Work On Your Self – (Invest In Your Personality)


Invest in your personality

A man’s life is never defined by what he’s got but by who he is. Ask yourself this question:

Who Am I? Who you are will be measured by what you have achieved in making people.

A man’s destiny would be determined by who he chooses to be.

The answer to who are is the investment you have made and done on yourself overtime.

People teach what they know but they reproduce who they are.

It’s the quality of your personality that counts and determines your contribution to mankind.

I advice/encourage you today to consciously invest in your mind and in your character – because your character forms your characteristics which can be otherwise called your qualities or properties (what you made up of).

When you build your personality to become a man/person of Substance and Character, your Greatness, Influence and Impact in life will be Inevitable. You will surely have the things that others run after and automatically become the person whom others want to follow even with their substances.

A quotation from the Book of Life says, “Out Of The Abundance Of The Heart, A Man Speaks”

Likewise, I say, ‘out of the abundance of the heart, a man behaves’.

Be A Dispenser And You Will Be Indispensable

You can never see a man behave above the quality of the substance he carries and consists of if he has not gotten to that level.

Make a choice today to work on “becoming somebody” and not “having anything”. The universe is tired of having people who’s got something, we need people who will become something and be a challenge to the world around them.

Work on yourself; get knowledge and know what your values are. Derive your principles from your value and increase in value and virtue and you will be an enviable material in the market place of life.

Go out in search of Educative and Informative materials.

Educative Materials – are meant to polish you.

Informative Materials – are meant to shape you, you need no polish without a shape, the shaping comes first and the polishing becomes the finishing.

Informative materials forms, fills you and affects the way you behave, what you do and who you become. Informative material is likened to the skeleton while the Educative material to the flesh.

Informative materials – make you, because you are full of what forms and fills you.

Informative materials sharpen (files) and shape (molds) you in order to be able to penetrate the heathen places of the earth. Informative materials keep you abreast and updated.

Educative materials– polish you, makes you glitter and attractive to people when they come in contact with you.

Informative deals with the INSIDE and EDUCATIVE deals with the OUTSIDE.

You can never cause a change on the outside until there is a change on your inside.

Informative deals with, develops and works on your content while Educative affects your/the container.

Please, after that your school, do something tangible with your life, try to give something back to the world that produce/make you, after that certificate, do something, certificate is not enough, continue the learning process.

There is a great difference between the Content and the Container.

The Container – can be faked/forged/unreal because it glitters, it will attract and draw the attention of anyone that comes in contact with it.

The content – can never be faked, if it is not it, it can never be like it

The Container attracts but the Content keeps/maintains. The container advertises but the content retains, maintain and sustain.

What & which is your priority? The content or the container; when the content changes, the whole product changes. And it is only the products causes traffic and a Return patronage..

Improving the content does translate into a Leading Lifestyle.

It will cause you to affect, infect, influence, impact and transit / translate your world and generation after.

It is what you invest in yourself that will determine the quality of your impact and influence on your world.

Work On Your Self – Invest In Your Personality)

Invest in your personality

A man’s life is never defined by what he’s got but by who he is. Ask yourself this question:

Who Am I? Who you are will be measured by what you have achieved in making people.

A man’s destiny would be determined by who he chooses to be.

The answer to who are is the investment you have made and done on yourself overtime.

People teach what they know but they reproduce who they are.

It’s the quality of your personality that counts and determines your contribution to mankind.

I advice/encourage you today to consciously invest in your mind and in your character – because your character forms your characteristics which can be otherwise called your qualities or properties (what you made up of).

When you build your personality to become a man/person of Substance and Character, your Greatness, Influence and Impact in life will be Inevitable. You will surely have the things that others run after and automatically become the person whom others want to follow even with their substances.

A quotation from the Book of Life says, “Out Of The Abundance Of The Heart, A Man Speaks”

Likewise, I say, ‘out of the abundance of the heart, a man behaves’.

