday ritual yearly to write at least a lesson I learnt over the year(s) and this year is not going to be an exception. I’m going to be sharing my 24th lesson and I hope you get to pick one or two points for use.
Lesson 24: Be Purposeful
Often times, when we talk about people living a purposeful life, what comes to mind are successes like being awarded as the best actor/actress, winning a competitive event, acing in a particular field, getting promoted in an organization, and the list goes on and on. But, does it have to be when we are fabulously successful at some glamorous profession before we can feel purposeful in life, or is there more to it?
Hi guys! Happy New Month!
I’ve got two (2) information to share; Firstly, last week Thursday (May 31st) was my birthday and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I saw love in every gesture from messages to prayers, gifts, people’s presence, statuses, calls, voicenotes, and I’m sure I could afford myself a GLK350 BENZ if I’m given $10 per picture because my pictures were trending all over my TLs. I not only felt blessed, I was honored too. With these in mind, I joyfully say “THANK YOU” and I love you!
Let’s do this again next year. . .
Secondly, Guess who got her domain name?
Yeah right, *ME*💃and its even better. . .
Though its still a work in progress but let’s do this guys; Visit, Share, Like, Comment, Repost!
Thanks, I Love You! And have an AWESOME week!
Earlier last week, I had a conversation with one of my girlfriends and it was about how she’s having a hard time making some real grownup decisions. How she’s not so sure about what to do or how to act. What to say. The effects of the past and present choices. . .
Honestly, when we had the conversation, I was in a very good place to talk to her. It felt like I know just the exact thing to say to her. At that moment, I was almost sure of what I want for myself and even the ones I wasn’t sure of, I was at a place of peace with myself and the right mind to share with another what I think works. Well, that was it until last weekend (during and after my grandma’s burial – May her soul rest in peace), I had moments of Reflection (which I’ve been having since the beginning of the month by-the-way). I reflected on the past one year and years before that and I realize my next birthday is just few days (well, I drafted this post days to my birthday but couldn’t post it due to bad network) away and then I got coldfeet on some major decisions I thought I already have figured out. Suddenly, I’m not just sure about a lot of things. Suddenly, I want to hide behind the shadows of juvenile days. Suddenly, I desire days I don’t have to dance to the tunes I make. .
Then, I remembered a friend was at this point too earlier on and I helped out. Maybe its time I take a dose of my own medicine, afterall, it worked already. So, below are excerpt from the conversation especially my part of it and the part I’m administering to my soul now because I’ve got a lot of grownup decisions to make too and I need a taste of me;
* First, don’t let the pressure get to you. Always remember its nothing but a phase that will roll over like the ones in the past.
* And for major decisions, some times (most times), its better to concentrate on the smaller goals and channel your positive energy into it. Achievable short goals has a way of reminding you how great you are rather than weighing yourself down with long term goals that drains you.
* Make decisions you want not because its an expectation of people from you but because you are sure you want to.
* We all have those moments of doubts, fears and uncertainties but just like moments, it eventually passes and if its the same girl (person) I’m fond of, you’ll come out on the other side wiser, stronger, bolder, better and finer.
* And last, remember no matter what you’re facing at the moment, you’re not alone, you are enough and God has put in you all you’ll ever need to get through; Strength, Wisdom, Peace, Tranquility, Joy, Perseverance, Love and the required Grace.
* I love you always and forever💖
Reading this ☝ and sharing it now just made me smile. Just like I’m trusting God with my grownup decisions, I hope you find Peace with yours too.
P. S.; Share your experience too and how you got over that moment of fear, doubt and uncertainty in the comment box. Thanks!
Hi guys, happy sunday!
So, I started a Leadership course that has to do with Marketing earlier this week and I’ve been having a great time studying. Amongst the curriculum for the first week are lectures on Understanding Customers and Creating Valuable Brands. The lecturer further taught by suggesting some videos to watch and this post is as a result of those videos.
Dove is a product introduced to customers by Unilever and after a while, the products started having competitors. Rather than simply focusing on cleansing, moisturizing and nourishing skin, Dove focused on bringing out the real beauty in all women. Rather than simply selling soap, Dove seeks to change the way women viewed themselves, and view beauty. By identifying with a group of customers, gaining insights into their hopes, dreams and fears just as Dove understands how women feel about beauty transform Dove into a multi-billion dollars business (Which is also not the main reason for this post too – but I’m sure you’ve picked one or two points).
There is a way we see ourselves that people don’t even see especially women. I’m not so sure if its as a result what of people have gone through, the words that has sticked closer to their soul, the failures and hurts they couldn’t get over, but somehow, its just easier to be self judgemental about oneself and this goes a long way into how people find it hard to really love themselves for who they are. There is a continuous search for a perfection that is clouding the acceptance of the beauty they can’t see.
This self disruptive attitude has caused a lot of people (especially women) so much already. It has lead to Low self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, Anorexia, Substance addiction, etc. The study made by Dove made some women actually see how beautiful they are when shown the difference between what they think of themselves and what others think of them. Watch “Dove Real Beauty Sketches | You’re more beautiful”
Some didn’t even believe they look that young and beautiful. When told to analyse what they think of the images described by other people, they said nicer things.
