I absolutely love this….and I simply adore Obama.
Chinua Achebe: ‘grandfather of African fiction’. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP
As far back as I can remember, I have always loved and admired Chinua Achebe. I am sure that many Nigerians will say the same. He took bold steps and set the pace for a lot of Nigerian writers. His Legacy surely will live on. Rest In Peace. Chinua Achebe dies 82 years old on the 21st of March 2013.
Some of his quotes:
Remove whatever thoughts may be stressing you out right now. A lot of the time, it is not the actual condition or circumstance that is stressful but the way we perceive it. Everything is what we make it to be and because we are telling ourselves that we are stressed, we become stressed. We keep replaying unhealthy scenes and situations in our heads. If you’ve just had an unpleasant episode, recalling that episode over and over again keeps us within the reach of the strain that resulted from it. On the other hand, if we focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, then we will get to that light faster. [Read more...]
In the mornings when you ask people, ‘How are you?’, have you noticed that the number of people who use the phrase, ‘Not too bad’ or ‘Not bad’ ten times more than people who will respond more positively with phrases like, ‘Great’, ‘Good’, ‘Really good’? [Read more...]
It is not uncommon for people to spend a number of years, moving from one thing to the other, unsure of exactly what it is that appeals to them most, what their strengths may be and what their ultimate ambition is. Some people don’t have an ambition because they have forgotten how to or they depend on others to people to set it for them or just simply don’t desire to have one.
Having an ambition is to begin with the end in mind. How? Here are 5 steps to help you do just that. [Read more...]
If you are feeling comfortable, you are not pushing yourself. If you are not pushing yourself, you are not learning, if you are not learning, you are not improving, if you are not improving you cannot progress, if you cannot progress, you are not really living.
One of the most popular business decision making techniques is to understand the three zones that mold us into who we are and into who we will become. [Read more...]
Never miss an opportunity to listen to a motivational video or audio. They are like food to the spirit when it comes to achieving your goals. My 10 favourite tips are: [Read more...]
How often do you say No? If you are like me, then I am thinking, not very often. A lot of us do not know how to say no for all sorts of reasons. I have learned that no is a word that we must learn to say whenever it is needed to save ourselves from a lot of pain…to save our lives. Saying no is the key to happiness. [Read more...]
Is there something about you that you don’t really like? And every time you see someone else’s, you get that voice in your head that whispers, ‘oh I wish mine was like that’. You look at yourself in the mirror and your eyes goes straight to that particular part of you that you don’t feel too great about? Well, listen up. There are things in this world you can’t physically change but one thing you can change is the way you look at yourself, the way you see yourself and the way you feel about yourself. [Read more...]
Are you feeling under-valued in your present career? You know you can do so much more and yet you are not achieving half of what you know that you can? Do you have a dream, an ambition in you mind but not sure what is keeping you back? Here are 7 tips to get you going. [Read more...]