Be A Dispenser And You Will Be Indispensable

You can never see a man behave above the quality of the substance he carries and consists of if he has not gotten to that level.

Make a choice today to work on “becoming somebody” and not “having anything”. The universe is tired of having people who’s got something, we need people who will become something and be a challenge to the world around them.

Work on yourself; get knowledge and know what your values are. Derive your principles from your value and increase in value and virtue and you will be an enviable material in the market place of life.

Go out in search of Educative and Informative materials.

Educative Materials – are meant to polish you.

Informative Materials – are meant to shape you, you need no polish without a shape, the shaping comes first and the polishing becomes the finishing.

Informative materials forms, fills you and affects the way you behave, what you do and who you become. Informative material is likened to the skeleton while the Educative material to the flesh.

Informative materials – make you, because you are full of what forms and fills you.

Informative materials sharpen (files) and shape (molds) you in order to be able to penetrate the heathen places of the earth. Informative materials keep you abreast and updated.

Educative materials– polish you, makes you glitter and attractive to people when they come in contact with you.

Informative deals with the INSIDE and EDUCATIVE deals with the OUTSIDE.

You can never cause a change on the outside until there is a change on your inside.

Informative deals with, develops and works on your content while Educative affects your/the container.

Please, after that your school, do something tangible with your life, try to give something back to the world that produce/make you, after that certificate, do something, certificate is not enough, continue the learning process.

There is a great difference between the Content and the Container.

The Container – can be faked/forged/unreal because it glitters, it will attract and draw the attention of anyone that comes in contact with it.

The content – can never be faked, if it is not it, it can never be like it

The Container attracts but the Content keeps/maintains. The container advertises but the content retains, maintain and sustain.

What & which is your priority? The content or the container; when the content changes, the whole product changes. And it is only the products causes traffic and a Return patronage..

Improving the content does translate into a Leading Lifestyle.

It will cause you to affect, infect, influence, impact and transit / translate your world and generation after.

It is what you invest in yourself that will determine the quality of your impact and influence on your world.

THE BEST YOU CAN BE


The best is said to be, in the exercise of weighing against, the Most Quality Of All.

The best you can be starts from knowing who you are.

So Who Are You?

The best you can be begins with what/who you want to be – Your Own Decision.

So Who (in Personality) do you want to be?

The best you can be evolves and originates from knowing how to be the best.

The Requirements For Being The Best In Your Area Of Endeavour

The best you can be starts from the best you want to be.

–          How best do you want to be in what you do?

–          The best are always preferred

–          The best don’t just become the best.

To be the best, there are prices attached to it.

In the world of today, it is only the best that are always preferred above others and required for excellence.

The best of all the things you see today don’t just get there; they got there on the platform of the price they released/surrender themselves to to pay.

To be the best in whatever thing you do, there are prices and they are as follows.

è Know Who You Are. Knowing who you are (is knowing where you are presently), identify what you want to be the best at and weigh the prices/sacrifices attached it. Knowing your strength and your weakness.

è Know What You Want. Knowing what you want settles the second stage of wanting to be the best.

è Know Why You Want To Be The Best. When a purpose is known and adhered, getting the Right result out of your thoughts and your actions is certain.

è Go for Mentors. Mentors are those whom have been there before you. Those who have the Technical Know-How of the deal. Those who are ready and willing to share and rob minds and their experiences with you.

è Go Extra Mile. When others stop at reading a book, you go further by reading 2/another (extra). When others are playing, go further by practicing what you’ve learnt so that it can stick to your memory.

è Prayer. Prayer is said to be the conversation between the Creator and the creature.

–          Your prayer serves as a Booster and it gives you an edge over others.

–          Your prayer over what you do brings the attention of heaven (divinity) into the affairs of man (humanity).

–          When you pray, you touch the heart of He that can touch the heart of the earth.

–          Your prayer boosts your effort.

