We have heard about the four basic temperaments of human beings and their attributes. The Sanguine person is the extroverted talker who is a lot of fun, has a lot of friends, but can’t seem to stay committed to anyone or anything. The Choleric one is the extroverted doer who boldly gets things done, commands the respect of others but ruthlessly uses people as they bulldoze their way through a project. The Melancholic one is the introverted thinker who is very artistic, creative and detailed but … [Read more...] about It’s Your Temperament, Not Your Prison
A lot has been said and written on the idea of living a life of purpose, so much so that sometimes, it may put a person under pressure to figure out their life’s purpose right away. Let us ease off the pressure to the right degree (because we do need a measure of pressure to ward off complacency). I’ll start by saying that you are a purposeful being that was created by a purposeful God for a reason. I believe that even though our lives are lived in different aspects and in different seasons, … [Read more...] about Your Purpose in This Season
What would people say? This is a major question that plagues everyone that chooses to do something different. The issue of what people will say about you is always a big one when you dare to take the steps to live the life of your dreams. If you’re a very bold person, this issue may manifest itself as a small concern. But if you’re not feeling bold, this issue can be a very real fear. It can become so real that it develops big chains that keep us stuck in the regular way of life and prevents … [Read more...] about WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY?
This is Nigeria. It’s a land of promise and hope. It’s also a land in need of help. It is not an accident that you are a Nigerian or that you’re living in Nigeria or connected to Nigeria, somehow. God could have created you as an American, a Belgian or a Kenyan, but He made you a Nigerian. And He’s a purposeful God. As an individual, you have been created in a unique fashion. There is no one like you in the entire universe, and you have been made a Nigerian. There is darkness in the land, and … [Read more...] about Take your Place in Nigeria
One of the most powerful statements I’ve heard in recent times is this: ‘Focus on the activities rather that the results’. This statement draws from the assumption that certain activities lead to certain results, inevitably. This made me think about the process of goal setting. Setting goals is a major factor in the pursuit of progress. We all have them in different areas. “I want to weigh 60kg by November.” “I want to earn a million naira.” “I want to be closer to my spouse.” “I want to have a … [Read more...] about Focus on the Habits
One of the major reasons why many people leave their jobs is the search for fulfillment. We’re looking for something more. It’s not okay to wake up and go to humdrum job that does nothing to make the world a better place, right? We all want to ‘touch lives’ and have people come up to us saying, tearfully, “You changed my life!”. Some people have started their own ‘dream’ business and they have been caught up in its day-to-day affairs, so much so that keeping afloat is all they are concerned … [Read more...] about Finding Fulfillment in Your Current Occupation
We all have desires and goals. A desire is something you want or wish for. A goal is something you plan to achieve. Goals are borne out of desires and dreams. However, not all desires and dreams can be converted into goals. It is good to write down your desires. When you do that, you have increased the possibility of bringing them to life. However, the process of writing down a desire is not what converts a desire into a goal. The major difference between a desire and a goal is that the major … [Read more...] about Is It Your Goal or Your Desire?