Another study was done where different women all over the world was tested on their perception of themselves if they are Beautiful or on Average. Watch “Dove Choose Beautiful | Women all over the world”. A whole lot of women chose Average and it’s because they just don’t see themselves as beautiful. Beautiful seems too far-fetched for them, they’ve placed themselves on the scale of average because they already have a modeled features in mind that they don’t think they fit in. After failing the test, a lot of them felt bad about their choice and said they’ll choose otherwise if given another chance.
The truth is we all are beautiful in our own ways and accepting whatever our flaws are as part of what makes us unique goes a long way into living with the right attitude and energy towards life. You are only as strong as you think you are. What you think and say is what you are (no gimmicks).
Shine on Beautiful! 💕💞💕
Saying Happy New Month will be the most appropriate thing to say since this is my first post this month but we are half way gone into the month already, nonetheless, Happy New Month! 🙌 Honestly, I miss it here. I miss the adrenaline rush and excitement and this time, I’m done giving up excuses why I couldn’t write and post them in due time or execute some plans laid down for specific goals. I’m trying a new way, a new dimension and working a new realistic plan.
The purpose of planning is not to struggle around the goal, planning is to help achieve the goal and maximize resources in doing so and if in anyway the plan stops to work, you change the plan not the goal.
#NewMonth #NewWeek #NewDay #NewPlanSameGoal
Just because it’s not working out as planned or envisioned does not mean you should break the baton or throw it away 🙍. Every new dawn is another chance to try again.
Take a deep breath. Look your dream at its core. And Try Again.
Pick up your baton and finish the race! You can do this!
Have a great dream-fulfilling blessed week. 😉
I deserve some accolades! 🙌🙌 🙌
Well, that’s a trending phrase from a comedy skit. But, I actually do deserve some accolades. Recently, I wrote about going through ‘Writer’s block‘ and it was one of the toughest struggles have had recently. When you’re trying so hard to do what usually seems like a second nature. You search in and out of yourself and all you see is just an empty blank space. Nothing just seems to interest you or bring out that side you thought you will always have or knew so well, blahblahblah. Read Writer’s block for more on that.
Well, today is not about the ‘Writer’s block‘ cos in a way, I feel I have a hold on it now and that’s all thanks to the wisdom of taking a *Chill pill* and do other things (in my case – I read books, went to see movies at the cinema, did few shoppings, ate a lot of Pringles and chocolates and even travelled to spend some time with Family) and now I feel a lot better with a clearer head.
So, back to the accolades, earlier this week, I finished some courses I started in the beginning of the year. Trust me, online courses are not as easy as it sounds especially if you’re the type that procrastinate a lot and you have a couple of other things to do, meeting up with weekly deadlines, availability of good networks and all. I’m just so glad that against all logistics that could have made me stop mid-way, I finished those courses excellently and the best part to that is assessing the year so far and knowing I’m actually doing what I set out to do, even way faster than I thought.
One secret I discovered during the ‘Writer’s block’ is that “Celebrate you for every big and small achievement you make as you chase your dreams. Allow yourself to refresh your soul and rekindle the fire from within to move on”. With that in mind, I believe you’ve seen why I started this post with ‘I deserve some accolades! 🙌🙌 🙌’ and indeed I gave myself, got from loved ones too (my brother even got me 🍕, 🍦and paid for my movie ticket to see Rampage 2018 by Dwayne Johnson).
Truth is, there is a way you can feel less of yourself because according to your timing, you’ve not covered all you said you’d do. I challenge you to celebrate you for how far you’ve come and see how gratitude reciprocate.
And if you’re still having cold feet starting, you’ve got 8 months 1 week 4 days to be precise to still get your dreams going (That’s about enough time to conceive and have a healthy baby). 😉
#SomeAccolades #GiveYourselfSomeAccolades #Gratitude #CelebrateEverything #CelebrateYourself #YouCanDoIt #EmpoweredWomenEmpowerWomen #GoalSetting
I think one of the easiest thing to do as humans is to dream. It’s very normal and easy to build castles in the air and imagine yourself in that sleek black Porsche cruising the town and even helping the poor (blah blah blah) but, the honest question is, how hard are you working towards owing one or doing that dream??! In life, it’s not just enough to be a dreamer, you have to be a doer too. Who would have taught Joseph with all those beautiful dreams will be sold for slavery and even jailed before living his dream? But, truth is in those moments he was being trained for the destined post and that’s him working).
Success don’t just come knocking on your door in your sleep, uhhhhmmmmm! NO! Nor does it come beaming at you while tanning your skin by the beach side, I don’t think so. You’ve got to pick yourself off that bed and go out to work because even your talents are useless if you don’t put them to work (Remember the bible story on Talent, Matthew 25:14-28). The multiplying factor only works on the Talent put to use.
If Steve Jobs had restricted himself to just his dreams then APPLE wouldn’t have been birthed.
If that your particular favourite actor didn’t go for his/her first audition, you’d probably not see them on your screen today.
If Da Vinci didn’t paint the Mona Lisa even after getting inspired no one will behold the beauty sight.
If Ayo Makun & Kelvin Harts didn’t work hard giving appearances in shows and events no matter how funny they are, their talent is a waste.
If Thomas Edison didn’t work hard to invent Electric Light Bulb then I wonder how we’ll illuminate a dark room.
Bottom line: In REALITY you’ll work before having success, so wake up and quit dreaming to start doing. The beauty of dreaming and learning is when it all leads to action and trust me, the world needs MEN & WOMEN with dreams like yours who are ready to ACTUALIZE IT!