è Strive For Excellence. Striving for excellence means you are willing to go beyond the ordinary. Striving for excellence means you are not complacent in your doings/ways. This gives room for your Improvement in whatever you do. It takes you to where no one has ever gotten in that area of specialization.

Excellence means Being Different and Outstanding. Excellence is doing beyond the ordinary.

è Passion. Passion does it all.

Wherever strength, motivation, inspiration, encouragement ends, passion starts.

Passion is what drives you and keeps you going when everything around is declining to your vision.

Passion drives you when trials and unpalatable circumstances step in.

When opposition steps in, passion Kicks it out and Keeps you going.

Passion and Determination plus a pint of Blood in you will get you to your desired Destination.

è Be Discipline. Discipline yourself to do what you know you need to do in order to be the very best in your field. Brain Tracy said, “Self Discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it, whither you feel like it or not”. When you are discipline about your vision and your Mission, you create an edge for yourself amongst your peers.

SERVICE


The only reason pride lifts you up is to let you down.

There is always room at the top for anyone who is willing to say “I’ll serve”, and means it.

“There is always room at the top for any one who is willing to serve and does it with integrity”

Zig Ziglar says, “You will always have everything in life that you want if you will help enough people get what they want”.

Note that true leadership begins with servanthood while selfishness always ends in self-destruction.

Note that more is always accomplished when nobody (personally) cares who gets the credit.

As a leader, you are called to serve those whom you lead.

Tip: Be willing to serve without trying to reap the benefits.

No one is true a success in life until he learns how to serve.

The Way To The Throne-Room Is Through The Servant’s Quarters, but how many will want to go through the servants’ quarters to get to there?

An old saying, One of the most powerful decisions you can make in life is to do something for someone who does not have power or resources to return the favour.

Norman Pearle Vincent – says – “The man who lives for himself is a failure. Even if he gains much wealth, power or position he is still a failure”

When you believe in nothing but yourself, you live in a very small world. The best way to be happy is to forget yourself and focus on other people.

Note that Egotism is the only disease where the patient feels well while making everyone else around him fell sick.

Egotism blossoms but bears not fruit.

Service is a great – that moves/catapults you to the next/higher level. You can’t just push yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.

You can’t go forward until you change your favorite word from “I” To “You” Or “We”.

ACTION (DOING SOMETHING)


Your belief, knowledge, ability, capacity, capability, energy, degree, title, personality is worthless until you have converted it into action in order to generate a tangible result.

Often times, the simple answer to your / that problem is: Go to work; get on it, start doing something.

David Bly says, “Striving for Success without Hard Work Is like Trying to Harvest Where You Haven’t Planted”.

Note that what you believe, know and can do doesn’t amount to very much unless it causes you to wake up from your dream and start working.

You can’t just Dream yourself into what you could be, but you can Act yourself into it.

Don’t forget that the only time a lazy man / person ever succeed is when he tries to do nothing.

I have learnt this about life over the years that some people do things while others sit around becoming experts on how things might be done. The world is divided into people who do things, and people who talk about things. To which group do you belong? Answer yourself sincerely.

Belong to the first group, why? Because, there is far less competition there.

Don’t forget, wishing has never made a poor man wealthy.

Robert Half says, “Laziness is the secret ingredient that grows into failure. But it is only kept a secret from the person who fails.”

Rising above mediocrity never just happens; it is always a result of faith/belief combined with works.

Belief without work / action is like gold within the earth and it is of no value until it is mined out.

One individual with faith/belief and action constitutes a majority in the world of achievement.

Don’t forget to always realize that it is not enough to know that you know but it is very important to show (by your action) that you know.

ACTION



Success comes to the man who does today what others were thinking of doing tomorrow.

Wasting time wastes ones life.

Miguel says “By the Street of by & by, One Arrives at the House of Never.”

When you won’t start, your difficulties won’t stop and the situation you are passing through won’t cease.

