Thursday 28 November 2013

The Reward of Perseverance

Good day. Trust you are having a great time living. Exercising your resolves and engaging in processes that will better improve your living status.
Permit me to intrude a bit and share one of my Telecast’s teaching on the subject: THE REWARD OF PERSEVERANCE!
The most obvious evidence between a winner and somebody we all may consider a loser is the finish line. Most times, it’s not who crosses first, but whether they ever cross at all.
The reality is this, life is no 100metres dash, it is a marathon and not necessarily a competition, but a path we all must individually advance the course of our action.
So in the light of this opener, let me say that life only reward those who persevere. You can’t quit at the sight of every obstacle and expect a reward.  You don’t go through life quitting everything. If you’re going to achieve anything you’ve got to stick with something.
Clinging Fist
“Stick with something” is the echoes of the game. It is best to describe perseverance as “commitment until death do you part”…letting only the parting gap between yourself and the task at hand be death. Cling to a course until you choke the success out of it.
Robert Brault insightfully puts it this way, “stubbornly persist and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.”
Of all forms of discipline staying power is one that every project initiator should possess, for it’s impossible to give credibility to any task that is not properly executed.
I personally think that every time a person embarks on any undertaking, he should mentally drag it to life’s marriage registry and then whisper loud to the hearing of his tripartite nature the words – “until death do me part”, only then will life with its limited arsenals, after a while, give up on you and go seeking another “human prey”, if you stay true to your ideology.
It is true that the road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. But you must stay on the main lane, if you are targeting the finish line.
Listen, with ordinary ability and talent, but with extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable no matter how difficult it may seem.
The simple fact remains, “he conquers who endures.”
Behold the immortal lines of Calvin Coolidge on the potency of forthright determination:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not: The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.” 

Authored by: Anointed Enoh 

Tuesday 19 November 2013

The Elements of Passion (Part 2)

Hello. Am hopeful that your willingness to read through this little piece of literature will be rewarded with the burning sensation to express the true you or the “other self” as Mother Theresa calls it. I pray this assertion made by Orison Swett Marden become true for you: No true man can live, when he has genuinely learnt that it is a half life. The other half, the higher half, must haunt him.
Passion of the Christ
Still discussing the Elements of Passion!     
Passion is intense emotion, compelling interest, enthusiasm, or desire for something.
Pause for a moment and sincerely answer these questions:
  1.  What makes me cry and sincerely want to be a part of?
  2. What work will I do gladly without being paid?
  3. What will bring me the greatest fulfilment when engaged in it?
If your responses are unbiased, then most likely you have identified your passion.
Passion… your passion will definitely always have more influence on you and your environs than your personality.
Why do we quickly remember men like Jesus of Nazareth, Martin Luther King Jr., Socrates, Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison etc.?.... their passion. Because most likely you have forgotten how they physically look like or what they possess but not their impact.
You will be remembered more for the expression of your passion than for any other thing.
Carl Buechner said, “they may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
You have got to find and settle for the “why” you arrived here on planet earth, encoded with a divine DNA – a specific set of talents, gifts, opportunities, connections, and sensitivities.
An Orchestra Conductor
Listen, there is music in you, a song you were destined to sing, or an instrument you were destined to play in the symphony of life.
This is what makes all the meaning. It’s what makes life worthwhile.
One of the undoing of Africa is that very few do their work or anything with genuine interest and passion. It’s rather done with a sense of survival than the interest of significance.
In moving forward as a continent we have got to educate ourselves that beyond immediate gratification, legacy is paramount.
Che Guavara, the Bolivian Revolutionist puts it this way, “we cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”
But what are you willing to die for? What are you willing to give up everything for? Friend, only when you have found answers to these questions, will life be worth living.
It is this thing… this passion that will move you beyond yourself, beyond your shortcoming, beyond your failures.
Find your passion and you have found your true source of influence.
A sage writes, “When you’re following your energy (passion) and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.
The sculptor Pablo Picasso narrates a personal account:
My mother said to me, “if you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and ended up as Picasso! 
So what have they told you, you can become and what have you decided or discovered you will become.

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “Passion is the genesis of genius.”

