Posted in girl child, Legend, making a difference, Plan, powerful, ripple effect, Uncategorized

Which is better? Trying to pass or trying not to fail

For some weird reason, that question popped into my head and it begged/beseeched/harassed/cajoled me for answer. Won’t let me be until I started tuning the squeaky bolts and screws of my brain. The two sides are quite similar right, shouldn’t they be the same? I really hoped they were. After a lot of cranial sweating, it came to me.

In trying to pass a course for example, you might do things like go for all your lectures, pay tuition in time to avoid being sent out of classes, reading well ahead of exam period, feeding properly and sleeping well. Everything going on here is positive, yeah. Trying not to fail on the other hand, appears to have an  element of negativity. Before you consider the option of not failing, it means failure is becoming a major possibility. You would have seen it in the horizon, weighed the options of the results of failing and you realize, you really can’t afford to fail and then you start working on not failing. And this might entail things like doing crash studying at exam period, getting exam past questions, paying a lecturer to get favors etc. With trying to not do something, there is an element of desperation in play, clouding our better judgement.

Did anyone hear that rumor that Obama might be the antichrist? What followed the rumor was the frenzy of critically watching every move of the dude, so that if he does anything  that remotely appears antichrist-ey, we might go ‘yup, we knew it!’ It was years ago and for some reason that rumor popped into my head today. While watching the guy who was going about his own business, we forget to watch ourselves, we forget to be vigilant, to ‘work out our own salvation with fear and trembling’. Got me thinking, what is the difference between trying to pass and trying not to fail? or trying to be rich and trying not to be poor? Trying to get to heaven and trying not to go to hell?

Moral of all my rambling: We need to concern ourselves with the right mission. Otherwise, we will just be wasting time and resources on missions that profit nothing, running errands no one sent us. Pick your battles, take the right paths and there will be no anxiety.

 

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Posted in determination, hardwork, hero, Legend, resolution

The Makings Of a Legend

Hi amazing people, happy new month! I think January went by pretty fast…or is that just me?

It is easy to forget the amazing things we penned down for 2015. Start that business…join a gym…start counting calories…show at least one act of kindness each day…be a better husband…start painting…apply for that degree…And now that January has passed, did you start on any of those things? Maybe you didn’t even pen anything down, maybe you just made some mental decisions. Maybe you even started with the whole fervor of the beginnings of a brand new year. But now, the tempo is slowly winding down.Either way, January has come and gone.

But, hey *clap! clap!*, let’s get a move on. Before we know it, we will be making another wish for a white Christmas and we will wonder where all the time went. We didn’t do our awesome and the year is over. Step out of that comfort zone and start something awesome. You were able to comprehend it in your head and heart, it means you can achieve it. Like Wole Soyinka’s mum told him ‘itirai ni gbo gbo nkan’ (Trying is everything). If you don’t try, you can’t make that winning shot. And always remember, when things get rough, seek help from The Most High.

So start right now, February is not too late to start. And if you have started, don’t slow down. See everything through. *You are not just responsible for an idea, you are responsible for its birth and growth*. Make legend happen.

We only regret the chances we didn’t take