Tackle and face that problem/difficulty now, the longer you wait/allow it, the bigger it grows in your sight and in its size. The more you look at it, the more it gets magnified and defined both to your sight and in its size.

Note that the Cost of Growth is always less than the cost of Stagnation. Yes, you still come back to pay for it, I mean the price it carries at the present.

Do Some Thing Before Something Do You

Get up and Do Something now, don’t be like some people who sit around waiting for their ship to come in, often times they found it in hardship.

Do something today, take that little step today and an accumulation of it becomes a great journey to your destiny. One of the things I’ve learnt about life is that great door ride on small hinges. Great things will never make up for great achievement/success; it is little things that make up for great things.

Do those easy things today before it becomes hard.

Hard work is usually an accumulation of easy things that should have been done yesterday or in the past.

What you Fail to do today will Fail you tomorrow, when you dodge your Responsibilities, you can not also dodge the Consequences of dodging your responsibilities, it will surely come & catch up with you.

Planning


In the beginning of this year, lots of folks had plans, projects, and proposals.

It has been said that 98% of all projects that failed, fails because of poor planning.

Q. How many will agree with that?

This year, you need to have a working plan if you’ve not gotten one.

Why?

Planning distinguishes you from others

Your plan sets you on a higher pace than others.

Your plan is the plane that takes you higher above the circumstances and situations around you to your desired destination.

WHAT IS PLANNING?

Planning is putting into black & white the structure of your proposed projects.

Planning is the act of designing the blueprint of your dream.

Planning is the ability to make plain your goals and actions.

Planning is breaking into smaller part the task before you.

Your plan is the plane that takes you to your desired destination.

(the 4Ps of planning)

Your plan is the vehicle, he who has no plan has no means to get anywhere.

How Often Should You Plan?

–>       PLAN ALWAYS, not daily, but on everything and you will see that your result will be great and tremendous on earth.

IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING

*When you plan, you free yourself of pain

*Each time you plan, you are consciously manufacturing and creating a plane / means / vehichle that will take you to your desired destination.

*without plan, you will never reach your goals and your life will drift away into nowhere.

*You ride on the wings of your plans.

*You use your plan to chart the course of your destiny.

WHY DO YOU NEED A PLAN?

You need a plan because:

Planning is crucial to any project.

Without a plan in anything you do, you will be totally frustrated and nothing or only a little will be accomplished.

Without proper and adequate plans, the circumstances, challenges of the hour, unusual situations and negative people will determine your priorities in life.

Without plans, you will never get out of low gears.

Now that you understand planning:

you might be asking yourself, “How do i start or where d i start from”?

* Begin with a Dream.

Your dream is the mental picture of your future.

Your dream is what you want to accomplish.

Work and walk towards that dream.

Know what you want and plan for it.

You will need Direction and Guidance of course, don’t b afraid to start.

HOW DO YOU DEVELOP YOUR PLANS

1.         Get God’s plan for your life. Everyone has a reason for living, find yours.

*          What is God saying about your life?

*          Why has your Creator created you?

*          Of what importance are you meant to be to your world?

*          Have you asked God or you are developing your own plans?

Note that every plan demands DIRECTION and Direction comes only from God – your Creator.

You will run aimlessly for sure without God in your plans.

Your present plan delivers or saves you from the future pains.

Q. How good is / are your plan(s)?

Your good plan saves you from the future bad happenings.

Note this: The goodness of your plan starts from having God in it.

2.         BE JOYFUL when you are planning.

Planning period is sometimes a time of pain, yes, because you are paying a price.

Make sure you always enjoy the / your planning period.

Enjoying the process makes you Enthusiastic and your Enthusiasm about what you are doing (planning) make you thoughtful and this enables you have a well laid-out plans.