Authored by: Anointed Enoh

Sunday 10 November 2013

The Elements of Passion (Part 1)

The pleasure is mine to have you read through this little mind-piece. I hope it will fortify your resolves and help you see an aspect of life that many are ignorant of its very existence. Trust me; you will feel a renewed energy rising from your inner most being.
Quickly pencil down as topic: “The Element of Passion.”
Discipline of Passion
Truth be told, nothing remarkable can be achieved in life without the consummating effect of passion.
Almost in every work of excellence you will see the tangible presence of passion.
Passion makes you behave extra-human.
So what is passion?
  a. Intense emotion or overpowering emotion towards something.
  b. Intense interest or an object of enthusiasm.
All worthwhile biographies and autobiographies are the written expression of passion. You can’t read one and not literally feel a surge of energy emanating from you.
So this suggests you have got passion, and then all you need to do is discover and connect with it.
Hear an excerpt of Steve Jobs’ 2005 Graduation Speech at Stanford University:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Passion is love for. Why do you think most employees hate Mondays but love Fridays? Lack of passion for what they are doing!
Listen to this. It is strong, but true…No passionate medical practitioner will engage in a mindless strike at the expense of a dying patient by his side without doing anything about him.
On the contrary, passion always seeks to serve. It is the expression of a “God-like” nature or tendencies in the affairs of men.
Don’t reverse the order – money doesn’t come first. The order is: Do what you love, and the money will follow plus an incentive called fulfillment.
More than anything in people’s credentials, passion should top the preference. It makes the difference.
There is no substitute for passion. It is fuel for the will.
Your passion will always have more influence than your personality.
So ask yourself these questions:
   a.What is my passion at the moment?
   b.How can I unleash more passion in my life?
   c.How will living with passion support my personal growth?

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “Passion is one of the causes for all human action.”

Authored by: Anointed Enoh

Thursday 7 November 2013

5 Sources of Inspiration (Part 5)

Hi. Glad you have made out time to read through this piece of resource. Hope it garnishes your thought and enlighten your value base.
Now, let’s draw the curtain on this incredible teaching series – the 5 Sources of Inspiration. We had done Deciding, Planning, Beginning, and Progressing; so let’s discuss the fifth source which is Achieving.

Governor Imoke, Barr. Asim and Anointed Enoh - Achieving
A boy sets out and enrolls for an entry exams into college. What do you think is his primary motivation? Very simple - graduation…. The day he will be rewarded for his efforts; the day he will finally walk the aisle not as a candidate but as an alumnus!
Or what do you think inspires a pretty young lady so much that she decides to embark on the demanding journey of a nine months gestation period with all the dangerous statistics of high mortality rate, unknown medical complications, physical deformation, etc. The chance that she could become a co-creator of another life! What an achievement.
The possibility of achieving is what inspires hope, engineers faith, and leads to the accomplishment of a set course.
The core motive of any undertaking is the nursing thought of achievement.
Just like the illustrations above, it is okay to say that every human is a goal-driven being. It is our ability to look beyond the immediate mundane and aspire towards something higher that gives value to our creative culture and sense of purpose.
Albert Einstein puts it thus, “that if you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”
Achieving will definitely guarantee a high self-esteem. If you set a goal and then actualize it, then most certainly it will become a booster towards the pursuit of more related ambitions.
The truth remains “that nothing succeeds like success.”
 Well on the other hand, achievement may not always be attained, but always the desire to achieve will often serve as something to aim at.
But in all, the overwhelming fact remains “that you can reach that achievement; oh yes, you can get there, what you have wished for and what you have dreamt of…. If you will draw from the source of inspiration - deciding and the inspiration of planning, the inspiration of beginning and the inspiration of progressing, then you will know the incredible inspiration of achieving…. Of finally being there…finally becoming the person…finally accomplishing the goal.”
Achieving or achievement completes the cycle of inspiration we have been discussing!

POINT TO RUMINATE ON: If you’re bored with life; if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things; then you don’t have enough goals. You probably need to create an aim, discover a driving purpose, engage in a mission that will so earnestly motivate you to reach and accomplish something worthwhile. In that way your boredom will vanish and you will be governed by a new sense of inspiration!

Authored by: Anointed Enoh