MAKING YOUR PLANS WORK

1.         Don’t Procrastinate

Time is a RESOURCE that is not renewable. It can’t be hoarded; it can only be used – invested wisely, spent or wasted.  Don’t let time be your enemy, make it your friend and deal with it wisely.

2.         BE A FRONT-SEAT PLANNER

Always try and be an active participator in your plan.

Don’t wait for people to come and do it for you, go all the way out to work on your plan in order to get it done.

Be in the position of Influence in your plan in order to influence whatever happens around you.

3.         BE FLEXIBLE

Don’t be rigid

4.         STICK TO YOUR PLANS

Don’t be distracted or deterred by any unfavorable situations around.

5.         PLAN TO BE A WINNER

Hear this, A loser will say “I will believe it when i see it”.

but a Winner will say “I will believe it without seeing it because i know anything can be possible / achieved”.

CHARACTERISTICS OF WINNERS AND LOSERS

Winner Loser

Part of the answer                                                                Part of the problem

Have a plan                                                                            Have an excuse

Says “It is difficult but possible”                                          Says, “It is possible but too hard”

Sees an answer                                                                     Sees a problem

Sees the positive side                                                                       Sees the negative side

Falls down but gets up                                                         Falls down but says, “Somebody pushed me”

Never give up                                                                                    Quit

6. BELIEVE IN YOUR SELF

“Self confidence and courage are an unconquered army”

Finally, it has been said that you are as young as your faith, as old as your fear; as young as your confidence, as old as your doubts; as young as your dreams, as old as your despair.

No one grows old by living a certain number of years; we grow old only when we lose our dreams.

Influencing Your World


TO HAVE AN INFLUENCE TO A PARTICULAR THING MEANS, YOU HAVE GOTTEN A GRIP OF IT. And you know that no one will get a grip being empty.

It all begins with your personal Values.

Influence begins with your values and your values emerge from the things you value.

Influence begins with your vision. What’s your vision for your world and the future generation?

Before you can influence your world, you need to influence your immediate environment.

Influence begins with your differences and your uniqueness. What are the things you do differently and that distinguish you from others, even by nature?

Influence has to do with what your passion is. Where does your passion lie?

Influencing your world is/means you are infecting/affecting your world with the virus (virtues) you carry.

The virus you carry begins with what your passion and character is, also what you care so much about and for what you value so much in your life and in people’s life.

Influencing your world makes or automatically turns you to a Role Model to your world.

A man who had influenced his world would be and would always be recognized as a world changer.

To influence means to ‘affect positively or negatively’.

To influence your world is to cause a change in your world positively, either educationally, professionally, academically, socially or otherwise.

To influence your world means to infect and affect your world intentionally with the values you believe in, with the principles that had made you (the person you are now), with the knowledge that had exposed / transformed you.

Influencing your world doesn’t just start from your world, it would start from your very self (your personal development, personal awareness, your personal growth), it would then radiate and extend to your immediate environment and from there, your environment will blow it up to the world at large.

Ingredients For Influencing Your World

  1. Character

Your character speaks or says a lot about your personality. Your character is you in action. Character means steady. Your character is the repetition of your habits. Your character is deliberate, either you know when you exhibit it or not.

  1. Integrity

This is you saying ‘yes’ and it is found to be ‘yes’. Integrity is you saying yes and you are doing yes. Integrity is not compromising the standards given to you.

  1. Vision

Vision is very essential.

Before you can influence your world, vision is very necessary and important. Vision is critical to INFLUENCE. A man who would influence his world will be a man of discipline. Vision disciplines the vision carrier.

  1. Diligence

Diligence means ‘Daily Commitment To What You Do’. Diligence causes Growth. Diligence causes Increase. Diligence causes you to Go Beyond the limit set for or against you or a barrier.

Diligence is committing yourself daily to what you do and this eventually graduates you into Skillfulness. Skillfulness announces you; it positions and projects you as an authority to your world – an authority in the sense that, you command results cheaply even in the terrible and trying moments in your field.